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Geographic information systems in oceanography and fisheries

Author: Vasilis D Valavanis
Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the last two decades there has been increasing recognition that problems in Oceanography and Fisheries Sciences and related marine areas are nearly all manifest in the spatiotemporal domain. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the natural framework for spatial data handling, are being recognised as a powerful tool with useful applications in marine sciences. This book provides a thorough examination of
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vasilis D Valavanis
ISBN: 0415284635 9780415284639
OCLC Number: 49395100
Description: xviii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Marine Geographic Information Systems --
The Essential Goal of Marine GIS --
Spatial Thinking and GIS Analysis in the Marine Context --
Conceptual Model of a Marine GIS --
GIS and Scientific Visualisation Systems --
Software Issues and Packages for Marine GIS Development --
GIS and Oceanography --
The Use of GIS in Various Fields of Oceanography --
Marine Geology --
Flood Assessment --
Coastal and Ocean Management --
Coastal Zone Dynamics --
Marine Oil Spills --
Sea-Level Rise --
Natural and Artificial Reefs --
Wetlands and Watersheds --
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation --
Worldwide Oceanographic GIS Initiatives --
Online Oceanographic GIS Tools --
Oceanographic Data Sampling Methods --
Oceanographic Data Sources and GIS Databases --
Identification and Measurement of Upwelling Events --
Identification of Temperature and Chlorophyll Fronts --
Identification and Measurement of Gyres --
Classification of Surface Waters --
Mapping of the Seabed --
GIS and Fisheries --
Worldwide Fisheries GIS Tools and Initiatives --
GIS Applications in Marine and Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture --
Marine Fisheries --
Aquaculture --
Inland Fisheries --
Fisheries Data Sampling Methods --
Fisheries Data Sources and GIS Databases --
Mapping Production, Biological and Genetic Data --
Mapping of Spawning Grounds --
Mapping Environmental Variation of Production --
Mapping Migration Corridors --
Mapping Seasonal Essential Habitats --
GIS and Fisheries Management.
Responsibility: Vasilis D. Valavanis.
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