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EMODnet Session at European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016

Event date:
20/04/2016 - 02:00
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    The EGU General Assembly 2016 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. This year, the programme features a session dedicated to activities and data portas from the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) and highlight some of the main challenges for marine data management in Europe and beyond.

    EMODnet Session at European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016




    When: 20 April 2016 from 08.30 to 12.00

    WhereAustria Center Vienna (ACV), Room L1, Vienna, Austria

    For who: The assembly is open to scientists and interested stakeholders of all nations.

    Information for attendees:

    Informatics in Oceanography and Ocean Science (including Ian McHarg Medal Lecture)

    Convener: Giuseppe M.R. Manzella 

    Co-Convener: Dick M. A. Schaap 


    Session details:

    The session presents state of the art information systems in oceanography and issues related to data management (metadata, vocabularies, ISO and OGC applications, data models), interoperability (Interoperability forms, Web services, Quality of Services, Open standards), data circulation and services (quality assurance / quality control, preservation, network services) and Education in ocean science (Education and Research, Internet tools for education).

    The session aims to provide new ideas on the interoperability issues deriving from different sources of data. ISO standards introduce the necessary elements in the abstract process aiming to assess ‘how’ and ‘how much’ data meets applicable regulatory requirements and aims to enhance user needs. Data management infrastructures should include an evaluation of data by assuring relevance, reliability and fitness-for-purposes / fitness-for-use, adequacy, comparability and compatibility. Presenters will aim to demonstrate how their efforts will benefit their user communities, facilitate collaborative knowledge building, decision making and knowledge management in general, intended as a range of strategies and practices to identify, create, represent and distribute data, products and information.

    Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016
    Room: L1
    Chairperson: Dick Schaap
    Marine data management: from early explorers to e-infrastructures (Ian McHarg Medal Lecture)
    Helen Glaves
    Marine Profiles for OGC Sensor Web Enablement Standards
    Simon Jirka and the Marine Profiles for OGC Sensor Web Enablement Standards Team
    Enhancing User Access to Oceanographic Data Through Commercial Cloud Services
    Dan Fruehauf

    A semantically rich and standardised approach enhancing discovery of sensor data and metadata
    Alexandra Kokkinaki, Justin Buck, and Louise Darroch


    Coffee break
    Chairperson: Giuseppe Manzella
    EMODnet MedSea Checkpoint for sustainable Blue Growth
    Eric Moussat, Nadia Pinardi, Giuseppe Manzella, Frederique Blanc and the Medsea Team
    CMEMS (Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service) In Situ Thematic Assembly Centre: A service for operational Oceanography
    Fernando Manzano Muñoz, Sylvie Pouliquen, Loic Petit de la Villeon, Thierry Carval, Thomas Loubrieu, Henning Wedhe, Lid Sjur Ringheim, Thomas Hammarklint, Susanne Tamm, Marta De Alfonso, Leonidas Perivoliotis, Antonis Chalkiopoulos, Veselka Marinova, Joaquin Tintore, and Charles Troupin
    EMODnet Physics: One-stop Portal to access Multiplatform Observing Systems
    Antonio Novellino, Giacomo Benedetti, Paolo D'Angelo, Patrick Gorringe, Peter Thjisse, Dick Schaap, Sylvie Pouliquen, and Giuseppe Manzella
    EMODNet Bathymetry - building and providing a high resolution digital bathymetry for European seas
    Dick M. A. Schaap
    Eutrophication and contaminant data management for EU marine policies: the EMODnet Chemistry infrastructure.
    Matteo Vinci, Marina Lipizer, and Alessandra Giorgetti
    Sensor Nanny, data management services for marine observation operators
    Thomas Loubrieu, Jérôme Détoc, Arnaud Thorel, and Hamza Azelmat
    Analysis of ocean in situ observations and web-based visualization
    Alexander Barth, Sylvain Watelet, Charles Troupin, Aida Alvera Azcarate, Giorgio Santinelli, Gerrit Hendriksen, Alessandra Giorgetti, and Jean-Marie Beckers
    Validation of Ferrybox Observations and Comparison between Ferrybox Ferries
    Seppo Kaitala, Jukka Seppälä, Petri Maunula, Kari Y. Kallio, and Jani Ruohola


    Following the session, during lunch time  (12.15 - 13.15 - SPM12) there will be a splinter meeting organised by the EMODnet MedSea Checkpoint team with following objectives:

    - to raise awareness on the concept of EMODnet Regional CheckPoints

    - to receive feedback from a large research community on the partial results of the checkpoints to date.