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Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO  (ICT2010  Networking Session)
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Data integration and standards at ioc of UNESCO (ICT2010 Networking Session)

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  • 1. Data integration and standards at IOC of UNESCO <ul><li>Edward Vanden Berghe </li></ul>
  • 2. The organisation <ul><li>UNESCO </li></ul><ul><li>Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) </li></ul><ul><li>International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to be Census of Marine Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now IOC under IODE </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Networks <ul><li>Both IODE and OBIS are global networks </li></ul><ul><li>Main product is data warehouse </li></ul><ul><li>Standards of critical importance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards for formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards for content (‘vocabs’) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Single standard is an illusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited set of standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crosswalks between them </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. International partners <ul><li>World Meteorological Organisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Together JCOMM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SeaDataNet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GEO, GOOS, GEO BON </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global observing systems </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Standards development <ul><li>Several working groups and projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Based on ISO-19115 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JCOMM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Together with WMO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ocean Data Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Together with SeaDataNet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OBIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Together with GBIF/TDWG </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 6. Example: OBIS <ul><li>Network of 15 Regional OBIS Nodes, 5 Thematic OBIS Nodes </li></ul><ul><li>All contributing data </li></ul><ul><li>RONs and TONs are aggregators in their own right </li></ul><ul><li>Total of nearly 30M records, from 870 individual data sets </li></ul><ul><li>Integration on a large scale </li></ul>
  • 7. Example: OBIS standards <ul><li>Biogeography: GBIF/TDWG </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Darwin Core, Extended to OBIS Schema </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ABCD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metadata: discovery metadata </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Change Master Directory – NASA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MEDI – IODE; FGDC – US Gov? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy: World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribution to Species 2000 and Catalogue of Life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Polygon sets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EEZs, FAO areas, IHO… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gazetteer </li></ul></ul>
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  • 10. OBIS standard output <ul><li>CSV and KML </li></ul><ul><li>OGC Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WMS and WFS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Already consumed by others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Generic Information Retrieval (DiGIR) </li></ul><ul><li>REST in preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Empower others to use OBIS data </li></ul>
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  • 13. Biology requires more documentation <ul><li>Taxonomy (‘species’) is an extra dimension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxonomic names are often misspelled </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many different ways of measuring things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weight of a jellyfish? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Species identification labour-intensive and specialists’ work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But automated systems are starting to appear </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. Thanks <ul><li>www.iobis.org </li></ul><ul><li>team@iobis.org, evberghe@iobis.org </li></ul>

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