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The 12th International Symposium for GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management

  • 22 Apr 2015
  • 24 Apr 2015
  • South Africa

You are invited to participate in the 12th International Symposium for GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management (CoastGIS 2015) that will take place in the Western Cape, South Africa, from April 22-24 2015. This event will be held back-to-back with 7th meeting of the International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN).


Abstract submission

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts and workshops proposals. The language used at CoastGIS 2015 is English. All abstracts and proposals must be submitted in English. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings, and authors from selected papers will be encouraged to submit longer versions of their papers for a special issue in a peer-review international journal (to be confirmed).


Conference Themes

The Symposium theme “Rich Data, Poor Data: Geospatial Creativity and Innovation for Managing Changing Coastal Systems” refers to the increasing demand on decision-makers and managers to be aware of changes in the coastal and marine environment.  Not only must there be a much greater emphasis on the measuring of change, but also increasing and creative options for data poor and rich environments alike, to act on the observed changes, which may have either positive or negative societal impacts.  In other words, how can CoastGIS2015 contribute to the understanding of coastal change, and how can the powerful tools we use, as a scientific and management community, help us make better decisions?  Can we demonstrate how the excellence, passion and creativity in the various disciplines encompassed by CoastGIS be used to improve the use of science for decision-making relating to coastal management?

Papers responding to the symposium theme and the topics below that describe the use of GIS/Geospatial tools in the coastal and marine environments are welcome:

  • Analysing and modelling coastal and marine processes
  • Spatial information and observation systems
  • Coastal risk and vulnerability
  • Advances in data visualization
  • Advances in geographical information technologies
  • Decision-support and spatial planning
  • Innovative application of geospatial technologies in coastal environments
  • Coastal mapping and monitoring
  • Coping with data scarcity in coastal and marine management
  • Coastal and marine spatial data infrastructure (SDI)
  • Application of geospatial technologies to support climate change adaptation in coastal regions


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