In an effort to better understand the uses and ultimately the societal value of public ocean data, the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) is working alongside the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS).
The first stage of this project requires the users of public marine data repositories to be surveyed with the aim of better understanding value chains associated with public marine data – a crucial step towards closing important knowledge gaps surrounding the valuation of the societal benefits of public marine data.
The three related objectives of the Marine Data Value Chain Survey are to:
- Update current understanding of the user communities of public marine data archive/management centres
- Explore the pathways through which public marine data are used and transformed into actionable information
- Lay the foundations for future work in measuring the value of marine data by creating stylised depictions of the use of the data
If you use public marine data, the researchers would be grateful if you and your colleagues could complete the Marine Data Value Chain Survey. It should take less than 10 minutes.
The deadline for taking part is Friday 10 July.
Your answers will help inform future ocean policies in the run-up to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030.