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Call for posters: Annual spatial@ucsb.local11 poster session, June 2, 2011

Coastal marine ecosystems play a major role in the economy of Central California and pose environmental management issues that impact the sustainability of the region’s diverse marine, aquatic and terrestrial resources and on the safety and economic well being of local populations.

Marine GIS, the theme of spatial@ucsb.local 2011, will highlight the important contributions of geographic information systems (GIS) to the basic science of land-ocean environments, to the documentation of human impacts and ecological changes, and to the assessment of conflicting demands for habitat maintenance and restoration and human desires for recreation and economic opportunities.

spatial@ucsb.local 2011 will bring together marine and geographic information scientists, GIS users from public agencies and private firms, and students to share information about the use of spatial technologies to help study, understand, and make responsible decisions about Central California’s marine environment.
RSVPs to reserve a space and participate in this exhibit should be directed to

We welcome posters that document your applications of GIS, although we particularly encourage posters that demonstrate applications of Marine GIS, to go along with our theme this year, Marine GIS.

Posters must fit on a 4 x 6 poster board. Tacks for hanging and poster boards are provided. Computer demonstrations of your work will also be accepted.

For more information, please see

Karen Doehner
Center for Spatial Studies
(805) 893-8224

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