Summary

This workshop builds on the successful partnership between the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS-USA) in coordination with IOC’s OceanTeacher Global Academy, and OBIS international to develop a community of practice around the management and analysis of marine biological data. It will provide hands-on training in a computer lab setting and is intended to educate participants on the benefits, goals, technology and process to standardize biological data (and associated physical or chemical data) and make it accessible via OBIS and IOOS, including the MBON Portal. The workshop will also expose participants to OBIS, IOOS and MBON applications for using those data.