Presentation Abstract

The Strait of Georgia Data Centre (SGDC) has been developed to serve as a secure repository and archive for marine ecosystem data specific to the Strait of Georgia (www.sogdatacentre.ca) and is a collaborative effort between the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the University of British Columbia. From the website the public can access literature specific to the Strait of Georgia, general information about the ecosystems of the Strait of Georgia, as well as search for and download available data and metadata. One focus of the SGDC has been to provide a centralized hub from which users can search, view and download spatial data. Spatial dataset topics vary from Biota, Oceanography, Society, Economy, Boundaries, and more. Several interactive maps have also been created and added to the SGDC that provide visual platforms to support decision-making. Map topics vary from Killer Whale Habitat & Marine Traffic, Nearshore Habitats & Juvenile Salmon, to Population Change around the Strait of Georgia. The SGDC is now developing a Marine Ecosystem Reference Guide. Based on and building from projects undertaken by partner organizations, the Reference Guide will combine hundreds of marine spatial datasets into one interactive marine atlas map covering Southwestern British Columbia. This marine spatial planning support tool will contain map layers on all varieties of marine ecosystem topics that users will be able to view and compare when deciding how to use marine resources sustainably. One long-term project goal is the seamless integration of the Strait of Georgia based platform with partner reference guides of surrounding regions.

Session Title

Track: Governance, Management & Funding – Posters

Conference Track

Governance, Management & Funding

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2020 : Online)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

2020_abstractID_5115

Start Date

21-4-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

22-4-2020 4:45 PM

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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English

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Utility of the Strait of Georgia Data Centre as a Marine Spatial Planning Tool

The Strait of Georgia Data Centre (SGDC) has been developed to serve as a secure repository and archive for marine ecosystem data specific to the Strait of Georgia (www.sogdatacentre.ca) and is a collaborative effort between the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the University of British Columbia. From the website the public can access literature specific to the Strait of Georgia, general information about the ecosystems of the Strait of Georgia, as well as search for and download available data and metadata. One focus of the SGDC has been to provide a centralized hub from which users can search, view and download spatial data. Spatial dataset topics vary from Biota, Oceanography, Society, Economy, Boundaries, and more. Several interactive maps have also been created and added to the SGDC that provide visual platforms to support decision-making. Map topics vary from Killer Whale Habitat & Marine Traffic, Nearshore Habitats & Juvenile Salmon, to Population Change around the Strait of Georgia. The SGDC is now developing a Marine Ecosystem Reference Guide. Based on and building from projects undertaken by partner organizations, the Reference Guide will combine hundreds of marine spatial datasets into one interactive marine atlas map covering Southwestern British Columbia. This marine spatial planning support tool will contain map layers on all varieties of marine ecosystem topics that users will be able to view and compare when deciding how to use marine resources sustainably. One long-term project goal is the seamless integration of the Strait of Georgia based platform with partner reference guides of surrounding regions.