Free Webinar "Semantic Integration of Marine Data" 28 June

Data scientists, researchers, engineers and users are invited to join the free webinar "Semantic integration of marine data", taking place on Wednesday, 28 June at 11:10 AM CEST. The webinar is presented by Professor Yannis Tzitzikas, Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Computer Science Dep. at University of Crete and Affiliated Researcher of the Information Systems Laboratory at FORTH-ICS.

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UN General Assembly adopts Oceans Call for Action to Support SDG 14

The high-level United Nations Ocean Conference, that took place from 5 to 9 June 2017 in New York City, was the first of its kind on the issue and has raised global consciousness to ocean problems ranging from marine pollution to illegal and over fishing, from ocean acidification to lack of high seas governance.

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Coastal Thematic Exploitation Platform for EO Data

For those interested in Marine/Coastal SDI, check out the Coastal Thematic Exploitation Platform (C-TEP), one of the innovative virtual platforms aimed to simplify the extraction of information from Earth Observation (EO) data. The ESA (European Space Agency) funded group of TEP projects, shall move the processing of data to the data source using cloud technology.

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Fact Sheet for the Joint GSDI-EuroSDR Marine SDI Best Practice Project

An updated Fact Sheet has been published briefly describing the details of the Joint GSDI-EuroSDR Marine/Coastsl SDI Best Practice Project extension which was gratefully extended by financial support from EuroSDR, a not-for-profit organisation linking National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies with Research Institutes and Universities in Europe for the purpose of applied research in spatial data provision, management and delivery.

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GSDI Coastal/Marine Best Practice Webinar #2 – 29 March 2017


On 29 March 2017, the GSDI Coastal/Marine Best Practice Project conducted the second 90-minute webinar in the current series devoted to looking at challenges, issues and successes in developing and implementing Coastal/Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure around the globe.

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GSDI Coastal/Marine Best Pactice Webinar - 4 November 2016

On 4 November 2016, the GSDI Coastal/Marine Best Practice Project conducted a 90-minute webinar that covered four main topics.

Part 1 – SDI Basics, Marine SDI and Strategies (Roger Longhorn)
Part 2 – Marine Geoportals Research (Jade Georis-Creuseveau)
Part 3 – Coastal/Marine SDI Good Practice Examples (Roger Longhorn)
Part 4 – Open Data Benefits and Good Practice (Joep Crompvoets)

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GSDI Coastal/Marine SDI Best Practice Project Members

Meet the project members who are executing the GSDI Marine/Coastal SDI Best Practice Project:

  • Dr Jade Georis-Creuseveau, Research fellow, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) – lead researcher on the project.
  • Prof Joep Crompvoets, Public Governance Institute, KU Leuven, Secretary-General EuroSDR – principal academic advisor on the project.
  • Roger Longhorn, Secretary-General, Global SDI Association and member of the IHO Marine SDI Working Group – project researcher and presenter.

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