The next 5 years in marine data and how you can help

We would like to invite you to participate in the MEDIN Open Meeting on 24th April 2024. The MEDIN Open Meeting this year is entitled “The next 5 years in marine data and how you can help.” and will consist of presentations, networking and flash talks with a Q&A session. The meeting is FREE of charge.

The one-day meeting will take place as a hybrid event at The Crown Estate, 1 St James's Market, St. James's, London SW1Y 4AH and online using Microsoft Teams and although primarily targeted at a UK audience, will be open to anyone to join.

The aims of the meeting are to:

1.    Launch the new MEDIN Business Plan 2024-2029
2.    Celebrate new marine data management initiatives
3.    Explore new ways for the marine community to collaborate to share marine data 
 

Arrivals 09:30-10:00

Meeting start 10:00

Meeting end 16:30

Read the agenda.

 

MEDIN Open Meeting Flash talks:

Suzy Angelus

Cefas

Online

Peter McKeague

HES

Online

Ruth Paterson

NatureScot

Online

Julie Bunt

DASSH

Online

Panel Q&A

Christina Hunt

University of Portsmouth

In person

Edd Lewis

BGS

In person

Harriet Baldwin 

The Crown Estate 

In person

Tom Mansfield

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

In person

Chris Jackson

ABPmer

In person

Panel Q&A

Ed Thompson

NatureScot

Online

Callum Stone

Met Office

Online

James Ayliffe

BODC

Online

Panel Q&A

 

MEDIN Open Meeting Presentations

Keynote presentation by Pier Luigi Buttigieg 

 

 

Background
MEDIN is a partnership of UK organisations committed to improving access to marine data. Marine data are collected by a wide range of organisations for an extensive variety of applications, including environmental monitoring, defence, research, conservation and commercial activities. As long as any limitations with such data are fully understood, these data can be useful to others. There are over 600 organisations collecting or holding marine data in the UK, so in the past, it was difficult for the marine community to make full use of these silos of marine data. MEDIN has been working with both public and private organisations to make it easier to share UK marine data and to ensure that data are well documented and are in a fit state to be used by others. MEDIN provides a single place to search for marine data. By providing a standardised way to find marine data and specialist data archives to store it, MEDIN has opened up access to large volumes of previously unavailable data from both the private and public sectors. MEDIN wants to ensure the marine community can harness appropriate technology to achieve our vision of all UK marine data being Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. This event marks the launch of the next MEDIN Business Plan which will run from 2024-2029. 
 

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