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ICAN is pleased to be currently involved with the following closely-related initiatives (in alphabetical order):
- Coastal Marine Perception Application for Science Scholarship (COMPASS) - by way of Fiona Helmsley-Flint who particpated in ICAN 3.
- Digital Coast initiative, NOAA Coastal Services Center - by way of Tony LaVoi
- Esri Ocean GIS Initiative
- European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology (EurOcean) - by way of the participation of executive director Laurent D'Ozouville
- European Environment Agency (EEA) - by way of Ronan Uhel and Andrus Meiner. The EEA played gracious host to and co-organizer of ICAN 3, in addition to highlighting ICAN at its EEA Conference on Coastal Atlas Development immediately following ICAN 3. EEA was heavily involved in ICAN 4 in Trieste, Italy.
- Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) - ICAN joined the Architecture Implementation Pilot group in 2009 and hopes to connect soon with the GEO Coastal Community of Practice
- Irish Spatial Data Exchange, Marine Institute - by way of Eoin O'Grady
- Marine Metadata Interoperability (MMI) - especially through the participation of Luis Bermudez and Stephanie Watson in teaching at ICAN 2 in Corvallis, and continued liaison by way of Luis Bermudez and Dawn Wright
- NETMAR - Open Service Network for Marine Environmental Data, a 3-year project under European Commission FP7 ICT THEME ICT-2009-6.4: ICT for Environmental Services and Climate Change
- Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) - Oregon State University and CMRC are academic members of the OGC, and ICAN is linked into the OGC Geosemantic Working Group, thanks to the efforts of Luis Bermudez
- SeaDataNet- especially through the participation of Roy Lowry
- SeaZone Solutions Limited - by way of Mike Osborne. SeaZone also graciously hosted our icebreaker reception at ICAN 3.
Special thanks also to these funding agencies and supporting organizations, who made our first three workshops possible. Workshops in the past have been organized and hosted by CMRC, OSU, EEA, and UNESCO IOC IODE. And we are now proud to be an official and funded project of the IODE.