Topic outline

  • General

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    The MBON Pole to Pole is organizing a second Marine Biodiversity Workshop - From the Sea to the Cloud - after a successful first workshop held during the 2018 AmeriGEOSS Week in Brazil. This activity advances the implementation of the MBON Pole to Pole network by enhancing knowledge on field data collection methods and use of informatic technologies for data management and analysis.

    The MBON Pole to Pole aims to address the biodiversity priorities of various GEO initiatives, including Blue Planet and AmeriGEOSS, and coordinates with the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and OBIS, and other national and international groups to serve the broadest possible community. This network will help nations and regions to improve conservation planning and environmental impact mitigation, serve the scientific community, and satisfy commitments to 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 (SDG’s).

    The MBON Pole to Pole workshops:

    • enhance coordination of data collection among nations;
    • improve the collection of harmonized data, developing data standards and methodologies for data management and dissemination without compromising national concerns;
    • support the integration of biodiversity information with physical and chemical data over time (status and trends); and
    • generates products needed for informed policy and management of the ocean.

    The workshop targets investigators and resource managers dedicated to studying and conserving biodiversity of invertebrates in two important coastal habitats: rocky shore intertidal zone and sandy beaches. This activity targets participants from all nations in the Americas, from pole to pole.

    Course venue: Playa del Secreto, Quintana Roo, Mexico

    Course Dates: 2 - 5 April 2019

    Course Instructors:

    Github site:

    Event details and list of participants on IOC Calendar

  • Introduction and external links

    Download the introductory presentation

    • Advancing Rocky Shore and Sandy Beach Protocols

      • Data tools and workflows

        This section present the data flow and tools required to parse the original data tables into a more manageable format and produce a set of files complying with teh DwC EVENT core schema. The data files will be uploaded into the MBON IPT hosted by OBIS

        • Broad Scale Biodiversity Analysis and Remote Sensing tools

          • Developing project outputs