With the onset of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, a surge of activity focusing on ocean observation, operations, commerce, socio-economics, and culture will generate data with greater complexity, depth, and volume than ever before. However, the diverse ocean communities building new digital resources have widely variable capacities and visions in implementing the FAIR principles. As a result, entirely valid, but local/regional, FAIR implementations will still lack global interoperability. There is a considerable need to align the policies and practices across independent technologies and systems.
To this end, this case study will leverage the progress made by the Ocean InfoHub and Ocean Data and Information System (OIH, ODIS), launched by International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The AWI/Helmholtz partner (whose personnel chaired the technical implementation of ODIS) will examine how the ODIS Interoperability Architecture (ODIS-Arch) being piloted with regional partners can be coordinated with other case studies and central guidelines of CODATA and RDA to support digital policy alignment. The key objective will be to ensure policies support regional and local specificity, but allow the concrete implementation of global FAIRness around key (meta)data types. Through these actions, this case study aims to sustainably interface the ODIS digital ecosystem with many others.
As the Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, the Alfred Wegener Institute works primarily in the cold and temperate regions of the world. Together with numerous national and international partners, we are involved in decoding the complex processes in “System Earth”. Our planet is in the midst of profound climate change. The polar regions and seas are changing. At the same time, they play a central role in the global climate system. How is planet earth evolving? Are we observing short-term fluctuations or long-term trends? Polar and marine research has always been a fascinating scientific challenge. Today it is also a piece of future research. Read more…
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wP11 featured outputs
D11.1. An assessment of the ocean data priority areas for development and implementation roadmap
After an introduction to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO’s Ocean Data and Information System (ODIS), the report summarises an evaluation of FAIR Implementation Profiles and FAIR Enabling Resources compiled from across WorldFAIR case studies. It then synthesises supplementary insights obtained through a survey distributed across project partners, and identifies a pathway to implement sustainable cross-domain (meta)data flows to inform and support the current development of the Cross-domain Interoperability Framework (CDIF), a major output of WorldFAIR. Read more...
NEWS & Events
Deliverable 11.1 is now available: ‘An assessment of the Ocean Data priority areas for development and implementation roadmap’
A new publication is now available from the WorldFAIR project: ‘An assessment of the Ocean Data priority areas for development and implementation roadmap’, produced by Pier Luigi Buttigieg, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, and leader of…Keep reading
Expanding Ocean Interoperability – Please Complete a Short Survey (deadline 18 january)
The WorldFAIR Oceans Science Case Study is asking for your help! The Case Study will gather guidance from partners across the project (and any collaborators or colleagues they invite) on how its central use case – the Ocean InfoHub…Keep reading
Dagstuhl Workshop “Interoperability for Cross-Domain Research: Machine-Actionability & Scalability”
The “Interoperability for Cross-Domain Research: Machine-Actionability & Scalability” workshop was held at Schloss Dagstuhl from August 28 to September 2, 2022 (https://www.dagstuhl.de/22353). The workshop was the fourth in a series, starting in 2018, exploring the role of metadata standards…Keep reading
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
As the Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, the Alfred Wegener Institute works primarily in the cold and temperate regions of the world. Together with numerous national and international partners, we are involved in decoding the complex processes in…Keep reading
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