On Wednesday, November 28, from 12:00–1:00 pm please join us for the next Spatial Technology Lunch in the Center for Spatial Studies (Phelps Hall 3512). This semi-regular series, hosted by spatial@ucsb, aims to promote discussion and interaction within the university’s spatial technology community. Please RSVP here by Monday, November 26. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.


Science and Spatial Technology at the California Department of Conservation

Jeffrey Onsted and Nathaniel Roth


Onsted Roth Tech Lunch

Abstract: The California Department of Conservation’s scientists and engineers are dedicated to
balancing today’s needs with tomorrow’s obligations by fostering the wise use and conservation
of energy, land, and mineral resources. Our spatial technologies support this work by enabling us
to collect, store, analyze, visualize, report, and share data on the state’s resources and serves as a
core ingredient to discharging our regulatory, advisory, and conservation responsibilities.
Whether mapping the state’s geology and geologic risks, identifying changes within the state’s
agricultural spaces, managing portions of the state’s carbon portfolio, or regulating the
California’s mineral and petroleum extraction industries, high quality spatial data is essential to
meeting our mandates. With very few exceptions, all of our spatial data is either available now or
will be in the very near future.

Nathaniel Roth, Geographic Information Officer, California Department of Conservation,
Ph.D. Geography, UC Davis,  2016; M.A. Geography, UC Davis 2012; B.S., Environmental
Biology & Management, UC Davis 2000

Jeff Onsted, Chief Science Adviser, California Department of Conservation, Ph.D.
Geography, UC Santa Barbara, 2007; M.A. Geography, UC Santa Barbara, 2002; B.A. Urban
Studies and Planning, UC San Diego, 1995.

Spatial Tech Lunch: Jeff Onsted & Nathaniel Roth