Announcing the 2015 Esri Ocean GIS Forum

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Esri Ocean GIS Forum, November 4-6 at the Esri Conference Center in Redlands, CA, USA, is now taking early registrations, as well as contributions to all sessions. Please note the following deadlines:

  • Early Bird Registration by September 7, 2015
  • Standard Registration by October 5, 2015 to avoid late fees (accepted primary presenters pay only $100!)
  • Abstracts for 20-minute talks due by September 14, 2015
  • Abstracts for 5-minute lightening talks due by September 14, 2015
  • Map Gallery submissions due by October 2, 2015

The inimitable Zach Ferdaña, Lead Coastal Resilience Manager of The Nature Conservancy, will deliver the keynote address. He will then join a plenary panel on the subject of coastal resilience, moderated by Jerry Schubel, President and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific and including:

  • Dawn Wright, Esri Chief Scientist
  • Tony LaVoi, NOAA GIO
  • Joe Bouchard, Blue Moon Fund Fellow, Independent Strategic Planning Consultant, and former Commanding Officer of the US Naval Station at Norfolk and the USS Oldendorf

Also featured will be excellent and informative pre-conference technical workshops, latest news on Esri progress with multidimensional data formats and solution products, as well as a new track for weather, climate, atmosphere, meteorology, and/or METOC. Please come, share your work, and network in the areas of discovery and exploration, ocean science, ocean-use planning, multi-dimensional analysis, marine and coastal resilience management, conservation and restoration, disaster mitigation and response, ports, fisheries, and maritime defense and intelligence.

Contribute to the ongoing peer-reviewed research monograph series, Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions, which is based on papers presented at the forum!

We have also planned the Esri Ocean GIS Forum to conclude prior to the 7th Annual Blue Tech & Blue Economy Summit of the Maritime Alliance, to be held in San Diego, November 9-10.

We look forward to seeing you in southern California in November! The web site esri.com/events/ocean will have all the latest information up to and including the start of the event. We also hope to make recordings of the Esri GIS Forum plenary sessions. Full proceedings will be provided in 2015.

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