2013.03 WP3: Governance and Policy Development Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary

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

It is part of March 2013 Monthly Activity Report.

T3.1 User Community Mediation

FAO Activities

FAO organized and hosted the third iMarine Board Meeting and 2nd Advisory council meeting, taking the opportunity of this event to mobilize new user communities on Business Case 1, and explain the project goals and objectives.


Nothing to report


  • The iMarine Board Meeting report (in prep)
  • The advisory Council Meeting Report (in prep)
  • New user groups attended the iMarine Board (FAO Global Record, FAO VRMF, FAO FishFinder, UK Marine Management) with vested interest in the iMarine initiative

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

Terradue Activities

  • Analysis of new environmental enrichment through the 2 aspect presented at the 3rd Board meetings: Querying external data sources, and Geospatial data processing.
    • Proposition of leveraging the World Ocean Database (WOD) in order to provide an Environmental Enrichment service at different depth
    • http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/WOD09/pr_wod09.html
    • Assessment of the DIVA processor (PhD work connected to SeaDataNet) to do so, seen as a new iMarine Use Case candidate, that could be implemented as a Legacy Application Integration in the WPS-Hadoop framework


  • 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

Preparation of board meeting. Edition of a wiki page for the semantic cluster.


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


A Web page dedicated to the semantic cluster has been created [[1]] (using a common pattern for all clusters). Presentation of IRD's work on Fishframe and possible relationships with FLUX [[2]]. Presentation of semantic cluster activities / fact sheet generator [[3]].

T3.2 Governance Mechanisms, Policies and Guidelines Development

FAO Activities

A survey on governance was designed and distributed to all iMarine partners

The iMarine data access and sharing policy documents were prepared and presented to the iMarine Board.

FAO prepared a number of policy use cases, as models to generalize across all the partners

The iMarine LOD proposal was prepared and presented to the Board.


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


The survey on governance is accessible here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zb3Ubml75tuMLwA5UVDnxUD9U2VAsEykN_uu0lMTyk4/viewform

The Board policy draft is available through the BSCW http://dlib.sns.it/bscw/bscw.cgi/d278363/iMB3-6-1_Policy_and_guidelines.pptx

Several wiki pages capturing EA-CoP data policies and expected products and services.

A document iMarine LOD proposal produced

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 activities were presented at the TCom. One develoepr in Bangkok is working on the frontend and data import/export, while part-time activities in Rome focus on development of a sound architecture and data-model.
  • SPREAD was presented at the TCom. A WPS has been developed to re-allocate time series. E.Blondel will receive some assistance from Terradue to refactor the implementation as required for its use in the infrastructure.
  • FLOD investigated the support of creation and mainteance of iMarine LOD.

The effort to align the FAO and iMarine geosptatial infrastructures continued.


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


Presentations to TCom.

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

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

FORTH Activities

  • For the purpose of TLO evaluation, we set a (local) OWLIM repository based on the following: a) FLOD, ECOSCOPE, b) The “home-made” WoRMS ontology schema, the WoRMS ontology schema populated, c) All the OWL file mappings.
  • An OWLIM based Demo running locally to test the competence queries.


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

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

Terradue Activities

  • Geospatial Cluster
    • Preparation of and attendance to the 3rd Board meeting
    • Contribution to the iMarine sustainability survey on "Governance models for a sustainable exploitation"
    • Contribution to the iMarine "Business case and collaborations progress"
    • Review of the draft iMarine Community best practices on "Data access and sharing policy"
  • Contribution to the 5th TCOM session on SPREAD Reallocation
    • Status review of the Hadoop Streaming and Hadoop Map-Reduce methods for distributed processing
    • Implementation roadmap of the SPREAD algorithm as a WPS-Hadoop service


  • 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 TLO with Forth. Test with 52North WPS Server.


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


Validation of competency questions required for the fact sheet generation use case. Discussion about future versions of the TLO. How to write OGC WPS metadata from RR codes with 52 North WPS server.

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