A free-to-attend conference for marine and maritime professionals, Holiday Inn, Camden Lock, London, 20 May 2015

The theme

‘Blue Growth’ is the term for the European Commission’s long-term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors -  sectors  which already account for some 5.4 million jobs and almost €500 billion in revenue per annum. One of the challenges to ‘Blue growth’ remains the lack of coordination between the different policy areas and players in the marine and maritime sectors.

This free-to-attend conference, discusses some the ways in which the greater use of geographic information and geographic information systems (GIS) can help improve coordination.  Specifically, GIS has the potential to:

  • take account of the interconnectivity between industries and human activities centred on the sea
  • save time and money by enabling industry participants to share data  and cooperate rather than work in silos
  • help build close cooperation between decision-makers at all levels of government
  • maintain public support for the commercial use of marine resources while ensuring the protection of the environment

Who should attend?

The conference will be relevant to both existing and prospective users of GIS in the following industries:

  • ports and harbours
  • marine dredging and survey companies
  • fisheries and aquaculture
  • marine consultancy
  • offshore and renewable energy
  • education & government

What will you learn?

At this free-to-attend conference you will hear how the marine and maritime sectors are using GIS to support evidence-based decision-making, for both operational and strategic purposes. You will discover how GIS can support inter-agency working, and how it is being used to demonstrate that participants are meeting regulatory requirements. Delegates will also learn how the marine and maritime sectors are using GIS to introduce more efficient working practices, which in turn are are leading to cost savings.

Cadcorp will be presenting on the range of GIS and web mapping products offered by this British software developer, and staff will be on hand to answer both technical and commercial questions.


09.30 Registration and coffee

10.15 Introduction. The impact of GIS in marine and maritime activities, Zack Abraham, Cadcorp

10.25 Sharing information through the use of layered PDF documents in the BEEMS programme, Berrit Bredemeier, Cefas

10:45 GIS and hydrographic surveying for port authorities, Russell Bird, Peel Ports Group

11.05 Coffee

11.25 Handling Big Data. Analysing unlimited bathymetry and lidar data in a GIS, Simon Parker, Cadcorp

11.50 Maritime Toolbar for SIS 8.0 revealed, Caroline Levey, Oceanwise

12.10 Marine GIS. Its central role in delivering to the ‘Blue-Economy’, Marie Pendle, HR Wallingford

12:30 MEDIN: improving data sharing amongst the UK marine community, Dr Sean Gaffney, British Oceanographic Data Centre

12.50 Lunch

13:50 An expanding role for web mapping in the marine and maritime sectors, Zack Abraham & Simon Parker, Cadcorp

14:10 Geodesy & GIS. You might know your position precisely but do you know where you are?, Mike Postle-Hacon, RPS Energy, takes light-hearted look at GIS and geodesy highlighting the errors introduced by making geodetic assumptions about coordinates and mapping

14.30 Applications for handheld laser scanning, Paul Crisp of Proteus introduces the ZEB1 handheld laser scanner and shares some examples of where it has been used.

14:40 Further questions and close, Zack Abraham, Cadcorp

The cost

There is no charge to attend the conference. Lunch and other refreshments wil be provided free of charge.

The venue and getting there

The Conference takes place at the Holiday Inn, Camden Lock, 30 Jamestown Road, London NW1 7BY. The venue overlooks the Regents Canal, and is just a short walk from Camden Town underground stations. Directions

To register

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