ICAN mini Workshop at CoastGIS

ICAN is hosting a mini-workshop at the CoastGIS workshop of Friday September 28th from 15:00 – 17:00 GMT

ICAN Mini Workshop - “Coastal Web Atlas Contributions to SDG goals”

The workshop will include presentations on recent ICAN member activities around the world, and will include a brainstorming session on the theme of “How can ICAN and CWA operators contribute to SDG14 and the Decade of Ocean Science?”. Presenters include:

  • Kathrin Kopke, University College Cork, Ireland
  • David Hart, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant, USA
  • Anja Kreiner, National Information and Research Centre, Namibia
  • Francisco Arias, INVEMAR, Columbia
  • Kathy Belpaeme, Provincie West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

The ICAN Steering Group will be using feedback from this mini-workshop to develop the next 2-year work plan for the network, and to pursue new opportunities for collaboration.

The full CoastGIS programme of  sessions can be found online here: 


Invitation to ICAN 8 - Final Agendas Posted

Preparations are complete and agendas have been finalized! We are excited to see everyone next week in Santa Marta. Safe Travels!

For those attending the Ocean Teacher Global Academy Course, please see the following invitation from the ICAN co-Chairs:

Dear Ocean Teacher Global Academy Participant:
The members of the International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) Steering Group invite you to participate in the ICAN8 workshop on 12 September, 2017. The theme of the workshop is Coastal Web Atlases and Ocean Literacy. You are also welcome to join us for the afternoon session of the ICAN Steering Group Meeting on 11 September, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Both events will be held at the INVEMAR facility in Santa Marta, Colombia and promise to compliment your OTGA experience as well as broaden your knowledge about ICAN.

We hope to see you there,

Marcia Berman (co-chair ICAN) Kathrin Kopke (co-chair ICAN)



Reuniones del ICAN y Eventos Relacionados

Próximos eventos con la participación planeada de ICAN
- CoastGIS 2013, 12-15 June, hosted by University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
- Coastal GeoTools 2013, 25-28 March, Myrtle Beach, SC

Ultimas presentaciones Orales o de Posters de ICAN, Sesiones prácticas o talleres
- Geospatial Coastal And Marine Information Management Workshop, 11-13 April, 2012, São Paulo, Brazil
- American Fisheries Society, Symposium on Coastal Atlases, Coastal Habitat Mapping and Classification, Marine Fish Habitat Associations, and Habitat Assessment Science, 8 September 2011, Seattle, Washington, USA
- CoastGIS 2011, 5-8 September 2011, Oostende, Belgium
- ICAN 5 at UNESCO IODE, 31 August to 2 September 2011, Oostende, Belgium
- Coastal Zone 2011, 17-21 July, 2011, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- European Maritime Day 2011, 20 May 2011, Gdansk, Poland
- Coastal GeoTools, NOAA-ICAN Special Interest Meeting (SIM) on CMSP, 21-24 March, 2011, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA - Dawn Wright, Tanya Haddad, David Hart, Marcia Berman, Tony LaVoi, Adam Bode
           [Notes/Outcomes | Intro to SIM |Intro ICAN pdf | West Coast pdf | Mid-Atlantic pdf| NE Regional pdf | Great Lakes pdf | CMSP Tech Resource Plans
- SPINCAM Regional Workshop on Metadata and Coastal Zone Management, 1-3 March 2011, Guayaquil, Ecuador - Alejandro Iglesias Campos - [ppt]
- Coastal Marine Spatial Planning Discovery Vocabularies Workshop, 1-3 December, 2010, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA - Tanya Haddad, Tony Lavoi
- Willamette Valley GIS Users Group, 3 November 2010, Corvallis, Oregon, USA - Dawn Wright
- ICAN Great Lakes 2010 Workshop, 13-15 September 2010, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
     US-ICAN Business Meeting Minutes
- Littoral 2010, 20-23 September 2010, London, including ICAN half-day workshop
     EuroICAN Business Meeting Agenda
- Caribbean Marine Atlas Review and Planning Workshop, 2-5 August 2010, Castries, St. Lucia - Marcia Berman [workshop report]
- Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Network Tool Demonstration Webinar, 25 March 2010, 93 attendees - Dawn Wright, Liz O'Dea, Tanya Haddad [wmv presentation, xls file of attendees]
- American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 14-18 December 2009, San Francisco, CA - Dawn Wright [Poster]
- ICAN 4, 16-20 November 2009, in Trieste, Italy
- Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) 2009, 20-23 October, Sydney, Australia - Juan Arévalo
- ODINAFRICA African Marine Atlas Task Team Meeting, UNESCO IODE, 12-14 October 2009, Oostende, Belgium - Yassine Lassoued, Roger Longhorn [video]
- CoastGIS '09, 30 September - 2 October 2009, Florianopolis, southern Brazil - Ned Dwyer, Roger Longhorn
- Coastal Zone '09, 19-23 July, 2009, Boston, MA - Dawn Wright, Tanya Haddad, Marcia Berman, Tony LaVoi, Tim Nyerges, David Hart      
      [Intro ppt | West Coast ppt | East Coast ppt | Great Lakes pdf | Digital Coast ppt | Climate Concerns ppt]
- Third INSPIRE Conference, in conjunction with the Eleventh International Conference of the GSDI (GSDI 11), 15-19 June 2009, Rotterdam, the Netherlands - Roger Longhorn, John Pepper
      Workshop pdf | Talk
- European Union Maritime Days Stakeholder Conference, 19-20 May 2009, Rome, Italy, "How can atlases help to organize and promote the seas?" (chaired by Jean-Michel Cousteau) - Ned Dwyer
- Launch of the European project C-Scope, Combining Sea and Coastal Management, in Oostende, Belgium, 29 April 2009 - Kathy Belpaeme
- West Coast Coastal Atlas Coordination Meeting, 23-24 April 2009, Seattle, WA
- USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program teleconference series, 21 April 2009, via telecon, Liz O'Dea
- Coastal GeoTools '09, March 2-5, 2009, Myrtle Beach, SC, Dawn Wright, Liz O'Dea, Tanya Haddad - see also the ICAN bibliography
- Littoral 2008, ICAN mini-workshop, 27 November 2008, Venice, Italy - Ned Dwyer, Simon Claus, Kathrin Kopke, Roger Longhorn
- JIGOT 2008 (Journées Informations Géographiques et Observation de la Terre or Days of Geographic Information and Earth Observation), Marseille, France, Nov '08 - Yassine Lassoued [abstract] [ppt]
- Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP) Workshop, McLean, VA, Oct '08 - Luis Bermudez [pdf]
- FGDC Marine and Coastal Spatial Data Subcommittee Meeting, NOAA Headquarters, Oct '08 - Dawn Wright [ppt] [Dawn's Notes, MS-Word doc]
- GIScience 2008, Park City, UT, USA, Sep '08 - Dawn Wright
- GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot Workshop, Boulder, CO, USA, Sep '08 - Luis Bermudez
- OGC Geosemantics Working Group, Web Con, Sep '08 - Luis Bermudez
- EUCC - The Coastal Union Meeting, Jul '08 - Roger Longhorn
- ICAN Workshop 3, EEA Headquarters, Copenhagen, Jul '08
- IODE Training Course on Mapserver for the Caribbean Marine Atlas, Jun '08 - Yassine Lassoued
- IODE Workshop on Coastal Atlas Requirements, Feb '08 - Dawn Wright, Ned Dwyer, Kathy Belpaeme, Simon Claus

Recent Newsletter Coverage
- Regional Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Newsletters of the GSDI Association
     -SDI-Latin America and Caribbean Newsletter, Nov '10 - Dawn Wright
- ACZISC Coastal Update, Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee, Jan '10 - Dawn Wright
- IGU Commission on Coastal Systems Newsletter, No. 63, January '10
- EUCC Coastal & MarinE-News, Dec '09, no. 4 - Roger Longhorn [pdf]
- Marine Metadata Interoperability (MMI) front page feature - Apr '09 - Dawn Wright
- Regional Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Newsletters of the GSDI Association
     -SDI-Latin America and Caribbean Newsletter, Oct '08 - Dawn Wright
     -SDI-Africa Newsletter, Oct '08 - Dawn Wright
     -SDI-Asia Pacific Newsletter, Oct '08 - Dawn Wright
- ACZISC Coastal Update, Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee, Aug '08 - Dawn Wright
- EUCC Coastal News, Jul '08, no. 4 - Roger Longhorn [pdf]
- EUCC-UK Newsletter, Jun '08 - David Greed [pdf]

Vol, 8, Nr 2 - Now Available!

We are now entering our 9th 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 spring 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!