Tuesday, 18 May 2010


A member of my team recently attended the International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems, IMDIS2010. Lucky chap. I just get to read the website after the event wink. There were a large number of presentations. I flicked through a couple such as
  • Rolling Deck to Responsitory
  • Archive and access of global water level data by NOAA
  • SeaDataNet talked of the cooperative European nature of their work. I noted the comment that 'the marine community must be more active in OGC'. With any data exchange the devil really is in the detail.
  • Sextant, the French Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure.
  • The Chair's summaries are worth reading, esp if you don't have time to trawl through all the session papers. Session 1, 2 and 3 are the most useful summaries.
The list of abstracts has not only abstracts of the presentations but also posters - both 'normal' and electronic (that's a new one on me - what's an electronic poster?).

Lots to learn. Quality, compatibility and access to data are the standard reoccuring themes.

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