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Marine Data in Scotland

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John Sinclair House

16 Bernard Terrace

Edinburgh

EH8 9NX

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Data provides the lifeblood for many organisations. Accurate, accessible and interoperable data are necessary for everything from small tasks all the way to large, interdisciplinary operations. As the quality and availability of data improves, so too do the innovative uses of those data. As the internet of things becomes a reality, data becomes centred on the properties of objects, mobile phones, people and cities… For those organisations working in or focused on the marine environment, the need for accurate and accessible data is no less important but is made all the more difficult by the environment from which these data must be collected. Data collection is harder, more expensive and the opportunity for crowd sourcing or similar citizen science is greatly reduced. Scotland’s seas (Exclusive Economic Zone) cover an area of 462,263 km². That is about 6 times larger than our terrestrial area. Our offshore area shares boundaries with Norway, Faroes , Ireland as well as the rest of the UK. And for the most part, the contents of this huge marine environment are invisible to us. For these reasons (and many more) collaboration between organisations, consistent data management and an attitude of fostering an open data environment are all the more necessary when working with marine data.

The Marine Data in Scotland fringe event is a collaborative workshop brought together by Marine Scotland (Scottish Government), Historic Environment Scotland, Marine Environmental Data & Information Network (MEDIN) and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) with the aim of exploring the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) principles of data management and the challenges and new potential uses of data in the marine environment.

Please see the Datafest Fringe Events page for more details

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