Tuesday 16. October 2018

Thank you everyone for CoastGIS 2018!

September 27. and 28. Ísafjörður turned into a vivid conference venue for the reoccurring CoastGIS symposium.

About a 100 people from various backgrounds had found their way to Ísafjörður, from 20 different nations. More than 50 presented their research orally or with a poster, including 6 former students of the Coastal and Marine Management masters program at UW. We enjoyed many interesting talks on how spatial data and information technologies can help in better understanding and managing coastal space and resources.

The conference was held at Edinborg Culture House as well as the University Centre and offered plenary sessions, parallel sessions, a poster session and a workshop – all in 2 days.

Ísafjörður might be small but has no trouble in serving a conference of this size thanks to many participating facilities and services (Edinborgahús, Edinborga Bistro, Vestfirskar Ævintýraferðir, Hotel Ísafjörður, Fræðslumistöð Vestfjarða, Fisherman Suðureyri, Gústi Productions, Sophus Magnússon bifreiðastjóri).

Photos from the symposium:

Day 1

Day 2


Astrid Fehling, CoastGIS 2018 project manager giving her opening remarks.
Astrid Fehling, CoastGIS 2018 project manager giving her opening remarks.
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