Dawn Wright

Dawn Wright
Dawn Wright joined Esri as Chief Scientist in October 2011 and is responsible for strengthening the scientific foundation for Esri software and services, while representing Esri to the national and international scientific community. 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

Stay Connected with the Oceans & Maritime Communities with an RSS Feed

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As you know, Esri is seeking to serve user communities across many application domains by way of the ArcGIS Resource Center. The Oceans community therein is THE place to connect in order to keep up with the latest and greatest … Continue reading

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Setting a New Course for the Arc Marine Data Model

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On April 2, 2013, an informal working group of twenty-five (including four Esri staffers) participated in a 1.5-hour webinar to discuss the development of a new, improved version of the Arc Marine Data Model (also known as the “Marine Data … Continue reading

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Setting a New Course for Ocean Science

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How fast can we go with what we’ve got? “That was the challenge Jack Dangermond posed to 50 key members of the ocean science and resource management community who were invited to Esri corporate headquarters in Redlands, California, for the … Continue reading

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Preliminary Results from the Historic Esri Oceans Summit

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On November 7-8, 2012, Esri held the first and only Oceans Summit at its headquarters in Redlands, CA. This was an invitation-only, high-level strategy workshop attended by intermediate to advanced ocean GIS analysts and developers, including many long-time users of … Continue reading

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Esri Joins both the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and the World Ocean Council

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The Consortium for Ocean Leadership (aka Ocean Leadership) has elected Esri, the world leader in GIS, as a member. Chief scientist Dawn Wright will represent Esri by bringing her extensive knowledge of ocean geospatial technology to the consortium. Esri will … Continue reading

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Esri and QPS Strengthen Partnership to Develop Ocean Science Tools

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Quality Positioning Services (QPS) has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Esri, the world leader in GIS technology. The agreement enables QPS to bundle its QINSy and Fledermaus products with Esri software and provide a complete hydrographic survey, … Continue reading

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UCSB’s SeaSketch Goes Live

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The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), has now officially launched SeaSketch, an ocean planning tool supported by Esri, the world leader in GIS. Conservationists, planners, and ocean resource managers will use the GIS application and Esri’s ArcGIS Online to plan … Continue reading

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