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Title: Alaska Coastal Habitat Web Site

Project Year and Number: 2004: 040721

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Sue Saupe, Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council

Assisting Personnel: John Harper

Project Website: http://www.coastalaska.net

Research Location: Kenai Peninsula including Kachemak Bay and outer coast

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: This proposal is to develop an Alaska Coastal Habitat Web Site based on several products currently being produced using ShoreZone Mapping techniques. This proposal will tie together several components in a user-friendly, web-accessible format. In a recent workshop hosted by EVOS and attended by personnel from local, state, and federal agencies; universities; and not-for profit organizations, participants strongly endorsed a coordinated process for continuing coastal mapping and the wide-spread distribution of data through web accessibility. The group also emphasized that the data should be provided in a user-friendly way that will facilitate use by the general public. This proposal outlines a plan to a) make recently collected ShoreZone data immediately web-accessible, b) combine ShoreZone mapping data with the existing Gulf of Alaska Coastal Imagery web site, and c) combine ShoreZone mapping data with detailed site-specific data for various habitats and descriptions of biological assemblages and species. The project will be coordinated by the Cook Inlet RCAC through a subcontract to Coastal and Ocean Resources, Inc. (CORI) who developed the ShoreZone techniques and who is currently conducting various ShoreZone mapping projects in the GEM area. CORI is located in Sidney, British Columbia, where much of the work will be conducted. The public outreach development portion will be conducted in Kenai at the Cook Inlet RCAC offices and community visits will take place at various places on the Kenai Peninsula as well as to resources agencies in Anchorage.


Keywords

Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Species Plants - Nonvascular - Marine
Fields of Expertise Ecology
Geology
Local Traditional Knowledge (LTK/TEK)
Resource Management
Sociology
Technological Methods Geographic information systems/Mapping

Proposal: View PDF (560 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2004

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2004

Other materials associated with this project: View

Annual Report: 2004: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available