Esri Press

Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions

by Dawn J. Wright
Paperback: 382 pages
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781589483637
eISBN: 9781589483651,9781589483744

Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions describes realistic, science-based solutions for protecting the ocean, and thus the earth. The book's 16 chapters present high-level ocean science research from the inaugural Esri® Ocean GIS Forum (2013) at Esri headquarters in Redlands, California. The book showcases GIS best practices from more than 50 contributing authors and includes digital story maps, based on the Esri Story Map™ app, and additional online resources. The book provides solutions underpinned by good, digestible science for protecting the ocean while ensuring our safety on Earth; for managing and mitigating conflict among multiple, simultaneous uses of the ocean; geodesigning the seas; and discovering and exploring a part of the planet still less well known than the moon, Mars, or Venus. Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions is edited by Esri Chief Scientist Dawn J. Wright.

Resources

Chapter 1

This chapter contains links to LarvaMap-related and Ecosystems Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations Data Access and Analysis Tool (EcoDAAT)-related resources.

Chapter 3

This chapter contains a link to download data and maps for two projects in Martin County, Florida, on artificial reefs and beach restoration. It also includes links to download ArcGIS Diagrammer tools and files. A link to an Esri Story Map app for Hutchinson Island is also provided.

Data and Maps

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Diagrams and Files

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Esri Story Map app

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Chapter 5

This chapter contains links to download an ocean map package used in climate change projections for 2050 and view a SimCLIM FAQ PDF.

Map package

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SimCLIM FAQ

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Chapter 6

This chapter contains a link to download a ZIP File containing two Python scripts and a subset of the data used to automate the interpolation of pollutant plumes to calculate a pollutant exposure index for the Southern California Bight.

Data

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  • Pollutant Exposure Index data

    Sources: Rebecca A. Schaffner, Steven J. Steinberg, and Kenneth C. Schiff, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project.

Chapter 9

This chapter contains links to view two PDFs, on best practices for West Coast ocean data sharing and a data registry design assessment, plus two sets of sample metadata in XML format. It also includes links to additional ocean resources.

West Coast PDFs

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Metadata

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Additional Ocean Resources

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Chapter 10

This chapter contains photographic images of fish and coral in the East End Marine Park, Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands. The photos were taken between 2007 and 2012.

Photographs

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Source

Photos courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Biogeography Branch.

Chapter 11

This chapter contains a link to an Esri Story Map app for essential fish habitat.

Story Map app

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Chapter 12

This chapter contains links to Esri Story Map apps for the Coastal America Partnership and Magellanic Penguins and a link to the Aquarium of the Pacific website.

Story Map apps

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Aquarium of the Pacific

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Chapter 13

This chapter contains links to two geovisualization videos that let you explore the ocean floor. One describes the principles and procedures for creating the geovisualization, and the other provides the actual geovisualization offshore British Columbia, Canada.

Geovisualization Videos

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  • Explorations in Marinescape GeoVisualization

    Sources: Rosaline Canessa, Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Canada); Manuel Burckhardt and Carolin Kadner, Dresden University of Technology (Germany); some photos courtesy of Neil McDaniel.


  • Dive-Through of a Geovisualization Model of the Pinnacle of SGaan Kinghlas-Bowie Seamount

    Sources: Manuel Burckhardt and Carolin Kadner, Dresden University of Technology (Germany); Rosaline Canessa, Coastal and Ocean Resource Analysis (CORAL) Group, Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Canada).

Chapter 15

This chapter contains links to download the ArcGIS toolbox used to create and assess viewsheds for the Oregon coast and view a chart data PDF used in managing within the Oregon Territorial Sea. It also includes links to the Esri Story Map app for the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan and an ArcGIS Online map for Visual Resource Management of the Oregon Territorial Sea.

Data

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  • ArcGIS toolbox

    Sources: Paul Manson, Portland State University; Andy Lanier, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.

Chart Data

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  • Chart data

    Source: Andy Lanier, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.

Additional Oregon Territorial Sea resources

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Chapter 16

This chapter contains a link to download the Python script used to convert data in CSV format collected from ocean gliders of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System to KML. It also contains links to additional resources on near real-time oceanic glider mission viewers.