2013.02 WP3: Governance and Policy Development Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary

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This WP3 Activity Report described the activities performed in February 2013 by Beneficiary and Task.

It is part of February Activity Report.

T3.1 User Community Mediation

FAO Activities

Activities Include:

  1. Presentation to FIRMS steering committee and CWP in FAO
  2. Contact with DG-Mare, ICES, and French Ministry of Agriculture on Code list inventory
  3. Discuss progress on Code list manager development
  4. Prepare for Board meeting and Advisory council meetings, including Meeting agendas


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

ERCIM Activities

The beneficiary should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

CNR Activities

CNR investigated the schema of the FishBase and SeaLifeBase databases in order to plan the porting from MySQL to Postgres DBMS. The activity involved planning and information exchange with FIN. The scope was to integrate the TaxaMatch algorithm by FIN with the Statistical Manager #1283.

CNR studied a paper by Rainer Froese et al. in order to plan the integration and parallelization of an R procedure for Bayesian estimation of length-weight relationships #1331


no deviations to report


no deviations to report

Terradue Activities

  • Analysis of the World Ocean Atlas (WOA) environmental variables, and their availability for the enrichment of species occurrences with environmental parameters

The WOA URLs are


  • None


FIN Activities

The beneficiary should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

UNESCO Activities

The beneficiary should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

IRD Activities

Presentation of work on processes / WPS to Cliotop Symposium. Preparation of board meeting.


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

T3.2 Governance Mechanisms, Policies and Guidelines Development

FAO Activities

  1. Prepare next version of EA-CoP policy on data sharing
  2. Development of template in Wiki for Products policy use case
  3. Invite technology partners for a call on data access and sharing EA-CoP and technology policy integration
  4. App development
  5. Improve liaison between Board (Work-plan), Clusters (mandate and inventory), and Work Packages (Implementing 'services')
  6. Inventory Code list policies under BC1


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

ERCIM Activities

The beneficiary should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

CNR Activities

The beneficiary should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

FIN Activities

The beneficiary should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

UNESCO Activities

The beneficiary should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

CRIA Activities

The beneficiary should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

IRD Activities

The beneficiary should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

T3.3 Harmonisation of Metadata, Semantics and Technologies

FAO Activities

Cotrix:

  • Development of the model for Code lists (FS)
  • UI development (Ton)
  • Negotiating with VocBench on persistence models (without positive results)
  • Inventory Code lists under BC1 (YL)

Geospatial:

  • Aligment of iMarine and FAO geospatial data infrastructures (EB)

FishFinder:

  • Upgrade of reporting template by contributing requirements (AG)
  • Upgrade of the reporting tool by contributing requirements(AG)


The collaboration with VocBench will be looser than expected, relying more on a Cotrix model then on the VocBench model and ST software for the management of code lists.


A first model for discussion was produced to back code lists The wiki page documenting cotrix was enriched Cotrixrep

CNR Activities

The beneficiary should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

NKUA Activities

During the last period NKUA is participating the discussions and the design of solutions around the harmonization of Information Retrieval related services inside and at the boundaries of D4Science Infrastructure. Various sources have been examined (FLOD, Bing, EcoScope) and common ground has been found for two.


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


Establishment of plan of Bing integration with gCube Information Retrieval mechanisms

FORTH Activities

  • Designing Mapping between FLOD and TLO, ECOSCOPE and TLO. Currently, we are still working on designing and evaluating them with competences queries.

Terradue Activities

  • In order to facilitate the use of the WOA2009 data in the e-infrastructure, by adopting standard schemas, we reviewed the use of OpenSearch following the same approach as for MyOcean.


  • None


UNESCO Activities

The beneficiary should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

CRIA Activities

The beneficiary should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The beneficiary should report here major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions, if any.


The beneficiary should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

IRD Activities

Work on guidelines for geospatial cluster and related wiki pages [1] & [2]. This work will be improved in the coming weeks.


Improvements of OGC metadata to describe IRD data sources and IRD Web Services for data access and processes


Creation of Web services metadata (OGC 19119/19139) for WMS / WFS / WPS related to Tuna Atlas use case. Creation of CSW to delliver these metadata to iMarine through a CSW. '

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