Esri joins World Ocean Council
Esri has joined the ocean business alliance World Ocean Council and will support its international initiatives for sustainable development and conservation of the ocean.
Esri's chief scientist Dawn Wright will share her geospatial expertise with the WOC's working groups on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and ocean science. Esri is the world leader in geographic information systems (GIS).
"Geospatially referenced information is critical to addressing environmental challenges in the fluid, dynamic, interconnected marine world," said Paul Holthus, executive director, World Ocean Council. "Esri provides tools, technology, and innovation that support the responsible use and management of ocean space and resources."
The World Ocean Council's members include oil and gas, seafloor mining, shipping, fisheries, tourism, and offshore renewable energy companies. Esri is leading the way for information technology participation in the WOC.
"Esri's president Jack Dangermond and I are very excited that Esri is now a member of the World Ocean Council," said Ms Wright. "It is the best means that we have seen to date for the global ocean business community to work together and achieve synergies and economies of scale in tackling shared challenges."