Marine Science Data Management Special Interest Group

MSDM

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;
The launch meeting of the Challenger Society Marine Science Data Management Special Interest Group will be on Friday 9th September following the main Challenger Conference 2016.

Group Contact: Matt Donelly  matdon@bodc.ac.uk

 

Latest News

Is fieldwork a requirement for a career in marine science?

Please save the date for an introductory and perception gathering event run by a subset of the Challenger Society EDIA working group. The virtual event will focus on ‘Evaluating perceptions of job roles in marine research and raising awareness of digital twinning of the oceans to promote diversity and inclusivity in the marine sciences.’ The event will take place on the 27th of January 2021 13:30-15:30 on zoom.


Read More


The Decade Working Group (DWG): Update

In the UK marine community the United Nations Decade of Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), hereafter ‘the Decade’, is gaining growing publicity. What is less well established is how UK marine researchers can participate in the Decade and how funding for research will emerge.

Read More


New NERC Ocean Observations Consultation

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has asked the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) to lead a piece of work on prioritising the sustained ocean observations that are most important to the UK and the international effort. 

Read More