Strategic objectives addressed: To create an Internet central index and database of metocean data sets, collected by the oil and gas industry at various sites on the globe in the past and continuing at present. To facilitate harmonisation in quality and fo rmats, storing and retrieving of these industry metocean datasets for use by industry partners and scientific users. Proposal abstract:A very substantial volume of metocean in situ data is collected by or under contract to major oil and gas companies.This is done all over the world and over many years a large volume of data sets has been acquired, often at substantial cost and in remote areas. These are managed by the metocean departments of the oil and gas companies and stored in various formats and are on ly exchanged on a limited scale between companies. Despite various industry co-operative joint projects, there is not yet a common awareness of available data sets and no systematic indexing and archival of these data sets within the industry. Furthermore there is only limited reporting and access to these data sets and results of field studies for other parties, in particular the scientific community. Opening up these data sets for further use will provide favourable conditions for creating highly valuable extra knowledge of both local and regional ocean and marine systems. There are many projects and research groups within the EU Framework programme 'Sustainable development, global change and ecosystems' that would immediately make good use of the data and see wide applications for these data sets, if available and accessible.To stimulate and support a wider application of these industry metocean datasets it is proposed to establish a System of Industry Metocean data for the Offshore and Research Communitie s (SIMORC). This will consist of a public domain index metadatabase and a database of actual data sets, that together will be accessible through the Internet. Access to data will be regulated by a protocol.
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