Marine Data Management Awareness Course
OceanWise, in co-operation with IMarEST, hosted a one-day Marine Data Management Awareness Course at IMarEST HQ in London on Wednesday 8th February 2017. In a packed programme, sessions on data governance, the data life-cycle, data quality and publishing ensured attendees were better able to appreciate just how important data management now is and how they can take control and improve it in their own organisations. Sean Gaffney from the MEDIN core team attended the course and was able to provide a background to MEDIN (see photo). The course complements the MEDIN organised Discovery Metadata Workshops which cover topics such as the MEDIN Data Guidelines and Controlled Vocabularies in much more detail.
With 90% of all data being collected in just the last 2 years and business data doubling every 1.2 years, the need for data management best practise leading to more efficient data-centric processes and workflows has never been greater. Ongoing challenges identified by attendees included the lack of an organisational policy and strategy towards improved data management and the need for improved communication of the benefits this can deliver.
The feedback from the course was excellent and it is hoped to run another course later this year. Please contact IMarEST for details.