Coastal Zone Data Management for the Great Lakes

This event is co-sponsored by the Great Lakes Program at The University at Buffalo

Thursday, May 15, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: University at Buffalo, Ketter Hall, Room 140  map
Webex Web Conference: Link (password: datarocks)

Ramada Amherst Hotel and Conference Center
2402 Forest Road
Amherst, NY, 57104

A block of rooms has been reserved under the name "RDX Workshop" for the night of Wednesday, May 14 at the rate of $72. It is necessary to ask for the hotel's free shuttle service to/from the airport when you are making your reservation.

Registration: Registration is free of charge, but space is limited. Please register by April 18, 2008.

The main objective of this workshop is to convene members of federal, states, research and non-governmental communities who are engaged in generating, managing, distributing and using geospatial datasets for Great Lakes coastal zone issues. Particular emphasis is placed on including representatives from the Great Lakes Coastal Zone Management community and from organization representatives engaged in Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPS).

Discussion will focus on the substantial efforts put forth in developing comprehensive metadata compilation strategies, distributed web mapping applications and integrating geospatial data tools such as the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) Maps and GIS and the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) Ramona GIS.

The tentative RDX Workshop preliminary agenda is as follows:

May 15 2008 Agenda: Coastal Zone Data Management for the Great Lakes

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:15 a.m. Geospatial Metadata for Coastal Zone Applications
Presenter: Richard Garcia - GLC
9:45 a.m. Coastal Zone Applications
Presenter: Roger Gauthier - GLC
10:15 a.m. Oceans & Great Lakes Data Aggregation
Presenter: Jeff Herter - NY Department of State
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Coastal Data Model
Presenter: Guan Wang - GLC
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Catered for participants
1:00 p.m. Regional Geospatial Data Discovery Tools - Panel Discussion
AmericaView and RAMONA
Presenter: Roger Gauthier - GLC
Ontario Geospatial Data Exchange
Presenter: Mike Robertson - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
GLIN GIS Data Portal
Presenter: Pete Giencke - GLC
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Ecological Forecasting for the Great Lakes
Presenter: Dr. Joseph Atkinson - SUNY Buffalo
3:30 p.m. Future Directions and Unmet Regional Needs
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Please contact Richard Garcia at the Great Lakes Commission via email at or call 734-971-9135 with any questions or comments.

RDX Workshop: May 2008 Sponsors