Ecosystem Approach Community of Practice: IRD tuna atlas

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The IRD Tuna Atlas / iMarine collaboration aims to enrich the current tuna atlas with lacking information such as effort.
A first step to this enrichment is dynamic access to additional specis information extracted from FAO (through FLOD), [WORMS](the world species database ) and [ECOSCOPE](an initiative to share information and data from the UMR EME).

(Describe the expected service in maximum 3 sentences) IRD tuna atlas species enrichment with information from 3 sources.

the prototype is available on-line [here].

Implementation activity

Development of new features is under IRD control.

Priority to CoP
(List proposed solution priority following the iMarine Board priority setting criteria:)
  • The target community is the tuna data consumers, mainly the tuna fisheries specialists
  • Users can be split in 2user groups: (i) the Tuna fisheries specialists, including biologists and statisticians. (ii) The professional with interest to tuna fisheries like journalists, researchers, students.;
  • Potential for co-funding;
  • Structural allocation of resources; a first prototype is already on-line. The extension to other services (use of WPS server to extend calculation with offering additional selections).
  • Referred in DoW;in BC1
  • How does the proposed action generally support sustainability aspects?
  • How consistent it is with regulations/strategies ?

This activity falls under the strategy of data enrichment by dynamically sharing information without the need to physically exchange data in a network of available accessible and shareable information.

  • Re-usability – benefits – compatibility: This tool is reusing and enriching existing components to share seamlessly data and information;
Relation to CoP Software
  • iMarine connectCube
Relation to D4S technologies

Are the proposed measures effective?

The strategy of data and information sharing through dynamic flow based is a more effective tool that having to exchange physically data as access and sharing of data and information is done dynamical, saving resources (no need to create exchanges interfaces) and time (no need to prepare data for exchanges). There is no risk of out dated data as dynamic fact sheets are built upon the resource available on-line from the source systems, ie. the most up-to-date data/information. The constraint is on the source information system to provide optimum availability of the web services.

Does it reduce a known workload?

Yes, there is no need to develop interfaces / to spend time to request for data / to adapt the system when new data are available.

How must the component be delivered to users? (UI Design / on-line help / training material / support)

A web user interface is available. There is no need for specific training of the users. Once available on-line, this dynamic fact sheet are self explanatory.

Are there any policies available that describe data access and sharing?

Have the Copyright / attribution / metadata / legal aspects been addressed from a user and technology perspective?
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