International

ICAN is a project of UNESCO IOC´s IODE Programme, and ICAN members seek to play a leadership role in forging international collaborations of value to the participating nations, thereby optimizing regional governance in coastal zone management and marine spatial planning.

Coastal

We live on a blue planet, with oceans and seas covering more than 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface. Oceans feed us, regulate our climate, and generate most of the oxygen we breathe. Some 37 per cent of the world's population lives within 100 km of the coast. (UNEP)

Atlas

CWAs are "...collections of digital maps and datasets with supplementary tables, illustrations, & information that systematically illustrate the coast, oftentimes with cartographic & decision support tools, all of which are accessible via the Internet."  O'Dea et al., 2007

Network

Membership in ICAN is open to all interested parties who agree to the mission & objectives of ICAN, including those with an operational coastal web atlas, as well as those hoping to design and build a coastal web atlas in the future.
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ICAN 2 Coastal Zone 2007 Panel

Panel Session 2642: U.S./European Partnerships in Coastal Atlases and Coastal/Ocean Informatics

Coastal Zone '07 Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA


U.S./European Partnerships in Coastal Atlases and Coastal/Ocean Informatics: Report of a Workshop Series
(2.0 Mb PPT)
by Dawn Wright, Oregon State University, USA


Overview of Workshop 1: The Potential and Limitations of Coastal Web Atlases
(10.5 Mb PPT)
by Val Cummins, CMRC, Ireland


Technical Developments - State/Regional Perspective
(2.0 Mb PPT)
by Liz O'Dea, CMRC, Ireland and Tanya Haddad, Oregon Coastal Management Program, USA


National Coastal Zone Management Community Observations
(8.4 Mb PPT)
by Tony LaVoi, NOAA Coastal Services Center, USA


Conference Abstract and Paper

 

ICAN 2 BIDI and Arc Marine

Arc Marine Data Model Discussion - Marine Institute / CMRC / OSU / DHI
BIDI Project II (BIological Data Integration)

Meeting Notes (86 Kb doc, Friday, July 20, 2007)


Database Design Options
(638 Kb PPT)
presented by Yassine Lassoued, CMRC, Friday, July 20, 2007


Database Design Options
(1.0 Mb doc)

Annex: Marine Repository Schema
(282 Kb doc)

BIDI Model, Option 1
(1.2 Mb Visio) File type not supported for upload by Joomla link to old ICAN site protem

BIDI Model, Option 2
(1.2 Mb Visio) File type not supported for upload by Joomla link to old ICAN site protem

BIDI Models, new Options 0, 1, 2
(2.6 Mb zip of Visio files) File type not supported for upload by Joomla link to old ICAN site protem

Initial comments on various options (64 Kb doc)

Corrected Option 2
(1.2 Mb Visio, 7 Nov 2007) File type not supported for upload by Joomla link to old ICAN site protem

Option 2 XML for instantiating a geodatabase
(7.1 Mb, 7 Nov 2007) File type not supported for upload by Joomla link to old ICAN site protem

Option 2 Empty Geodatabase
(2 Mb .mdb, 7 Nov 2007)File type not supported for upload by Joomla link to old ICAN site protem

Option 1
(1.2 Mb Visio, 15 Nov 2007)File type not supported for upload by Joomla link to old ICAN site protem


Final BIDI Data Loading Report
(17 Dec 2007)
BIDI geodatabase example (11.7 Mb zip file)File type not supported for upload by Joomla link to old ICAN site protem

BIDI Final Report (pdf)


URI for Arc Marine Ontology: cmrc.ucc.ie/ontologies/org/esri/amo.owl
- can be browsed with Protégé either by opening the OWL file online (using the URI) or by downloading it and browsing it locally.


Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Overview
(4.4 Mb PPT)
- PPT courtesy of NOAA and NatureServer
URL: ebmtools.org

Marine XML, Excellent overview report of data models and standards, copyright MarineXML Consortium

  For our Coasts

Newsletter, Vol, 8, Nr 1 - Now Available!

We are now entering our 8th year publishing the ICAN newsletter. Many thanks to our Editor Andy Sherin!

Please consider preparing an article for the next newsletter that will likely be published in the fall of this year.
Happy New Year!

Photos from CoastGIS 2018

Our friends from CoastGIS 2018 have posted a wonderful gallery of photos, including the recent ICAN mini-workshop:

See how many ICAN members you can spot!