ICAN is a project of UNESCO IOC´s IODE Programme, and ICAN members seek to play a leadership role in forging international collaborations of value to the participating nations, thereby optimizing regional governance in coastal zone management and marine spatial planning

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  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter Vol. 9 No. 2

    Sherin, Andrew (International Coastal Atlas NewtorkHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2020-12)
    This issue the ICAN newsletter focuses again on the UN Sustainable Development Goals with articles on the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and other SDG relevant articles. It has a highlighted article on the Maryland Coastal Atlas and an update on the Ocean Information Hub.
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 9, Nr 1, July 2020.

    Sherin, Andrew (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2020)
    The first issue of the ICAN Newsletter in 2020 features three articles that update atlases that have previously been published in the newsletter and an introduction to the new IOC / IODE initiative the Ocean Information Hub . They are particularly relevant since the authors have focussed on the use of their atlases in Ireland, the West Coast of the USA and the Caribbean Basin. In addition the list of atlases that support the UN Sustainable Development Goals has been expanded. This issue contains an important message from the ICAN Steering Group Co-chairs.
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 8, Nr 2, December 2019.

    Sherin, Andrew (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2019-12)
    ICAN Newsletter vol. 8 No. 2 has a focus on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development with an article on the First Global Planning Meeting. It also announces the dates for ICAN 9 to be held just after the Second UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon in June 2020. The feature article reports on the results of a survey conducted by the State of New York Gateway followed by the announcement of a two phase study by the University of Wisconsin of best practices and future directions for a select set of coastal web atlases. Sample on-line atlases for the UN Sustainable Development Goals are also referred to. The newsletter and the website have a new look.
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 8, Nr 1, January 2019.

    Sherin, Andrew (International Coastal Atlas NetworkHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2019)
    This issue of the ICAN Newsletter contains articles on the ICAN participation in the CoastGIS 2018 conference in Iceland, the ICAN mini-workshop held at CoastGIS 2018 and reports from atlases in the Baltic Sea (HELCOM), the African Coastal Marine Atlas, Ecuador (System for Environmental Information) and New York State in the USA (Gateway). The issue also contains an introduction to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Life below water) and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 7, Nr 1, March 2018.

    Sherin, Andrew G. (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2018)
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 6, Nr 1, March 2017.

    Sherin, Andrew G. (International Coastal Atlas Network(ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017)
  • ICAN - Best Practice Guide to Engage your Coastal Web Atlas User Community.

    Kopke, Kathrin; Dwyer, Ned (IOC/UNESCOParis, France, 2016)
    The long-term strategic goal of the IODE ICAN (International Coastal Atlas Network) project is to encourage and help facilitate the development of digital atlases of the global coast based on the principle of distributed, high-quality data and information. These atlases can be local, regional, national and international in scale. ICAN aims to achieve this by sharing knowledge and experience among atlas developers in order to find common solutions for coastal web atlas development whilst ensuring maximum relevance and added value for the users.
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 5, Nr 2, November 2016.

    Sherin, Andrew G. (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2016)
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 5, Nr 1, March 2016.

    Sherin, Andrew; International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2016-03)
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 4, Nr 2, December 2015.

    International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) (International Coastal Atals Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2015-12)
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 5, Nr 1, March 2016.

    Sherin, Andrew G.; International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2016)
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 4, Nr 2, December 2015.

    Sherin, Andrew G.; International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2015)
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 3, Nr 2, September 2014.

    Sherin, Andrew G.; International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2014)
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 3, Nr 1, March 2014.

    Sherin, Andrew G.; International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2014)
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 2, Nr 2, September 2013.

    Sherin, Andrew G.; International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2013)
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 2, Nr 1, March 2013.

    Sherin, Andrew G.; International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2013)
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 1, Nr 2, September 2012.

    International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2012
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol, 1, Nr 1, March 2012.

    Sherin, Andrew G.; International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2012)
  • International Coastal Atlas Network Newsletter, Vol. 4, Nr 1, March 2015.

    Sherin, Andrew G; International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) (International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2015)
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  • Report of International Coastal Atlas Network Workshop 5: Coastal Atlases as Engines for Coastal & Marine Spatial Planning

    Dwyer, Ned; Kopke, Kathrin; Berman, Marcia; Belpaeme, Kathy; O'Dea, Elizabeth (Liz); Haddad, Tanya; Wright, Dawn J. (Coastal & Marine Research CentreCork, Ireland, 2012)
    From August 31st to November 2nd, 2011, the International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) held a workshop on “Coastal Atlases as Engines for Coastal & Marine Spatial Planning”, at the UNESCO IOC/IODE headquarters in Oostende, Belgium. The workshop (aka “ICAN 5”) engaged 43 participants from 15 countries, representing 36 organizations and multiple areas of scientific and technical expertise. This meeting was a follow-up to the successful 2009 workshop on “Formalizing the Network, Engaging the Mediterranean” (aka “ICAN 4”) held in Trieste, Italy, as well as workshops in 2008, 2007 and 2006. ICAN 5 participants discussed the current and future potential of CWAs for coastal and marine spatial planning and explored the subject area in dedicated breakout sessions. A number of opportunities for how CWAs can contribute to the development of CMSP were identified whilst challenges were also highlighted. Since ICAN 5 there have been significant developments with regard to putting ICAN governance on a more stable footing. A decision was taken to request the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO to approve ICAN as an official IODE project. This request was considered and approved at the IOC IODE Officers Meeting in February 2012. Therefore an IODE ICAN Pilot Project has been established. This is a precursor to the establishment of a full IODE ICAN Project which will be proposed to the 22nd session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE-XXII) in March 2013. The coming months will see the development of a work plan to be presented at that session. ICAN is entering a very exciting period in this new relationship with IODE and we look forward to seeing you at the 6th International workshop (aka ICAN 6) which will be hosted at the University of Victoria, Canada from June 16th to 18th 2013, just before CoastGIS 2013.

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