IMDIS 2018, 5-7 November 2018, Barcelona

The International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems will take place in Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 November 2018. Sessions will focus on:

  1. Data services and tools in ocean science
  2. Technical developments for marine information and data management
  3. Marine environmental infrastructures for observation data
  4. Data products, information and knowledge

Deadline for submission of Abstracts are 30 April 2018.

OECD report: Business models for sustainable research data repositories

The report presents the results of an investigation of business models for about fifty data repositories holding data from multiple scientific domains, a review and discussion of possible business models for research data repositories, and recommendations for making sustainable business models. The report can be downloaded here.

New national strategy for publishing and accessing scientific datasets

The Norwegian Government published their strategy for publishing and accessing scientific data December 19. The strategy is available onlin, but only in Norwegian. Please visit to access it.

EUDAT Conference on EOSC, 22-25 January 2018

EUDAT organizes the conference “Putting the EOSC vision into practice” in Porto, Portugal, late January 2018. The conference will present latest trends in data infrastructure and data management solutions for research, demonstrate solutions developed by EUDAT for specific user communities, present the newly established EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) and discuss the establishment of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the European Data Infrastructure (EDI).

CESSDA Expert Tour Guide for Data Management

Research data management experts from CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives) has just released a comprehensive guide to data management, covering all phases of the data life cycle from initial planning to archiving and publishing. The guide is found at Among others it contains a downloadable checklist for preparing a Data Management Plan.

Eksempel på bruk av data gjennom OPeNDAP

I prosjektet Nasjonalt Bakkesegment (NBS) jobbes det bl.a. med gjøre Sentinel produktene fra ESA tilgjengelig over norske interesseområder. Nettstedet tilbyr foreløpig to portaler; Én som speiler portalen til ESA og én som vi bygger internt på samme prinsipper som for

Metadata search interface

The metadata search is now implemented and working. Currently only some products from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute are listed, but we are now harvesting metadata from the the other nodes and testing the quality control and ingestion. This will continue for the next weeks. The current implementation will be updated early 2018. The main fixes in the enxt release will be better utilisation of facets from the search engine. Furthermore, the current version is checking the content of OPeNDAP datasets while searching, this will be moved to a preprocessor step in the next version.