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GLIN==> What's Taking Place at RDX?: Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange 2007 Conference

Reminder: Early registration deadline September 28th


What’s Taking Place at RDX?


Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange 2007

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



·        Information and Indicators to Support Decision Making for the Great Lakes Region

·        Ambient Water Quality Monitoring

·        Developing an Information Infrastructure for North American Sturgeon

·        Assembling and Analyzing Information under Ontario's Clean Water Act

·        Promoting Remote Sensing in the Great Lakes Region

·        Urban Form of Major Great Lakes Cities

·        Real-time Coastal Observation Network

·        Quantifying Cumulative Anthropogenic Stress within Great Lakes Watersheds

·        Evaluating Land Cover / Land Use Changes for the Lake Erie Watershed

·        Land Use Monitoring in the St. Lawrence River Valley

·        Future of the Great Lakes Information Network


These are just some of the exciting presentation topics during the RDX 2007 Conference. View more online at http://rdx.glc.org/07/call.html


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.


The conference program includes an exciting list of plenary presenters. 


The conference also includes a dynamic agenda of breakout speakers.


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.




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.