Databases and Decision Support – Tools to Support Health and Resilient Coasts

08-10-2021 08:02 AM
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Esri is honored to participate in season 2 of Tool Time with Dave with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA).  These sessions have provided valuable insight and discussions into tools, data, and partners that support the work being done in the Gulf of Mexico to support healthy and resilient coast.


The first session in the series focuses on databases and decision support tools that can help keep valuable data accessible and tools that can support decision-making and keep people informed.  In addition to the work presented by GulfTREE and Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Esri has many resources that can be used in collaboration and apps that can support decision making. Here is a quick list of resources that can be leveraged in your work:


ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World 

ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is the foremost collection of geographic information from around the globe. It includes maps, apps, and data layers to support your work. Here is a list of data, maps, and web apps focused on the Gulf of Mexico.

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ArcGIS Story Maps

A story can effect change, influence opinion, and create awareness—and maps are an integral part of storytelling. ArcGIS StoryMaps can give your narrative a stronger sense of place, illustrate spatial relationships, and add visual appeal and credibility to your ideas. In this example, BOEM created a story to communicate how they are mapping their data to predict cetacean density in the gulf.

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ArcGIS Survey 123

Capture data anytime, anywhere with this app. It works on smart devices, laptops, or desktops as a native app and in your browser. This valuable data collection tool can incorporate location data in your surveying, even in disconnected environments. Esri's team created this example of how Survey123 can be used to report wildlife sightings. 

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ArcGIS Hub

ArcGIS Hub community engagement tool helps you organize people, data, and tools through information-driven initiatives. Organizations such as government agencies, nonprofit groups, and academia have leveraged this to support engagement, communication, collaboration, and data sharing. Organizations can use their existing data and technology and work together with internal and external stakeholders to track progress, improve outcomes, and create vibrant communities. View this example from the United Nations (UN) to see how they organize their data to help people and communities support sustainable development goals.

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If you haven't already seen it, Esri Chief Scientist Dr. Dawn Wright was recently interviewed by the Meteorological Technology International to discuss how Esri is s supporting the UN Decade of Ocean Science.

Read the Interview


We would love to hear your thoughts, projects you are working on, or any questions you may have.  Leave a comment below to get the conversation started.


We look forward to seeing you at next week's GOMA Tool Time session,  Socioeconomics- SLR and GEMS, on August 17th.

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