Esri Honors MGEL’s Work

At the 2012 Esri International User Conference, Esri honored the Duke Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab (MGEL) with a Special Achievement in GIS Award, in recognition of MGEL’s contributions to marine science and its “outstanding work with GIS technology”. MGEL Director Pat Halpin and members Ben Best and Jason Roberts attended the conference and received the award on behalf of the lab.

MGEL members recieve Special Achievement in GIS Award from Jack Dangermond of Esri

Ben Best (MGEL), Pat Halpin (MGEL), Jack Dangermond (Esri), Jason Roberts (MGEL)

We also gave several presentations and manned a booth at Esri’s Environmental Showcase, at their invitation. Thanks to Ben Donnelly (MGEL) and Stefanie Tieman (Esri) for designing a great booth for us and to Dan Dunn and Ari Friedlaender for contributing photos.

Ben Best, Pat Halpin, and Jason Roberts at MGEL's booth

Ben, Pat, and Jason at MGEL's booth