Supporting the marine industry and marine professionals world-wide with the development and understanding of data management
If you need help, training or advice on data management and you work in or around the marine environment, then OceanWise can help.
What is Data Management?
“It is the development, execution and supervision of plans, policies, programmes and practices that control, protect, deliver and enhance the value of data and information assets.”
Data is now considered to be the second most valuable asset an organisation possesses after its employees. With data volumes multiplying every few months, it is critically important that organisations value and manage this asset through its life-cycle including its collection, quality assurance, quality, ingestion, curation, archiving and use.
We offer a wide range of training courses, consultancy and advice to help organisations or individuals improve their data management. Choose from one of our courses or contact us to arrange a free no obligation consultation.
We have developed a range of courses specifically for the International Hydrographic Organisation’s (IHO) Worldwide Capacity Building Programme. These courses provide vital training to Regional Hydrographic Commission (RHC) members on the subjects of Data Management, Database Design as well as developing Marine Spatial Data Infrastructures (MSDI).
Metadata or ‘data about data’ is an essential element for any data publishing or exchange. It provides important additional information about a (data) resource, to enable the resource to be better accessed, understood and used.
MEDIN and OceanWise provide training courses which covers Metadata, data governance and the MEDIN toolset. See below for some useful links:
The world’s oceans, seas and coastal zones host a growing number of overlapping and at times competing uses and activities, including commercial, recreational, cultural, energy, scientific, conservation, defence and security interests. Associated with all these uses and activities is a myriad of data and information. If you want to understand the fundamentals of MSDI or need to develop a Data Infrastructure then talk to our experts who can offer help, advice and training on this subject. Read more
The work that OceanWise does in data management epitomises the way in which the hydrographic community should be moving in the twenty first century.
Robert Ward - President
A good overview of the huge topic of data management with lots of ideas to take back to the workplace and to start to implement.
Becky Conway - Principal Hydrographic Surveyor
Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association
Thank you guys, the Marine SDI workshop discussion groups were brilliant. The explanations of what an SDI is all about were easily understood and the interactive break-out sessions helped people identify with their day to day challenges and how they might be addressed.
Roger Longhorn - Secretary-General
The 'Introduction to GIS' course provided by OceanWise was much more useful than the vendor specific course as it had a marine focus and related much more to the work I do day to day.