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Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance (NFFA) Webinar: Integrated Stream & Wetland Restoration: A Watershed Approach to Improved Water Quality on the Landscape


A Digital Atlas of the Choptank River Watershed in Chesapeake Bay webinar
Location:  Online
Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

Online - Webinar
July 25, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern Time

The Choptank River Complex, including the tidal Choptank and Little Choptank Rivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and watershed extending into Delaware, has been selected as a Habitat Focus Area under NOAA’s Habitat Blueprint Program. To support the management, conservation, and restoration objectives, NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) has developed a Digital Atlas of the Choptank Habitat Focus Area The Digital Atlas can be used as a tool for conservation planning, resource analysis, data exploration, and other purposes. The Digital Atlas consists of three components:
• Geodatabase of existing relevant data sets from NOAA and partner organizations
• Interactive web portal for mapping and displaying relevant data sets
• Baseline status report published as a NOAA Technical Memorandum.

The information presented in all three components are organized into seven themes: Land Cover, Shoreline Composition, Water Quality, Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity, Submerged Aquatic Vegetation, Fish, and Oysters. For each theme, pertinent data sets from partner organizations have been processed, summarized, and scaled to be used in the web mapping portal.

Presenter: Dan Dorfman is a Senior Marine Spatial Ecologist for CSS Incorporated. He has been working on-site for NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science for the past eight years. Prior to working with NOAA, Dan was the Principal Investigator for Intelligent Marine Planning. His work for Intelligent Marine Planning focused on developing methods for coastal and marine systematic resource management planning and decision making. Previously, Dan has worked for The Nature Conservancy, Greenpeace, and the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii. Dan holds a Master’s in biology from Boston University and a Bachelor’s in ecology from the University of California at San Diego.



Mymeeting webinar uses phone for and internet. Audio is only available over the phone: dial toll-free from US or CAN: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688# For the webcast, go to Under "Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. No code is needed for the web. Be sure to install the correct plug‐in for WebEx before the seminar starts - the temporary plugin works fine.

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