On August 9, 2018, at 15:00 GMT Juliet Hermes from the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) will give a webinar as part of the GOOS series. She will speak on the Ocean Best Practices global initiative, run by an international working group supported by a number of organisations including JCOMM, UNESCO-IOC/IODE, GOOS, AtlantOS, ODIP and IEEE (amongst others). Click this LINK to join the webinar to register and be reminded to join at the appropriate time.
Our regional and global understanding of the ocean is based on an immense collection of observations and models. Sensors on ships, submersibles, gliders, fixed moorings, water sample analysis and other platforms generate gigabytes of data on a wide array of phenomena, including ocean-climate interactions, ecosystem change, and ocean dynamics. There is an ever-present need for the identification and dissemination of best practices in this multidisciplinary field of ocean observation and data management. However, the complexity of these domains and the diversity of its stakeholders make discovering relevant best practices (BP) a challenge.
On the other hand, harmonizing the adoption of best practices across organizations, especially during the design and implementation of an Ocean Observing System becomes a crucial factor in establishing the basis that guarantees its successful development and evolution. Nonetheless, addressing this aspect requires connecting and exchanging consensual best practices in ocean observation operation and technology, data management and applications. Equally important is the creation of a repository providing efficient discovery and access of documented best practices, and also expanding means of community engagement, including peer review and training.
An international working group supported by a number of organisations including JCOMM, UNESCO-IOC/IODE, GOOS, AtlantOS, ODIP and IEEE (amongst others) are working on the development of an enhanced Ocean Best Practices System, based upon expanding the already existing IODE repository – OceanBestPractices.org and using new means to foster OBP use by a broader ocean community. This webinar will describe some of the work which has been done to date and how you can be involved.
For more information on the webinar series click HERE.