Marine Science Data Management Special Interest Group
The management of marine science data underpins the credibility and reproducibility of marine science research, ensuring that unique environmental data are readily available for long-term re-use for a range of applications.
In order to improve the end-to-end approach to data management, this group will bring together interested parties to discuss issues such as the interoperability of data, use of standards and the visualisation of data, along with the organisational infrastructure that underpins high-quality data management practices.
Sharing best practice amongst and between research institutions, commercial marine science and data centres will have mutual benefits for data managers, technicians, scientific developers, organisational support staff, researchers and commercial science alike. Such benefits include:
- aligning institutional and community data management processes and those of data centres to improve efficiency and ensure data security;
- increasing access to specialist knowledge and experience across institutions;
- maximising the value of existing data through data discovery and citation;
- maximising the value of emerging near-real time data streams;
- and improving the accessibility of software tools for the community;
Group Contact: Matt Donelly email@example.com
News items from the NOC Association and the Marine Facilities Advisory Board
The details of the membership of the Decade Working Group (DWG), that was announced at the May 2021 AGM of the NOC Association, are now available:
NOC Association of Marine Science National Capability Beneficiaries | National Oceanography Centre
The March 2021 minutes of the Marine Facilities Advisory Board are available here: Marine_Facilities_Advisory Board_March_2021_minutes.pdf (noc.ac.uk)
Are your institution’s details up to date on the The UK Marine Science and Technology Compendium? If not, please let the Secretary know.
Secretary to the NOCA and MFAB: Jackie Pearson, firstname.lastname@example.org National Oceanography Centre
Report on Impacts of Covid-19
Summary Report on the Impacts of Covid-19 available from the NOCA AGM
Cancellation of 2020/21 Challenger Conference
Sadly, the postponed 2020 Challenger Conference to be hosted at SAMs from 6th September 2021 has also been cancelled.