COINAtlantic has partnered with four organizations in Atlantic Canada to improve the accessibility of marine biological data. The data from these organizations is being prepared for harvesting by the Ocean Biogeographic Information System, a sister project to ICAN in the IODE program. The vehicle for making the data available to OBIS is the OBIS Canada  Integrated Publishing Tool (IPT).

The COINAtlantic Search Utility ( showing one of the data sets from the
OBIS Canada Integrated Publishing Tool: FRB Bottom fauna from Saint John Harbour

COINAtlantic has developed a tool that inspects the public entries in the IPT and generates an OGC compatible web mapping service, a layer for each data set, and a KML entry for the COINAtlantic GeoContent Generator (

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!