The use of Vessel Transmitted Information by fishery scientists is rapidly growing. The continuous improvement of their detail and volume has opened exciting new possibilities for scientist working in the fields of marine biology, ecology and environmental sciences. The often confidential and sensitive VTI data require that the community searches for new but solid technology solutions. In addition, the nearly real-time availability of satellite products, a possibility that could only be dreamed of a few years ago, call for a coordinated effort to develop data-products that assist scientists to discover, filter and integrate multidisciplinary data.
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The SEIF initiative (SDMX for Eurostat, ICES and FAO) aims to apply SDMX to the domain of fisheries statistics at international level. The SEIF Catch 2010 exercise was recently closed with the delivery of the Catch DSD, a single set of code-lists, and a strategy for further development. The DSD created will be used by Eurostat in 2011 for SDMX catch data collection on a voluntary basis by Member States, and FAO will be able to receive and interpret data that use the DSD.
Serge Michel Garcia`s - member of the D4Science-II External Advisory Board - article "Potential contribution of the Internet to a global community of practice for fishery management" has been published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science.
The ICES Journal of Marine Science publishes articles, short communications, and critical reviews that contribute to our scientific understanding of marine systems and the impact of human activities.
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The Metafor project is developing a Common Information Model (CIM) to describe climate data and the models that produce it in a standard way. In particular, Metafor is leading an international effort to develop controlled vocabulary and metadata collection procedures in support of the next climate model intercomparison project CMIP5 (see online questionnaire here). The core information model Metafor has developed is nevertheless very generic and can be applied to other modelling fields. This re-usability of the metadata development and tools is a high-level commitment of the Metafor development and will be at the core of this workshop.