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Monday, October 2 • 14:00 - 15:30
[S04 - Topic] Advances in data accessibility and data management for marine species occurrence data

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The symposium will include presentations on the practices of data accessibility and data management for marine biological occurrence data by members of the Canadian Ocean Data Management Community of Practice and others on the following topics:
  • Making data accessible for reuse and data rescue initiatives
  • Biodiversity plus environmental measurements: OBIS-ENV and beyond
  • Encouraging a ‘Community of practice’ for marine biological occurrence data
  • Development of vocabularies and tools for quality control for DwC terms
  • Identification of the need for new DwC terms
  • Biodiversity use cases demonstrating data integration with habitat (e.g. Coastal Web Atlases)
  • Data management training curriculums
  • Citizen science and volunteer coordination
The symposium will be structured into several mini-symposia of selected topics based upon the topics of received presentation proposals. Not all of the topics listed above may be addressed within the symposium. Each mini-symposia will conclude with a panel discussion to identify next steps for collaboration and / or recommendations initially to the Canadian Ocean Data Management Community of Practice.

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Ward Appeltans

Marine Biodiversity focal point, manager OBIS, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
Mr Ward Appeltans is the marine biodiversity focal point at UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) where he manages the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) and supports the Biology and Ecosystems Panel of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS BioEco... Read More →

Lenore Bajona

Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), Halifax, Canada, Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), Halifax, Canada

Mary Kennedy

data manager, OBIS Canada, Dartmouth, Canada

Andrew Sherin

COINAtlantic Secretariat, Halifax, Canada

Monday October 2, 2017 14:00 - 15:30 EDT

Attendees (8)