Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group

The Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group supports GIS training, capacity building and increased awareness of marine spatial data sets among the broader GIS science community in Monterey Bay. Started in January 2012, the group aims to foster collaboration among academic, private, state and federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Monterey Bay marine GIS science community.

 We will be hosting monthly (3rd Thursday) Mappy Hours,
alternating venues between:

Beer Thirty
in Soquel

Beer Mule in Watsonville

Humble Sea Brewing Co. in Santa Cruz

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. in Monterey

Next Mappy Hour: TBD

Please come and help shape the future of the Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group.
We will be discussing GIS topics of interest, how to better serve our members, and anything else you would like to bring up.
We hope to see you there!

Join us for our 2024 annual meeting: 

May 10, 2024 at UC Santa Cruz Coastal Campus

The theme of our 2024 meeting will be on machine learning / artificial intelligence in marine GIS! Find more information on the "2024 Meeting" page tab. 

In case you missed our Spring 2023 meeting: 

Click the "2023 Meeting" page tab for our speakers list, slides, and recording! 

Sign-up to join our User Group and

be notified of upcoming events

Past Meetings and Events

MBMGIS User Group Leadership:

For information contact:

mbmarinegis at