Sessions & Programme


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

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
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 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 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