Oceanographic and Marine Cross-Domain Data Management for Sustainable Development

Oceanographic and Marine Cross-Domain Data Management for Sustainable Development

Paolo Diviacco (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Italy), Adam Leadbetter (Marine Institute, Ireland) and Helen Glaves (British Geological Survey, UK)
Release Date: September, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 425
ISBN13: 9781522507000|ISBN10: 1522507000|EISBN13: 9781522507017|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0700-0


As human activity makes a greater impact on the environment, sustainability becomes an increasingly imperative goal. With the assistance of current technological innovations, environmental systems can be better preserved.

Oceanographic and Marine Cross-Domain Data Management for Sustainable Development is a pivotal resource for the latest research on the collection of environmental data for sustainability initiatives and the associate challenges with this data acquisition. Highlighting various technological, scientific, semantic, and semiotic perspectives, this book is ideally designed for researchers, technology developers, practitioners, students, and professionals in the field of environmental science and technology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Ecosystem Assessment
  • In Situ Observations
  • Interoperability
  • Marine Sensor Networks
  • Sensor Web Enablement

Reviews and Testimonials

Oceanographers and other environmental scientists, and engineers engaged with technology used in such fields, explore theoretical and historical aspects of cross-domain data management as applied to the marine sciences, technologies that have been utilized or developed to apply these theories, and cases studies illustrating the practical application of both the theory and the technology to sustainable economic and social development. Their topics include balancing formalization and representation in cross-domain data management for sustainable development, documenting provenance for reproducible marine ecosystem assessment in open science, repositioning data management near data acquisition, and providing oceanographic data and information to Pacific Island communities.

– Protoview Reviews

A table of contents and a detailed table of contents are included in the front matter along with an extensive preface that contextualizes the research and makes clear the aims of the book. Chapters include abstracts, subheadings, extensive references, and key terms and definitions. The book concludes with a compilation of references, information about the contributors (who are mostly from Europe and North America), and an index. Black-and-white figures are used throughout the text. The book's structure makes it possible to find a particular topic, and it is possible to purchase individual chapters electronically. Despite its technical nature, the book is quite readable. Recommended for academic libraries.

– ARBA Staff Reviewer

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Paolo Diviacco is a geophysicist at Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS). He holds a PhD in exploration geophysics, and has 20 years of experience in seismic data process- ing. He maintained always an interest in computer science and programming, developing software in the field of geophysics and Web-based data management. At the same time, he has always been interested in the philosophical and sociological aspects of scientific production in general and in the geo-sciences in particular. He has been active in developing ideas and Web-based systems that could support scientists while collaborating and foster the collaborative attitude among research institutions. In this context, he worked within several international projects, such as, for example, FP7 ODIP, FP7 Geo-Seas, FP7 Emodnet, FP7 Eurofleets, and the Antarctic Seismic Data Library.
Adam Leadbetter, before joining the Marine Institute as Team Leader for Data Management, worked for ten years at the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC). At BODC Adam first had responsibility for managing the ocean data collected by the British Antarctic Survey, and more recently was the Vocabularies Manager. Adam co-chairs the technical committee of the International Coastal Atlas Network project of IOC-IODE and the Vocabulary Services Interest Group of the Research Data Alliance.
Helen Glaves is the Senior Data Scientist at the British Geological Survey with direct responsibility for managing the geoscientific data holdings that support the core science priorities of the organization. She is also co-ordinator of the Ocean Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP) project which is funded by the European Commission, National Science Foundation (USA) and the Australian Government to promote the development of a common global framework for marine data management. Ms. Glaves is also contributing to a number of other national and international initiatives directly related to the sharing, re-use and preservation of earth science data including the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the Belmont Forum. In 2016 Helen Glaves was awarded the European Geosciences Union’s Ian McHarg medal for her contribution to Earth Science and Space Informatics (ESSI).