CERF 2021 Workshop

Exploring Emerging Technologies through the SAV Community of Practice

Monday, 1 November 2021

2:45 PM – 5:45 PM ET
11:45 AM – 2:45 PM PT

Regular: $42  |  Student: $36

About This Workshop

This workshop will include presentations on emerging technologies by invited experts with opportunities for participants to explore how they can be applied operationally. The workshop will also focus on engaging participants in the SAV Mapping/Monitoring Community of Practice. Leaders of various regional, national, and international practitioner groups will share how they are working together as a community. Information on the resources available in the CoP and how the CoP can support users will also be shared. The online collaboration forum Discourse will be used in real-time to share results with the community at large and pose follow-up questions.

 About the Presenters

Mark Finkbeiner

 Mark Finkbeiner Photo

Physical Scientist
NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Mark Finkbeiner leads OCM’s Ocean Data and Tools project, which focuses on supporting the coastal and marine planning community in a wide range of issue areas. Major activities in this project include the Marine Cadastre, the OceanReports Tool, supporting the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS), and other marine mapping and data development efforts. Mark serves on steering committees for several seagrass Communities of Practice and working groups related to marine habitat. 

Mark has over 25 year of experience in remote sensing, GIS, and benthic mapping. His background includes work in wetland delineation, wellhead protection, land cover change detection, image analysis, and remote sensing training.

Robert Orth, PhD

More information coming soon!