2014.03 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 2014 by Beneficiary and Task.

It is part of March 2014 Monthly Activity Report.

T3.1 User Community Mediation

FAO Activities

  • iMarine workshop (preparation and delivery),
  • attendance to usual SB meetings, and
  • contribution to the Sustainability study.
  • positioned iMarine in GEF funded CLME+ project (under development)
  • contributed to proposal development for a COST TDP


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

Terradue 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

Activity for February forgotten: Friday 14 February 2014, WorldFish Head Quarters, Penang, Malaysia: Presentation of iMarine to staff of the Natural Resources Management Department of WorldFish (5 persons), mainly the Biodiversity Research VRE, the AquaMaps VRE, and the Ecological modeling VRE.

UNESCO Activities

7 March: iMarine information day: participation remotely
17-21 March: marine biodiversity data management, including quality control, training course, Oostende
24 March: Presenting OBIS activities including iMarine at the IOC-UNESCO Meeting with DG RTD, DG MARE, DG DEVCO, DG ENV, Brussels.
31 March: Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole of the UN Regular Process on reporting on the State of the Marine Environment including Socio-Economic Aspects, UN HQ, New York.

IRD Activities

  • Presentation of some achievement at the iMarine workshop (7th of March).
  • Starting to define needs for biological observations enrichment with environmental parameters: R codes will be made available in the coming months. We aim to deliver these codes on iMarine WPS server.
  • participation to the COST-TDP proposal.

T3.2 Governance Mechanisms, Policies and Guidelines Development

FAO Activities

Policies and Guidelines / Bestpractices:

  • Preparation of the iMarine event, attend the meeting and deliver presentation on VME database;
  • RDA case study compilation and remote attendance of the meeting;
  • Update best practice document in interaction with P. Pagano


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

Attending remotely the workshop on March 7th. Slides prepared for AquaMaps story. Followed the minutes of the iMarine Sustainability & business model but could not attend the meetings.

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

FLOD: ensure reproducibility of the RDF datasets for FI classifications (1.5 D)

  • Design and implement a workflow for re-producing (ie updating) the RDF dataset constituting the current version of FLOD.
  • The plugin for the SR can read and publishe codelists from RTMS according FLOD format as proof of concept. Ongoing work is to refine the specification of the format, and work on the mappings

BiOnym: conf calls

Several validation activities related to VME-DB and Cotrix

SPREAD: some fixes of intersections sources (see #2704)

  • FAO asked for follow up regarding the deployment of the improved SPREAD algorithm, that it needs to test with SDMX data. I have no feedback on this. See #2682. Issue for PEB.

New Activity

  • RTMS plugin refactoring for Virtual Repository (no ticket, PEB action required)
  • FAOData integration in Virtual Repository, read-only (no ticket, PEB Action required)


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

NKUA Activities

NKUA continued the support of the SmartFish case. This included resolution of issues and planning for next steps and provisioning of new resources.


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

The main activities can be reported as the following:

  • OWL Factorisation of MarineTLO ver 4.0.0, #2319
  • OWL Factorisation of Mappings ver 4.0.0, #2319
  • Investigating and extending the W3C VoiD for describing metadata about the MarineTLO Warehouse

Terradue 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

Trendylyzer : requesting feedback from experts on data analysis.
Trendylyzer: trying to set up a meeting with CNR and CERN in Ostend in order to install trendylyzer at the Ostend D4Science Grid node, to allow the OBIS team to make further developments. A doodle has been set up, but no decision made yet
Implementation of Chao index (species richness and completeness indicator) in Hexagonal grid maps (maps will be available through OBIS WMS) and code will be open-source.

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

Clarifications of database model related to tuna bycacth with FORTH. Interaction with Terradue to improve the use of WPS server.

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