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The Esri Canada GIS Ocean Forum is going to be virtual this year.  During this forum, a growing community of Ocean professionals will gather online to share advances in data collection and analysis to gain a better understanding of our Oceans.

We will discuss how multidimensional data and web apps can put scientific information to work in your organization. Consider the potential of sharing knowledge across these disciplines and collaborating with multiple stakeholders.  Be part of this growing community as it forges new and better concepts in ocean analytics and applications.

Read this article by CBC News from last year’s forum in Halifax: How ocean mapping changed the way a seafood giant fishes

Be sure to check back for updates on the agenda and speakers.

Why Attend

  • Learn about discovery, exploration, ocean science research and analysis
  • Discover how to mitigate disaster response with ocean-use planning, coastal management and conservation
  • Watch demos, gain knowledge and view maps telling stories of ocean science

Intended Audience

The intended audience is for professionals in ocean engineering, biology, research, marine environment educators and Oceanography and marine scientists

Special Speakers include:

Dawn Wright

Chief Scientist, Esri

As Chief Scientist of Esri, Dawn Wright aids in strengthening the scientific foundation for Esri software and services, while also representing Esri to the scientific community. A specialist in marine geology, Dawn has authored and contributed to some of the most definitive literature on marine GIS. Dawn is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of the Geological Society of America, of the California Academy of Sciences, of Stanford University's Leopold Leadership Program (now known as the Earth Leadership Program), and holds lifetime achievement awards from the American Association of Geographers, the Geological Society of America, and UC Santa Barbara. She maintains an affiliated faculty appointment as Professor of Geography and Oceanography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.

Kate Moran

President and CEO, Ocean Networks Canada (Victoria, BC)

On July, 2012, Kate was promoted to President & CEO, Ocean Networks Canada. Her previous appointment was Professor at the University of Rhode Island with a joint appointment in the Graduate School of Oceanography and the Department of Ocean Engineering. She also served as the Graduate School of Oceanography’s Associate Dean, Research and Administration. From 2009 to 2011, she was seconded to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where she served as an Assistant Director and focused on Arctic, polar, ocean, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and climate policy issues. 

Be part of this growing community