Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Paris, France, 15th-17th November 2017
The Workshop has been organized in response to a growing need for global and sustainable ocean best practice management. This is being recognized in our discussions with national and international organizations. The management includes a sustainable repository with easy discovery and access for best practices. Interoperability is also considered a key requirement as more people are working interdisciplinary issues in the global context of understanding ocean dynamics and ecosystems.
The AtlantOS and ODIP Projects, JCOMMOCG and IODE will hold a two-and-a-half-day workshop on “Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices.” The Workshop provides the opportunity for leaders of the global ocean observing community to guide the creation of a new process for best practice management. The outcomes of the workshop will include a review of the prototype repository of best practices and a position paper on sustaining ocean best practices. In addition, we will work towards a session paper for OceanObs’19, as well as addressing options to support a sustainable global standards and best practice initiative (including possible submission for a SCOR Working Group).
The Workshop, will be held at the IOC Offices, Paris, France from Wednesday 15 November to Friday 17 November 2017. The agenda will focus on new approaches and recommend processes for archiving, discovering and accessing ocean observation best practices. This International Workshop will include a series of presentations, as well as breakout sessions examining current methods and then focus on identifying and describing key steps forward for a more global and cohesive process. The implementation of this process would then begin through collaboration within currently funded projects.
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VENUE AND DIRECTIONS
The ‘Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop’ will take place at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission offices, located in Paris, France
A restaurant is available for workshop breaks
IOC/UNESCO Miollis Annex
1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris cedex 15
Upon entering the building through the annex entrance at 1 rue Miollis and passing security, go to the main building entrance, bear right and then turn left down the long hallway until you reach the red elevators. Take the elevators to floor -2 for Rooms XIII and XIV. Follow signs to your meeting room (i.e. ‘Salle XIII’).
DIRECTIONS – travel charges may have changed
From Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) airport
60 minutes, €10, 0.3 kg/person CO2
There is a regional express rail link (the RER) from the airport. From Terminal 1 take the CDGVAL automatic shuttle (at door 34 lowest level) to the stop Terminal 3-Roissypole and enter the Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle 1 rail station. From Terminal 2 the Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle 2 TGV rail station is centrally located between terminals 2E/2F and 2C/2D, follow signs for ‘Paris by train’. Ticket machines accept cash or credit cards with smart chips, otherwise use the manned counters. Take the RER line B (direction Paris; St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse) and get off at Saint-Michel Notre-Dame. Transfer to the Métro line 10 (your ticket will be required again) in the direction of Boulogne Pont de St-Cloud (note for the return trip you are now in the Cluny-La Sorbonne station), and get off at Ségur. From there it is a 2 minute walk to the entrance at 7 place de Fontenoy. Alternate public transport routes include the Roissybus to Opéra, or the Air France bus (‘les cars AF’) routes to Porte Maillot/Arc de Triomphe or Gare de Lyon/Montparnasse, which are only recommended if your final destination is close to one of these end points.
40 minutes without traffic (up to 3x at peak times), €45-60, 7 kg CO2
A taxi can be practical if you have a lot of luggage, but note that it can take well more than twice as long at peak times.
From Orly airport
50 minutes, €10.25, 0.2 kg/person CO2
There is a regional express rail link (the RER) from the airport. In the terminals, follow signs for ‘Orlyval-Paris by train’. Ticket machines accept cash or credit cards with smart chips, otherwise use the manned counters. Take the Orlyval automatic shuttle to the Antony RER station, where your ticket will be validated. Take the RER line B (direction Paris; Aéroport Charles de Gaulle) to Denfert-Rochereau. Transfer to the Métro line 6 (your ticket will be required again) in the direction of Charles de Gaulle-Étoile, and get off at Sèvres-Lecourbe. From there it is a 5 minute walk to the entrance at 7 place de Fontenoy. Alternate public transport routes include the Orlybus to Denfert-Rochereau, or the Air France bus (‘les cars AF’) route to Montparnasse/Invalides/Porte Maillot, both connecting to the Paris métro system. Depending on traffic this can be somewhat quicker.
25 minutes without traffic (up to 3x at peak times), €35-45, 4 kg CO2
From the Gare du Nord or Gare de l’Est
30 minutes, €1.80 (€1.40 if bought in a carnet of 10), <0.1 kg/person CO2
Take Métro line 4 in the direction of Porte d’Orléans to Odéon. Transfer to Métro line 10 in the direction of Boulogne Pont de Saint-Cloud to Ségur. From there it is a 2 minute walk to the entrance at 7 place de Fontenoy.
20 minutes without traffic (up to 3x at peak times), €20-25, 1.5 kg CO2
This workshop has been organized in response to a growing need for global and sustainable ocean best practice management. With presentations from selected experts, we aim to provide the opportunity to understand the range of issues faced and discuss, as a community, solutions for the archive, distribution and discovery/access of oceanographic best practices.
As a guide, your presentation should be approximately 15 minutes with 5-10 minutes for discussion.
The themes for the opening morning are:
Experiences and Challenges in Best Practices
Sensors and Observations
Emerging technologies (sensors & platforms)
Ocean Data & Discipline related DM
Science and Analyses – Applications
Physics of the ocean
Biology and Ecosystems
These first series of presentations on the first day sets the base and tone for the dialogue in the afternoon on the BP process and for the breakouts the next day. By the end of the workshop, we are looking for community inputs and, hopefully, consensus on the process that has been identified prior to the workshop as a straw man. Following the workshop, we have the resources to do the initial implementation during the next four months after the workshop.
Ultimately, you can select the major points you wish to make but we hope some of the following might be touched upon:
- A brief discussion on the work you are doing to introduce yourself to the participants.
- How practices are created in your area followed by examples of best practices that have been defined.
- How your best practices are maintained and propagated and what works now.
- What are the key issues and challenges in standards and best practices, from your perspective/area?
- What specific needs do you have from an end-to-end system of sustainable best practices and what gaps need to be filled to develop such a system?
- Discuss if your community has a need for an interdisciplinary repository of ocean best practices. You should assume that the repository is open access and shares information with and across communities
- How can communication and outreach be coordinated with your community?
- Lastly, if appropriate, describe the type of training you do or would like to have.
Please provide your presentation to us a few days prior to the meeting (email below). We will plan to include them in the proceedings of the workshop. Please also send us a short one paragraph cv, for the moderator to introduce your session.
Thank you very much for your support. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org