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COINAtlantic Workshops on "Smart Atlas" and "Catalog Service on the Web"

13 May 2014 9:07 PM | Anonymous
COINAtlantic (Coastal and Ocean Information Network) are hosting two workshops next week.  They have provided the following descriptions and are encouraging GANS members to attend.  Please direct all inquiries to Andrew Sherin (contact information below).
Wednesday May 21, 2014
A COINAtlantic Webinar on “Catalog Service on the Web (CSW), Semantics and Ontologies” will be held on the 21st of May 2014, from 1300-1700 ADT. Dr. Yassine Lassoued, University College Cork, Ireland, Dr. Jean Brodeur, Natural Resources Canada, Dr. Arnaud  Vandecasteele, Memorial University, and Mr. Jeff McKenna, Gateway Geomatics will lead a Webinar on the Open Geospatial Consortium’s standard Catalog Service on the Web and the development and use of semantic engines and ontologies to support multiple catalog queries. This workshop will be of interest to developers of metadata catalogs and catalog search applications. To register for this Webinar, send an email to Andrew Sherin, Director ACZISC Secretariat at [email protected] with the subject heading CSW webinar.
Thursday May 22, 2014
A COINAtlantic workshop on “Smart Atlas” lead by Dr. Yassine Lassoued, University College Cork, Ireland will be held on the 22nd of May 2014, from 0830-1200 ADT, in Halifax, NS. Smart Atlas is a web atlas (GIS) engine that builds on the Marine Irish Digital Atlas (MIDA, software, using up-to-date open technologies. Smart Atlas has been used to deliver the African Marine Atlas ( To register for this workshop, send an email to Andrew Sherin, Director ACZISC Secretariat at [email protected] with the subject heading Smart Atlas. This is a face to face workshop to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia not a Webinar.
Dr. Yassine Lassoued
GIS Research and Development
Coastal Marine Research Centre
University College Cork, Ireland
Yassine Lassoued joined CMRC in February 2006, and has been working as a Computer Science (CS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) researcher and developer ever since. As part of this position, he has actively participated in, and led, the design and development of marine-related integrated databases and information systems. His research interests are: data integration, interoperability of distributed information systems, semantic web, and ontologies.
Yassine has acted as principal investigator and led work packages in several nationally and EU funded projects. He has extensive background in the semantic interoperability of information systems and in geospatial data standards and visualisation. He is proficient in service-based web application development in Java, Adobe Flex/ActionScript, JavaScript, Dojo, and HTML5.
Yassine graduated from the National Civil Aviation School (Toulouse, France) in 2000, with an engineering degree in Computer Science and Air Traffic, as well as an MSc in computer science. In 2005, he graduated from University Aix-Marseille 1, with a PhD in Computer Science (with application to GIS). During his PhD, he worked as a temporary researcher and lecturer at Universities Aix Marseille 1 & 2, and the Institute of Advanced Internet Applications (Marseille, France).

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