iMarine, the international initiative to build a collective data infrastructure for data resources related to marine environment and conservation, has recently been presented at:
Research Data Alliance (RDA) 2nd Plenary Meeting
Abstract "Marine, Science driven policy information management leveraging a distributed e-infrastructure.
Biodiversity Informatics Horizons (BIH 2013), co-organized by iMarine.
Demo "iMarine facilities for empowering biodiversity science" about the facilities of the infrastructure.
International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems (IMDIS 2013)
Presentation "iMarine Data Bonanza: Improving Data Discovery and Management through an Hybrid Data Infrastructure" (Proceedings abstracts)
Goal Providing the data and tools "to support the Ecosystem Approach to fisheries management and conservation of marine living resources." (About iMarine)
iMarine contains data sets from multiple scientific fields such as fisheries, biodiversity and ocean observation, like OBIS and FAO Geospatial Data catalogue. It brings otherwise dispersed and heterogeneous data together in one place and enables cross-cutting scientific analysis.
"The iMarine infrastructure is like an archipelago where applications emerge as islands of services resting on an underlying infrastructure bedrock. While each island focuses on a specific application domain, the archipelago is an interconnected system, enabling marine researchers to go 'island-hopping' whenever they need a purpose-built application for their work." ("Surfing the marine data wave," isgtw)
|The iMarine Gateway takes you to the iMarine products and services. Currently there are 6 application bundles available.|
|How||The iMarine Gateway uses the D4Science infrastructure, a Hybrid Data Infrastructure specifically conceived to interface with a rich array of Information Systems.|
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|Who||Currently 15 institutes and organizations related to fisheries, information management and education are involved, including FAO, UNESCO-IODE (OBIS), FishBase and CERN. The project is co-funded by the European Commission under Framework Programme 7.|
|Period||The project was launched in November 2011 and will end in April 2014.|
"iMarine initiative overview," i-marine