Call for Contents


We are seeking individuals and organisations to provide abstracts, organise sessions and submit posters that will contribute to a dialogue on the role of Geographic Information Systems in coastal zone management at CoastGIS 2018.

The CoastGIS International Symposium is usually held once every two years under the joint scientific sponsorship of the Commission on Coastal Systems of the International Geographical Union (IGU/CCS) and the Commission on Marine Cartography of the International Cartographic Association (ICA/CMC).


The theme for CoastGIS 2018 is: Spatial Planning and Climate Change

We invite you to submit your contribution related to the following themes, but not restricted to them:

  • Climate change impacts and adaptation of coastal settlements
  • GIS technology, remote sensing and spatial analysis in coastal zone management
  • Mapping and modelling ecosystem services in the coastal zone
  • Coastal vulnerability assessment – strategies for mitigation and adaptation
  • GIS applications for fisheries and coastal resources management
  • Data on demographic and social changes in coastal settlements
  • Decision support for marine spatial planning and management
  • Mapping, monitoring, modelling coastal environments


Submission Information

We accept papers for oral presentation, posters, and suggestions for panel sessions. We also welcome ideas for side-meetings that can be arranged in conjunction with the conference. Please note, that suggestions can only be accepted if manageable within the given frame of a two days conference.

Please submit your contribution via this online submission form.

First deadline for submission is April 30th, 2018.

The content is guided by the local conference committee and submissions will be reviewed for inclusion into the program. Replies will be sent out by May 14th, 2018. Deadline for registration is August 20, 2018.

CoastGIS 2018 is relevant to all who wish to engage in an exchange of knowledge and experience in coastal and marine applications of geospatial technologies or have an interest in such. The symposium welcomes topics of practical or theoretical nature. 

Thank you for your interest in participating in and contributing to CoastGIS 2018!


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Conference on cruiseship tourism in Ísafjörður, april 2017, Edinborgahúsið
Conference on cruiseship tourism in Ísafjörður, april 2017, Edinborgahúsið