Marine GIS and spatial planning

Pré-requis nécessaires

Basic understanding of major abiotic and biotic variables in marine science. Basic understanding of the dynamics of marine ecosystems. User-level ease with computers. Basic knowledge of data processing and analysis.

Compétences visées

- Data search and retrieval
- Relevance of each type of data and their combinations to the specific nature and spatial scale of marine questions
- Ability and autonomy using algorithms to perform spatial analyses


Introduction to maps and GIS
- Basic cartographic notions
- Map viewers vs. GIS software
- Data structure, types
- Data sources
- Remote sensing servers
- Common vector operations. Data tables
- Common raster operations
- Map calculators (algebra)
- Interpolation
- Overlays between discrete (vectors) and surface (raster) layers
Intro and overview of satellite remote sensing
- Ocean color
- Infrared sensors and sSST [restricted now to Ocean Color datasets]
Case studies and interfacing GIS and R: spatial patterns, basic habitat modeling (within GIS software), home-ranges, etc.
- Spatial planning
- Coastal Zone: planning and integrated management
- The coastal zone. Problems and risks
- Elements of spatial planning
- The general model. Phases: planning, diagnosis, implementing and evaluation
- Coastal zone management in the European Union: policy and laws
- The Mediterranean Protocol
- The green book on Maritime Policy
- Examples and case studies