Marine Geospatial Technology Paper to be Presented at AAAS Meeting in Chicago

The Nicholas School of the Environment and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions announced that four of their faculty and staff members will take part in the 2009 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), February 12th through 16th in Chicago, Illinois.  One of them, Professor Patrick N. Halpin, will be presenting a paper concerning the use of geospatial technology in marine ecology.

Halpin, Gabel Associate Professor of the Practice of Marine Geospatial Ecology at the Nicholas School, will present, “Footprints, Tracks and Options for Marine Adaption to Climate Change,” at 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 13th.  He will present new findings from his pioneering research in the use of marine geospatial technologies to track and monitor endangered marine species.  Halpin will also be a featured presenter in a major AAAS news briefing on marine ecosystems and climate change at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 12th.

The Nicholas School of the Environment is located on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.