November, 2020

202030Nov1:30 PM3:30 PMOcean Data Connector 3-Part Series - Session 1: Exploring Data Exchange with the OSC and CIOOS1:30 PM - 3:30 PM AST Organizer: Canada's Ocean Supercluster Region:OnlineTopic:Data,Science,TechnologyCost:No CostCountry:CanadaConfidence:High Tagsonline,Series,Weekday


Ocean Data Connector Series, with the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS)

CIOOS is partnering with Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) to offer a Discussion Series to explore how data sharing drives coastal and marine collaboration and innovation. You are invited!

The OSC is creating opportunities to grow the ocean economy in new and innovative ways. Collaborations across organizations, sectors and regions create synergies that are essential to addressing ocean challenges, fostering long-term growth, and supporting economic recovery.

A key factor to enable collaboration is the exchange of information. In partnership with CIOOS Atlantic, the OSC is exploring ways to facilitate data driven collaborations and data exchange. The ability to discover and access high-quality spatial data underpins sustainable development and an improved understanding of our coasts and oceans that can drive economic innovation. Before organizations can begin making better operational decisions, realizing strong commercial outcomes and building capacity across sectors, they must have the ability to share, manage, access, and visualize data.

Join us for a virtual three-part discussion series on November 30th, December 7th and 14th (1:30-3:30 pm AST) focused on exploring data as a foundation for collaboration across ocean sectors. Together with CIOOS and OSC, members will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how the use and exchange of data is driving collaborations and innovation
  • Consider data exchange for open and proprietary data
  • Explore tools for turning data into knowledge to improve operational decision-making
  • Get informed on the benefits of sound data management practices
  • Get the latest data updates from CIOOS and OSC staff
  • Hear from guest speakers and panelists who will share experiences on developing data solutions and insights on what to consider in your approach to data exchange
  • Share your own experiences, explore opportunities and solutions through break out groups and focused discussions.

This event will stimulate important conversations that advance how data exchange can contribute to ocean cluster building in Canada. Early registration is encouraged. We hope you will join us!

Session Descriptions

Each session will begin with plenary style presentations to set the stage for attendees to learn from experts, followed by the opportunity for attendees to share their own experiences in virtual breakout groups. This series is meant to engage OSC members in a variety of ways. Key takeaways from each session will be circulated prior to the next for those unable to attend each session. We encourage you to join us for all 3 given that each session builds on the next.

Session 1, November 30, 1:30-3:30pm AST: Exploring Data Exchange with the OSC and CIOOS, will provide insights from both organizations on approaches to open data and data exchange. Members will hear from the OSC team on data exchange models and learn more about the value of open data and how it can contribute to coastal and marine collaboration and innovation from CIOOS. Breakouts focused on exploring barriers and challenges to exchanging sensitive or restricted data will provide insights from a variety of sectors for consideration and discussion.

This session will be beneficial for members of your organization interested in learning more from the OSC and CIOOS and sharing and exploring challenges or concerns with data exchange.

Session 2, December 7, 1:30-3:30pm AST: Innovative Approaches to Data Tools and Applications Using Data Exchange, will explore ways organizations can discover, access, share, manage and visualize data from multiple sources to support informed operational decision making in marine environments. An interactive panel discussion and follow-on breakouts will offer perspectives from a variety of sectors and give members the opportunity to collectively discuss approaches to key industry challenges that coastal and ocean data exchange can support.

This session will be beneficial for members of your organization focused on managing data, developing tools for working with data, or using data in decision making processes.

Session 3, December 14, 1:30-3:30pm AST: Solutions and Strategies for Data Exchange, will feature national and international guest speakers who will share their experiences and success stories using data exchange as a powerful tool for driving collaboration and innovation across sectors. Follow-on breakouts will build on these talks to explore solutions and strategies for collaboratively continuing this work going forward.

This session will be beneficial for members of your organization interested in hearing real-world examples of the value of data exchange and contributing to a discussion on how OSC members and CIOOS can collaboratively continue this work going forward.

About CIOOS Atlantic:

CIOOS Atlantic is one of three Regional Associations of the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS) , a national collaboration to share high-quality data and information, in both English and French, on the state of our coasts and oceans. CIOOS’ national and regional data platforms integrate data from diverse sources; data is made discoverable and accessible by using nationally and internationally recognized data standards and digital infrastructure that align with a global network of ocean observing systems. As the Atlantic Regional Association, CIOOS Atlantic is focused on working with the local oceanographic community to develop a system that works for you. Our regionally-based team of staff are ready to work with you to integrate your coastal and ocean data into the CIOOS data platform portal and develop data visualization tools. Contact your Regional Association for more details.

We are committed to the development of a data management and dissemination approach that meets the needs of the local oceanographic community and contributes to global ocean observing initiatives.


Monday, November 30 - 1:30pm 2020 - Monday, November 30 - 3:30pm 2020


Canada's Ocean Supercluster

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