- Early registration deadline is nearing on a University of Southern
Mississippi and NASA conference that will offer the latest on cutting-edge
geographical information technologies to the Gulf Coast.
Gulf Coast Geospatial Conference will be held Oct. 22-24 at the
Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi. The event is designed for professionals
who deal with coastal and environmental issues and who are Mississippi,
Alabama and Louisiana resource managers, economic developers, planners
Miss Gulf Coast Geospatial Center and NASA are bringing in national
leaders in the geographical information systems (GIS) and remote
sensing field for workshops, panel discussions, training sessions
and demonstrations. Other sponsors are The Nature Conservancy and
the Mississippi Association for Spatial Technologies.
will learn how to apply GIS and remote sensing technologies in their
professional lives, specifically focusing on problem-solving and
coastal management concerns," Ed Pinero, Southern MissGCGC
associate director, said. "From beginning to advanced users,
there will be sessions for everyone. Participants will experience
how other managers and researchers apply these technologies successfully."
sessions are GIS topics, specific strategies for incorporating geospatial
technologies into research designed to support coastal management,
and innovative geospatial-based undergraduate and graduate programs.
may also register for Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
deadline is July 1 with a cost of $125. Late registration is $150.
Included in the registration are a luncheon with keynote address
by Steve Kopp, a leader in developing software for the GIS field;
concurrent sessions; exhibitors; poster sessions; and two receptions.
forms and more information are available from www.usm.edu/gcgc,
or by contacting GCGC@usm.edu,
(228) 818-8856 or FAX (228) 818-8848.