Marine Data Management Workshops 2022-23

The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) and OceanWise are delighted to announce the 2022-23 course dates for our popular free online workshop: Marine Data Management, Governance and the MEDIN toolset.

The courses will take place on the following dates:

Each run of the course takes place over 5 days with live lessons in the morning and independent learning in the afternoons, which can be completed flexibly around your other work commitments.

This training course is suitable for anyone responsible for collecting or managing marine environmental data in the public sector, industry, education or research. Familiarity with different marine data types, and how data is acquired and used, would be helpful but is not essential. Prior knowledge or practical experience of data management is not required.

The course can be taken as a whole, or attendees can select modules according to two streams: Marine Data Governance; or Practical MEDIN. The course features interactive training and discussion sessions, quizzes, and assignments to help users become familiar with:

  • Data management principles, standards, and components, including data lifecycle and quality, the role of vocabularies (or data dictionaries) and the importance of creating, maintaining, and publishing metadata.
  • The resources and tools provided by MEDIN and practical instruction in the use of the MEDIN data guidelines, metadata standard and controlled vocabularies.
  • How data management ‘best practice’ can improve organisational efficiency in data acquisition, analysis, curation and sharing. It covers data use with respect to corporate risk, re-use, audit, and traceability, whilst at the same time helping minimising costs.
  • Why data management is important and how it can, and arguably should, be part of an organisation’s business management framework alongside quality, occupational health and safety, and information security.
  • The role of a data policy and management plan, and how data can be shared, published, and re-used.

See the MEDIN website for more information on the workshops.

Please contact the course coordinator: Roseanna Wright (, if you have any questions, or to be added to the waiting list for future courses.

Links for further information:

No Comment

Comments are closed.