Anchorage Science Pub: Building a Better Bird Map
- Date: Dec 10, 2017
- Times: 4 p.m.
- Location: 49th State Brewing Co.
The Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas is a comprehensive, trans-boundary atlas that represents the current state of knowledge in a wide breadth of relevant Arctic marine domains within the North Pacific Arctic, ranging from physical oceanography to species ecology to human uses. The process involved intensive research and consultation with experts, as well as gathering and analyzing the most recent and robust data available. The resulting maps integrate disparate datasets of points, tracks, or polygons into a few cohesive and complementary data layers that serve to visually describe a particular process or species’ activity and movements through the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. Maps and process will be discussed, from identifying our audience, to intensive data gathering and syntheses, through the cartographic process where the story is solidified and visualized.
Presented by Max Goldman, Arctic marine ecologist for Audubon Alaska and the project manager for Audubon Alaska’s Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas.
Anchorage, AK 99501-2104