Sessions & Programme


A preliminary schedule is available below, as well as the updated conference programme and posters list.

Please note that time and sessions may still be subject to small changes in the future weeks.

Session INFRA: Marine environmental infrastructures for observation data (data management and access)
  • Operational oceanography metadata/data systems
  • Physical and bio-chemical metadata/data systems
  • Geophysical and geological metadata/data systems
  • Fisheries and biological metadata/data systems
  • Cross infrastructure activities (e.g. ENVRI, EuroSea... )
  • Marine pollution related (contaminants, litter,...) metadata/data systems
Session PRODUCTS: Data products, information and knowledge
  • Quality Check procedures and data consistency assessment for historical data collections for climatic studies
  • Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence and application to data collection and data quality check
  • Regional and global data collections and marine data aggregations
  • Validation of data products and uncertainty estimation
  • Distribution and publication of data products
  • Data products for multiple stakeholders/end users including the Blue Economy/Blue Growth/Maritime Spatial Planning
  • Data integration and evaluation of data portal solutions
  • Transfer of technologies and knowledge
  • Systems and products for outreach and dissemination, including Ocean Literacy
  • Metadata analysis
  • Data (and metadata) rescue and integration into data centre systems
  • Contributions to the UN Ocean Decade Challenges
Session SERVICES: Data services and tools in ocean science
  • Services and tools for discovery, visualisation, dissemination (considering the potentially diverse range of stakeholders/end users) and education
  • Services and tools for data processing and data analysis
  • Services and tools for data ingestion
  • Services and tools for data management (data reformatting, quality checks, data access…)
  • Virtual Research Environment (VRE), Cloud environment, Digital Twins
  • European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and Blue Cloud pilot
  • Tools based on Artificial Intelligence
  • Open data for the marine domain
  • Federated search
Session TECH: Technical developments for marine information and data management
  • Standards for data interoperability (e.g. INSPIRE, vocabularies, data formats, Sensor Web Enablement, Semantic Web, Linked data)
  • Metadata, data & software FAIRness
  • Quality assurance
  • Data citation, DOI, PID and data versioning
  • Monitoring and tuning
  • Best practice
  • Data centre/repository accreditation/certification (e.g. IODE Quality Management Framework, CoreTrustSeal, etc.)
  • Solutions for online data from ocean measuring devices, manned and unmanned