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MINK 2016 Conclave

News/Announcements

No PowerPoints. No officers. No committees. The MINK (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) Data Conclave was created to be an informal gathering of natural resource data and information managers in the four stat area (all are welcome). We gather for one day in a round-table format to discuss projects our members have underway and offer advice, discussions, and sounding boards to each other.

Fish BC Update and Survey

News/Announcements

The AFS Fisheries Information & Technology Section (AFS-FITS) is in the process of reviewing some of the important pieces of software it has provided over the years. Recent changes in operating systems for PC computers have rendered older programs potentially unusable in current environments.

HTI Hydroacoustic Short Courses

News/Announcements

Using Acoustic Tags to Track Fish

4-5 February 2016 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Attend Online or On-Site 
Hosted at the University of Washington School of Aquatic Fishery Sciences, Seattle, WA

This course addresses all aspects of tracking fish movement with acoustic tags, including three-dimensional tracking with sub-meter resolution.

Prize Competition Seeks New Concepts for Remote Fish Detection

News/Announcements

The Bureau of Reclamation, in collaboration with other Federal agencies (U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-National Marine Fisheries Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) are announcing a prize competition looking for detailed concepts for the next generation of fish tracking methods.

MARIS Assessment - We Want to Hear From You

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For more than 10 years, AFS/FITS has coordinated the development of the Multistate Aquatic Resources Information System (MARIS). As we plan for the future of fisheries information sharing, it is productive to take a retrospective view of ...

AFS FITS Storming Portland

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The 2015 AFS annual meeting in Portland, OR is shaping up to be one of the largest yet.  With over 100 proposed symposium and expected turn out very high - AFS FITS was fortunate to have two symposium proposals selected for the upcoming meeting.  Accepted abstracts are below, and we hope to see everyone in Portland this August! 

Developments in Low-cost Side Scan Sonar Applications in Aquatic

Fish BC Update and Survey

News/Announcements

The AFS Fisheries Information & Technology Section (AFS-FITS) is in the process of reviewing some of the important pieces of software it has provided over the years. Recent changes in operating systems for PC computers have rendered older programs potentially unusable in current environments.

New Technologies Abound; Collaboration Trending Up

Member Submission

November 18 (Portland, OR) – In a packed conference room of 109 participants from 35 organizations, Bill Bradbury challenged attendees at the “Emerging Technologies in Field Data Collection” workshop to become more efficient in their monitoring...

USGS/NAS Database releases new web API

Member Submission

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) database (http://nas.er.usgs.gov) functions as a repository and clearinghouse for occurrence information on nonindigenous aquatic species from across the United States.

Society for Conservation GIS 2015 Annual Conference

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We live in a time of bird’s eye views. Generations of people now take for granted the fact that we know what our earth looks like from the moon, and from space, and even what our solar system looks like within the universe. How has this knowledge changed us? How do we use this data to inform our work, and manifest our passion for conservation?

This year’s theme: A View from Above is meant to be

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