The Dutch Esri Young Scholar Sjoerd Staats took part in the Esri International User Conference in July. He presented his StoryMap 'Coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef'. In April it was announced that Sjoerd Staats, student at Waginingen University, won the Esri Young Scholars Award 2018 of the Netherlands. The jury appointed his StoryMap, 'Coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef' as the best entry. His prize was a visit to the Esri User Conference in San Diego. In July it was time and Sjoerd made the trip to San Diego.