Esri Ocean GIS Forum

Present a Paper

Share your expertise by giving a presentation about your GIS implementation, project, or application. Give a 20-minute presentation about your GIS project experiences, successes, and lessons-learned. You must have successfully used Esri GIS technology in the project you are presenting.

The deadline to submit abstracts is September 8, 2014.

Our committee will evaluate your abstract and make selections based on topic, content, and time available. All authors will be notified after the selection process.

This year, we are specifically interested in the following topics:

  • Coastal management and resilience
  • Coastal protection and marine spatial planning
  • E-navigation and hydrography
  • Fisheries and aqua culture
  • Fisheries science and management
  • Ocean science
  • Ocean science research and analysis
  • Oil spill contingency planning
  • Ocean-use planning
  • Ports and shipping

Abstract Submission Guidelines and Tips

Provide the following information:

  • Author/Presenter name(s)
  • Presentation title (10 words or less)
  • Abstract (500 characters or less)
  • Category from the above topic list
  • Company name
  • Contact information
  • Brief biography of the presenter

Be sure to answer these questions:

  • What problem did you solve with GIS? What advantage did GIS give you?
  • What types of geospatial analysis did you use? Explain how and why you used them.
  • What are your findings or results?
  • How can this project be useful for the audience?

Provide content and formatting according to these requirements:

  • Abstracts, presentation slides, and handouts must be in English.
  • The information you submit for the presentation will also be published by Esri (e.g., website, agenda); therefore, eliminate bullet points and numbering.
  • Do not type in all capital letters.


  • You must provide your final presentation in electronic format prior to the event.
  • Presentation blocks are 30 minutes each. Limit your talk to 20 minutes and leave 10 minutes for questions, responses, and dialogue.
  • PowerPoint is the best way to go. A projector, screen, laptop, and Internet connection will be provided in the presentation room.
  • Presentations must be noncommercial.