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Objectives & Vision
The Road to iMarine
Who is involved
The iMarine data infrastructure aims to foster “innovation” by providing an open platform and a variety of services that are designed to become an integral part of the organized procedures of a wide community of practitioners addressing the challenges of fishery management and the conservation of our marine resources.
Donatella Castelli, CNR-ISTI, Italy, iMarine Project Director
I trust in iMarine efforts to empower researchers within seamless eScience infrastructures, for curating and delivering scientific information. Especially, the merge of geospatial technologies and cloud computing services is all about creating lively marketplaces for data analytics. It can allow better linkages between scientific publications and fully reproducible, verifiable experiments. Measurements, models, and results sets are all part of an ecosystem deserving full interoperability, and rich multi-disciplinary collaboration.
Hervé Caumont, Program Manager at Terradue, iMarine Board member
I expect that i-marine will facilitate the access of scientists, stakeholders, fishery managers and the interested public to a wide range of marine and fishery data and thus contribute to a transparent and well-informed decision-making process for the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources
Johanne Fischer, FAO & iMarine Advisory Council Member
I expect that iMarine will contribute enormously to create an infrastructure of linked open data for fishery management.
Johannes Keizer, FAO & iMarine Board member, Germany
I have high expectations that through the iMarine e-infrastructure initiative and open data infrastructure we can strengthen our collaborate on fisheries management and conservation of marine living with scientists, practitioners, managers and fishers through more effective and efficient sharing and access to the anticipated common knowledge, information, data and services ecosystem.
Karl Morteo, FAO & iMarine Board member, Italy
The iMarine data infrastructure will respond to the need for working more efficiently in meeting today’s Ecosystem Approach policy making and management challenges, will distribute effectively roles considering the complexity and diversity of expertise, and will establish partnerships for efficient collaboration among various specialized communities.
Marc Taconet, FAO & iMarine Board Chair, Italy
I think the iMarine Advisory Council is a strong group of experts in the domain of ecosystem-based fisheries management. The iMarine project has ambitious goals in linking together different knowledge sources in different parts of the world. The main challenge that I see is to make sure that we keep focussing on knowledge and not just data and that we keep a close eye on the needs of potential users and develop effective communities of practice
Martin Pastoors, Centre for Marine Policy, Wageningen University and Research Centre & iMarine Advisory Council Member
iMarine should facilitate a more efficient and collaborative use of both knowledge based and technology based resources to the benefit of the community of scientists, managers and policy advisors working in the Marine Ecosystem management domain.
Neil Holdsworth, ICES & iMarine Board member, Denmark
iMarine aims to provide a cutting-edge technological platform, friendly and fully transparent for the use of a wide variety of specialist communities, that by coming together in a single “community of practice” that by sharing data and knowledge within the iMarine infrastructure, can collectively develop tools and information to advance the application of an ecosystem approach for the integrated management of the Ocean.
Patricio Bernal, Coordinator IUCN High Seas Initiative & iMarine Advisory Council Member
I hope that our group, with its broad-based set of competences, can help guide the iMarine developers and their iMarine Board, on their very ambitious undertaking, improving the understanding on user needs and expectations and monitoring informally the progress towards meeting such expectations
Serge Michel Garcia, iMarine Advisory Council Member
The iMarine Board will provide insights on user needs and recommendations on current practices, standards and vocabularies, quality assurance and archiving procedures, dissemination and copyright/IPR issues, and will investigate partnerships and synergies in order to improve fisheries data streams.
Ward Appeltans, UNESCO-IOC, OBIS & iMarine Board member, Belgium
My expectation is that the iMarine project will demonstrate new approaches on data sharing and knowledge development, utilising and optimising the use of internet. The iMarine Board governs and efficients the liaison with related biodiversity informatics initiatives and advises the iMarine management on request, securing the integrity of the project progress.
Yde de Jong, NCB – Naturalis & iMarine Board member, The Netherlands
iMarine (283644) is funded by the European Commission under Framework Programme 7
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