Geospatial Modeling

Geographic information systems (GIS) are software programs that are capable of generating, storing, analyzing, and displaying large amounts of spatial data.  CCRM uses GIS extensively in our work, from making maps and online tools, to answering spatially related research questions.  Geospatial modeling uses GIS to analyze spatial relationships and patterns of geographic features on such diverse topics as sediments, geomorphic features, and physical processes.  Other CCRM research areas that benefit from using GIS data include coastal habitats, species distribution, marine debris, and sea level rise.