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International Conference On Marine Data and Information Systems (IMDIS 2008)

Location: Athens (Greece)
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2008-03-31    
End Date: 2008-04-01

Event Description:
Data availability is of vital importance for the knowledge and management of marine environment. The Conference aims at providing an overview of the existing information on marine environmental data, and showing the progresses on development of efficient infrastructures for managing large and diverse data sets.

The Conference will present different systems for on-line access to data, meta-data and products, communication standards and adapted technology to ensure platforms interoperability. Sessions will focus on infrastructures, technologies and services for
different users: environmental authorities, research, schools, universities, etc.

Abstracts in the scientific and technological topics, will be selected for oral presentations and poster displays, by an International Scientific Committee. The basis for acceptance of papers will be relevance to the main topics of the Conference and the scientific quality.

Papers for oral presentation should preferably deal with technological solutions for an effective ocean and marine data management and to promote discussions among different communities of developers and users.

Posters should generally display infrastructures, technologies, services for accessing information and data in distributed systems, etc.

Extended abstracts (1–2 pages) should be submitted through SeaDataNet web pages (

Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 30, 2007.

Contact email:

Event programme:
The Conference will be organised in four sessions:

•Marine environmental data bases: infrastructures and data access systems
–Coastal and deep-sea operational oceanography metadata/data systems
–Physical and bio-chemical databases for climate studies
–Geophysical and geological metadata/data systems
–Federation and integration

•Data Services in ocean science: standards and interoperability
–Standards and quality-assurance issues for real time data
–Standards and quality-assurance issues for delayed mode data
–Network services and technologies
–Open-source tools and technology on marine data management
–Interoperability and data harmonisation in the framework of the ESDI (European Spatial Data Infrastructure)

•Services and Visualisation tools
–Static and dynamic viewing services
–User oriented services

•Services for Users and Education
–Historical evolution in data collection and management
–Tools for dissemination
–Test bed development for educational purposes

Collaborators and organisers:
HCMR Local Organising Committee:

Sissy Iona
Angelos Lykiardopoulos
Pelos Karagevrekis
Anna Mavriki
Constandina Balomenou
Vassilis Lakes

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Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

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