The MBON Pole to Pole effort seeks to develop a framework for the collection, use and sharing of marine biodiversity data in a coordinated, standardized manner leveraging on existing infrastructure managed by the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS; IOC-UNESCO), the GEO Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), and the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS). The MBON Pole to Pole aims to become a key resource for decision-making and management of living resource across countries in the Americas for reporting requirements under the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Aichi Targets of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This course a follow up of the MBON Pole to Pole of the Americas: using OBIS as data sharing and integration platform. The course will take place in Cancun, Mexico, between 2 to 5 April 2019.
- Advance already agreed field sampling protocols for rocky shores and sandy beaches;
- Manipulate tabular and spatial data already collected at their study sites for standardized data formats using Darwin Core vocabularies and quality controls;
- Develop specific vocabularies for flora and fauna of rocky shore and sandy beach measured during field surveys;
- Publish survey datasets to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) using tools for sharing data;
- Advance knowledge on data science tools (R, Rmarkdown, Github) to mine data, visualize and analysis, and produce reproducible research documents with interactive visualizations onto the web.
- Course Editor / Instructor: Eduardo Klein