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The ICAN 8 workshop: Coastal Web Atlases – Enhancing Ocean Literacy, Santa Marta, Colombia, 11-12 September 2017 will explore how a coastal web atlas (CWA) can contribute to and support ocean literacy initiatives and will examine the role of CWAs in advancing ocean literacy with different audiences.  Ocean literacy is the understanding of the ocean's influence on you and your influence on the ocean. The International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) is hosting the ICAN 8 workshop in 2017 to reflect on how a Coastal Web Atlas (CWA) can help to: 

  • Increase understanding of the importance of the ocean to humankind, 
  • Aid communication about the ocean in a meaningful way
  • Support informed and responsible decision making regarding the ocean and its resources 

The ICAN Steering Group invites abstract submissions for the ICAN 8 workshop under the following overarching thematic areas: 

  1. Opportunities for CWAs to improve ocean literacy 
  2. Challenges in CWA development and usage for ocean literacy
  3. Linking in with other coastal and marine networks and organisations to explore the potential role of ICAN and ICAN CWAs within enhancing ocean literacy
  4. ICT and ocean literacy: how advancing web literacy affects ocean literacy
  5. Ocean literacy and engaging young people through your CWA
  6. CWAs and community observatories
  7. CWAs around the world – introduce your resource to the ICAN community

For more information about ICAN please browse http://ican.iode.org/ and please send your submissions to the ICAN co-chairs: 

Marcia Berman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Kathrin Kopke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for submissions: August 12th, 2017