Becoming an
OBIS Node
Some Background…
• UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

• IOC
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commissio...
What is IOC?
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
of UNESCO is the United Nations body for
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ocean science
oc...
• "International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange”
• A program of the "Intergovernmental Oceanographic
Commissi...
Background
OBIS is the world’s largest open access, online
repository of spatially referenced marine life data that:
– Nat...
Background
Originated from the Census of Marine Life(2000-2010)
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2,700 scientists
80+ nations
540 expeditions
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Dots are projects

OBIS
Network
OBIS is a
strategic
alliance of
hundreds of
scientists and
organisations
who contribute
da...
OBIS’s Mission
To make marine bio-geographic data from all
over the world freely available to policy makers,
environmental...
OBIS at IOC-UNESCO
In June 2009, the 25th Session of the IOC Assembly decided through Resolution XXV-4 to
adopt OBIS as pa...
The OBIS System
The OBIS System
portal
production

GCMD

Queries
Mapping
Extraction

iMarine

staging
classi
ficatio
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assembly

WoRMS
IT...
Data flow in OBIS
Current

Future
Existing OBIS Nodes
(black=regional, bold = NODC status, blue = thematic, green = candidate node)

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Antarctica / AntOBI...
OBIS Data Network (Nodes)
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OBIS’s data network will become organised in a hierarchical structure
of nodes

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Tier 1...
Terms of Reference: IODE Associate Data Units
(ADUs)
IODE Associate Data Units (ADUs) shall:
i.

Be national projects, pro...
Node Roles and Responsibilities?
Tasks

Tier II

Tier III

Build customized portals (e.g., multiple languages)

M

M

Comp...
What does it mean at a technical
level?
• Providing multiple datasets in a standard format for
harvesting by iOBIS (Darwin...
Becoming a Node
in the OBIS
System
OBIS Nodes
• If you are an existing NODC (within the IODE
network) and the OBIS node activities fall under the
activities ...
What are the benefits for ADUs?
Being associated with IODE means the following:
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You will have access to IODE documentat...
How to become an ADU/OBIS
Node..
IODE invites any project, programme, institution or organization that is willing to compl...
Once your application is received…
• Applications for ADUs will be reviewed by the IODE
Steering Group for OBIS. You will ...
OBIS Contact Information

OBIS Secretariat
UNESCO-IOC Project Office for IODE
Wandelaarkaai 7/61, 8400 Oostende, Belgium

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  • Resolution of the UN General Assembly A/RES/63/111, that inter alia reiterates “… its serious concern over the current and projected adverse effects of climate change on the marine environment and marine biodiversity, and emphasizing the urgency of addressing this issue”, and “encourages States, individually or in collaboration with relevant international organizations and bodies, to enhance their scientific activity to better understand the effects of climate change on the marine environment and marine biodiversity and develop ways and means of adaptation”,
  • Becoming an OBIS node

    1. 1. Becoming an OBIS Node
    2. 2. Some Background…
    3. 3. • UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation • IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission • IODE International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange • OBIS Ocean Biogeographic Information System
    4. 4. What is IOC? Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO is the United Nations body for – – – – ocean science ocean observatories ocean data and information exchange and ocean services such as Tsunami warning systems. Its mission is… • to promote international cooperation and to coordinate programmes in research, services and capacity building to learn more about the nature and resources of the oceans and coastal areas • to apply this knowledge to improved management, sustainable development and protection of the marine environment and the decision making processes of States.
    5. 5. • "International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange” • A program of the "Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission" (IOC) of UNESCO • Established in 1961. • Purpose is to enhance marine research, exploitation and development, by facilitating the exchange of oceanographic data and information between participating Member States, and by meeting the needs of users for data and information products. • For more see http://www.iode.org
    6. 6. Background OBIS is the world’s largest open access, online repository of spatially referenced marine life data that: – Nations can use to develop national and regional assessments, to discover trends, gaps and biodiversity hotspots and to meet their obligations to the Convention on Biological Diversity and other international commitments. – Stimulates research about our oceans to generate new hypotheses concerning evolutionary processes, species distributions, and roles of organisms in marine systems on a global scale. – Forms a baseline of marine life’s diversity, distribution, and abundance against which future change can be measured.
    7. 7. Background Originated from the Census of Marine Life(2000-2010) • • • • • • 2,700 scientists 80+ nations 540 expeditions US$ 650 million 2,600+ scientific publications 6,000+ potential new species 37,018,672 distribution records and counting 121,202 valid marine species 164,766 valid marine taxa See http://www.iobis.org for data, maps, and more information
    8. 8. Dots are projects OBIS Network OBIS is a strategic alliance of hundreds of scientists and organisations who contribute data, information and expertise to OBIS. OBIS Steering Group Partnerships with GBIF, EOL, GOBI, GOOS, FAO, UNEPWCMC, ICES, SMEBD/WoRMS, Species2000, GCMD, SCOR, CBOL, … OBIS OBIS Group of Experts OBIS development consortium
    9. 9. OBIS’s Mission To make marine bio-geographic data from all over the world freely available to policy makers, environmental managers, researchers and the public at large, in order to increase our knowledge to better manage and protect our oceans.
    10. 10. OBIS at IOC-UNESCO In June 2009, the 25th Session of the IOC Assembly decided through Resolution XXV-4 to adopt OBIS as part of IODE, because: 1. Knowledge of the oceans biodiversity is of such importance to national and global environmental issues that the responsibility for its continuing success should be assumed by governments. 2. IOC Member States have repeatedly identified the need to acquire ocean biogeographic data for national ocean and coastal resource management. 3. Without accurate, repeatable and timely biological data it is impossible to address adequately the global ocean environmental issues of pollution, climate impact and mitigation, ocean acidification, ecosystem management, biodiversity loss, and habitat destruction (Resolution of the UN General Assembly A/RES/63/111) 4. OBIS provided the opportunity to adopt an existing global network for biogeographic data and to attract the associated research community that can and should be a continuous part of the Commission’s ocean mandate.
    11. 11. The OBIS System
    12. 12. The OBIS System portal production GCMD Queries Mapping Extraction iMarine staging classi ficatio n assembly WoRMS ITIS, CoL, IRMNG inde xing QC GEBCO node EOL GEO LifeWatch marbound WOD/ODP GBIF node node -Excel, DiGIR, IPT -OBIS (extended DwC) schema
    13. 13. Data flow in OBIS Current Future
    14. 14. Existing OBIS Nodes (black=regional, bold = NODC status, blue = thematic, green = candidate node) 1. Antarctica / AntOBIS 2. Arctic / ArcOD/AOOS 3. Argentina / ArOBIS 15. South-West Pacific / NZOBIS 20. Global / Hexacorals 4. Australia / OBIS-Australia 16. Sub-Saharan / AfrOBIS 5. Black Sea / BlackSea-OBIS 17. USA/ OBIS-USA 6. Canada / OBIS-Canada 7. China / OBIS-China 23. Gulf of Aden 8. Europe / EurOBIS 24. South-East Asia 9. India / IndOBIS 25. Caribbean 10. Japan / OBIS-Japan 11. Korea / KOBIS 12. Mediterranean / MedOBIS 13. South-East Pacific / ESPOBIS 14. South-West Atlantic / WSAOBIS 18. Global / MicrOBIS 19. Global / OBIS-SEAMAP 21. Global / FishBase 22. Global / Seamounts
    15. 15. OBIS Data Network (Nodes) • OBIS’s data network will become organised in a hierarchical structure of nodes • • • Tier 1 = International OBIS at IODE Tier 2 = Regional and Thematic Nodes (NODC’s and ADU’s) Tier 3 = Local Nodes (NODC’s and ADU’s) • The OBIS Network needs additional nodes to help improve coverage both geographically and thematically. • Every institution, project, initiative can apply to become a node of OBIS (TIER II or III) and an ADU recognised by IODE.
    16. 16. Terms of Reference: IODE Associate Data Units (ADUs) IODE Associate Data Units (ADUs) shall: i. Be national projects, programmes, institutions or organizations (other than NODCs), or regional or international projects, programmes, institutions or organizations that carry out data management functions, ii. Receive information on, and contribute to, IODE standards and best practices related to ocean data management, iii. Be welcomed to participate in ocean data and information management training, organized within the framework of the IODE OceanTeacher programme, iv. Be invited, as observers, in Sessions of the IODE Committee, v. Participate in IODE workshops and projects, vi. Share expertise with other ADUs and NODCs, vii. Be invited to share their data and information on their data collection (metadata catalogue), and this should be through their NODC (in the case of national projects, programmes, institutions or organizations), or through another IODE data facility (in the case of regional or international projects, programmes, institutions or organizations) or, in the case of biogeographic data, through iOBIS, viii. Receive assistance, upon request, from IODE, on matters related to ocean data management, ix. Closely link with their IODE National Oceanographic Data Centre (NODC), if existing (in the case of national projects, organizations and institutions), x. Agree to make available data management documentation (standards, practices, guides,…) used by the ADU.
    17. 17. Node Roles and Responsibilities? Tasks Tier II Tier III Build customized portals (e.g., multiple languages) M M Comply with the IOC/OBIS data policy for using and sharing OBIS data. M M Control data access, terms of use and sharing policies M M Customer support (data queries, analyses, feedback). M M Harvesting data (and metadata) from tier III nodes M Making data (and metadata) available to tier I node using agreed upon standards and formats which are described in the OBIS Manual M Making data (and metadata) available to tier II nodes * M Outreach (as defined in the Communication and Outreach Strategy) M Perform data validation (using standards, tools and best practices), as described in the OBIS manual M M Receiving or harvesting marine biodiversity data (and metadata) from national, regional and international programs, and the scientific M community at large M Report on activities to SG-OBIS M M Reporting the results of quality control directly to data collectors/originator as part of the quality assurance activity M M Reporting the results of quality control directly to tier III M The OBIS node shall nominate a node manager (and deputy) who will be a member of the IODE Steering Group for OBIS (SG-OBIS), and M participate in various activities associated with OBIS and IODE, such as the SG-OBIS meetings and electronic discussions M Capacity Building (i.e., providing expertise, training and support in data management, technologies, standards and best practices). M (to tier III) M Providing marine data to external networks (e.g., GBIF) O O Providing statistics on data content and analysis on gaps O O Contribute to the development of open-source tools R R Contribute to the development of standards and best practices R R Engage in stakeholder groups R R Ensuring the long-term preservation of the data, metadata and associated information required for correct interpretation of the data R (including version-control), as described in the OBIS manual R In the absence of an active tier III nor tier II, tier I (iOBIS) can perform tasks under tier II and III, or a tier III needs to fill in a tier II (*). M = mandatory, R = recommended, O = optional
    18. 18. What does it mean at a technical level? • Providing multiple datasets in a standard format for harvesting by iOBIS (Darwin Core Archive format) • Having complete and good quality data and metadata for each dataset • Regular updates to the datasets where possible • IPT Server to serve the datasets (or use the IPT server of iOBIS to upload datasets)
    19. 19. Becoming a Node in the OBIS System
    20. 20. OBIS Nodes • If you are an existing NODC (within the IODE network) and the OBIS node activities fall under the activities of the NODC => Send a letter expressing your interest to become an OBIS node (including contact information of the OBIS node manager, and geographical/thematic scope of your OBIS node) • If you are not an existing NODC, apply to become an IODE Associate Data Unit (with a specific role as OBIS node)
    21. 21. What are the benefits for ADUs? Being associated with IODE means the following: • You will have access to IODE documentation and expertise in the area of oceanographic data management and marine information management; • You will be part of the IODE information dissemination network related to oceanographic data management and marine information management; • You will be able to obtain IODE (OceanTeacher) technical training related to oceanographic data management and marine information management • You will be invited to make your data and information available through relevant IODE mechanisms (e.g., OceanDataPortal, OceanDocs, OceanExpert, OBIS,…) • You will be invited to participate in IODE projects • You will be invited to designate experts to participate in IODE project steering groups or IODE groups of experts (short-term members).
    22. 22. How to become an ADU/OBIS Node.. IODE invites any project, programme, institution or organization that is willing to comply with the Terms of Reference to apply to join IODE as an IODE Associate Data Unit (ADU) by providing the following information (sent to p.pissierssens@unesco.org with copy to info@iobis.org) : i. Name and contact information of the ADU contact point(s). ii. Name and contact point of the head of the applicant entity. iii. Description of the national, regional or international project, programme, institution or organization. iv. Brief description of data services/products provided by the entity. v. For projects: expected lifespan of the project and indication of plan for the archival/preservation of the data, data management plan. vi. Letters of support. vii. Required expertise, training that IODE could contribute. viii.Data policy (if identified) of the applicant entity. ix. Details of any existing relationship with an NODC.
    23. 23. Once your application is received… • Applications for ADUs will be reviewed by the IODE Steering Group for OBIS. You will receive a response within two weeks after confirmation of receipt of your application.
    24. 24. OBIS Contact Information OBIS Secretariat UNESCO-IOC Project Office for IODE Wandelaarkaai 7/61, 8400 Oostende, Belgium Project Manager: Mr Ward Appeltans Phone: +32 59 34 01 76 Email: w.appeltans@unesco.org

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