||Monteiro J, Vasanth Harry, Moutinho S, Cabrero A, Gonzales-Nuevo G, Martin D, Incera M, Sepulveda P, Vila Taboada B
The objective of this task 5.1 was to pinpoint partner’s needs in data management for Marine Litter in order to developed adapted tools to enable data storage and handling in a secure and sustainable way that facilitate data management and transmission format into other European databases.
A first phase consisted in collecting information on data management practices (storage, conservation, transmission to other international databases) in the different partners institutes of this task: ARDITI, IEO, DRGM, CEFAS, INTECMAR.
Once this analysis phase has been completed, a first workshop was organized, in March 2018, with the interested partners in order to deepen their needs, to share with them our experience in terms of data management and to start elaborating solutions that would meet their expectations.
The conclusions of the reflection led to the development of a PostGreSQL database and a entering software in english and spanish languages, late 2018 early 2019. The referential administration tool will be developed too mid-2021. A demonstration was realized during a 2nd workshop in May 2019. The integration of dataset provided by the partners and the writing of instructions for their data entry, with a tutorial/screencast to help users for the understanding of the functioning, have been proceeded in 2020. IT Installations on server’s partners Institutions (IEO and ARDITI) as well as trainings on the tools have been realized remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Valorization tools to manage connection with European formats (DATRAS, EMODnet) and to to facilitate the automated reporting on marine litter data have been carried out in this phase of the project.