Marine Geography: GIS for the Oceans and Seas

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Featuring real-world examples from the ocean trenches, this collection of articles by leading ocean researchers and marine biologists shows some of the many ways that GIS technology is contributing to our understanding of the underwater environment. From improving oil spill response and mapping marine biodiversity to protecting at-risk coastal areas and improving navigation safety in crowded sea-travel corridors, ""Marine Geography: GIS for Oceans and Seas"" illustrates how digital mapping and spatial analysis can serve as the integrating technology that allows various stakeholders to communicate in a common language.

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Marine Geography Designed for both experienced marine cartographers and less technically oriented conservationists, this wide-ranging collection of case studies shows how geographic information system (GIS) software is helping professionals study the world's oceans and seas, map various areas of interest, and help preserve marine ecosystems and habitats. Full description

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This book is a collection of case studies documenting some of the many applications of marine GIS in the field today. The contributing authors share their work, challenges, successes and progress in the use of GIS and show how it is being used to influence change.

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