CERF 2023 Workshop

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Adapting Technology for SAV Mapping and Monitoring

Sunday, 12 November, 2023 

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | $52 Regular Price | $36 Student Price

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About This Workshop

This workshop will share presentations on emerging technologies by invited experts with opportunities for participants to explore how they can be applied operationally and information on best practices that have been shown to be operationally effective and efficient. The workshop will be coordinated by the SAV Mapping/Monitoring Community of Practice (CoP), and continue a long history of similar workshops at CERF. In addition to the information shared during the workshop, participants will be provided with online resources and encouraged to continue the discussion on the online collaboration Discourse forum.

About the Presenters

David Wilcox


David Wilcox helps manage and provides GIS and programming support for the annual Chesapeake Bay SAV aerial monitoring program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary. Dave received his Master’s in Geography from the Ohio State University, and has more than two decades of SAV mapping experience.

Mark Finkbiener


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 27 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.