10 years of improving access to marine data


 Sharing marine data – past, present and future

The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) invites the marine community, particularly those from a policy, commercial, academic and conservation background, to an open meeting to exchange information about their marine data priorities for the next 5 years and to mark 10 years of working together to improve access to marine data.

24th April 2018
University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AG

The meeting is FREE of charge and lunch will be provided. Further details including the programme will follow. Places are limited, so please register here. Deadline for registration is 16th April 2018.

Background

MEDIN is a partnership of UK organisations committed to improving access to marine data. Marine data are collected by a wide range of organisations for an extensive variety of applications, including environmental monitoring, defence, research, conservation and commercial activities. As long as any limitations with such data are fully understood, these data can be useful to others. There are over 500 organisations collecting or holding marine data in the UK, so in the past, it was difficult for the marine community to make full use of these silos of marine data. MEDIN has been working with both public and private organisations to make it easier to share UK marine data and to ensure that data are well documented and are in a fit state to be used by others. MEDIN provides a single place to search for marine data. By providing a standardised way to find marine data and specialist data archives to store it, MEDIN has opened up access to large volumes of previously unavailable data from both the private and public sectors.

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