Topic outline

  • General

    Key Achievements since ICAN 6

    Ned Dwyer (ICAN co-chair)

    Since March 2013, ICAN is an official Project of the International Oceanographic Data & Information Exchange (IODE) programme of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). This workshop provides an opportunity to discuss how coastal web atlases (CWA) can assist in implementing ecosystem based management approaches.

    This is particularly pertinent as the African continent is surrounded by five Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) (the Agulhas and Somali Current, The Benguela Current, the Canary Current, the Mediterranean Current, the Guinea Current) all requiring sustainable management and protection. As this is the first time the workshop is being held in Africa, it is a great opportunity to hear about developments from the ODINAFRICA Coastal and Marine Atlas community.

    This workshop follows the successful ICAN6 workshop: Expanding Participation in Coastal Web Atlas Development and Use”, held at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in 2013; as well as five previous workshops held in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.

    For more details on this event see here.

    Group photo


  • Session 1 - ICAN in Africa

    Chair Lucy Scott

    - The African Coastal and Marine Data Portal - Kenya Chapter (Harrison Ong’anda)

    - GIS-based coastal sensitivity map for Tanzania (Christopher Muhando, Yves Barthélemy and Matthew D. Richmond)

    - The African Coastal & Marine Atlas in the BCLME region: challenges and opportunities (Anja Kreiner)

  • SESSION 2 - Atlas Developments From Around the World

    Chair Kathrin Kopke

    - Maps, Marshes, and Management with the North Carolina Coastal Atlas (Thomas Allen)

    - SantosWebAtlas: Geoportal of Baixada Santista, Brazil (Silvia Sartor)

    - Coastal Atlases in support of Integrated Coastal Area Management in the Southeast Pacific countries (Steve Erique)

  • SESSION 3 - Interoperability for Dummies

    Chair Ned Dwyer

    - Interoperability for Dummies (Tanya Haddad and Yassine Lassoued)

  • SESSION 4 A - Workshop within a Workshop

    Parallel session A:

    - Connecting Atlases – Implementing Semantic Interoperability (facilitated by Tanya Haddad and Yassine Lassoued)

  • SESSION 4 B - Workshop within a Workshop

    Parallel session B:

    - Data accessibility self-assessment and Interacting with Users (facilitated by Andy Sherin and Kathrin Kopke ) [presentation not available]

    • SESSION 5 – Communications in ICAN and Summary

      Chair Marcia Berman

      - Communication activities in the ICAN Community (Andy Sherin)
      - Wrap Up Day 1 (Marcia Berman)

    • SESSION 6 - Atlases, Marine Spatial Planning and Large Marine Ecosystems

      Chair Alejandro Iglesias

      - Indigeo : a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) dedicated to scientific research and observation of the coastal environment  (Mathias Rouan)

      - Local coastal atlases to support ICAN and MSP in Latin America (Fernando Félix) [did not attend]

      - Prospective environmental modeling and interoperability of spatial data infrastructures to support maritime strategic planning – Use cases in the Indian Ocean (E. Lagabrielle, D. David, P. Degenne, V. Heurteaux)

      - Maximising the Use of Hydrographic Data in a Geospatial World (John Pepper)

      - Priority Technical Developments for ICAN (Tanya Haddad)