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2012 Esri International User Conference Highlights NOAA Mapping Expertise

Published on: 08/01/2012
Research Area(s): Marine Spatial Ecology
Primary Contact(s): ken.buja@noaa.gov

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science was one of only three NOAA offices invited to host an exhibit at the 2012 Esri International User Conference Exhibition Hall and speak at the Environmental Showcase Demo Theater during the five-day conference, July 23-27, 2012.

The Esri International User Conference is the world's most comprehensive geospatial event, drawing thousands of GIS specialists and industry experts from around the world. More than 250 people stopped by to learn more about NCCOS, including former NOAA Administrator James D. Baker, Esri Co-founder and President Jack Dangermond, and the company's Chief Scientist Dawn Wright.

The presentation at the Demo Theater featured several interactive coastal mapping tools developed by NCCOS. Over the past several months, NCCOS worked closely with the Esri graphic design team to build an eye-catching display that highlighted its work to produce cutting-edge products that describe the distribution and ecology of living marine resources and their connections to human communities.

In addition to the backdrop, the booth featured an interactive computer display and connected visitors with reports, data tools and contact information. For more information contact:Ken.Buja@noaa.gov or Alicia.Clarke@noaa.gov.

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