Ecological Marine Units Workshop at GEOHAB 2017, Halifax

Blog Post created by DWright-esristaff Employee on Apr 11, 2017

GEOHAB (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) is an international association of marine scientists studying biophysical (i.e. geologic and oceanographic) indicators of benthic habitats and ecosystems as proxies for biological communities and species diversity.


The GeoHab 2017 annual conference will be held for the first time in Nova Scotia, Canada at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Waterfront Campus from Monday May 1 to Friday May 5 2017


Please find attached the program for the 2017 GeoHab workshop. The workshop this year is focused on Ocean Mapping technologies - and will take place on Monday 1st may at the NSCC Waterfront Campus. 


Among the sessions will be "Analysis, Visualization and Sharing of 3D Ecological Marine Data," taught by Esri's Kevin Butler and Drew Stephens.


The goal of the workshop is to offer delegates an opportunity to see first hand the latest and greatest innovations in ocean mapping tools (hardware and software) from a variety of ocean technology vendors. This will include hands-on trials of the latest software tools, classroom sessions on technology developments, and field demos of hardware. There will be a plenary session to discuss the technologies and identify future R&D activities associated with ocean floor mapping.


Registration is open through the GeoHab website (http://geohab2017.wixsite.com/geohab2017). Please note that delegates are welcome to register for the workshop without registering for the main GeoHab conference.