Aquatic GIS Training Workshop

Date and Time: 
Wed, 06/12/2013 - 8:00am - Fri, 06/14/2013 - 5:00pm
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

Department of Biology and Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University; National Science Foundation

An NSF supported three-day aquatic GIS training workshop will be offered at Saint Louis University on June 12-14, 2013.  A general goal of this workshop is to train and establish an interactive group of researchers and educators applying GIS techniques in aquatic systems.

Applicants with all levels of GIS experience are welcome; however, the workshop will be presented for aquatic biologists with little to no background in GIS techniques.

The tentative schedule of topics includes:

  1. basic acquisition and manipulation of GIS data
  2. GIS data sources for aquatic research
  3. quantification of species' habitat use at multiple spatial scales
  4. species distribution modeling
  5. development and application of hydrologic data to studies of aquatic systems.

The majority of the training will be conducted using ArcGIS 10.1; however, other software options will be presented. Computer space will be provided for each attendee.

The workshop is open to faculty members, research scientists, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students conducting research in aquatic systems. There is no cost for the workshop; however, participants will be responsible for meals, travel, and lodging.

To apply, email a statement of application including a description of your research interests (maximum 1 page) and a CV to Jason Knouft at  Review of applications will begin on April 8, 2013.  GIS experience is not a prerequisite for the workshop.