Dawn Wright

Dawn Wright
Dawn Wright joined Esri as Chief Scientist in October 2011 and is responsible for formulating and advancing Esri's goals in the environmental, conservation, climate, and ocean sciences. She is also professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University and has participated in several initiatives around the world over the past 20 years to map, analyze, and preserve ocean terrains and ecosystems. Follow her on Twitter @deepseadawn.

Recent Posts

New Multidimensions in ArcMap


As was shown at this year’s Esri User Conference, ArcMap now incorporates multidimensional data into GIS workflows to further the advancement of science (see Philip Mielke’s excellent plenary presentation). This is a very important concept that we at Esri would … Continue reading

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Introducing Esri’s World Elevation Services, Including TopoBathy


From Rajinder Nagi, Esri Product Engineer Elevation data supports numerous GIS applications ranging from deriving slope and aspect, stream delineation, cut and fill analysis, viewshed analysis, orthorectification of aerial photography or satellite imagery, rendering 3D visualizations, creating relief maps, and … Continue reading

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New Live Feeds in ArcGIS Online Include Oceans and Hydro Content


From the ArcGIS Content Team ArcGIS Online includes a living atlas of the world with beautiful and authoritative maps on many topics, including a rich collection of earth observation maps and layers that describe our planet’s current conditions, from earthquakes … Continue reading

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Esri and the Science Community: Updated


See important updates to the blog post Esri and the Science Community, including new information on the many projects and initiatives in place to support science and scientists. In the post, science community refers to researchers and practitioners within universities, … Continue reading

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An Ocean of Story Maps: Updated

New links have been added to the prior blog post An Ocean of Story Maps. Some of these include web maps and downloads in addition to the “traditional” Esri-style story map. Please feel free to bookmark and return as I will try to keep updating the original blog post throughout the year! There is a lot of wonderful work out there, including the work of the Clark Magnet School students recently featured in President Obama’s White House Science Fair and related activities!


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Saving the Blue Stuff: Esri’s Ocean GIS Forum


Portions of this blog post from ArcUser, Winter 2014. The 2013 Esri Ocean GIS Forum was the first of what is expected to be an annual event, and showcased the multitude of ways the ocean community uses GIS to better … Continue reading

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The NSF EarthCube Initiative and Esri’s Role


This post also appears in Esri Insider. Last update: April 1, 2014. With all the recent excitement and good hopes over the White House Climate Data Initiative, and the ongoing progress of the Group on Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), … Continue reading

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Data streaming in GIS

Near-real-time (NRT) tracking of the Cosco Boston vessel using exactEarth automatic identification system geospatial web services within the GeoEvent Processor framework.

Posted on behalf of and authored by Graham Stickler, Senior Director Global Marketing, exactEarth Ltd. We are delighted at exactEarth to see Esri’s efforts to advance the management and use of streaming data feeds into the GIS environment, which traditionally … Continue reading

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Melbourne Heat Wave and Energy Demand: SimCLIM for ArcGIS/Climate Applied


Posted on behalf of and authored by Dr. Peter Urich, Managing Director of CLIMsystems Ltd., Hamilton, New Zealand Recently, CLIMsystems Ltd. analyzed future climate impacts on the Hazelwood brown-coal fired power station located 150 km east of Melbourne in the … Continue reading

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Ocean pH Modeled with Latest CMIP5 Data

Assessment Report 5 (AR5) offers opportunities to model the marine environment and its wide range of biophysical ocean variables, improving AR4 ocean model shortcomings (Griffies et al., 2010; Mora et al., 2013). More than 40 variables are available from limited GCM runs, and processing of some biogeochemical models is now available for application through Esri ArcGIS tools and namely SimCLIM for ArcGIS/Marine. The currently available variables include sea surface temperature, net primary productivity of carbon by phytoplankton; and dissolved nitrate concentration a; dissolved oxygen concentration; pH; dissolved phosphate concentration; total alkalinity; dissolved iron concentration; and dissolved silicate concentration, all at the surface. For more information see www.climsystems.com

Posted on behalf of and authored by Dr. Peter Urich, Managing Director of CLIMsystems Ltd. Esri’s Silver Business Partner CLIMsystems Ltd., located in Hamilton, New Zealand, has been exhaustively researching and processing the latest ocean data from the Coupled Model … Continue reading

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