Geospatial Computing

This week is turning out to be rather busy, but in a really good way. On Wednesday I’ll be spending my evening at the eBar in downtown Guelph for DemoCampGuelph 25. The event runs from 6:30 until 9:30, which means I’ll likely not get home until after 10. Whatever time I get home, I’ll likely have to spend some time putting the final touches on a talk that I’ll be giving on Thursday as part of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Geospatial Computing.

For those curious, the talk that I’m going to give is titled Geospatial Fishing. Essentially I’m going to be presenting some of the analyses and results I’ve been working on related to the Lake Huron lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) commercial fisheries. The findings are part of a larger ongoing research project investigating anthropogenic effects on lake whitefish populations. For those interested, I’ve included the abstract below.

Geospatial Fishing


The Saugeen Ojibway First Nations (SON) are located on the eastern and western shores of the Bruce Peninsula. Collectively they operate a commercial fishery that primarily targets Lake Huron lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) – a socially, culturally, and economically important species. To ensure sustainable harvest and the long term health of the population(s), it is necessary to understand the distribution and abundance of lake whitefish in Lake Huron, and the effect that various anthropogenic stressors have on the species. A summary of the various geospatial studies relevant to this research will be presented.

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