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Reminder: abstracts due April 27th


Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange 2007

October 29, 2007 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario



What is RDX?

The Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange (RDX) is a regional conference focusing on collaborative technology-based approaches to addressing Great Lakes related issues. The rapidly growing ability to collect information about the lakes and the region’s environment and infrastructure present new opportunities for science and management, but require additional measures to ensure data that are being collected are able to be shared and compared at a regional level. This conference is intended to address these needs by helping colleagues share information about their Great Lakes data collection and management programs, with a focus on finding ways to improve collaboration among organizations.


RDX 2007 in Ottawa, Ontario builds on successful conferences in 2004 and 2006, each of which drew well over 100 attendees, and several small-scale issue-focused workshops.


Who should attend RDX?

If you collect or use information regarding the Great Lakes region and have an interest in working more closely with other organizations, this is the ideal opportunity to meet with colleagues and discuss these interests. Topics include the latest in GIS, remote sensing, ecological modeling, and much more. A list of last year’s presenters is available here.


About the Conference


The Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange 2007 conference will be held on October 29, 2007 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario.  


The conference will include keynote speakers addressing the latest advancements in current regional and global observing systems and related technologies. It will also include breakout sessions with contributed paper covering a wide range of case studies and current activities and hands-on workshops showcasing and assisting participants in using the latest technologies for sharing their data through Web Services.


The conference is ideally placed at the beginning of a week of exciting events in Ottawa surrounding the ASPRS and CRSS 2007 Specialty Conference. Attendees can therefore take advantage of an impressive array of other conference opportunities to present their work, learn of recent advances in the field, network with others and explore a large exhibitor gallery.


Present at RDX!


The Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange 2007 Conference will provide a variety of opportunities for participants to present their recent work to their peers. Presentations are being sought on the following topics:


Ecological Monitoring and Reporting

Data Clearinghouses

Online Geospatial Communities

Land Use Transformations

And More!


Presentations are welcome in all areas relating to data exchange and use of information technologies for addressing Great Lakes management issues. Among those presentations submitted, several may be selected to be part of the plenary sessions.


Presentation abstracts should be submitted by April 27th via email to rdx@glc.org. Those submitting presentation will be notified by May 7th of their acceptance and placement in the conference program.




Registration for this one-day event is available as a special option via the CRSS/ASPRS Specialty Conference website.

Rates for early registrants (before Sept. 28, 2007) are:

RDX alone: $145

RDX in addition to CRSS/ASPRS registration: $105




The conference will take place at the Westin Ottawa, near the Ottawa Congress Centre and the Rideau Centre. A discounted group block will be made available for conference attendees who pre-register. Please check back soon for more information.