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 introduce the new MEDIN Business Plan 2024-2029 and to discuss how the wider community can contribute to the future developments in UK marine data management.

 

Wednesday 24th April 2024 – HYBRID (The Crown Estate, 1 St James’s Market, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4AH and online using Microsoft Teams)

 

This year, the MEDIN Open Meeting is entitled:

The next 5 years in marine data and how you can help” and will consist of a series of presentations, flash talks and networking.

The meeting is FREE of charge. Further details including the programme will follow. Places are limited, so please register here to let us know if you’ll be attending in person or online. Deadline for registration is 31st March 2024. Those attending online will receive joining details nearer the time. We will share the agenda soon.

The draft draft agenda is available here

Visit the MEDIN website here

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 600 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. MEDIN wants to ensure the marine community can harness appropriate technology to achieve our vision of all UK marine data being Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. This event marks the launch of the next MEDIN Business Plan which will run from 2024-2029.

Please forward these details to any colleagues who may be interested in attending.

We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you there!

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