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APRIL 15-16, 2009 Portland, Maine Hosted by: GULF OF MAINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE & GULF OF MAINE MAPPING INITIATIVE.

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1 APRIL 15-16, 2009 Portland, Maine Hosted by: GULF OF MAINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE & GULF OF MAINE MAPPING INITIATIVE

2 Thank You to Our Contributors Maine Sea Grant Maine Sea Grant MIT Sea Grant MIT Sea Grant New Hampshire Sea Grant New Hampshire Sea Grant Woods Hole Sea Grant Woods Hole Sea Grant NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Gulf of Maine Research Institute Gulf of Maine Research Institute Maine Coastal Program Maine Coastal Program Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment

3 Workshop Planning Chairs: Tracy Hart, GOMMI Tracy Hart, GOMMI Jonathan Grabowski, GMRI Jonathan Grabowski, GMRI Steering Committee Craig Brown, University of Ulster Craig Brown, University of Ulster Chad Demarest, NEFMC Chad Demarest, NEFMC Linda Mercer, Maine DMR Linda Mercer, Maine DMR Rondi Robison, NOAA MPA Center Rondi Robison, NOAA MPA Center David Stevenson, NOAA NMFS Northeast Regional Office David Stevenson, NOAA NMFS Northeast Regional Office Tom Weber, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, UNH Tom Weber, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, UNH

4 The goal of GOMMI is to facilitate the production and availability of seafloor topographic, geologic and habitat maps that are essential for Gulf of Maine resource management, planning, and many commercial activities. The goal of GOMMI is to facilitate the production and availability of seafloor topographic, geologic and habitat maps that are essential for Gulf of Maine resource management, planning, and many commercial activities. Gulf of Maine Mapping Initiative

5 Important Info about GMRI Bathrooms on each floor Bathrooms on each floor Conference rooms Conference rooms Food & beverages Food & beverages Happy to give a tour of the facility Happy to give a tour of the facility Dont hesitate to ask if you have questions about GMRI or Portland Dont hesitate to ask if you have questions about GMRI or Portland

6 Workshop Background Mapping juvenile cod habitat on Cashes Ledge Mapping juvenile cod habitat on Cashes Ledge

7 Background - Habitat PDT Habitat vulnerability assessment Habitat vulnerability assessment Habitat data is extremely poor, especially in the Gulf of MaineHabitat data is extremely poor, especially in the Gulf of Maine Not currently taking advantage of high resolution mapsNot currently taking advantage of high resolution maps Need to bring these communities togetherNeed to bring these communities together

8 Workshop Structure (Today) Fisheries management overview Fisheries management overview Mapping basics panel Mapping basics panel Case studies Case studies Breakout groups Breakout groups Posters and cocktails Posters and cocktails Dinner (on your own) Dinner (on your own)

9 Synopsis of day 1 Synopsis of day 1 More Case Studies More Case Studies 2 nd breakout group session 2 nd breakout group session Summarize major findings over lunch Summarize major findings over lunch Concluding session Concluding session Adjourn by 3 Adjourn by 3 Tomorrow

10 WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES Summarize status of seabed mapping & its use in GOM fisheries management Summarize status of seabed mapping & its use in GOM fisheries management Define potential addtl uses of seabed maps in fisheries management Define potential addtl uses of seabed maps in fisheries management Define priorities (and obstacles) for applying seafloor maps in GOM fisheries management Define priorities (and obstacles) for applying seafloor maps in GOM fisheries management Enhance communication and collaboration Enhance communication and collaboration

11 WORKSHOP OUTCOMES Paper outlining the process and methods for integrating fish habitat use data and seafloor mapping products into fisheries management efforts in the Gulf of Maine Paper outlining the process and methods for integrating fish habitat use data and seafloor mapping products into fisheries management efforts in the Gulf of Maine

12 OUTCOMES (Continued) A plan that prioritizes what additional seafloor substrate and habitat data, analysis and products are needed to enhance its use in fisheries management A plan that prioritizes what additional seafloor substrate and habitat data, analysis and products are needed to enhance its use in fisheries management


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