Ecosystem Restoration Camp - Altiplano
This is a temporary page describing work in support of Ecosystem Restoration Camps (ERCs)
Here's my CV, Paul Cereghino
I am organizing product development at five scales. Click on image for viewing options and download. I am a little unclear the relative value and purpose of site vs. neighborhood scale, and so am focussing on Site and Vicinity at this point.
depending on parcel boundaries currently unknown to me, and mainly used to camp site planning and design.
- File:Site contour 2x3.pdf - a larger scale version for higher resolution graphics, and with contour labels
- File:Site contour.pdf - A PDF version of the site contour image, for graphics manipulation.
- File:Site asbuilt 170805.pdf - a PDF print of construction surveying from July 2017 earthwork.
including areas within a quick walk of the camp, and including the watersheds draining through to camp?
- File:Site catchments 2x3.pdf - shows local catchment area in hectares with topography and camp outline in large format PDF
Defined by the perimeter of the Barranca de las Aguzaderas catchment, the hydrologic setting for the proposed camp.
- KMZ_vicinity.zip - KMZ files can be viewed in Google Earth and includes 1 meter contour lines, and water flow pathways receiving more than 1 ha of runoff for the Aguzaderas watershed.
focused on the Quipar River headwaters, an presumed "project area" for restoration
incorporating the entire Segura River Basin, used to show project context
mainly for "you are here" view of the Iberian peninsula.
- File:Precipitation analysis.pdf - graphic representation of site precipitation patterns based on 16 year data set from reference site.
Work To Date
Under development... i don't have all steps up here yet. Mostly focused on short term design support and eye candy
- Acquired 30m DEM from European data portal
- This suggests ETRS 1989 UTM 30 as a founding projection for map work
- This is confirmed in that Segura data are also in ETRS 89 UTM 30
- One five degree tile covers the study area
- Established a study area polygon containing the entire S
- Acquired 5m DEM from Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica (CNIG).
- This appears to be the best available data source. I have not located data downloads for Murcia. Academic projects sources may have better data, but will likely require personal contact and followup
- Examined Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura
- Found some files for download https://www.chsegura.es/chs_en/cuenca/resumendedatosbasicos/ambitoterritorial/descargas.html
- Soil and Biogeography and Phytosociology
Personal Work Plan
(This is not rigid, but is being shared so that I can get feedback)
I am focused an acquiring and developing GIS capacity to support, 1) early communications materials, 2) grant applications, 3) ecosystem restoration planning, and 4) camp vicinity design work.
Proposed sequence (very open to revision):
- Acquire available DEMs and familiarize coop with DEM-based derivatives; wait on further work. (WORKING)
- Generate some sample images, PDFs to support design work, and some light KML exports that others can use in Google Earth (WORKING)
- Establish nested study area units both for display, and for reducing file size for export and sharing (WORKING)
- Package initial work for download (WAIT FOR DEMAND)
- Explore other topical data sources (veg, water, etc...) in conjunction with light research (NOT YET):
- land cover, coupled with vegetation classification schema, and keystone species targets.
- hydrology data, coupled with local watershed planning
- Camps are where the value of the system is delivered, therefor from a Lean Management perspective, camp operations is the "pull" that drives coop activity. All products link back to value delivered through camp operations.
- Application of my skill set to the effort requires that I understand context, and GIS development is a good practice for building familiarity with a new region.
- GIS capacity is expensive and limited, but produces information products that are unique, and useful both technically and socially.
- GIS products link back to core topics for restoration and camp planning: hydrology, land cover, slope, aspect, elevation; and so GIS acquisition is best coupled with research on socio-ecological topics, to clarify the value and use of different data sources.
- Platform for aggregating topical research documents and synthesis with other campers.
- Identification of others who should be in a GIS circle.
- Development of GIS product needs by other circles, particularly ecosystem restoration plan, and camp development.