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.

Mediterranean view


The webinar featured an introduction to Marine SDI from moderator Roger Longhorn, GSDI Secretary-General, and three presenters from Brazil, Malaysia and Denmark, telling of their experiences in implementing marine SDI in their countries.

The presentations were followed by a Q&A session led by the moderator. All presenters and the moderator are also members of the International Hydrographic Organisation Marine SDI Working Group (IHO MDSIWG) and are involved in work of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Marine Domain Working Group (OGC MDWG).


The Panellists were:

  • Cdr Kamaruddin Yusoff, RMN, Head of METOC, National Hydrographic Centre of Malaysia
  • Capitao-Tenente (Lt Cdr), Julierme G. Pinheiro, Asst. of Environmental Data Exchange Section, Navy Hydrographic Center, Brazil
  • Mr Jens Peter Hartmann, IC-ENC Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor at the Danish Geodata Agency (which contains the Danish Hydrographic Office). Mr Hartmann is also Chair of the IHO Marine SDI Working Group and the Baltic Sea Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Working Group (BSMSDIWG).

The presentations can be downloaded here – Introduction (PDF), Malaysia (PDF), Denmark (PDF), Brazil (PDF).

The recording of the webinar is available to download from Dropbox here (150 Mbytes) - or viewed on YouTube here:

Brief biographies of the presenters are here (PDF).

Additional material referenced in the webinar includes: SDI Readiness Checklist (PDF), Marine SDI Questionnaire (PDF), IHO Marine SDI Questionnaire 2015 (PDF), and the Data Avavilability Benchmark Assessment Tool v.1 (developed by AZCIS - Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee, Canada) (PDF).

Coastal/Marine SDI Best Practice Webinar No. 3 – June 2017

The third in this series of Coastal/Marine Best Practice webinars will be held mid-June and will focus on SDI issues ‘where land meets the sea’, i.e. in the complex environmental and geographical region of the coast.. Details will be sent to all who demonstrated interest in our first webinars. Again using a panel of experts and practitioners, we will be discussing the challenges that exist in what has been called ‘this most complex information territory – the coast’.

Don't miss it! To pre-register, contact Roger Longhorn, GSDI Secretary-General at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..