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 6 Program

Draft Program, ICAN-6 Workshop, 16 - 17 June 2013
University of Victoria, BC, Canada
“Expanding Participation in Coastal Web Atlas Development and Use”
TimeDay 1 - Sunday, 16 June 2013
ICAN as an IODE Project and Atlas Stories
Room: Cornett A120
8:30-9:00a Registration
  Social Sciences & Mathematics Building, Lower Foyer 
9:00-9:15a Welcome and Workshop Objectives
  Welcome Address, Rosaline Canessa, Department of Geography, uVIC Workshop Objectives & Agenda, Ned Dwyer, ICAN Chair
9:15-09:30a The IODE Context for ICAN
  What it means to be an IODE project: Practical considerations Peter Pissierssens, IODE
09:30-10:30a Coastal Atlas Training Needs and Opportunities Chair: Kathrin Kopke, CMRC, Ireland

ICAN 3 Program

ICAN Workshop 3, Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 - 9 and 11 July 2008 | International Coastal Atlas Network

MONDAY | TUESDAY | WEDNESDAY | THURSDAY | FRIDAY

Time

 

Day 1 - Monday, 7 July 2008

 

1:30-2:00p
Registration
Secretariat
2:00-2:15p
Opening Statement
ND to welcome participants and introduce RU
2:15-2:30p
Introduction to Workshop Objectives & Agenda
Review outcomes of workshops 1 & 2 (DW)
Agenda and objectives of Workshop 3 (ND)
Session I
Review of Ontology Prototype Development
Chaired by ND
2:30-3:15p
Presentation and Demo
Yassine Lassoued, Ned Dwyer (CMRC); Tanya Haddad (OCMP)
- Aims of prototype development
- How the work programme went
- Demonstration of prototype
- What was learned
- Next steps
- Discussion
3:15-3:45p
Coffee Break
Session II
ICAN and Emerging Maritime Policies
Chaired by RU
3:45-4:05p
European Policy Context/Overview
RU
- Integrated maritime policy
- EU Atlas of the Seas
- Formation of DG Mare
- European Marine Observation and Data Network or EMODNet
- Emerging GMES fast track MyOcean
4:05-4:30p
U.S. Initiatives
DW, Tony Lavoi, NOAA; Tim Nyerges, U-Washington
- West Coast Governors' Agreement on Ocean Health
- NOAA report on federated U.S. coastal atlases
-

Global Research Alliance for Digital Data (GRADD)

Session III
Extending the ICAN Community
Chaired by DW
4:30-4:40p
Rationale for New Participants
DW
- Appropriate membership standards for ICAN
- New participants introduced, their goals and objectives
- Other international initiatives
4:40-5:00p
IODE Overview
Greg Reed, IODE
5:00-5:20p
Caribbean Atlas Developments
Greg Reed, IODE
5:20-5:40p
African Atlas Developments
Lucy Scott, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
~6:00p
Icebreaker reception sponsored by SeaZone

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Day 2 - Tuesday, 8 July 2008

 

Session IV
Marine Harmonisation Initiatives
Chaired by ND
Raise awareness of other projects, initiatives, and
groups doing work of relevance to ICAN.
9:15-10:10a
Europe
- ECOOP (Declan Dunne, CMRC)
- SeaDataNet (Roy Lowry, BODC)
- Marine SDI and Base Mapping Needs of Coastal Atlases
(Mike Osborne, SeaZone Solutions Ltd., UK)
10:10-10:30a
U.S.
- Wisconsin Sea Grant (David Hart)
10:30-10:45a
Other Regions
- Australia and the Pacific - (Greg Reed)
- Africa - (Lucy Scott)
10:45-11:15a
Coffee Break
Session V
ICAN Outreach and Training
Chaired by DW
11:15-11:30a
Training Workshops and Writing Opportunities
Yassine Lassoued, DW
- CMRC's experience at IODE MapServer Workshop for the Caribbean Marine Atlas
- Abstract submitted to Littoral 2008
- Extended abstract submitted to GIScience 2008
- Terra Cognita 2008 call for papers
- Manuscripts for Coastal Management on ICAN 1 and 2?
- New IGI book contract for
Handbook of Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation
- CoastGIS 2009, Brazil
- Coastal Zone 09, Boston, MA
- Coastal GeoTools 09, Myrtle Beach, SC
Session VI
The Future of ICAN
Chaired by ND
11:30a-11:45a
Introduction to Breakout Groups
ND
- Introduction of aims of the groups and outline some of the issues to be discussed, with expected outcomes
11:45a-12:45p
Breakout Groups
All participants
- Technical (led by DW)
(e.g., metadata alignment and profiles, vocabularies, ontologies, OGC services)
- Strategic Planning/Funding (led by ND)
(e.g., interim and long-term funding initiatives, strategy document)
- Governance (led by Roy Lowry, John Pepper)
(e.g., proposed models, structure, remit)
GEOSS Example
12:45-2:00p
Lunch
2:00-2:40p
Breakout Groups (continued)
2:40-3:15p
Presentations of Breakout Deliberations
Strategic/Funding Governance
Technical:
Presentation | Follow-up Notes
Task/Timeline Spreadsheet
3:15-4:00p
Discussion
4:00-4:30p
Coffee Break
4:30-5:30p
Writing Groups
~7:00p
Dinner at EEA

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Day 3 - Wednesday, 9 July 2008

 

Session VII
ICAN Governance, Strategy, and Technical Development
Chaired by ND/DW
9:00-11:00a
Plenary Discussion Session
led by DW and ND
- Agreement on critical activities of ICAN, final governance structure and people assigned to roles. The interim and long-term strategies to be outlined, technical issues in coming year to be further discussed. Venue and goals for Workshop 4.
- Including time to introduce/discuss how ICAN will be represented within the EEA conference and our expectations for that conference
11:00a-12:00p
Break
12:00p-1:30p
Lunch
1:30-6:00p
EEA Conference
 
Dinner and evening activities on your own

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Time

 

Day 4 - Thursday, 10 July 2008

 

9:00a-5:30p
EEA Conference
 
Dinner and evening activities on your own

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Time

 

Day 5 - Friday, 11 July 2008

 

10:00a-1:00p
ICAN Workshop 3 Group to meet informally for further concluding discussions and way forward
Chaired by ND/DW
IMPORTANT!! ICAN Action Item Spreadsheet
 
Departure for most ICAN participants


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  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!