Maine Sea Grant awards WPES researchers spatial data workshop grant
PhD candidate, Bea Van Dam, and her advisor, Sean Smith, have been awarded a new grant from Maine Sea Grant to support a workshop to roll out and provide instruction on use of the “Estuary Builder” spatial data tool developed by WPES as a coastal management decision support tool. The Estuary Builder is an automated GIS tool that allows users to harvest aggregated proxy data to describe sources, delivery, and residence time of coastal pollutants affecting shellfish harvesting and aquatic habitat in Maine. (See the Vulnerability Analysis coastal research sub page). The workshop is tentatively planned to take place late fall/early winter.