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2. Some Background 3. UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IODE International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange OBIS Ocean Biogeographic Information System 4. What is IOC? Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO is the United Nations body for ocean science ocean observatories ocean data and information exchange and ocean services such as Tsunami warning systems.Its mission is to promote international cooperation and to coordinate programmes in research, services and capacity building to learn more about the nature and resources of the oceans and coastal areasto apply this knowledge to improved management, sustainable development and protection of the marine environment and the decision making processes of States. 5. "International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange A program of the "Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission" (IOC) of UNESCO Established in 1961. Purpose is to enhance marine research, exploitation and development, by facilitating the exchange of oceanographic data and information between participating Member States, and by meeting the needs of users for data and information products. For more see 6. Background OBIS is the worlds largest open access, online repository of spatially referenced marine life data that: Nations can use to develop national and regional assessments, to discover trends, gaps and biodiversity hotspots and to meet their obligations to the Convention on Biological Diversity and other international commitments. Stimulates research about our oceans to generate new hypotheses concerning evolutionary processes, species distributions, and roles of organisms in marine systems on a global scale. Forms a baseline of marine lifes diversity, distribution, and abundance against which future change can be measured. 7. Background Originated from the Census of Marine Life(2000-2010) 2,700 scientists 80+ nations 540 expeditions US$ 650 million 2,600+ scientific publications 6,000+ potential new species37,018,672 distribution records and counting 121,202 valid marine species 164,766 valid marine taxa See for data, maps, and more information 8. Dots are projectsOBIS Network OBIS is a strategic alliance of hundreds of scientists and organisations who contribute data, information and expertise to OBIS.OBIS Steering GroupPartnerships with GBIF, EOL, GOBI, GOOS, FAO, UNEPWCMC, ICES, SMEBD/WoRMS, Species2000, GCMD, SCOR, CBOL, OBIS OBIS Group of ExpertsOBIS development consortium 9. OBISs Mission To make marine bio-geographic data from all over the world freely available to policy makers, environmental managers, researchers and the public at large, in order to increase our knowledge to better manage and protect our oceans. 10. OBIS at IOC-UNESCO In June 2009, the 25th Session of the IOC Assembly decided through Resolution XXV-4 to adopt OBIS as part of IODE, because: 1.Knowledge of the oceans biodiversity is of such importance to national and global environmental issues that the responsibility for its continuing success should be assumed by governments.2.IOC Member States have repeatedly identified the need to acquire ocean biogeographic data for national ocean and coastal resource management.3.Without accurate, repeatable and timely biological data it is impossible to address adequately the global ocean environmental issues of pollution, climate impact and mitigation, ocean acidification, ecosystem management, biodiversity loss, and habitat destruction (Resolution of the UN General Assembly A/RES/63/111)4.OBIS provided the opportunity to adopt an existing global network for biogeographic data and to attract the associated research community that can and should be a continuous part of the Commissions ocean mandate. 11. The OBIS System 12. The OBIS System portal productionGCMDQueries Mapping ExtractioniMarinestaging classi ficatio nassemblyWoRMS ITIS, CoL, IRMNGinde xingQCGEBCOnodeEOLGEOLifeWatchmarbound WOD/ODPGBIFnodenode -Excel, DiGIR, IPT -OBIS (extended DwC) schema 13. Data flow in OBIS CurrentFuture 14. Existing OBIS Nodes (black=regional, bold = NODC status, blue = thematic, green = candidate node)1.Antarctica / AntOBIS2.Arctic / ArcOD/AOOS3.Argentina / ArOBIS15. South-West Pacific / NZOBIS 20. Global / Hexacorals4.Australia / OBIS-Australia16. Sub-Saharan / AfrOBIS5.Black Sea / BlackSea-OBIS 17. USA/ OBIS-USA6.Canada / OBIS-Canada7.China / OBIS-China23. Gulf of Aden8.Europe / EurOBIS24. South-East Asia9.India / IndOBIS25. Caribbean10. Japan / OBIS-Japan 11. Korea / KOBIS 12. Mediterranean / MedOBIS13. South-East Pacific / ESPOBIS14. South-West Atlantic / WSAOBIS18. Global / MicrOBIS 19. Global / OBIS-SEAMAP21. Global / FishBase 22. Global / Seamounts 15. OBIS Data Network (Nodes) OBISs data network will become organised in a hierarchical structure of nodes Tier 1 = International OBIS at IODE Tier 2 = Regional and Thematic Nodes (NODCs and ADUs) Tier 3 = Local Nodes (NODCs and ADUs)The OBIS Network needs additional nodes to help improve coverage both geographically and thematically.Every institution, project, initiative can apply to become a node of OBIS (TIER II or III) and an ADU recognised by IODE. 16. Terms of Reference: IODE Associate Data Units (ADUs) IODE Associate Data Units (ADUs) shall: i.Be national projects, programmes, institutions or organizations (other than NODCs), or regional or international projects, programmes, institutions or organizations that carry out data management functions, ii. Receive information on, and contribute to, IODE standards and best practices related to ocean data management, iii. Be welcomed to participate in ocean data and information management training, organized within the framework of the IODE OceanTeacher programme, iv. Be invited, as observers, in Sessions of the IODE Committee, v. Participate in IODE workshops and projects, vi. Share expertise with other ADUs and NODCs, vii. Be invited to share their data and information on their data collection (metadata catalogue), and this should be through their NODC (in the case of national projects, programmes, institutions or organizations), or through another IODE data facility (in the case of regional or international projects, programmes, institutions or organizations) or, in the case of biogeographic data, through iOBIS, viii. Receive assistance, upon request, from IODE, on matters related to ocean data management, ix. Closely link with their IODE National Oceanographic Data Centre (NODC), if existing (in the case of national projects, organizations and institutions), x. Agree to make available data management documentation (standards, practices, guides,) used by the ADU. 17. Node Roles and Responsibilities? TasksTier IITier IIIBuild customized portals (e.g., multiple languages)MMComply with the IOC/OBIS data policy for using and sharing OBIS data.MMControl data access, terms of use and sharing policiesMMCustomer support (data queries, analyses, feedback).MMHarvesting data (and metadata) from tier III nodesMMaking data (and metadata) available to tier I node using agreed upon standards and formats which are described in the OBIS ManualMMaking data (and metadata) available to tier II nodes*MOutreach (as defined in the Communication and Outreach Strategy)MPerform data validation (using standards, tools and best practices), as described in the OBIS manualMMReceiving or harvesting marine biodiversity data (and metadata) from national, regional and international programs, and the scientific M community at largeMReport on activities to SG-OBISMMReporting the results of quality control directly to data collectors/originator as part of the quality assurance activityMMReporting the results of quality control directly to tier IIIMThe OBIS node shall nominate a node manager (and deputy) who will be a member of the IODE Steering Group for OBIS (SG-OBIS), and M participate in various activities associated with OBIS and IODE, such as the SG-OBIS meetings and electronic discussionsMCapacity Building (i.e., providing expertise, training and support in data management, technologies, standards and best practices).M (to tier III)MProviding marine data to external networks (e.g., GBIF)OOProviding statistics on data content and analysis on gapsOOContribute to the development of open-source toolsRRContribute to the development of standards and best practicesRREngage in stakeholder groupsRREnsuring the long-term preservation of the data, metadata and associated information required for correct interpretation of the data R (including version-control), as described in the OBIS manualRIn the absence of an active tier III nor tier II, tier I (iOBIS) can perform tasks under tier II and III, or a tier III needs to fill in a tier II (*). M = mandatory, R = recommended, O = optional 18. What does it mean at a technical level? Providing multiple datasets in a standard format for harvesting by iOBIS (Darwin Core Archive format) Having complete and good quality data and metadata for each dataset Regular updates to the datasets where possible IPT Server to serve the datasets (or use the IPT server of iOBIS to upload datasets) 19. Becoming a Node in the OBIS System 20. OBIS Nodes If you are an existing NODC (within the IODE network) and the OBIS node activities fall under the activities of the NODC => Send a letter expressing your interest to become an OBIS node (including contact information of the OBIS node manager, and geographical/thematic scope of your OBIS node) If you are not an existing NODC, apply to become an IODE Associate Data Unit (with a specific role as OBIS node) 21. What are the benefits for ADUs? Being associated with IODE means the following: You will have access to IODE documentation and expertise in the area of oceanographic data management and ma