Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop – November 2017

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.

Information can be found below on:  AccommodationAgenda ; Author/Presenter guide ; Registration ; Venue and Directions

REGISTRATION

AGENDA

Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Paris, France,
15-17 Nov 2017
Room: MAISON DE L’UNESCO — SALLE XIII
 
DRAFT Workshop Agenda
Supported by AtlantOS, ODIP, IODE, JCOMM OCG, IEEE, AWI
 
15 Nov Sessions
09:00 Best Practice (BP) General Overview and objectives of the workshop – community inputs on proposed process and collaboration
09:25 BP Project Plan Overview
09:45 Experiences and Challenges in Best Practices
  Sensors and Observations
  Sensors
  Observatories
  Observations Systems
  Emerging technologies (sensors & platforms)
  Exemplar 1
11:00 Break
11:20 Data Management
  Ocean Data & Discipline related DM
  Exemplar 2
12:00 Science and Analyses – Applications
  Physics of the ocean
  Biogeochemistry
  Biology and Ecosystems
13:00 Lunch
14:15 Discussion Panel on State of BPs
  Global Implications and Directions – addressing near-

term and long-term evolution – directions and

challenges

15:15 Break
15:45 Proposed Community Infrastructure for End-to-End Management of Best Practices
  Overview and key developments
  BP Repository and template presentation (including review process)
  Intellectual Property/Copyright
  Discovery and access (Ontology)
  Journal partnerships for publication
18:00 Adjourn
20:00 Dinner

 

16 Nov Sessions
09:00 Putting it all Together – Summary of Day 1 and Challenges
09:30 Charge to Break-Out groups
09:45 Break-Out session 1 – The end to end process
11:20 Break
11:45 Break-Out Session Reports and recommendations
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Break-Out session 2  – Implementation directions
15:45 Break
16:15 Break-Out session report and recommendations
17:00 Addressing final day – Sustainability
17:15 Adjourn

 

17 Nov Sessions
09:00 Sustainability, Governance and Practical Implementation of Best Practices Framework

Sustainability of best practices

Governance of BP process and policies

Addressing near-term boundaries

Capacity building (outreach and training)

11:00 Break
11:30 Implementation Plan – Presentation and discussion
13:00 Close

 

ORGANIZING TEAM Contact us HERE

Name Representing
Pier Luigi Buttigieg AWI
Juliet Hermes SAEON/JCOMM
Emma Heslop SOCIB/JCOMM
Cristian Muñoz SOCIB
Francoise Pearlman IEEE
Jay Pearlman IEEE
Pauline Simpson IODE
Forest Collins IOC

ACCOMMODATION

Links from IOC webpage  (NB. 2014)

List of nearby hotels

Map of nearby hotels 

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

IOC/UNESCO Miollis Annex
1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris cedex 15
France

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’). 

More: http://www.ioc-unesco.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=392&Itemid=100124

DIRECTIONS travel charges may have changed

From Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) airport

by RER/métro
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.

by taxi
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

by RER/métro
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.

by taxi
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

by métro
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.

by taxi
20 minutes without traffic (up to 3x at peak times), €20-25, 1.5 kg CO2

AUTHOR AND PRESENTER GUIDELINES

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. In addition to insight on ocean best practice from your area of expertise, we would like you to address the following 4 questions:

  • What are the key issues and challenges in standards and best practices, from your perspective/area?
  • What needs do you have from an end-to-end system?
  • What works now?
  • What gaps need to be filled in order to develop such a system?

In addition, please think of these questions in the context of implementation of a sustained repository supporting your community. Please provide your presentation to us a few days prior to the meeting. We will plan to include them in the proceedings of the workshop.

Thank you very much for your support. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us HERE