Alaska ShoreZone Coastal Mapping and Imagery
Alaska ShoreZone - INTRODUCTION
Kruzof Island, Sitka Sound, Alaska.
Photo: NOAA Fisheries
The ShoreZone mapping system has been in use since the early 1980s and has been applied to more than 40,000 km of shoreline in Washington and British Columbia (Berry et al 2004; Howes 2001). Through partnerships with other agencies and organizations, portions of southeastern and central Alaska have been imaged and mapped. This project is funded by NOAA and a number of other agencies and organizations as listed below.
This standardized system catalogs both geomorphic and biological resources at mapping scales of better than 1:10,000. The high resolution, attribute rich dataset is a useful tool for extrapolation of site data over broad spatial ranges and creating a variety of habitat models.
Low-tide-oblique aerial imagery sets this system apart from other mapping efforts. You can "fly the coastline" (video), view still photos, and access biophysical data using our interactive ArcIMS web-site. This site will include more of Alaska's coast-line as new data becomes available.
SHOREZONE - MAPS, VIDEO, IMAGES
Fly the Coastline and View Habitat Maps
- Navigating ShoreZone's Flex Site
- ShoreZone Flex Site
- Creating a Simple Query on the ShoreZone Flex Site:
- User's Guide to Querying ShoreZone Databases in ArcGIS and MS Access
- .zip file of entire manual (85 MB)
- ShoreZone Coastal Vulnerability Indices, April 2014
- Alaska ShoreZone Coastal Habitat Mapping Protocol, January 2014
- Mapping Protocol for the Gulf of Alaska August 2008
- Flight Logs (for imaging surveys) and Regional Summary Reports (for mapping data)
- Special Reports
- Poster Presentations
Program Activities and News
- Workgroup, Meetings and Events
- Alaska ShoreZone Partners
- Coastal Impressions: A Photographic Journey Along Alaska's Gulf Coast
- Arctic Impressions: A Photographic Journey along Alaska's Arctic Coast
Additional ShoreZone Websites
- British Columbia - CRIMS
- British Columbia - Southern Gulf Islands
- Coastal and Ocean Resources
- Oregon State
- Washington State