A new mobile app for the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference
PSI’s Encyclopedia of Puget Sound has been chosen to publish the official mobile app for the upcoming Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle. The app will allow users to customize their schedules, network with conference participants and receive real-time news about conference events. It will be available for all devices and will be the first time a mobile app has been developed specifically for the biennial conference.
EoPS is creating the app with the help of developers at CrowdCompass with funding support from the Puget Sound Partnership. The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is the region’s premier gathering dedicated to the science and policy of Salish Sea ecosystem recovery. The conference will be held April 30 – May 2, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
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The Puget Sound Institute is collaborating with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to enhance a new web-based mapping resource for Puget Sound. The project will utilize NOAA’s Environmental Response Management Application® (ERMA) within the Institute’s forthcoming Encyclopedia of Puget Sound to bring together a wide array of GIS and oceanographic data. ERMA was first used extensively in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the same mapping application is now being customized for the Puget Sound watershed and Northwest area.
Those who missed yesterday’s showing at the Seattle Aquarium may want to attend a free screening on February 27th of the new documentary Sound and Vision, by filmmaker Eric Becker. The film was produced by the People for Puget Sound, and is “told through the the stories of people working to clean up, protect and restore habitat in Puget Sound and beyond.”
The free screening will be hosted by the UW American Water Resources Association on Monday, February 27 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, and will be held on the University of Washington campus in Seattle in the Electrical Engineering Building, Room 125.
The Puget Sound Institute is building an online collection of historical documents from events and publications related to Puget Sound science. Visit the Document Archive to find a growing list of archival materials, ranging from Salish Sea and Georgia Basin conference proceedings to a long lineage of Puget Sound Science Updates and State of the Sound Reports.
In October, the Puget Sound Institute formally launched the Puget Sound Science Review, an online publication aimed at synthesizing key scientific findings related to protection and restoration of the greater Salish Sea ecosystem. Visit the Review at: www.pugetsoundscience.org.