Have a look at the programme overview and the parallel sessions. Last updated 14.09.

NB: the programme it is still subject to change!


Lunch on Thursday (27.09.) will be served at the Edinborg Cultural House (same location as conference).

Lunch on Friday (28.09.) will be served at Hotel Ísafjörður. 

Please inform us about possible allergies in advance! 


The following speaker have confirmed to present at CoastGis2018 (in alphabetical order): 


Abby Sullivan - Philadelphia Water Department: Risk Mapping for Water Resource Management – Actionable Science and Tools for Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency at the Philadelphia Water Department.

Ana Maria Ferreira Bio - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR/CIMAR), University of Porto; J. A. Gonçalves - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR/CIMAR), University of Porto & Department of Geosciences, Environment and Spatial Planning, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto; J. Pinheiro - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR/CIMAR), University of Porto; L. Bastos - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR/CIMAR), University of Porto & Department of Geosciences, Environment and Spatial Planning, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto: Combining low-cost sonar and high-precision GNSS for river and estuarine bathymetry.

Andrew Sherin - COIN Atlantic; Alexi Baccardax Westcott – COINAtlantic;  Jeff McKenna - Gateway Geomatics: Maintaining currency and reliability for information services relevant to coastal zone management.

Andrew Sherin, Alexi Baccarda Westcott  - COIN Atlantic: Reprise on the COINAtlantic Data Accessibility Self-Assessment Tool: Adding FAIRness.

Andrus Meier - European Environment Agency, Copenhagen: Copernicus land monitoring service for coastal zones.

Armand LaRocque, Brigitte Leblon - Remote Sensing Laboratory, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick; Kevin Connor - Fish and Wildlife Branch, Department of Natural Resources, Government of New Brunswick; Alan R. Hanson - Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada; Raymond Jahncke - Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, St-Mary’s University Halifax: Wetland Mapping in New Brunswick (Canada) with Landsat-8 OLI, Alos-1 PALSAR L-band, Sentinel-1 C-band, and Lidar Dat.

Árni Geirsson - Alta ehf.: Contextual Data for Marine Spatial Planning in Farðabyggð, Iceland

Avianto NugrohoUniversity of Kiel: Co use of fisheries and offshore wind farms - the distribution of the brown crab (cancer pagurus) in the vicinity of wind farms in the German EEZ of the North Sea in relation to sustainable fisheries resources.

Beatrice Proudfoot, Dr. Rodolphe Devillers (*Presenter) - Geography Department, Memorial University Newfoundland; Craig Brown -  Applied Oceans Research, Nova Scotia Community College, Dartmouth, Canada; Yolanda Wiersma - Biology Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Evan Edinger - Geography Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland: Integrating Benthic Habitat Mapping, Landscape Ecology and Marine Protected Area Desig.  

Brack Hale - Franklin University Switzerland: Mapping differences in foreign and domestic tourism in coastal areas of the Westfjords

Brigitte Leblon, David Forsey, Armand LaRocque - Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick; Angela Douglas - Southern Gulf of Saint-Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability;  Marc Skinner - Stantec Consulting Ltd.: Mapping eelgrass beds in New Brunswick (Canada) using WorldView 2 optical images

Cassie Bongiovanni, Thomas Lippmann, Brian Calder - Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire: A method for quantifying the vertical uncertainty of less-than full coverage hydrographic survey areas

Charla M. Burnett, Will McClintock - Marine Science Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara: SeaSketch’s Ideal Process Planning Model: Ensuring Equitable Decision-making in Marine Spatial Planning

Christophe Viavattene - Middlesex University: How to improve the regional risk assessment of coastal  events? Lessons learned from the risc-kit project.

David Didier, Susan Drejza and Pascal BernatchezUniversity of Quebec: An innovative GIS tool for decision-making on coastal erosion and flood risk along the St. Lawrence Estuary, Eastern Canada

David Hart - University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute: Geospatial Technologies to Understand and Communicate Coastal Hazards

Emilie Novaczek, Benjamin Misiuk, Rudolphe Devillers - Memorial University New Foundland: Regional seafloor mapping & species distribution modelling based on crowd-sourced bathymetry

Guillaume Mari, P. Bernatchez, S. Drejza, C. Fraser, M. Lapointe St-Pierre, P. Sauvé - Laboratoire de dynamique et de gestion intégrée des zones côtières, Université du Québec à Rimouski: Adaptation to coastal hazards in the context of climate change: the example of a research-action program developing useful tools for coastal municipalities in Quebec (Canada)

Hernán Abad Ortega - Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland: Nutrient capturing wetlands

Jarbas Bonetti, Thales Vargas Furtado, Silva Matos, Oxana Sytnik – Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; Nelson Rangel-Buitrago – Universidad del Atlántico, Colombia: Can vulnerability models be validated? A comparison between models based on spatial analysis and in situ beach erosion assessment after storm surge events

John Kiousopoulos - University of West Attica: Monitoring human impact along the coastal environment; Re-calculation of ‘Anthropogenic Intensity’ based on climate change influence

Linus Hammar - Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Gustav Kågesten - Geological Survey of Sweden: Cumulative Impact Assessment and Climate Change in Swedish Marine Spatial Planning

Lucian Renita - University Center of the Westfjords: Using drone mapping to create a digital 3D inventory of lighthouses in the Westfjords region of Iceland

Martina Mühl - Coastal Research and Management Kiel, Germany: A GIS application for compensation planning within environmental impact assessment in marine habitats at Kiel Bay, Germany

Majid Eskafi - University center of the Westfjords; Ragnar Ásmundsson - Heat Research and Development, Iceland; Steingrímur Jónsson - University of Akureyri, Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Iceland: High resolution 3-D hydrodynamic behaviors, as inputs for Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) of fjords in Icelandic coastal water

Marc-André Faucher - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canadian Hydrographic Service: Improving Empirical Approaches of Satellite Derived Bathymetry

Paloma Lucena-Moya - Novia University of Applied Sciences: Improving GIS-learning for higher education programs on coastal management

Pedro Miguel Fragoso Narra, Carlos Coelho, RISCO and Civil Engineering Department, University of Aveiro; Francisco Sancho, LNEC: CERA2.0: An improved GIS-based application for coastal erosion risk assessment

Robert M Branton - COIN Atlantic: Usability of Publicly Accessible Data  on Commercially Harvested Brown Alga in the northern Atlantic Ocean

Roberta Paranunzio, Paul Alexander, Marco Guerrini, Barry O'Dwyer - MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork: Assessing climate change impacts and vulnerability of coastal zones: the case study of the Greater Dublin Region in the framework of Urb-ADAPT project

Rodolphe Devillers, Simone Cominelli- Memorial University New Foundland; Michael Leahy (Esri Canada): GIS tools for mitigating the impacts of ocean noise on marine mammals in coastal waters

Rosaline R. Canessa, Lauren H. McWhinnie - Department of Geography, University of Victoria; William D,. Halliday, Stephen J. Inlsey - Wildlife Conservation Society Canada; Casey Hilliard - Institute for Big Data Analytics, Dalhousie University: Spatial management tools for vessel traffic in the Canadian Arctic in light of climate change

Sarah Kandrot, University College Cork, Ireland: Shorelines: The Coastal Atlas of Ireland

Sheridan Thompson - Memorial University New Foundland: Adaptation to a Rapidly Changing Coast: Southeast Iceland

Tanya C. Haddad - Oregon Coastal Management Program: Advancing Oregon Estuarine Habitat Mapping with the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard

Timothy Webster - Applied Geomatics Research Group Nova Scotia Community College: Advances in Topo-Bathymetric Lidar surveys to support Spatial Planning and Climate Change

Tiny Remmers, Kathrin Kopke - MaREI - University College Cork: The Potential of ASCAT 12.5 km Coastal Observations for Offshore Wind Farm Site Selection in Irish Waters



Ana Maria Ferreira Bio, Sandra Ramos, Jacinto Cunha, Eva Amorim - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR/CIMAR), University of Porto; Michael Elliott - Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull, United Kingdom: Natural protection of the coast: mapping coastal protection service provided by nearshore marine habitats

Avianto Nugroho - University of Kiel: Co-location of wind farms and fisheries in the German EEZ of the North Sea

Carla von der Haagen C. Bonetti, Sara GIL - Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay; Danae Copoono Erdosi M. Teixeira - Coastal Oceanographic Laboratory, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; Carolina Schmanech Mussi - Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (Univali), Brazil; Mario Luiz Martins Pereira - Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade, Ministério do Meio Ambiente (ICMBio), Brazil; Jarbas Bonetti - Coastal Oceanographic Laboratory, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil: Spatial Analysis in GIS applied to the mapping of anfralittoral and circalittoral zones from sedimentary and micropaleotological indicators

Harri Tolvanen, Tapio Suominen, Hanna Uusitalo, Meeli Roose, Tua Nylén - University of Turku: Refining expert knowledge to spatial data for cross-border maritime spatial planning – experience from the Baltic Sea

Kathy Belpaeme - Province West-Flanders; Pablo Crespo del Granado – Antea group: A water balance GIS tool in support of climate adaption

Oxana Sytnik, Jarbas Bonetti - Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC): Challenges for a universal vulnerability assessment in a climate change hazard context: a state-of-the-art review

Ross O'Connell - University of Copenhagen/University Centre of the Westfjords: Applications of Geoinformatics for Marine Renewable Energy

Ruslan Gunko - University of Helsinki /  Novia University of Applied Sciences: State of the environment as a determinant of life quality: a local scale approach

Sarah Schroeder, Maycirca Costa - University of Victoria: Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery to detect long term changes in Canopy Forming Kelp (Nereocystis leutkeana) in the Salish Sea.

Simon Demers, Liliana Perez- Universite de Montreal: Participatory monitoring of the Peale’s dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis) in Patagonian and Fuegian fjords of southern Chile: efforts towards environmental education, citizen science and conservation

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