Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: Fund
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: This proposal provides a mechanism for the dissemination of biological coastal information through the web which is cost efficient and practical. Drawing upon methodologies previously implemented in past years, Saupe and Harper plan to expand their coastal web site technology to include more Alaskan coastline in addition to more specific site data (e.g., “data for various habitats and descriptions of biological assemblages and species”). Saupe and Harper will use an ArcIMS mapping engine to facilitate their electronic mapping which is a robust solution but has its drawback due to it being proprietary to ESRI. The project will need to be vigilant in identifying clients using MAPInfo who have a difficult time downloading data from the website and using it on their systems. Overall, this proposal delivers a high degree of data visualization for the small amount requested.
Science Director Recommendation: (Not Available)
Science Director Comments: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: Fund
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: The project provides and adds value to coastal habitat mapping information collected by GEM and other agencies by making the information more readily available. The information is expected to have a high potential for use in planning research and to local governments in understanding and managing coastal development.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: Approved at November 10, 2003 TC meeting.