Update: Announcing the Esri Ocean GIS Forum

This original July 31st post updated October 2, 2013.

In November 2012, Esri held a historic, one-time-only Oceans Summit: a high-level, strategic workshop with an eye toward helping Esri to move forward in its approaches to ocean-centric software, associated data formats, tools, workflows, and computing platforms. This has now paved the way for the first annual, all-comers Esri Ocean GIS Forum, scheduled for November 5-7, 2013, at our headquarters in Redlands, CA.

We are pleased to announce that the Esri Ocean GIS Forum is now taking early registrations, as well as contributions to the map gallery. Please note the following deadlines:

  • Standard Registration by October 4, 2013 to avoid late fees
  • Abstracts for 20-minute talks extended to September 23, 2013 [now closed]
  • Abstracts for 5-minute lightening talks due by September 30, 2013 [now closed]
  • Map Gallery submissions due by October 18, 2013
  • Ocean exploration pioneer, Special Projects Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and frequent TED speaker Dave Gallo will deliver plenary remarks. Sylvia Earle has expressed interest in participating, but not with full confirmation yet. Also featured will be latest news on Esri progress with netCDF and related multidimensional data formats, as well as the ArcGIS for Maritime solution products.

    We have also planned the Esri Ocean GIS Forum to conclude prior to the 5th Annual Blue Tech & Blue Economy Summit of the Maritime Alliance, to be held in San Diego, November 7-8.

    We look forward to seeing you in southern California in November! The web site esri.com/events/oceans will have all the latest information up to and including the start of the Esri event. We also hope to make recordings of the Esri GIS Forum plenary sessions, and full proceedings will be provided in 2014.

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