For the week of 8 May 2017
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
Join us Wednesday, May 17 at 2pm US EDT / 11am US PDT / 6pm UTC for a webinar on Ecological Marine Units: A 3-D Mapping of the Ocean Based on NOAA’s World Ocean Atlas, presented by Dawn Wright of Esri.
This webinar reports progress on the Ecological Marine Units (EMU) project, a new undertaking commissioned by the Group on Earth Observations, to develop a standardized and practical global ecosystems classification and map for the oceans. The EMU is comprised of a global point mesh framework, created from 52,487,233 points from the NOAA World Ocean Atlas. Each point has x, y, z, as well as six attributes of chemical and physical oceanographic structure (temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, silicate, phosphate) that are likely drivers of many ecosystem responses. This webinar will provide an overview of the EMU project and cover recent developments and future plans for the EMUs.
For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar134.
Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, Allie Brown, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team