Dear ICAN community,
We have arrived at the end of a difficult 2020, one that deviated wildly from anything we could have imagined a year ago. We hope that you are all well and safe. Despite the disappointment of deferred workshops and other challenges, it is heartening to read of all the good work that continues to be done. We hope you enjoy the news being shared by your colleagues and would love to hear from you and your projects at any time.
The new year marks the start of the Ocean Decade, an effort that many ICAN community members will be contributing to. As these activities progress, we hope to hear from many of you about efforts that we all can learn from. While it was unfortunate that we were unable to convene in Lisbon in 2020, we are looking forward to partnering with the CoastGIS 2021 conference to continue the ICAN workshop tradition. The CoastGIS team at Raseborg, Finland has been most gracious, and expects to host a hybrid event in September 2021 that will have both in-person and online aspects. We look forward to the opportunity that this presents, and again welcome your ideas and contributions for a successful event.
Wishing you all a safe and healthy 2021,
Kathrin & Tanya