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State of Hawaii Ocean and Coastal Resource Information System

Client: State of Hawaii
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Starting Year: 1985

System design and implementation plan for a statewide GIS for the management of ocean and coastal resources in Hawaii.  The project involved the assessment of user requirements for sixteen municipal, regional, state and federal government agencies and private organizations.  This information was then synthesized to a comprehensive system design and implementation plan to guide GIS development throughout the state.  A pilot database of representative ocean and coastal data was created to demonstrate the utility of the system as a multiple agency resource planning and management tool.

Mr. Sorensen served as Senior Consultant and Project Manager for the project.  He led a team of consultants to carry out the requirements analysis and system design and implementation plan.  He also led a technical team in the compilation and automation of coastal and ocean resource information for the pilot study demonstration system.