4 May 2010 - 12:00pm to 7 May 2010 - 12:00pm

GEOHAB 2010 will take place in the Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand from the 4th to the 7th of May 2010. This is a great location in the heart of New Zealand's Capital City, within easy walking distance of all major facilities.GEOHAB 2010 will welcome oral and poster presentations pertinent to research and applications associated with submarine habitat mapping. The theme of this year's conference is


This theme must be understood in the most encompassing way. Additional key themes will depend on abstract submission but could include:

  • Quantification and standardization of statistical image analysis;
  • Mapping metrics, temporal variability, modelling and predictions;
  • Benthic-pelagic coupling, geological-biological interactions;
  • Data storage and outreach;
  • Temperate habitats and climate change;
  • Deep water and high seas habitats, the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions;
  • Regional mapping programmes, ocean management policies and
  • Marine protected areas and conservation;

Because of the small number of delegates, GEOHAB is run as an informal single-stream session, which facilitates and strongly encourages dialogue between delegates and exhibitors from around the globe.

Important Dates


15 November Second and last circular only on GEOHAB2010 web site

Submission of abstracts open on GEOHAB2010 web site

Registration open on GEOHAB2010 web siteThe preferred mean of payment will be through our secure internet transaction site.Registration will be kept under NZ$550


6 February Closing date for abstracts and early bird registration
26-30 April Pre-Conference Workshop on processing the habitat of Cook Strait. Further information will be available on the GEOHAB 2010 website.
3 May Icebreaker (included in registration)
4 May Single stream session at Wellington Town Hall
5 May Single stream session at Wellington Town HallBBQ (included in registration fee)
6 May Single stream session at Wellington Town HallGeoHab AGM
7 May Field trips and tourist excursions


For further information please contact:

Dr Geoffroy Lamarche, GEOHAB 2010 Convener
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Ltd,
Private Bag 14-901,
Wellington 6241,
New Zealand
Phone: (04) 386 0475
Email: [email protected]

Janet Simes, GEOHAB 2010 Conference Manager
GEOHAB Conference
P O Box 38 95,
Wellington Mail Centre 5045,
New Zealand
Fax: 64 4 587 0181
Email: [email protected]

Local Organising Committee

  • Geoffroy Lamarche (chair, NIWA)
  • Janet Simes (Absolutely Organised - conference manager)
  • Suze Baird (NIWA)
  • James Bell (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • David Bowden (NIWA)
  • Martin Cryer (Ministry of Fisheries)
  • Judi Hewitt (NIWA)
  • Alison MacDiarmid (NIWA)
  • Anne McCrone (Department of Conservation)
  • Scott Nodder (NIWA)
  • Alan Orpin (NIWA)
  • Ashley Rowden (NIWA)
  • Vaughan Stagpoole (GNS Science)
  • Andrew Heap (Geoscience Australia)
  • Vanessa Lucieer (University of Tasmania)

International Scientific Committee

  • Geoffroy Lamarche (chair, NIWA)
  • Gary Greene (Moss Landing Marine Labs, USA)
  • Andrew Heap (Geoscience Australia)
  • Vanessa Lucieer (University of Tasmania)
  • Xavier Lurton (Ifremer)
  • Ashley Rowden (NIWA)
  • Terje Thorsnes (Geological Survey of Norway, NGU)
  • Brian Todd (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Alan Williams (CSIRO)

Check regularly for updated information regarding the meeting.


GEOHAB Handbook


GEOHAB Programme


Characterisation, Quantification and Diversity of Extreme Habitats.