Seafloor Mapping Action Coordination Team
Sam Johnson, US Geological Survey
Chris Goldfinger, Oregon State University
WCGA Action Plan
Priority Area 6: Expand ocean and coastal scientific information, research and monitoring.
Action 6.3: Complete a seafloor map of the bathymetry, benthic substrate, relief, geology, and habitat of all state tidelands and submerged lands out to three miles.
Seafloor Mapping Action Coordination Team Final Work Plan
- Data collection and processing—California completed a formal gap analysis and will complete offshore bathymetry and backscatter mapping instate waters by mid-2011. Oregon completed a formal gap analysis and has mapped 48% of its seafloor; Washington completed an informal gap analysis and has completed mapping 20% of its seafloor.
- Data management—Comprehensive GIS-ready map products are currently being developed for California and Oregon for their respective state waters.
- Developed a fact sheet on seafloor mapping, and California and Washington have websites with seafloor mapping information (http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/mapping/csmp/; http://seafloor/csumb.edu; www.activetectonics.coas.oregonstate.edu).