Welcome!

Our virtual tools cafe, “Tool Time with Dave,” is open the first and third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm central / 3:00 pm eastern. Come learn about the latest tools and resources for the Gulf of Mexico. Our host, Dave Reed, with the Data and Monitoring Team, will lead us through these interactive demonstrations.

No registration is necessary.

Tool Time Schedule

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August 4th - Sea Level Rise and Stormwater

Sea Level Rise and Stormwater
August 4, 2020
2:00 pm central

GoToMeeting Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/GOMADataTeam/tooltime

Downloads

August 4th tool descriptions
Rene Collini’s resources for assessing sea level rise impacts
Michaela Hemming’s resources for talking to anyone about sea level rise impacts

 

A Word from our Sponsor
Keith VanGraafeiland, Esri
Coastal communities are being impacted by sea level rise. The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World contains maps and layers to better understand and prepare for sea level rise. This data helps coastal communities understand which areas are most vulnerable to flooding and how to adapt to the increased risk.

Tool 1: Resources for Assessing Ecological and Socioeconomic Impacts of Sea-Level Rise
Presenters: Renee Collini, Marian Hanisko, Mikaela Heming, Sara Martin, Sonia Vedral
Institution(s): Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, Mississippi State University; Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

Tool 2: Tools for Talking to ANYONE
Presenter(s): Mikaela Heming, Renee Collini, Sara Martin, Sonia Vedral about Sea-Level Rise
Institution(s) and Email: Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, Mississippi State University; Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

Tool 3: Adapting Stormwater Management for Coastal Floods
Presenter: Brenna Sweetman
Institution(s): NOAA Office for Coastal Management

August 18th - Coastal Landscapes and Land Cover

Coastal Landscapes and Land Cover
August 18, 2020
2:00 pm central

GoToMeeting Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/GOMADataTeam/tooltime

Download August 18th tool descriptions.

 

A Word from our Sponsor
Keith VanGraafeiland, Esri
Coastal United States has undergone dramatic changes over the past 30 years. The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World contains a multitude of resources to help show these changes and associated risks. These resources enable understanding of how the land is being used differently over time and how those changes can impact various ecosystems.

Tool 1: Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) High Resolution Land Cover
Presenters: Nate Herold, Tarice Taylor
Institution(s): NOAA OCM, CSS/Lynker

Tool 2: Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) Land Cover Atlas Tool
Presenters: Nate Herold, Tarice Taylor
Institution(s): NOAA OCM, CSS/Lynker

Tool 3: Strategic Conservation Assessment of Gulf Coast Landscapes – a Web-based Geospatial Tool Suite
Presenter(s): Amanda Sesser, Jiandong Liu, Andrew Shamaskin, Sathish Samiappan, Kristine Evans
Institution(s): 21sustainability LLC, Mississippi State University

Sponsored by Esri

September 1st - Monitoring: Impacts, Guidelines, and Alerts

Monitoring: Impacts, Guidelines, and Alerts
September 1, 2020
2:00 pm central

GoToMeeting Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/GOMADataTeam/tooltime

Download September 1st tool descriptions.

A Word from our Sponsor
Keith VanGraafeiland, Esri
Esri Live Feeds Methodology power our Disaster Response efforts.  These layers can easily be plugged into different applications to create high-level information products such as dashboards that are dynamically updating and “living”. This helps maintain situational awareness and connect communities during disasters. This methodology is also used to support other layers available in the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.

Tool 1: HAB Economic Impact Data Dashboard
Presenters: Cortney Cortez and Amy Bainbridge
Institution(s): The Balmoral Group

Tool 2: Strategic Bird Monitoring Guidelines for the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Presenter(s): Jeff Gleason, Melody Chimahusky, Mark Woodrey, Randy Wilson
Institution(s): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Mississippi State University – Coastal Research Extension Center

Tool 3: Open Source Toolset for Data Dashboards and Monitoring Alerts
Presenter: Tylar Murray, Dan Otis
Institution(s): IMaRS, University of South Florida College of Marine Science

RESCHEDULED September 29th - Socioeconomics and Ecosystem Services

Socioeconomics and Ecosystem Services
September 15, 2020 RESCHEDULED September 29th, 2020
2:00 pm central

GoToMeeting Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/GOMADataTeam/tooltime

Access the September 15th 29th tool descriptions.

A Word from Our Sponsor
Lorraine Tighe, Esri
Changes to ecosystems may be directly or indirectly caused by natural or human-induced factors, but these impacts vary across space, time, and demographics. Identifying links between spatiotemporal ecosystem changes and neighborhood socioeconomics are crucial to management aimed at maintaining flora and fauna in a threated ecosystem. Access to socioeconomic and ecosystem data coupled within a GIS analytical framework for multitemporal and multidimensional analysis help to spot patterns, track trends, set targets, understand outcomes, and identify best policy practices.

The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World contains multitemporal and multidimensional maps and data layers to help communities understand the dynamics of an ecosystem and how to adapt or mitigate a response as needed.

Tool 1: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Socioeconomic Profile Tool
Presenters: Wylie Carr, Brad Milley
Institution(s): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tool 2: Bluevalue
Presenter(s): David Yoskowitz, Kara Coffey, Chris Hale, Yasmine Carcamo, and Michael Young
Institution(s): Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi / Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies

Tool 3: Logic models and socio-economic metrics for restoration project and program monitoring and assessment in the Gulf of Mexico
Presenters: Lydia Olander, Katie Warnell, Sara Mason, Rachel Karasik
Institution(s):  Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University

Sponsored by Esri

October 6th - Informative and Planning

Informative and Planning
October 6, 2020
2:00 pm central

GoToMeeting Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/GOMADataTeam/tooltime

Download October 6th tool descriptions.

 

Tool 1: “After the Flush” Septic System Program Website: An interactive tool for education and action
Presenters: Whitney Elmore, Andrea Albertin, Mary Lusk
Institution(s): University of Florida Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences

Tool 2: ExtractX™ Imagery Analysis Tool
Presenter(s): Carl Ferraro, Grant Wiseman, Steve Mathies,
Institution(s): Stantec

Tool 3: Marine Minerals Information System
Presenters: Brian Cameron
Institution(s): Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

October 20th - Databases and Decision Support

Databases and Decision Support
October 20th, 2020
2:00 pm central

GoToMeeting Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/GOMADataTeam/tooltime

Download October 20th tool descriptions.

 

Tool 1: Gulf TREE, your ultimate climate resilience guide
Presenters: Mikaela Heming, Renee Collini, Sara Martin, Sonia Vedral
Institution(s): Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, Mississippi State University; Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

Tool 2: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) Data Management System
Presenter(s): Rosalie Rossi
Institution(s): Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Tool 3: The Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker
Presenters: Jes Skillman
Institution(s): Gulf of Mexico Alliance, Ducks Unlimited, The Trust for Public Land

Sponsored by Esri

November 10th - Watersheds, Flooding, and Basins (Oh My!)

Watersheds, Flooding, and Basins (Oh My!)
November 10, 2020
2:00 pm central

GoToMeeting Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/GOMADataTeam/tooltime

Download November 10th tool descriptions.

 

Tool 1: The Watershed Game Coast Model
Presenters: Karen Bareford, Brenna Sweetman, Tina Miller_Way, John Bilotta, Cynthia Hagley, Madison Rodman
Institution(s): Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Minnesota Sea Grant & Minnesota Water Resources Center

Tool 2: CPRA’s Master Plan Data Viewer
Presenter(s): Ashley Cobb
Institution(s): Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

Tool 3: The Southeast Aquatic Barrier Prioritization Tool
Presenters: Dr. Jessica Graham, Kat Hoenke, Brendan Ward
Institution(s): Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP), Astute Spruce, LLC

November 17th - Coastal Management: Wind, Water, Sand, and Resilience

Coastal Management: Wind, Water, Sand, and Resilience
November 17, 2020 – note a week earlier
2:00 pm central

GoToMeeting Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/GOMADataTeam/tooltime

Download November 17th tool descriptions.

 

Tool 1: The COASTAL Act Wind and Water Event Database (CWWED) developed on Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) Cloud Platform
Presenters: Stephen Del Greco, Danny Flack
Institution(s): Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Riverside Technology Inc.

Tool 2: Resilience Dialogues Tool Kit
Presenter(s): Dr. Chris Feurt
Institution(s): Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

Tool 3: ShoalMATE (Shoal Map Assessment Tool for EFH)
Presenters: Deena Hansen, J. Christopher Taylor, Bradley Pickens
Institution(s): Bureau of Ocean Energy  Management (BOEM), NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

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RECORDINGS

Bi-weekly recordings are posted here as they become available.
Files are in mp4 format. These links are temporary.

AUGUST

View the August 4th program on sea level rise and stormwater. (101 minutes)
View the August 18th program on coastal landscapes and land cover. (87 minutes)

SEPTEMBER

View the September 1st program on Monitoring: Impacts, Guidelines, and Alerts (1 hour)

CONTACT

Dave Reed, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Data & Monitoring Team Co-Chair