Marine Data Harmonization IG


Group details

IG Established

Status: Recognised & Endorsed

The objective of this interest group is to promote the development of a common global framework for the management of marine data. This has become a priority as ocean sciences are being becoming increasingly global in scope and there has been a paradigm shift in marine research from the traditional discipline based approach towards more multidsicplinary, ecosystem level research. This approach is necessary to address a number of phenomena both natural and man-made the impacts of which require researchers from a diverse range of disciplines to work together. A pre-requisite for this type of multidisciplinary research is the availability of large volumes of good quality interoperable data which can be easily located and accessed. Facilitating the re-use of marine data is therefore a priority as the need for datasets increases to support the development of this ecosystem based approach to marine research. 

Recent Activity

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.


13 Sep 2017

Using R to manage metadata and promote interoperability (FDI-WG)

Dear IG's / WG's,

We would like to invite you to an RDA related event that we believe to be relevant to your activities; "Use R to manage metadata of especially time-series (in our case related to Tuna Fisheries) and comply with OGC standards while using controlled vocabularies." 

Most of the presented software is Open Source, and we will demonstrate how it can help (you) to manage time-series and geospatial data. We welcome feed-back, and if this of your interest, please consider to join the FDI-WG

You can read details here: 

18 Sep 2015

RDA P6 Joint session between the Marine Data Harmonisation IG and the Data Citation WG

Dear MDH IG members,

This is a reminder that there wil be a joint session between the Marine Data Harmonisation IG and the Data Citation WG next week at the RDA P6 plenary. The session is on Thursday, 25 September at 11:30 - 13:00 in the Jean Baptiste Amphitheatre

We plan to run this session in a workshop format with the objectives of:

24 Jun 2015

Reminder: Data Citation WG group: TODAY 18:00 CET

Dear Colleagues
Just a reminder that there will be a webinar by the Data Citation WG on 24 June (TODAY) at 18:00CEST (details are shown below). The DCWG will give an in depth presentation of the outcomes from their activities which will also be discussed in the context of the marine domain during a joint session between the Marine Data Harmonisation IG and the Data Citation WG at RDA P6 in Paris.