Ocean’s Initiative – Orcas and Vessel Traffic
This dashboard combines vessel traffic data with Orca sightings in the Salish Sea to allow biologists to unravel Orcas’ patterns of movement and activity, and hopefully figure out ways to mitigate our human impact.
Katie brought far more than just her GIS expertise to our collaborations. She is equally comfortable in the field and in front of the computer creating digital maps. She has an intuitive sense for field data, and she provided valuable insights about the clarity and accuracy of datasets. Her web-based interface also allowed us to develop products in partnership and at a distance, which was essential for us to work together without having to become GIS experts ourselves in order to communicate what we wanted.