Monday, April 2, 2007

7:15 a.m. Registration and coffee
8:15 a.m.

Welcome, introduction, Alaska marine environments

Clarence Pautzke (North Pacific Research Board)

8:30 a.m.

Marine habitat mapping: What is it and why do managers need it?

  • Doug Woodby (Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game)
  • Jon Kurland (NOAA NMFS Habitat Conservation Division)
  • David Witherell (North Pacific Fishery Management Council)
9:10 a.m.

Multibeam echo sounding as a tool for fisheries habitat studies

Larry Mayer (Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire)

9:50 a.m.

Multibeam surveys for marine habitat: What can be expected from a multibeam survey?

Doug Lockhart (Fugro Pelagos, Inc.)

10:30 a.m. Break (20 min)
10:50 a.m.

NOAA NOS hydrographic charting in Alaska, and applications to habitat mapping

CDR Gerd Glang (NOAA NOS Office of Coast Survey)

11:30 a.m.

Bathymetric LIDAR surveys for marine habitat: What can be expected from an airborne bathymetric LIDAR survey?

Carol Lockhart (Fugro Pelagos, Inc.)

12:10 p.m. Lunch (1 hr 30 min)
1:40 p.m.

What you should and should not expect from towed high-frequency side scan sonar, compared to other forms of acoustic remote sensing

Lloyd Huff (Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire)

2:20 p.m.

High-resolution multibeam, sidescan, and subbottom surveys of seamounts, submarine canyons, deep-sea fan channels, and gas seeps using the MBARI AUV D. Allan B.

Dave Caress (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)

3:00 p.m.

Small-boat surveys in shallow water

Rob Hare (Canadian Hydrographic Service, Pacific Region)

3:40 p.m. Break (20 min)
4:00 p.m.

Surficial geology: The third dimension in habitat mapping

Vaughn Barrie (Geological Survey of Canada–Pacific)

4:40 p.m.

Systematic seafloor habitat mapping of the British Columbia coast

Jim Galloway (Canadian Hydrographic Service, Pacific Region)

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Poster Session and Reception

(abundant refreshments provided)

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

7:30 a.m. Coffee
8:00 a.m.

Conducting visual surveys with a small ROV in shallow water: Lessons learned in San Juan Channel, Washington

Bob Pacunski (Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife)

8:40 a.m.

Use of a shallow-water ROV in the northern Gulf of Alaska

Mike Byerly (Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game)

9:00 a.m.

Sampling strategies and sources of uncertainty associated with visual surveys of demersal fishes and habitats using the occupied submersible Delta

Mary Yoklavich (NOAA NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center)

9:30 a.m.

A review of habitat-based submersible surveys in the Gulf of Alaska and the role of habitat mapping in fisheries management and research in Alaska

Victoria O'Connell (Coastal Marine Research, Sitka)

10:00 a.m. Break (20 min)
10:20 a.m.

Rockfish live on rocks and trawls get stuck on rocks: The development of new methods to monitor populations of West Coast groundfish and their habitat using the SeaBED AUV

Nick Tolimieri (NOAA NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center)

11:00 a.m.

Underwater video sleds from simple to complex: A series of versatile and cost-effective tools for habitat mapping

Chris Rooper (NOAA NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center)

11:20 a.m.

Video supervised numerical classification of acoustic data from Glacier Bay, Alaska

Guy Cochrane (U.S. Geological Survey)

12:00 Lunch (1 hr 30 min)
1:30 p.m.

Video analysis, database management, and statistical analysis

Brian Tissot (Washington State University)

2:10 p.m.

Marine benthic habitat classification: What's best for Alaska?

Gary Greene (Center for Habitat Studies, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories)

2:50 p.m.

Twenty years of fish-habitat studies on Heceta Bank, Oregon

Brian Tissot (Washington State University)

3:30 p.m. Break (20 min)
3:50 p.m.

Do large-scale multibeam survey programmes improve our knowledge of seafloor habitats? The example of the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS)

Anthony Grehan (National University of Ireland)

4:30 p.m.

Application of geoscience information to marine environmental management at the scale of continental margins: Australia's representative marine protected area program

Peter Harris (Geoscience Australia)

5:10 p.m.


Steering Committee

5:30 p.m. End formal sessions

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Working groups, discussion/writing assignments

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Reports from working groups