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Nov. 30 - Dec. 3  |  2021

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Tuesday, November 30
 

3:00pm EAT

Symposium Welcome/Keynote Day 1
Welcome to the GEBCO Map the Gaps Symposium!

Join us as we hear from industry leaders, innovators, local initiatives and emerging movers and shakers in the field of bathymetry mapping.

The GEBCO Guiding Committee Chair, Mr. Evert Flier, will kick things off with a discussion on GEBCO governance and enticing opportunities to get involved.

Mr.Mika Odido, from IOC Africa, will also share his insights into what's happening in Africa with regards to ocean mapping and innovative developments.

Speakers
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Evert Flier

Chair, Guiding Committee, GEBCO
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Tim Kearns

Convenor, Map the Gaps
I am a technology executive with a foundation in ocean data/software/hardware, leadership, product development, team growth and business strategy. My background spans executive leadership, SaaS technology, business partner development, professional services, software development... Read More →


Tuesday November 30, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm EAT
TBA

3:30pm EAT

Regional Mapping Initiatives I
Moderators
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Aileen Bohan

Geologist/Hydrographer, INFOMAR, Geological Survey Ireland

Speakers
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Vicki Ferrini

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observation, Columbia University
My research and work focuses on geoinformatics and seafloor mapping, and I work on several projects in this space including the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS, https://www.marine-geo.org) and the Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) Synthesis (https://www.gmrt.org), and... Read More →
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David Sandwell

Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography - University of California San Diego
Topic: STRM data integration in the GEBCO grid


Tuesday November 30, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm EAT
TBA

8:00pm EAT

Crowd Sourced Bathymetry
Hundreds of thousands of vessels traverse the world's oceans on a given day. Only a handful of those crafts have the capability to conduct bathymetric surveys. However, the majority if not all of those vessels have positioning, navigation, and depth measuring instruments.  According to GEBCO_2021, only 20.6% of the world's oceans are mapped. By collecting and sharing some of their data, these ships can help map the gaps, contribute to scientific research and improve navigational safety.

Join us as we hear from four CSB innovators who are helping to change the statistic on mapped areas.

Derek Niles, President of Orange Force Marine Ltd. will introduce us to building a near real-time cloud-based CSB solution with the Great Lakes Observing System, in the Great Lakes.

Robin Beaman, Research Fellow from James Cook University, will give us insights into his efforts to increase these data through engagement with dive expedition vessels and organizations such as the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef.Commander Christoff Theunissen

Commander Christoff Theunissen, Assistant South African National Hydrographer Maritime Safety Coordinator for the South African National Hydrographic Office will provide a brief overview of....

Dr. Brian Calder from the University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (UNH-CCOM) will discuss his inexpensive volunteer observer bathymetric data collection systems for swarm deployment in under-served, under-mapped areas of the world. 

Moderators
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Linden Brinks

Geospatial Analyst, Great Lakes Observing System
Linden Brinks is a geospatial analyst at the Great Lakes Observing System. She has been working with partners in the Great Lakes region to coordinate mapping initiatives such as Lakebed 2030 and the Great Lakes Bottom Mapping Working Group for over two years. Recently she has been... Read More →

Speakers
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Brian Calder

UNH-CCOM
Brian Calder graduated M.Eng and Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and since 2000 has been with the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping & NOAA/UNH Joint Hydrographic Center at the University... Read More →
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Robin Beaman

Research Fellow, James Cook University
Crowdsourced bathymetry on the Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaGEBCO Seabed 2030 requires substantial contribution in crowdsourced bathymetry data to fulfill the aims of the project. In this talk I will present efforts being taken on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, to increase these... Read More →
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Commander Christoff Theunissen

Assistant South African National Hydrographer, South Africa National Hydrographic Office
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Derek Niles

President, Orange Force Marine
Taking his maritime experience gathered with over 20 years of service to the Government of Canada, in 2017, Derek founded a specialized marine services business in the Great Lakes called Orange Force Marine Ltd. (OFM) who continue to deliver hydrographic / bathymetric survey, marine science, marine consulting, marine products, emergency response, oil & gas support and marine training services to a multitude of public organizations and private companies. Returning to his SAR roots, Derek also foun... Read More →


Tuesday November 30, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EAT
TBA
 
Wednesday, December 1
 

6:00am EAT

Regional Mapping Initiatives II
Speakers
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Kim Picard

Marine Geoscientist, Geoscience Australia
AusSeabed
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Victor Vescovo

Founder, Chief Executive, and Chief Submersible Pilot, Caladan Oceanic LLC


Wednesday December 1, 2021 6:00am - 7:00am EAT
TBA

1:00pm EAT

Technology Innovations I
Moderators
Speakers
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Kyle Goodrich

President, TCARTA


Wednesday December 1, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EAT
TBA

4:00pm EAT

Seabed 2030

Wednesday December 1, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EAT
TBA

5:00pm EAT

Africa and Ocean Mapping
What's going on in the African region for ocean mapping?  There are tremendous opportunities, initiatives and ideas that are here.  Listen in on this interesting session for what's going on in this amazing part of the world.

We are still accepting presentation abstracts.  If you're interested in presenting your work, innovations and more, please submit your idea here.

Speakers

Wednesday December 1, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EAT
Zoom Virtual Meeting

11:00pm EAT

Subcommittee Roundup
Moderators
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Caitlyn Raines

Project Manager - Maritime, ESRI
Opening Bathymetric Data to the Public: Optimizing Big Data for Access through the Web

Wednesday December 1, 2021 11:00pm - Thursday December 2, 2021 1:00am EAT
TBA
 
Thursday, December 2
 

1:00am EAT

Policy and the Public
Thursday December 2, 2021 1:00am - 2:00am EAT
TBA

9:00am EAT

Technology Innovations II
Moderators
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Mark Zimmerman

Research Fishery Biologist, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Together with my GIS partner Megan Prescott, I have been publishing regional bathymetry compilations of Alaska for fisheries research. Our 2018 map of the eastern Bering sea slope, and description of the canyons, is available at Geosciences ( doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8050184... Read More →

Speakers
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Danny Neville

Managing Director, Spatialnetics Solutions


Thursday December 2, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EAT
TBA

4:00pm EAT

Economic Equity in Ocean Mapping
Moderators
Speakers
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Julien Desrochers

Chief Operating Officer, M2Ocean Solutions Inc.
For more than 5 years, Julien Desrochers has worked in the field of hydrography. He was a specialist in marine geomatics at CIDCO and for the past year he has been director of operations at M2OCÉAN.Over the years, Julien has accumulated many experiences on different types of hydrographic... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EAT
TBA

5:00pm EAT

Building an Inclusive Ocean Mapping Community
Diversity and inclusion should be a central part of the ocean mapping community conversation.  There have been many advances made in the last several years - but there is still a great deal to go.  

Join this session to hear the panelists' perspectives and experiences with respect to inclusion in the marine science space. A discussion on working towards more inclusivity, breaking down barriers and stereotypes, and coming up with lasting solutions will form a part of this session.

Attendees are encouraged to participate via chat and open discussion with the panelists.  

Moderators
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Tinah Martin

Data Manager, Columbia University

Speakers
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Diego Billings

Senior Hydrographic Surveyor
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Nicole Williams

Director of Outreach, 500 Women Scientists
Nicole Williams (she/her/hers) is a marine scientist, diversity and inclusion practitioner, and an advocate for policies that improve the well-being and health of self-identifying African American women. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Marine Science from Hawai’i Pacific University and a Bachelor of... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EAT
TBA

7:00pm EAT

Coffee and Cocktails
Moderators
avatar for Tim Kearns

Tim Kearns

Convenor, Map the Gaps
I am a technology executive with a foundation in ocean data/software/hardware, leadership, product development, team growth and business strategy. My background spans executive leadership, SaaS technology, business partner development, professional services, software development... Read More →

Thursday December 2, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EAT
TBA
 
Friday, December 3
 

5:00pm EAT

GEBCO-NF Alumni Activities
Moderators
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Tomer Ketter

Seabed 2030 Arctic & North Pacific Regional Data Center

Speakers
DB

Diego Billings

Senior Hydrographic Surveyor
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Luisana Osorio Vilma

Luisana Osorio is a Land Surveyor and a Geodetic Engineer from Zulia University, Venezuela. She worked for almost 6 years at the Caribbean Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research Center in Colombia, participating in multiple surveys around the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean... Read More →
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Nilton Sanchez

Head, Continental Shelf and Seafloor Department, Oceanographic Institute, Navy of Ecuador
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Rochelle Wigley

Project Director, UNH : Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Program


Friday December 3, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EAT
TBA
  Presentation(s)

6:00pm EAT

Symposium Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Tim Kearns

Tim Kearns

Convenor, Map the Gaps
I am a technology executive with a foundation in ocean data/software/hardware, leadership, product development, team growth and business strategy. My background spans executive leadership, SaaS technology, business partner development, professional services, software development... Read More →


Friday December 3, 2021 6:00pm - 6:30pm EAT
TBA
 
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