Esri Ocean GIS Forum

Call for Presentations

Be a part of the action at the Esri Ocean GIS Forum. Give a 20-minute presentation about your GIS project experiences, successes, and lessons-learned. You must have successfully used Esri GIS technology in the project you are presenting.

The deadline to submit abstracts has passed.

Our committee will evaluate your abstract and make selections based on topic, content, and time available. All authors will be notified after the selection process.

This year, we are specifically interested in the following topics:

  • Coastal protection and marine spatial planning
  • Fisheries and aqua culture
  • Scientific research and exploration
  • Oil spill contingency planning
  • Hydrography
  • E-navigation and Ports
  • Marine ecosystems (coral reef decline, mangrove deforestation)
  • Climate and sea level rise
  • Marine debris

Abstract Submission Guidelines and Tips

Provide the following information:

  • What problems were solved with GIS?
  • What advantages did GIS give you?
  • What type of geospatial analysis was used?
  • What were the findings and results?
  • How is the project/presentation useful to the audience?

Abstract Submission Guidelines and Tips

Provide the following information:
  • Author/Presenter name(s)
  • An intriguing presentation title
  • Category from the above topic list
  • Company name
  • Contact information
  • Brief biography of the presenter that is relevant to forestry and GIS
  • Abstract (2500 characters or less)

Be sure to answer these questions:

  • What problem did you solve with GIS? What advantage did GIS give you?
  • What types of geospatial analysis did you use? Explain how and why you used them.
  • What are your findings or results?
  • How will the audience benefit?
Provide content and formatting according to these requirements:
  • Abstracts, presentation slides, and handouts must be in English.
  • The information you submit for the presentation will also be published by Esri (e.g., website, agenda, CD-ROM); therefore, eliminate bullet points and numbering. Do not type in all capital letters.


  • You must provide your final presentation in electronic format prior to the event.
  • Presentation blocks are 30 minutes each. Limit your talk to 20 minutes and leave 10 minutes for questions, responses, and dialogue.
  • PowerPoint is the best way to go. A projector, screen, laptop, and Internet connection will be provided in the presentation room.
  • Presentations must be noncommercial.
Submission deadline has passed.