The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) is excited to be hosting the annual Geomatics Atlantic Conference in Halifax November 14-16, 2018 at the Lord Nelson Hotel.
Healthier Oceans results in a Healthier Planet
We are planning for this to be the biggest cross-sector oceans conference in Atlantic Canada, capitalizing on the current energy and investment in the ocean sector.
Oceans, the largest ecosystem on earth are a vital lifeblood of our planet and mankind. They encompass nearly three quarter of the planet, supplying nearly half our oxygen and contain about 97% of our water. Everyday our oceans face major threats from climate change, pollution, habitat destruction, and a decreases in fish stocks.
This years Geomatics Atlantic theme is Oceans of Data and will be exploring innovation, cutting edge R&D, and the future of geomatics in the marine environment. The term geomatics represents a sector and technology that uses data collected by many different groups and connects many different sectors.
We are reaching out to all researchers, organizations and companies actively working on marine and coastal focused projects. We hope to have a cross-sectorial conference that includes: fisheries & aquaculture, energy & resources, mapping/hydrography, environment characterization, marine spatial planning, climate change, military applications, ocean technology and big data, all connected through geomatics.