The ICAN 7 workshop will take place in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa on April 19-20, 2015 just before the CoastGIS conference. The focus this year is on how coastal web atlases can support ecosystem based management.
Looming large and welcoming you to
Cape Town, is the iconic Table Mountain
Photo: Cape Town Tourism
Key activities at the ICAN-7 workshop will include:
- exploring the opportunities for CWAs to address the objectives of managing and protecting LMEs;
- discussing the challenges of Atlas development and usage in the African Atlas community;
- sharing knowledge and experience on approaches to data licencing and data sharing in order to make data holdings more visible;
- a session on “interoperability for dummies” which aims to demystify coastal atlas interoperability and highlight the benefits; and
- a small “workshop within a workshop” for atlas technical developers on how to become a new node in the ICAN interoperability demonstrator, using the updated cookbooks
- development of an ICAN work plan for the period 2015-2017.
- Face-to-face meeting of the ICAN Steering Group
This workshop follows on 2013’s successful workshop ICAN 6: Expanding Participation in Coastal Web Atlas Development and Use”, held at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, as well as five previous workshops held in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 and 2011.
A range of accommodation options in the Stellenbosch area are available. More information here soon.
ICAN 7 is co-organized by Ned Dwyer Eur-Ocean, Kathrin Kopke of the Coastal and Marine Research Centre, Ireland; Lucy Scott, United Nations Development Programme- Global Environment Facility, South Africa; Louis Celliers, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa; Marcia Berman, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA; Alejandro Iglesias Campos, UNESCO-IOC (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission). The ICAN 7 workshop is sponsored in part by IODE.
Information on reaching Stellenbosch and the venue will be posted here soon
Organizers and Sponsors ICAN 7