Coastal Restoration
15.3K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by PIRatE Lab from Sustainability Science
onto Coastal Restoration
Scoop.it!

2013 OpenStreetMap Data Report

2013 OpenStreetMap Data Report | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it

The million-plus amateur cartographers who volunteer their time to plot roads, streets, and even shrubbery for Open Street Map were busier than ever this year. The beautiful map above, created by MapBox, shows how the database has grown since its inception in 2004. Hot pink areas are newly mapped, blue and green areas are older. (scroll down a screen length or two for the zoomable version within Mapbox's annual report). OSM's database of more than 21 million miles of roads and 78 million buildings, keeps finding new uses, such as helping first responders to disasters like this year's typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

PIRatE Lab's insight:

This open map project has finally gotten to the point where it seems generally useful for larger regional studies of coastal zones/road infrastructure.

 

It is great having both the formal google earth/apple maps datasets AND these more open-source datasets. 

more...
PIRatE Lab's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:56 PM

This open map project has finally gotten to the point where it seems generally useful for larger regional studies of coastal zones/road infrastructure.

 

It is great having both the formal google earth/apple maps datasets AND these more open-source datasets. 

Coastal Restoration
Coastal management and restoration of our planet's coastlines with a particular focus on California, Louisiana and the Pacific.  Emphasizing wetland restoration, aspects of agriculture in the coastal plain, fisheries, dealing with coastal hazards, and effective governance.
Curated by PIRatE Lab
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by PIRatE Lab from Coastal Restoration
Scoop.it!

Welcome to Coastal Restoration

Welcome to Coastal Restoration | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it

Welcome to my curation site for all things coastal management-related.

 

Here you will find an array of stories, media, factoids, and updates on current events spanning a range of coastal and marine issues.  While I am interested in a great many things, most of these entries center upon our work to restore coastal ecosystems and improve the management of these incredible, dynamic parts of our planet.

 

In particular, you will find postings here that reflect my deep, continuing interest in:

 

- coastal riparian restoration

- coastal wetland restoration

- subtidal reef restoration

- improved Coastal Zone Managment poilcies and proceedures 

- coastal agriculture/food systems

- sustainable fisheries management

- working ports and harbors

- vibrant ocean economies

- marine ecology

- natural history

- coastal energy production

- oil spills

- water quality and ecotoxicology in the coastal zone

- historic persepctives on our coast our our relationship to our world ocean

 

 

 

If you find my posts here of interest, you might also be interested in some of my other research, teaching, and updates elsewhere via my:

 

- iTunesU Coastal Management podcasts (lectures and field videos): https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/esrm-462-coastal-marine-management/id415880772?mt=10

- iTunesU Restoration Ecology podcasts (lectures and field videos): https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/esrm-352-theory-practice-ecological/id415881064?mt=10

- iTunesU Conservation Biology podcasts (lectures and field videos): https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/esrm-313-conservation-biology/id415881094?mt=10

- Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/user8078769

- lab's home page: http://faculty.csuci.edu/sean.anderson/Sean_Andersons_Home_Page/Welcome.html

- RestoringNOLA twiter feed (emphasizing Coastal Management in California and Louisiana): https://twitter.com/RestoringNOLA

 

 

Thanks for visiting.  Please enjoy and let me know if I can answer any questions or be of help.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

River diversions can help wetlands, but what about shrimpers, fishers and wildlife?

River diversions can help wetlands, but what about shrimpers, fishers and wildlife? | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
New study urges balanced approach for unique, expensive effort to rebuild La. coastline
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Beirut’s only public beach is about to be taken over by an exclusive private resort

Beirut’s only public beach is about to be taken over by an exclusive private resort | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Ramlet al-Baida is the latest battleground in the fight between Beirutis and authorities over public space in the city, as developers there build “an exclusive community by the sea.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Jack O'Neill, who pioneered the wetsuit and popularized cold-water surfing, dies at 94

Jack O'Neill, who pioneered the wetsuit and popularized cold-water surfing, dies at 94 | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Jack O'Neill, the Northern California entrepreneur who pioneered the wetsuit and popularized cold-water surfing, dies at 94.
PIRatE Lab's insight:
A great pioneer and an...iconoclast.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

This adorable underwater drone swims like a fish, and doesn’t cost a fortune

This adorable underwater drone swims like a fish, and doesn’t cost a fortune | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
When you think of consumer drones, the image of a quadcopter zooming above the treetops probably comes to mind, but drones can come in all shapes, sizes, and capabilities.
PIRatE Lab's insight:
This ROV looks to be nothing particularly special, but I think the description in the lead into this piece describing a "drone" as something that could be anything– aerial, aquatic, etc.–is a perfect example of how our language around these robots is changing.
more...
Kristian Jackson's curator insight, June 3, 7:25 AM
I expect snorkeling/diving companies to dive on this.
Rescooped by PIRatE Lab from GarryRogers Biosphere News
Scoop.it!

A Warming Planet Jolts the Iconic Creatures of the Galápagos

A Warming Planet Jolts the Iconic Creatures of the Galápagos | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
"Failure to take pressure off the Galápagos’ flora and fauna could kill the booby that laid the golden egg: Of the seven animal species that tourists rank most important to their visit—tortoises, sea turtles, marine and land iguanas, penguins, blue-footed boobies, and sea lions—all are expected to decline because of climate change, according to a…

Via Garry Rogers
more...
Garry Rogers's curator insight, May 28, 3:01 PM
This beautifully illustrated story gives details on a number of species being harmed by climate change. All animals must struggle to survive. Now, with human-caused global warming, their struggle is becoming more difficult. Deaths are increasing, and extinction has appeared on the horizon.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt have to be moved off Highway 1. But how?

More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt have to be moved off Highway 1. But how? | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
After Saturday's catastrophic land failure buried part of Highway 1 along the Big Sur coastline, geologists and engineers are trying to find a fix. Don't expect an opening any time soon.
PIRatE Lab's insight:
Pampas Grass seems to be doing fine, though...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Coaled Feet

Coaled Feet | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
This via our friends at Tulane’s TUWaterWays:   A proposed coal terminal in Plaquemines Parish is coming into conflict with the Coastal Master Plan, leading to questions about the future of a…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Digging Deep for Good News

Digging Deep for Good News | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Dredging firms look ahead to more business, here and across the big pond. Along the way, Mother Nature and good business planning will both help.
PIRatE Lab's insight:
We apparently like to dig up sediments.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Car Manufacturer Nissan Selling 4x4s With Drone as Standard

Car Manufacturer Nissan Selling 4x4s With Drone as Standard | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
With that in mind, car manufacturer Nissan has started to offer a drone with its latest 4x4, the X-Trail X-Scape, as standard.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

38 million pieces of plastic waste found on uninhabited South Pacific island

38 million pieces of plastic waste found on uninhabited South Pacific island | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic – the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world
PIRatE Lab's insight:
We've seen much of the same thing on our travels.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Climb inside the massive tunnel 60 feet below downtown L.A.

Climb inside the massive tunnel 60 feet below downtown L.A. | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Tunnels are turning the Earth into an ant farm with subterranean projects in London, New York and Los Angeles where every day miners board an earth-chewing beast that claws its way beneath the city.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Bodies of 7 missing sailors found inside wrecked Navy ship after failed search at sea

Bodies of 7 missing sailors found inside wrecked Navy ship after failed search at sea | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The bodies of seven missing U.S. sailors have been found aboard the Navy destroyer Fitzgerald after it collided with a merchant ship off Japan.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

With National Flood Insurance Program ‘Under Water,’ It’s Time to Move to an All-Natural-Hazard Plan

The expiration of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) at the end of September poses a rare opportunity for Congress to impose smart, forward-thinking reforms on a program that is costing the
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

There's a reason it's gray when we wake up; we call it June gloom

There's a reason it's gray when we wake up; we call it June gloom | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Explainer graphics for June gloom
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

New Addition: 1999 Draganflyer | National Model Aviation Museum Blog

In the April 2017 issue of Model Aviation, the museum requested the donation of three Draganflyer products.  Thankfully, one of them, the Draganf
PIRatE Lab's insight:
Our friends over at Super Pro Aerial have one of their first quadcopter in the Museum!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Great white shark leaps into boat and lands on 73-year-old Australian fisherman

Great white shark leaps into boat and lands on 73-year-old Australian fisherman | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
A 73-year-old Australian fisherman said Monday that he caught a far bigger fish than he hoped for when a 9-foot great white shark leapt into his boat.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Dr. Beach selects 2017's 10 best beaches in the U.S. One is in California

Dr. Beach selects 2017's 10 best beaches in the U.S. One is in California | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Fla., and Coronado Beach in San Diego made it into America's top 10 beaches for 2017.
PIRatE Lab's insight:
More of the poorly-ranked beaches on the annual "best of" list from FIU.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

New Narwhal Tusk Behaviour

Narwhals have a long tusk, which is actually a canine tooth that spirals counterclockwise up to nine feet forward from the head of adult males, and a smal
PIRatE Lab's insight:
Fantastic use of our drone technology to describe basic behavioral ecology in the neurotic/epipelagic zone.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Cal State Chico fraternity charged with cutting down 32 trees in Lassen National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has filed criminal charges against a Cal State Chico fraternity for cutting down 32 trees in a Northern California national forest during an initiation of new pledges.
PIRatE Lab's insight:
Not very scout-like behavior.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Rep. Barragan seeks urgent testing for chromium 6 in Compton

Rep. Barragan seeks urgent testing for chromium 6 in Compton | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Air district staff detected total chromium near metal processing facilities in Compton, but say this doesn't indicate whether the cancer-causing compound is present.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Attitudes to Hunting 2016

Attitudes to Hunting 2016 | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
A new national poll commissioned by the animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports finds that majority of the British public are in favour of keeping a number of activities banned in the Hunting Act illegal.
PIRatE Lab's insight:
This U.S. is also veering towards a society that is by "default" non-hunting. And this is quite unfortunate. In my experience, true hunters tend to have a much tighter relationship to the natural world (than non-hunters). Just this weekend my friend was articulating how well aboriginal hunters knew the geology of their landscapes. That knowledge was central to their livelihood. While we in the U.S. aren't nearly as anti-hunting (e.g. more than 12% of Americans support the hunting of deer), the long-term trends are similar. Do not forget that hunters were our first conservationists. True hunters are strong environmentalists and key advocates for effective conservation. There are of course idiots in any social group who behave poorly and undermine our social contract, but most hunters are good folks and lovers of a healthy planet in my experience.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

Three grades of Drone Data - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Three grades of Drone Data - sUAS News - The Business of Drones | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Firstly, you will notice a somewhat familiar symbol or graph that resembles an upside down wedding cake. The tiers are not meant to represent volume but represent more of a value of data collected and respective difficulty to capture. You may discover subsets to these grades, but this is meant to serve as a rule …
PIRatE Lab's insight:
Good post, but I would substitute "academic" or "research" for the "regulatory" tag.
more...
Scooped by PIRatE Lab
Scoop.it!

California: The state where people don’t move

California: The state where people don’t move | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Federal tax data shows California is the second-best state in terms of keeping its taxpayers when the state’s huge population and its massive economy are taken into account.
more...
No comment yet.