San Francisco Estuary Geospatial Workgroup

About This Group

The San Francisco Estuary Geospatial Workgroup is a diverse group of researchers, managers and scientists engaged in coastal management and ecology. This multidisciplinary partnership emphasizes integration of geospatial technology in coastal management and restoration. In addition to a core group of strategic science partners, the workgroup includes industry, agency, and academic partners allowing the workgroup to leverage a deep network of skills and expertise to increase the scope of individual and combined efforts.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Remote sensing (RS) applications for habitat and vegetation mapping

  • Remote sensing applications for change detection

  • Remote sensing applications for water quality monitoring

  • UAV technologies; hardware, software, regulatory environment

  • Machine learning, computer vision, neural networks, pattern recognition, software design

  • Data science and bioinformatics

  • Ecological forecasting and modeling

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Delta Remote Imagery Collaborative/SF Estuary Geospatial Working Group

Joint Virtual Meeting

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

2:00-4:00 pm

Draft Agenda

Welcome, Introductions, and Announcements

Agency round robin—send one slide you would like to share: .


    1. Quantifying drought’s influence on moist soil seed vegetation in California’s Central Valley through remote sensing: Kristin Byrd, USGS

    2. Fish Restoration Program Remote Monitoring: Aicha Ougzin CDFW

    3. Delta Bathymetry Program: Shawn Mayr, DWR

    4. Mapping floating aquatic vegetation in the Delta: Chris Potter, CASA Systems 2100 LLC

Follow up discussions and next steps

We will be using Zoom meeting.

Please Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Group rules

This group is for geospatial practitioners and for those interested in geospatial science and technology. If you have any trouble gaining access, please email us at with a request to be added as a group member.

Although the group is generally focused on the San Francisco Estuary, membership and participation are not geographically restricted. Our hope for this forum is to discuss topics of interest related to geospatial science and technology and to highlight sharing and collaboration opportunities.

We look forward to sharing and engaging with you.


SF Estuary Geospatial Workgroup Planning Team

Jared Lewis · Senior Environmental Scientist | Geospatial Analyst at Applied Technology & Science

Aimee Good · Wetland Science & Coastal Training Program Coordinator at SF Bay NERR & Estuary & Ocean Science Center/SF State

Pete Kauhanen · GIS Manager/UAS Expert at San Francisco Estuary Institute

Tony Hale · Program Director for Environmental Informatics at the San Francisco Estuary Institute

Todd Hallenbeck · GIS Specialist, Bay Conservation & Development Commission

Dylan Chapple · Senior Environmental Scientist, Delta Stewardship Council