OceanWise > Data Management, Governance and MEDIN toolset
When you need to improve your data management skills
Who is it for / What will I learn?
This training course is suitable for anyone responsible for collecting or managing marine environmental data in the public sector, industry or for education or research. Familiarity with different marine data types, and how data is acquired and used, would be helpful but not essential. Prior knowledge or practical experience of data management is not required.
The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) and OceanWise are delighted to announce a new online workshop: Marine Data Management, Governance and the MEDIN toolset. The next course will take place over 5 days from the 21st to the 24th of February 2022. Places are limited so please register on OceanTeacher Global Academy as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
The course can be taken as a whole, or attendees can select modules according to two streams: Marine Data Governance; or Practical MEDIN. Some modules are common to both streams, for example, modules on marine data management principles and components. How data management relates to organisational management, data management planning, and data sharing and publishing, are included in the Governance stream, whereas detailed instruction on using the MEDIN metadata standard and guidelines to improve access to and reusability of data are included in the Practical MEDIN stream.
The course features interactive training and discussion sessions, quizzes, and assignments to help users become familiar with:
Why data management is important and how it can and arguably should be part of an organisations business management framework alongside quality, occupational health and safety, and information security
The role of a data policy and management plan, and how data can be shared, published and re-used
Data management principles, standards and components, including data lifecycle and quality, the role of vocabularies (or data dictionaries) and the importance of creating, maintaining and publishing metadata
The resources and other benefits of MEDIN and practical instruction in the use of the MEDIN data guidelines, metadata standard and controlled vocabularies
How data management ‘best practice’ can improve organisational efficiency in data acquisition, analysis, curation and sharing. It covers data use with respect to corporate risk, re-use, audit and traceability, whilst at the same time helping minimising costs
The course will equip attendees to better meet the challenge of keeping on top of the ever-increasing volumes and types of data that are being created and how to manage this data and make it available to users as meaningful information.
When is it held?
The next course will take place over 5 days from the 8th to the 12th of August 2022.
How do I book?
Places are booked via the OceanTeacher Global Academy website. Places are limited so please register in the below link to avoid disappointment. To be placed on the waiting list for the next course please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The work that OceanWise does in data management epitomises the way in which the hydrographic community should be moving in the twenty first century.
Robert Ward - President
A good overview of the huge topic of data management with lots of ideas to take back to the workplace and to start to implement.
Becky Conway - Principal Hydrographic Surveyor
Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association
Thank you guys, the Marine SDI workshop discussion groups were brilliant. The explanations of what an SDI is all about were easily understood and the interactive break-out sessions helped people identify with their day to day challenges and how they might be addressed.
Roger Longhorn - Secretary-General
The 'Introduction to GIS' course provided by OceanWise was much more useful than the vendor specific course as it had a marine focus and related much more to the work I do day to day.
Sam Quilliam - Hydrographic Surveyor
OceanWise made what is a dry topic very accessible to the people who need to implement it, and certainly aroused interest from the group present – who, when they become harbour masters in their own right, will need to address this issue