Coast Geological Society

Ventura, California

Announcement:

The PSAAPG 2018 Annual Convention is being held in Bakersfield from April 22nd to April 25th 

To register for the convention check out the convention page HERE 

Please Join CGS on Tuesday April 17th, 2018

Dr. Regan Maas, Assisstant Professor at California State University, Northridge, will give her talk titled:

Bringing New Value to Old Data: A Cooperative Agreement between the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and California State University Northridge's Center for Geographic Studies

The monthly CGS meeting is held at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura!

Meeting Schedule:

6:00 - 7:00 PM: Social Hour - Snacks and Beverages 

7:00 - 7:30 PM: Dinner Service

7:30 - 8:00 PM: Announcements & Raffle

8:00 - 9:00 PM:  Main Presentation


April 2018 Sponsors

CGS Would like to thank Hopkins Groundwater Consultants, Inc for Co-sponsoring the April 2018 meeting!


Hopkins Groundwater Consultants, Inc. (HOPKINS) is a hydrogeological consulting company based in Ventura, California. The firm specializes in studies specifically related to the management, protection, and development of groundwater resources.  HOPKINS offers a wide range of hydrogeological services to meet the diverse water supply needs of municipal water purveyors and agricultural operations. The company is a strong team of hydrogeologists and engineering geologists who have local and statewide experience in well construction and maintenance projects.  HOPKINS has a long successful history of teaming with Civil Engineering and Environmental firms to offer clients a highly qualified professional project team.




CGS would like to thank Carbon California Company for Co-sponsoring the April 2018 meeting!

Headline
Talk Abstract:

Bringing New Value to Old Data: A Cooperative Agreement between the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and California State University Northridge's Center for Geographic Studies 

          The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) partnered with California State University, Northridge’s Center for Geographical Studies (CGS) to improve the utility of the bureau’s Geological and Geophysical (G&G) information collection. This collection is extremely varied and has a wide variety of document formats, from paper-based geologic structure maps to digital 3D velocity models. 

          Under the guidance of and in collaboration with BOEM staff, CGS: 1) developed an intuitive and effective database framework, 2) converted disparate components into a standardized digital geospatial database, and 3) explored how this system could support other applications such as machine learning. This unique collaborative opportunity allowed CGS to train its students on a dataset that presents real world data management challenges while also providing BOEM with an enhanced ability to manage development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

Regan Maas, Ph.D.
Speaker's Bio:

Education:

2010 - Doctor of Philosophy in Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Geography.

DISSERTATION: Breaking Bonds: The Effect of Spatially Segmented Cultural Adaptation on Overall Health for Hispanics in Los Angeles.

ADVISORS: Dr. Michael Shin, Dr. William Clark, & Dr. David Rigby

2005 - Masters of Arts in Geography, California State University, Northridge, Department of Geography. 

THESIS: Access to Health Care Options in Los Angeles: An Analysis of Elderly Ethnic Communities.

ADVISORS: Dr. Edward Jackiewicz, Dr. Shawna Dark, & Dr. Yifei Sun

2001 - Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Iowa State University, Department of Psychology.

1998 - Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Iowa, Department of Biological Sciences.

CGS is proud to be affiliated with the PSAAPG