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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MONDAY | TUESDAY | WEDNESDAY | THURSDAY | FRIDAY

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Day 1 - Monday, 16 July 2007
INTERNAL Program for NSF Project Partners

 

 
Memorial Union (MU) 213
10:00-10:15
Arrival & Registration at Memorial Union (MU)
10:15-10:45
Re-Acquaintance of NSF project partners
Welcome and introduction by Oregon State University VP of University Advancement
10:45-11:00
Introduction to OSU
11:00-11:45
Recap of overall workshop series; Introduction to week’s agenda and arrangements
Dawn Wright (OSU), Val Cummins (CMRC)
12:00-1:00
Lunch
1:15-2:30
Tour of OSU Campus and Department of Geosciences
2:30-3:30
Tour of O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab
3:30-5:00
Informal preparation time or rest
5:30
Meet in lobby of The Gem for transport to dinner
6:00
Dinner for Project Partners – Big River Restaurant
Jan Michael Looking Wolf – American Indian/Irish flutist

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1:00-3:30
Ontology Artifacts and Practical Exercise
Hands-on Ontology Creation and Getting Familiar with TopBraid

- Introduction to Use Case
- Marine Irish Digital Atlas and Oregon Coastal Atlas
- Graph of Concepts
What is a concept?
Topic map exercise
- Classes
Introduction to classes
Open ontology - explore classes
Create classes
- Properties
Introduction to properties
Open ontology - explore properties
Create properties
- Individuals
Introduction to individuals
Open ontology - explore individuals
Create individuals
- Multi-language support
Introduction
Open ontology - explore labels
Create labels in different languages

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Day 2 - Tuesday, 17 July 2007
Official Coastal Atlas Interoperability Workshop, All Participants

 

 
Memorial Union (MU) 213
9:00-9:30
Arrival & Registration at Memorial Union (MU)
9:30-10:00
Welcome and Introduction
Dawn Wright (OSU)
10:00-10:45
Introduction, Logistics, Goals
Luis Bermudez and Stephanie Watson (MMI)
10:45-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-11:15
Getting participants ready (tools, groups)
11:15-11:45
Introduction to Ontologies
-Semantic Interoperability problems
- What are controlled vocabularies?
- Where to get controlled vocabularies?
- What are ontologies?
- What is the Semantic Web, RDF and OWL?
- How do ontologies help to solve semantic interoperability issues?
11:45-12:00
SeaDataNet Use Case (by Roy Lowry)
12:00-1:00
Lunch
3:30-3:45
Coffee Break
3:45-5:00
Continue exercise - finish adding terms to the ontology
5:00-5:30
General Discussion/Recap
5:30-6:30
Atlas Posters/Demos in MU 212 along with Hors D'oeuvres
 
Dinner on your own

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Day 3 - Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Official CAI Workshop Continued, All Participants

 

 
Memorial Union (MU) 213
9:00
Arrival at Memorial Union (MU)
9:00-9:30
Recap from Yesterday
9:30-10:30
Mapping and Simple Knowledge Organization Systems (SKOS)
-Introduction to SKOS
-Mapping between ontologies
10:30-10:45
Coffee Break
10:45-12:00
Wrap-up of Ontology Content
-Questions/Discussions
-Publish practice ontologies to SVN
-Complete and publish evaluation forms
12:00-1:00
Lunch
1:00-2:45
General Discussions, Way Forward
- Summary of the ontology workshop
- How to proceed further
- Discussions about how MMI can help
2:45-3:00
Coffee Break
3:00-5:00
Discussion and Workplan for Future Collaborations
Brainstorming on Joint New Proposal Opportunities (NSF, EU, etc.)
Development of Technical Prototype w/SuperAtlas Ontology

Funding and Technical Break-out Groups
5:00-7:30
Hiking up Bald Hill
 
Dinner on your own

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Day 4 - Thursday, 19 July 2007
Official CAI Workshop Continued, All Participants

 

 
Memorial Union (MU) 213
9:00
Arrival at Memorial Union (MU)
9:00-11:15
Recap of Breakout Discussions
- Final evaluations of ontology portion of workshop
11:15-11:30
Sack Lunches Provided
11:30
Departure for Field Trip to Oregon Coast
1:00-6:00
Tours of Hatfield Marine Science Center, Yaquina Estuary, Newport Bayfront
1:00 - HMSC Public Wing Presentation
2:00 - Tour of HMSC campus/labs
3:00 - Estuary Walk
4:00 - Commercial Fishing Docks, Historic Waterfront
5:00 - Dinner at Local Ocean
8:00
Return to Corvallis and Departure for Most Participants

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Day 5 - Friday, 20 July 2007
INTERNAL NSF and BIDI Partner Meetings

 

 
Memorial Union (MU) 213
9:30
Arrival at Memorial Union (MU)
9:30-10:30
Partner Meeting to Discuss Workshop Outputs, Final Report
10:30-10:45
Coffee Break
10:45-12:30
BIDI Project Meeting
12:30-1:30
Lunch
1:30-2:30
Wrap-up or Free Time
2:30
Departure for Portland
5:30-6:30
Nature walk and views atop Council Crest
7:00
Dinner at Chart House Restaurant, Portland
Manager Kelly, Conf. # 3063
Evening
Hotel check-in for those attending Coastal Zone '07 in Portland
 
 
Sun, 22 July
Coastal Zone '07 Registration, Field Trips, Training Sessions
Mon, 23 July
Coastal Zone '07 Opening Plenary and Sessions
Wed, 25 July
10:30 am to 12:00 noon, Panel Session 2642
U.S./European Partnerships in Coastal Atlases and Coastal/Ocean Informatics

 

  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!