Paola Carrara

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07 Nov 2016

Paola Carrara

Researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR


Paola Carrara is researcher of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), responsible of the unit of Milan of the Institute for the Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA).
Her scientific activity regards designing and managing information systems, with main interests in (Fuzzy) Information Retrieval, architectures, technologies and standards for geographic information on the Internet, in particular Web geoservices and Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI).
She is now active also in the field of Citizen Science and Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI).
After participating in many European and Italian projects, she is coordinator of the SubProject 7 (SP7) of RITMARE, flagship project of the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the leading national marine research project for the period 2012-2016; the goal of SP7 is to create the interoperable infrastructure for the observation network and marine data of RITMARE (


When: Day 2 - 15th November, Session 7: Research Data Management in practice #Part 2, 9:35 - 10:30

Facing data sharing in a heterogeneous research community: lights and shadows in the RITMARE project

Abstract. RITMARE is the flagship project for Italian marine research started in 2012 and supported by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).
It involves more than a thousand researchers and may heterogeneous scientific disciplines, whose data have to be shared and integrated. Data management, distribution and publication have been considered major issues in RITMARE since its very beginning; a specific sub-project has been created to face data challenge. This presentation describes the job done and critically discusses results obtained, taking into account the FAIR perspective.