Ocean Data Interoperability Platform


1st Workshop Outcome 

The 1st ODIP Workshop took place on 25th - 28th February 2013 in Ostend, Belgium at the IODE Programme Office. More than 40 people from Europe, USA and Australia attended including representatives from IODE. In addition to those attending the meeting in person a number of additional participants joined the meeting remotely.

The lively discussion and brainstorming took place around six topics that were pre-selected and prioritised by the project partners before the start of the workshop. The main topics addressed were

  • Common Vocabularies
  • Metadata formats for discovery
  • Metadata and data exchange mechanisms
  • Data formats
  • Observation and Measurements (O&M) metadata formats
  • Added value viewing services

Extensive minutes have been made which report on the organisation, participation and outcomes of the 1st ODIP Workshop. Users can also check the presentations given during the 1st Workshop by video's and downloadable presentations. These are made available through the IODE portal.

The minutes conclude with a comprehensive list of proposed actions that resulted from the discussions both during the plenary and the concurrent break-out sessions. These actions will be implemented through the development of a number of prototype projects as part of the activities of work package 3.  The actual development of the prototypes will be a joint activity undertaken by ODIP partners that will leverage on the activities of current regional projects and initiatives such as SeaDataNet, Eurofleets, EMODnet (EU), IMOS (Australia) and R2R, US NODC, IOOS (USA).

Therefore in July 2013 a proposal has been drafted for a first set of ODIP Prototype projects. It gives a formulation of each of the proposed Prototype projects, indicates which identified actions from the long list are relevant, with some overlaps, and indicates which regional projects and initiatives will contribute. The draft also gives a plan for further organisation and implementation of the proposed ODIP Prototype projects.The draft proposal has been considered by the ODIP Steering Committee and a final decision was taken during the ODIP project meeting at the IMDIS Conference in Lucca - Italy, 23 September 2013. The accepted proposal is now public and serves as basis for the coming ODIP activities.



This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no [312492] and continued funding from the European Union's HORIZON 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement no [654310].