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Title: GIS Mapping and Analysis: Damage Assessment

Project Year and Number: 1992: TS03

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1991: TS03, 1990: TS03, 1989: TS03

Principal Investigator (PI): Richard McMahon, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: All Spill Affected Areas

Restoration Category: Damage Assessment

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: During 1989 and 1990 this study focused on the acquisition, development and distribution of the centralized NRDA database. This information was incorporated into two basic categories: primary which includes shoreline oiling, shoreline treatment, coastal morphology, bathymetry, hydrography, wildlife habitat, land status, and land cover; and thematic which includes hydrocarbon information and wildlife distribution and abundance data. In 1991, the study focus shifted toward analytical services through the integration of primary and thematic layers. Examples of products for NRDA data synthesis include distribution of results in a comprehensive manner, relating various themes simultaneously, calculating proximity of one or more themes, and predictive and interpretive modeling of unsampled areas.

This project will support NRDA studies that have outstanding GIS components to their data analysis. This information will provide necessary data analysis for the preparation of final reports. The preparation of final reports will be essential for understanding the spill injuries. If this information is not clearly and completely available to those responsible for restoration, it will not be possible to adequately address the restoration needs of the resource.


Keywords

Technological Methods Data base management
Geographic information systems/Mapping

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Funding Detail For: 1992

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1992

Annual Report: 1992: Not Applicable

Final Report: Not Applicable to this Project

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1991: TS03 Not Available 1991: Not Applicable
Not Applicable to this Project See Project TS03
1990: TS03 Not Available 1990: Not Applicable
Not Applicable to this Project See Project TS03
1989: TS03 Not Available 1989: Not Applicable
Not Applicable to this Project See Project TS03