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Establishing and operating an Ocean Data Interoperability Platform

Establishing and operating an Ocean Data Interoperability Platform

Objective

Europe, the USA and Australia are making significant progress in facilitating the discovery and access of marine data through the development, implementation, population and operation of overarching distributed ocean and marine data observing and management infrastructures such as SeaDataNet, Geo-Seas, IOOS and the Australian Ocean Portal. All these regional and national developments are resulting in the implementation of standards for formats of metadata, data, and data products, quality control methods and flags, common vocabularies, as well as services for discovery, viewing and downloading, and software tools for editing, conversions, communication, analysis and presentation, that are increasingly adopted and used by their national and regional ocean and marine communities. There is also a general trend towards the use of the basic ISO and OGC standards, however these allow the use of different profiles and vocabularies. As a result there are differences in the standards used in the different regions which hinder their direct exchange and use at an international and global scale, and as a result act as a barrier to the realisation of global portals such as the IODE Ocean Data Portal and GEOSS.
In order to remove impediments hindering the effective sharing of data across scientific domains and international boundaries, it is proposed to initiate and operate an Ocean Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP) which will include all the major organisations engaged in ocean data management in EU, US and Australia. ODIP is also supported by the IOC-IODE who will participate in its implementation and operation. The ODIP platform will organise international workshops to foster the development of common standards and develop prototypes to evaluate and test selected potential standards and interoperability solutions. The ODIP partnership will provide a forum to harmonise the diverse regional systems, while advancing the European contribution to the global system.
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Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

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Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Sn2 1eu Swindon Wiltshire

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 179 081

Administrative Contact

Helen Glaves (Ms.)

Participants (9)

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INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 54 318

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 52 746

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 54 244

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 52 588

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 53 097

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 56 895

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 53 397

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 54 063

MARIENE INFORMATIE SERVICE MARIS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 89 570

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312492

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 984 248

  • EU contribution

    € 699 999

Coordinated by:

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom