Geographic Information Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries by Vasilis D. ValavanisGeographic Information Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries by Vasilis D. Valavanis

Geographic Information Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries

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Hardcover | May 23, 2002

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Over the last two decades there has been increasing recognition that problems in oceanography and fisheries sciences and related marine areas are nearly all manifest in the spatio-temporal domain. Geographical Information Systems (GIS), the natural framework for spatial data handling, are being recognized as powerful tools with useful applications in marine sciences. Geographic Information Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries provides a thorough examination of marine GIS applications that include a wide variety of methods and sophisticated approaches in coastal, continental shelf, and deep ocean studies. It presents new innovative approaches of using GIS in the examination of the dynamic relations that characterize the marine world, including marine GIS macro routines for the development of oceanography and fisheries GIS tools and applications.

This book is divided into four parts. The first gives an overview of marine GIS, including conceptual issues on marine spatial thinking and models of marine GIS development. The second and third parts examine the main sampling methods and online sources of spatially referenced data, and discuss application examples and innovative approaches in GIS developments for many oceanographic and fisheries tasks. The fourth part presents GIS technical issues by listing marine GIS routines for a wide array of GIS tasks.

Anyone with interests in marine GIS development, physical and biological oceanography, fisheries and information based proposals for ocean and fisheries resource management will find this book useful.
Vasilis Valavanisis a researcher at the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (IMBC), Greece. His background is in Biological Conservation, GIS, and Remote Sensing through a multidisciplinary curriculum at the Departments of Geography, Ocean Engineering, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Forestry, and Zoology at the University of Florida, USA....
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Title:Geographic Information Systems in Oceanography and FisheriesFormat:HardcoverPublished:May 23, 2002Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415284635

ISBN - 13:9780415284639

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Table of Contents

MARINE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Introduction
The Essential Goal of Marine GIS
Spatial Thinking and GIS Analysis in the Marine Context
Conceptual Model of a Marine GIS
GIS and Scientific Visualization Systems
Software Issues and Packages for Marine GIS Development
Summary
References

GIS AND OCEANOGRAPHY
Introduction
The Use of GIS in Various Fields of Oceanography
Worldwide Oceanographic GIS Initiatives
Online Oceanographic GIS Tools
Oceanographic Data Sampling Methods
Oceanographic Data Sources and GIS Databases
Identification and Measurement of Upwelling Events
Identification of Temperature and Chlorophyll Fronts
Identification and Measurement of Gyres
Classification of Surface Waters
Mapping of the Seabed
Summary
References

GIS AND FISHERIES
Introduction
Worldwide Fisheries GIS Tools and Initiatives
GIS Applications in Marine and Inland Fisheries and
Aquaculture
Fisheries Data Sampling Methods
Fisheries Data Sources and GIS Databases
Mapping Production, Biological and Genetic Data
Mapping of Spawning Grounds
Mapping Environmental Variation of Production
Mapping Migration Corridors
Mapping Seasonal Essential Habitats
GIS and Fisheries Management
Summary
References

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