The GEO Blue Planet working group data discover, access and utilization is working to share best practices and support activities to increase data discoverability and integration of data sets including:

  • Traditional geospatial data (e.g., management boundaries) 
  • Time series monitoring data (e.g., coastal and ocean moorings) 
  • Gridded datasets (e.g., satellite remote sensing products) 
  • Complex multi-dimensional data cubes (e.g., ocean models)

The working group is particularly focused on supporting the advent of systematic and regular provision of analysis ready quality assured data. A core group of working group members is currently being established and is working to identify and guide priority activities.

Standing Working Group Members
Name Affiliation
Gianluca Luraschi European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Portugal
Samy Djavidnia  European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Portugal
Isa Elegbede  Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Germany
Joaquin Trinanes National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA
Jonathan Hodge Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 

Future Activities

Future activities under consideration by the working group include:

  • A project to address the gap of data availability and sharing for the fisheries community across local, regional and global level and scale of type of fisheries (capture fishery- artisanal, commercial; aquaculture- inland, coastal and offshore fish farming; species type brackish; socio economic aspect).
  • A project to address challenges in discovering, accessing and interpreting coral reef data.