|Let's meet at: 09:00 - 12:30, Room: Sintra | 23 Jan 2018|
|Session Chair: Dick M.A. Schaap – MARIS|
|You can't miss it if you want to know more about SeaDataNet / SeaDataCloud.|
SeaDataNet is a major infrastructure in Europe for managing, indexing and providing access to ocean and marine data sets and data products, acquired from research cruises and other observational activities in European coastal marine waters, regional seas and the global ocean. It also develops and governs common marine standards for metadata and data formats, common vocabularies and quality flags as well as standard software tools. The core partners in SeaDataNet are the National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODCs) and major marine research institutes in Europe, together with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The SeaDataNet data centres are highly skilled and have been actively engaged in marine data management for many decades and have the essential capabilities and facilities for data quality control, long term stewardship, retrieval and distribution.
SeaDataNet works together with originators of marine data, comprising scientists collecting data with the European research vessel fleet and other observing platforms, and various governmental agencies, collecting data for environmental management and economic activities. SeaDataNet also has a close cooperation with the European operational oceanography community involving i) EuroGOOS, the association of national governmental agencies and research organisations committed to European-scale operational oceanography within the context of the intergovernmental Global Ocean Observing System, ii) Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS), deploying pan-European capacity for Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting, and iii) Euro-ARGO, developing a long-term global ocean monitoring system deploying Argo floats.
At the Workshop a number of SeaDataCloud activities and their progress will be highlighted.
09:00 – 10:30 "Current status of the SeaDataNet infrastructure and activities for upgrading standards and services.’
11:00 – 12:30 ‘How to derive data products from the large data resources and new opportunities provided by the cloud.’