2013.12 WP3: Governance and Policy Development Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary

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

It is part of the December 2013 Monthly Activity Report.

T3.1 User Community Mediation

FAO Activities

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

  • Follow up to November presentation of iMarine to AgroCampus in Rennes, France.
  • Board operations
  • Board (+extended Board) communication, preparation, individual meetings
  • Preparational activities for iMarine March Event in Rome with WP4


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

  • Support to Board for the development of the Sustainability White Paper


  • None


  • Email exchanges

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

Promoted iMarine and Trendylyzer at two events: OBIS steering group meeting (4-6 December 2013 in Oostende) and Caribbean Marine Atlas meeting (11-13 December 2013, Miami)
Participated remotely at the FAO project proposal preparation meeting of he GEF funded ABNJ/deep sea project, of which iMarine is a partner. This involves the use of the iMarine infrastructure (and data from OBIS) for the identification of VMEs among other topics.


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

T3.2 Governance Mechanisms, Policies and Guidelines Development

FAO Activities

  • iMarine terms of use and data access and sharing policy updated to capture results of discussion with FAO Legal (A.gentile, A.Ellenbroek)
  • Update of several use-case templates and content to capture the community exploitation of infrastructure resources. (Y.Laurent, A.Ellenbroek, M.Taconet)


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

Discussed OBIS data policy and terms of use at the OBIS Steering Group meeting. The OBIS governance Task Team will look into this and propose a data policy as well as a limited number of licenses for data providers. At this moment there is a huge variations in licenses, which makes it difficult for users to use data from OBIS or to select data based on a few use constraints


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

FAO activities include:

  • Interaction with NEAFC on DataExchange; the components to connect to the NEAFC database, and make the semestral reports available to ICES for further analysis;
  • Liaise with the VME-DB team to facilitate the exchange of data between the iMarine and VME-DB (Oracle) database;
  • Continue development of cotrix.
  • Proposal for StatBase migration (Ticket 2425) (Y.Laurent)


Validation can not commence in earnest for want of validatable use-cases.


  • NEAFC Sub-contract details forwarded to ERCIM for preparation
  • VME-DB first test version reviewed

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

The main focus has been given to the following activities:

  • Ontological analysis of the iMarine sources (FISHBASE, ECOSCOPE, WoRMS, FLOD and DBpedia) w.r.t. the new requirements #2319
  • Designing and Implementing MarineTLO Version 4.0.0 #2319
  • Cont: Preparation of the related documentation of the MarineTLO Version 4.0.0 #2319
  • MarineTLO Dissemination
  • Preparing material for the next TCOM
  • Extending the design of Mapping and Transformation rules between MarineTLO and iMarine sources #2319


none


none

Terradue Activities


  • None


  • None (a new section will be added to the iMarine Wiki Geospatial Cluster)

UNESCO Activities

1. Data preparation for Trendylyzer and discussions with Gianpaolo Coro and Tom Webb on several steps forward to categorizing species according to conservation status 2. Harvesting data form 12 OBIS nodes: OBIS Canada | South Western Pacific OBIS | OBIS-SEAMAP | EurOBIS | OBIS Japan | WSA-OBIS | AntOBIS | AfrOBIS | ArOBIS | MicrOBIS | FishBase OBIS | ESP-OBIS. Currently harmonizing, standardizing, integrating, quality controlling and indexing these data for publication. Lots of new and improved quality data will be available to iMarine by end of December/early January 2014


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

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