Dawn Wright

Dawn Wright is a professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University, and the director of the Davey Jones’ Locker Seafloor Mapping/Marine GIS Laboratory. Her research interests include geographic information science, coastal web atlases, benthic terrain and habitat characterization, tectonics of mid-ocean ridges, and the processing and interpretation of high-resolution bathymetry and underwater videography/photography. She serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Transactions in GIS, Journal of Coastal Conservation, The Professional Geographer, and Geography Compass, as well as on the US National Academy of Sciences' Ocean Studies Board, Committee on Strategic Directions in the Geographical Sciences for the Next Decade, Committee on an Ocean Infrastructure Strategy for US Ocean Research in 2030, and the Committee on Geophysical and Environmental Data. She serves on the Technical Advisory Board of the Marine Metadata Interoperability project. Dawn’s other books include Arc Marine: GIS for a Blue Planet (with M. Blongewicz, P. Halpin, and J. Breman, ESRI Press, 2007), Place Matters: Geospatial Tools for Marine Science, Conservation, and Management in the Pacific Northwest (with A. Scholz, Oregon State University Press, 2005), Undersea with GIS (ESRI Press, 2002), and Marine and Coastal Geographical Information Systems (with D. Bartlett, Taylor & Francis, 2000). Dawn holds a Ph.D. in Physical Geography and Marine Geology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation
Dawn Wright, Ned Dwyer, Valerie Cummins. © 2011. 344 pages.
The field of web-based coastal atlas informatics presents experts with a variety of unique considerations in an area where accuracy is of vital importance and proper...