Sessions and Programme



1. Data Services in ocean science

chairs: Angelo Lykiardopoulos (HCMR, Greece) and Justin Buck (NERC-BODC, UK)

  • Standards and quality-assurance issues
  • Services and Visualisation tools
  • User oriented services
2. Marine information and data management

chairs: Dick Schaap (MARIS, Netherlands) and Eoin O'Grady (MI, Ireland)

  • Exchange, processing and interactive work with marine data sets from highly heterogeneous sources
  • Federation and integration
  • Network services and technologies
3.Marine environmental data bases: infrastructures and data access systems

chairs: Roger Proctor (IMOS, Australia) and Paolo Diviacco (OGS, Italy)

  • Coastal and deep-sea operational oceanography metadata/data systems
  • Physical and bio-chemical databases for climate studies
  • Geophysical and geological metadata/data systems
4. Services for Users and Education

chair: Vittorio Barale (EU-JRC, Italy)

  • Historical evolution in data collection and management
  • Tools for dissemination
  • Test bed development for educational purposes