- Publicado: 05 Marzo 2015 05 Marzo 2015
ICAN Steering Group members Ned Dwyer, Dawn Wright, Lucy Scott and Linda Pikula demonstrated the strong commitment of ICAN to IODE at the IODE-XXIII meeting held from 17-20 March 2015 in Bruges, Belgium. This biannual meeting was attended by representatives of all IODE projects, delegates from the National Oceanographic Data Centres of IOC member countries and observer projects. The proposed ICAN work plan and budget proposal for 2016-2017 was accepted by the Committee underlining that ICAN activities are of great relevance to IODE members.
Other IODE projects presented during the meeting and of particular interest to ICAN include OceanDocs and Ocean Data Practices. OceanDocs (http://www.oceandocs.org/) is an e-repository of scientific publications related to marine science and oceanography which ICAN should take advantage of for its own holdings. The Ocean Data Practices service (http://www.oceandatapractices.net/) which is aimed at promoting the use of common methodologies in ocean data and information management and improved interoperability between these systems could also be a mechanism ICAN could use to disseminate its own best-practice guides.
- The ICAN plan and budget is available at:
- The full report from the IODE-XXIII meeting is available at:
- Publicado: 03 Septiembre 2013 03 Septiembre 2013
For the second time ICAN and CoastGIS were held in the same venue one meeting after the other. CoastGIS 2013, the 11th International Symposium for GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management was held immediately after ICAN 6 as ICAN 5 was held before CoastGIS 2011 in Ostende, Belgium.
Many ICAN 6 participants stayed on in Victoria to contribute to the CoastGIS conference. Rosaline Canessa and Andrew Sherin, CoastGIS 2013 Co-chairs, were ICAN 6 participants. Andrew delivered three papers, and a poster and organized the workshop on “LiDAR Data Accessibility” at CoastGIS. As Adam mentioned in ICAN Technicalities, David Hart and Tanya Haddad presented a workshop entitled “Interoperable Web Services for Adaptive Coastal Management”
Dawn Wright, ICAN co-founder and Steering Group member, prepared a video keynote presentation for CoastGIS “Everyone Loves a Story, Even Policy Makers” that is viewable on the CoastGIS website http://coinatlantic.ca/index.php/program/program
Dr. Rosaline Canessa, Department of Geography, University of Victoria and Co-Chair, CoastGIS 2013
Other ICAN 6 participants that presented at CoastGIS 2103 included Andy Lanier, Robert Branton, Caroline García Valencia, Andrus Meiner, William McClintock, Julian Pizarro, Kathrin Kopke, Lucy Scott, Tanya Haddad, Todd Hallenback, Liz O’Dea, Ned Dwyer, Yassine Lassoued, Simon Claus, and Silvia Sartor.
A session on Coastal Atlases at CoastGIS 2013 included presentations on the African Coastal and Marine Atlas, the Oregon Coastal Atlas, the Washington Coastal Atlas, Tools and Best Practices for Coastal Web Maps and SmartAtlas.
ICAN 7 will be held in conjunction with CoastGIS 2015 that is planned to be held in South Africa tentatively in April 2015.