3D Visualization & Analytics

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:

The inimitable Zach FerdaƱa, 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:

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.

About the author

Dawn Wright joined Esri as Chief Scientist in October 2011, after 17 years as a Professor of Geography and Oceanography at Oregon State University. As Esri Chief Scientist, she is responsible for strengthening the scientific foundation for Esri software and services, while representing Esri to the international scientific community. Dawn also remains on the faculty of Oregon State University. Over the past 30 years she has developed and participated in several initiatives around the world to map, analyze, and preserve ocean terrains and ecosystems, and was elected to both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, as well as the American Academy of Arts & Sciences for this work. Aside from GIS, Dawn is very much into road cycling, apricot green tea gummy bears, 18th-century pirates, her puppy Riley, and SpongeBob Squarepants.


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