During this week long course, the participants got familiar with OBIS: the project, the current status of data, examples of use cases of OBIS data and training on how to access the OBIS data via the web portal, web services and database. Participants were made familiar with the OBIS data management practices, such as data-, meta- and taxonomic standards, quality control tools, and data transfer protocols. During the hands-on session, the participants formatted, quality controlled and uploaded 10 new datasets to the server. We also organized sessions that included an introduction and discussion on our process to improve current OBIS practices, such as moving to ratified Darwin Core, data scheme enhancements, controlled vocabularies, and potential future data flows.
There were 17 participants from 13 countries. The group was a mixture of data managers from existing, new and candidate OBIS nodes.
Find all training material at the IODE's Ocean Teacher platform: http://classroom.oceanteacher.org/course/view.php?id=178