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Mr. Paul Boudreau (Project Manager; COINAtlantic)

Paul Boudreau currently works at the ACZISC Secretariat at Dalhousie University as Project Manager for the Coastal and Ocean Informaiton Network Atlantic (COINAtlantic) .

During his time with DFO he has had the opportunity to address a number of scientific and management issues dealing with habitat and population production in freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems. His present focus is on facilitating access to environmental information.

He has spent three years as Project Scientist for the Land Oceans Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) core project of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP). In this position he has had the opportunity to lead international scientific research in global change in the coastal zone in many countries around the world. A portion of this effort attempted to link science and research with the needs of coastal zone managers in a wide variety of settings.

He has lead the compilation of environmental information for the Georges Bank ecosystem through the DFO Regional Advisory Process (RAP). The RAP has produced an assessment of the possible impacts of petroleum exploration on Georges Bank aquatic resources. He has also focused on the classification and mapping of benthic marine habitat. This work was carried out through collaborations with outside agencies including ICES and the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment. His work on the Marine Invertebrate Diversity Initiative (MIDI) provided an opportunity to develop, implement and test various classifications from high water to the abyssal plane.

Currently as Project Manager, he is responsible for the design and implementation of an information network that will provide improved geographic search of on-line informaiton and enhanced access to on-line information.

Key words: habitat mapping, benthic habitat, environmental assessment, geomatics.

For more information, please email Paul Boudreau or contact him at the following address.

Paul Boudreau
Project Manager
Dalhousie University
1226 LeMarchant Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA B3H 3P7
Phone: (902) 494-7452
Fax (902) 494-1334



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