The planned webinar series on integrated marine geospatial information as precursor activities for the third expert meeting of the Working Group, expected to be convened in April 2022, in Singapore together with an international seminar. This webinar series will provide a forum for dialogue and engagement to address effective and integrated marine geospatial information, its challenges and opportunities.

The value proposition for developing, managing and sustaining nationally integrated geospatial information management arrangement that includes the marine domain is extensive. It includes everything from transportation and shipping to basic human needs like clean drinking water. The value of the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) and inclusion of the marine domain in any national integrated geospatial information program include: nautical charting, safety of navigation and transportation; maritime resource planning and management; maritime limits and boundaries; subsistence and food security; disaster risk management and emergency response; integrated marine cadastre; sustainable energy; environmental management and protection; climate change; and science, research and knowledge. It is important to promote and to advise on practical considerations regarding the inclusion of the marine domain across an entire geospatial ecosystem.

Date & Time Programme
26 October
10:00 – 11:45 UTC
18:00 – 19:45 HKT
Session 01: Technology and Innovation for Integrated Marine Geospatial Information Management


    • (a) Introduction to the IHO-Singapore Innovation and Technology Laboratory Projects

Dr. Parry Oei
IHO-Singapore Innovation and Technology Laboratory, Singapore

    • (b) NOAA’s Global Extratropical Surge and Tide Operational Forecast System (Global ESTOFS)

Dr. Saeed Moghimi and Mr Michael Lalime
NOAA Office of Coast Survey, United States of America

    • (c) Towards a Sustainable Sea with GeoSpace-Sea

Mr. Eric Foo
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

27 October
10:00 – 11:15 UTC
18:00 – 19:15 HKT
Session 02: An Operational Framework for Integrated Marine Geospatial Information Management


    • (a) Using Geospatial Information to Support Resource Management of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Ms. Sarah Fangman
NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, United States of America

    • (b) How to realize a Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure – Japan’s case

Mr. Shigeru Nakabayashi
International Affairs Office, JHOD, Japan

    • (c) tba

Mr. Thomas Gaarde

    • (d) Marine Geospatial Information Management in South Africa

Mr. Alfons van Craeynest
South African Navy Hydrographic Office

    • (e) The use of earth observation data in addressing illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and safety of artisanal fishers in West Africa

Professor George Wiafe
Regional Marine Centre, University of Ghana

28 October
10:00 – 11:15 UTC
18:00 – 19:15 HKT
Session 03: Integrated Marine Geospatial Information Management Practices


    • (a) Data and Models to elucidate trends, the development of a marine research database

Dr. Ooi Seng Keat
Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore

    • (b) Integrating and reusing marine spatial data to support a sustainable blue economy in New Zealand

Ms. Rachael Gabara
Toitū Te Whenua/Land Information New Zealand

    • (c) tba

Ms. Mary T. Crowley
Ocean Voyages Institute, United States of America

    • (d) Implementing the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework at the UK Hydrographic Office: A Caribbean Case Study

Mr. James Carey
UK Hydrographic Office, United Kingdom

    • (e) tba

Dr. Brett Beamsley
MetOcean Solutions, New Zealand

29 October
10:00 – 11:15 UTC
18:00 – 19:15 HKT
Session 04: Standards for Findable Accessible Interoperable and Reusable Marine Geospatial Information; The Future of Marine Geospatial Information


    • (a) International Seabed Authority DeepData: Knowledge for the common heritage of humankind

Mr. Sheldon Carter
International Seabed Authority

    • (b) The Baltic Sea and the North Sea as a S-122 Testbed

Mr. Jens Peter Hartmann
Danish Hydrographic Office, Danish Geodata Agency, Denmark

    • (c) IHO-S121 Maritime Limits and Boundaries and ISO-19152 Land Administration Domain Model – together will allow the seamless administration of land and the oceans

Mr. Mark Alcock
Geoscience Australia

    • (d) Introduction to the IGIF-Hydro, and operational framework for integrated marine geospatial information management

Mr. John Nyberg
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States of America

Host and organizers

The webinar series is hosted by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and jointly organized by

  • Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore;
  • Working Group on Marine Geospatial Information;
  • IHO Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Working Group; and
  • OGC Marine Domain Working Group

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