SOCIB presents its research on marine data at the IMDIS 2021 Conference

The Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB) has presented its research in the International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems (IMDIS 2021) held online from 12 to 14 April. The 2-days conference has presented different systems for online access to data, meta-data and products, communication standards, and adapted technology to ensure platform interoperability, including SOCIB advances.

SOCIB sessions have focused on infrastructures, technologies, and services for different users: environmental authorities, research, universities, and others. As part of their participation, SOCIB researchers have contributed to the presentation of the European HF Radar node led by CNR-ISMAR, together with AZTI Marine Research (Spain), ETT SpA (Italy), and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute-SMHI- (Sweden). This presentation has been part of the “Session Services: Data services and tools in ocean science” and has reviewed two years of distributing standardized and quality-controlled High Frequency (HF) Radar data to the major European Marine Data Portals.

The IMDIS 2021 Conference has also shown progress in the development of efficient infrastructures for managing large and diverse data sets, standards, interoperable information systems, services, and tools for education. In this context, SOCIB has led two poster sessions in the frame of the Horizon 2020 project JERICO-S3 (Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories) about “The JERICO e-Infrastructure” and the progress in “Data To Product Thematic Services Integration into e-JERICO”. Finally, aimed at providing an overview of the existing information systems to serve different users in ocean science, SOCIB researchers have held additional poster sessions on “SOCIB Data Infrastructure” and “How certification process is helping SOCIB to improve Data Quality Management”.

The event has been organised by NIOZ (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research), jointly with IFREMER, OGS, and IOC/IODE, in the frame of the SeaDataCloud project.