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International Ocean Data Conference 2022


The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO launched  the programme "International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange" (IODE) in 1961.  Its purpose is to enhance marine research, exploitation and development, by facilitating the exchange of oceanographic data and information. The IODE mission is to assist Member States to acquire the necessary capacity to manage marine data andto support international scientific and operational marine programmes of IOC and WMO and their sponsor organisations with advice and data management services in order to achieve the global goals including the UN Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction. Since IODE-XXII (2013) every Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) has been preceded by a Scientific Workshop or Conference. This was also planned for IODE-XXVI in 2021, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic this was not possible and the IODE-XXVI Session was held as a fully online event.


The host of the “International Ocean Data Conference 2022 – The Data We Need for the Ocean We Want” is the leader of the project    Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences.


The objectives of this conference will be to consider the regional and global strategies and policies needed to achieve the digital ecosystem, discuss existing and required technological changes and methods for their implementation, and identify future directions in ocean data and information management. These goals will also be included in the multi-sectoral vision of the Ocean Decade.


The Conference will be held as a hybrid event with a number of participants on-site in the Sheraton Hotel, Sopot, while others will participate through video conference.

Maximum of participants on site: 130 people.

The deadline for on-site registration is 31 January 2022 (6 PM CET) and for online participation is 11 February 2022 (6 PM CET).

When you plan to participate on site in Poland, please do not book your travel until your presence is confirmed by the IODE secretary. 


  Register now  

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Local arangements:

The conference will take place at the Sheraton hotel in Sopot. Reservations:

Special group rates are available:


Alternative hotels in the



Sheraton Hotel is located by the seaside, 1,1 km from train station Sopot and 18 km from Gdańsk Airport.

Transfer options:

TAXI - TAXI – Airport recommends Neptun Taxi  (cost apx. 25 EUR), Sopot Taxi (około 20 EUR), Uber as well.

Bus - line122 from airport directly to the hotel Sheraton. (cost appr. 1 EUR)

Train: route from  “Port Lotniczy Gdańsk” to “Sopot” with change at “Gdańsk Wrzeszcz” cost apx. (1. EUR)


Coronavirus restrictions:

All conference participants should be fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen and Novavax). According to the current regulations, participants coming from outside the Shengen zone are required to present a negative test for COVID-19, performed no later than 24 hours before crossing the border. PCR and antigen tests are respected. Testing is not required from people from the Shengen zone. It is possible to carry out the test at the airport, as well as at the Sheraton Hotel and at numerous points in the city.

We encourage you to check the current information on the government website.



DAY 1: 14 February 2022


1.1      The Global Ocean Data Ecosystem: status and way forward

09:00 – 09:09
The GOOS Observations Coordination Group Data Implementation Strategy and Mapping Global Ocean Network Data Flows
Kevin O’Brien

09:09 – 09:18
The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet): A regional best practice towards global data sharing and interoperability
Kate Larkin

09:18 – 09:27
Ocean FAIR Data Services – Two years on
Toste Tanhua

09:27 – 09:36
Transform to OPen Science (TOPS)
Chelie Gentemann

09:36 – 09:45
All-Atlantic Ocean Data Enterprise 2030 – Common Standards For Information And Data Sharing
Nicolas Dittert

09:45 – 09:54
Unleashing the power of data with blockchain
Aldo Drago

09:54 – 10:00 Q&A
10:00 – 10:10 Health break

10:10 – 10:19
The Black Sea Reanalysis System In The Framework Of The Copernicus Marine Service
Leonardo Lima

1.2       Identifying data and information user needs at the national level

10:19 – 10:28
Coastal-Marine Research and Environmental Management: MSP for Coastal Regions Sustainable Development in Ukraine
Sofiia Zherebchuk

10:28 – 10:37
EMODnet Biology: A European initiative with global influence
Joana Beja

10:37 – 10:46
Creating a sustained climate ocean observing system for societal benefit and risk awareness: the AMOC-ASAP approach
Johannes Karstensen

10:46 – 10:55
Value chains in public marine data – a UK case study.
Clare Postlethwaite

1.3       Global data sharing: changes in data sharing policies

10:55 – 11:04
Governance and Business Models for Data Sharing
Tom Redd

11:04 – 11:13
Best Practice Data Standards for Discrete Chemical Oceanographic Observations
Liqing Jiang

1.4       The future of global databases: what’s next for WOD, OBIS,…

Above and Beyond – Completing the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
Leen Vandepitte

11:38 – 11:47
AquaDocs: Ensuring the FAIRness of ocean and aquatic research for the Ocean Decade and beyond
Sally Taylor

11:47 – 11:56
The OBIS we need for the Ocean we want
Ward Appeltans

11:56 – 12:05
Development of standardized data management for a marine invasive species monitoring plan using environmental DNA sampling in Suva, Fiji
Saara Suominen

12:05 – 12:14
The World Ocean Database (WOD) Cloud: an international ocean and coastal quality-controlled open data discovery, access, and data ingestion tool
Hernan Garcia

1.5       Representation and inclusiveness in the global commons

1.5.1    The small island dilemma: collecting, managing, sharing and using data with minimum resources

Autonomous and accessible vessel monitoring for small-scale fisheries
Samantha Cope

12:33-12:39 Q&A
12:39-13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 13:39
Democratising data for sustainable fisheries in the coastal tropics
Stephen Rocliffe

1.5.2    Indigenous knowledge, information and data

13:39 – 13:48
4 Oceans: Transgressing Time, Space, Indigeneity and Science
John Nicholls

1.5.3    Citizen science data and information

13:48 – 13:57
Spotter Pro – powering regionally and organizationally targeted opportunistic and effort-based citizen science on mobile devices
Virgil Zetterlind

13:57 – 14:06
Litter Intelligence: Quality Citizen Science Inspiring Litter Action.
Camden Howitt

14:06 – 14:15
Fishing from an ocean of data to foster the development of a knowledgeable and ocean friendly society
Tymon Zielinski

1.5.4    LDCs

14:15 – 14:24
Building ocean STI agreement platforms: findings, implications and lessons from a pilot experience on the South Atlantic
Iara Costa Leite

14:24 – 14:30 Q&A
14:30 – 14:40 Health break

1.5.5    Digitizing offline data and information

14:40 – 14:49
Creating interactive, visual, open data from historical rare books
Stephanie Ronan

14:49 – 14:58
You digitized it, but now what? Exploring computational methods for extracting biodiversity data from historical collections
Amanda L. Whitmire


2.1       Data system networking and interoperability technology and methodology: status report

14:58 – 15:07
Blue-Cloud: the European marine thematic platform to explore and demonstrate the potential of Open Science for ocean sustainability
Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

15:07 – 15:16
Ocean Data Platform – Progress and learnings from building a cloud-based architecture for ocean data (include data connector)
Tara Zeynep Baris

15:16 – 15:25
Portal proliferation or strengthening the ocean data network
Laura Hanley

15:25 -15:34
EMODnet Physics – connecting the data dots
Patrick Gorringe

Towards a metadata profile for Marine Spatial Plans in Europe
Adam Leadbetter

15:43 – 15:49 Q&A
15:49 – 16:00 Health break

16:00 – 16:09
Connecting Essential Ocean Variables to datasets using the I-ADOPT interoperability framework ontology and smart mappings
Gwenaelle Moncoiffe

16:09 – 16:18
Digital Twins of the Ocean through Interoperability of existing and future Ocean Data Systems
Ute Brönner

2.2       Joining multi-sectoral data: experiences and required action

16:18 – 16:27
Technical solution for harmonizing EU Maritime Spatial Planning within EMODnet
Chris McDougall

2.3       The IOC Ocean Infohub: experiences and next steps

16:27 – 16:36
The Ocean Infohub Project
Lucy Scott

16:36 – 16:45
Providing Information for the Ocean Infohub
Sandra Sá

2.4       Data and information products and services: new developments

16:45 – 16:54
ProtectedSeas Navigator – how regulation-centered marine protected area data improves marine protection assessments
Timothe Vincent

Sea Warning And Rapid Response Data Density (Sea-WARRDD) system.
Scott Duncan

C-RAID: improve the access to historical drifter data: Copernicus Reprocessing of Argos and Iridium Drifters (C-RAID)
Thierry Carval

A global ocean oxygen database and atlas for assessing and predicting deoxygenation and ocean health in the open and coastal ocean
Marilaure Grégoire

17:21-17:27 Q&A
17:27 Adjourn

DAY 2: 15 February 2022

09:00 – 09:09
ASFA Subject Vocabulary: supporting internationalisation of ocean science through participation in AGROVOC
Tamsin Vicary

09:09 – 09:18
PORTO Online – Featured data services in practice
Aldo Drago

09:18 – 09:27
Increasing FAIRness of marine data within ENVRI-FAIR
Sylvie Pouliquen

09:27 – 09:36
Baltic Data Flows
Matthew Richard

09:36 – 09:45
Imardis – A Data Infrastructure Serving the Needs of the Offshore Renewable Energy Sector
David Mills

09:45 – 09:54
New Developments with the Open Access to the GTS (Open-GTS) project
Kevin O’Brien

09:54 – 10:00 Q&A
10:00 – 10:10 Health break

10:10 – 10:19
Navigating an Ocean of Data: Approaches for Sharing Novel USV Data with Existing Data Centers
Kimberley Sparling

10:19 – 10:28
Ocean Acidification Data for Sustainable Development – implementing an interoperable infrastructure
Benjamin Pfeil

10:28 – 10:37
SeaDataNet – further upgrading and improving FAIRness of the SeaDataNet CDI Data Discovery & Access service
Dick M.A. Schaap

10:37 – 10:46
Innovations in remote and autonomous ocean data acquisition systems to enable the digital twin of the ocean
Louis Demargne

10:46 – 10:55
Novel software for oceanographic cruise planning, execution and results database management
Sharon Z Herzka

10:55 – 11:04
Towards a comprehensive, FAIR, ocean biogeochemical data product system
Nico Lange

11:04 – 11:10 Q&A
11:10 – 11:20 Health break

11:20 – 11:29
New products and services based on HF radar data in the RAIA Observatory (NW Iberian Peninsula)
Silvia Piedracoba

11:29 – 11:38
Climatological distribution of dissolved inorganic nutrients in the Western Mediterranean Sea (1981-2017)
Malek Belgacem

11:38 – 11:4
EMODnet Bathymetry – establishing the best digital bathymetry for European seas
Thierry Schmitt

11:47 – 11:56
EMODnet Seabed Habitats: collecting habitat maps once, using many times
Helen Lillis

11:56 – 12:05
Ryan P Abernathey

12:05 – 12:14
A cloud-based tool for standardized and integrated oceanographic data access: A CCADI use case for ocean acidification key variable collections in Baffin Bay, Canada
Tahiana Ratsimbazafy

12:14 – 12:20 Q&A
12:20 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 13:39
SeaDataCloud data products and value chain through a collaborative approach
Simona Simoncelli

13:39 – 13:48
EMODNET Geology – harmonizing geological data of the European seas and beyond Henr Cal/Val web-based applications for the Mediterranean and Global Ocean Forecasting Systems
Vladyslav Lyubartsev

13:57 – 14:06
Emerging Data Management Practices and Infrastructure for the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System
Reyna Jenkyns

14:06 – 14:15
Oceanographic data and information system for Polish NODC initiative
Marcin Wichorowski

14:15 – 14:24
SatBałtyk System, the data sharing platform and a modern tool for the Baltic Sea monitoring
Mirosława Ostrowska

14:24 – 14:30 Q&A
14:30 – 14:40 Health break

2.5       Leaving no one behind: the need for ocean data and information capacity development and IOC’s role

14:40 – 14:49
Role of Invemar’s Regional Training Center on Ocean and Information Capacity Development for Spanish Speakers Community
Paula Sierra

14:49 – 14:58
Data Inclusivity and stewardship in blue resources sustainability in the decade of action
Isa Elegbede Olalekan

2.6       Data Science: scientific insight through data management

14:58 – 15:07
How the marine data management at European scale can provide quality datasets to evaluate marine litter issues and contribute to the improvement of the existing monitoring processes
Matteo Vinci

15:07 – 15:16
Marine biodiversity advances in a digital era
Hanieh Saeedi

15:16 – 15:25
Which ocean data do we need to develop a forecasting system for shellfish safety?
Pedro Reis Costa

15:25 -15:34
Toward a Fully Automated NonLinear Quality Control of Temperature and Salinity Historical Datasets For Ocean Climatology
Kanwal Shahzadi


3.1       IODE 60th anniversary

3.2       Converging on multi-stakeholder best practices in data and information management (what are good practices in science, operations and how to build bridges between these domains)

Enhancing FAIR in situ data delivery: EuroGOOS recommendations for the Ocean Decade
Sylvie Pouliquen

Bringing together sediment quality data from Regulatory, environmental assessment and monitoring sources to inform marine applications and provide a ‘one stop shop’ for stakeholders
Jemma Anne Lonsdale

15:52-15:58 Q&A
15:58-16:08 Health break

16:08 – 16:17
Guidelines and database for monitoring of ocean surface microplastics
Chihiro Baba

16:17 – 16:26
Digitising methodologies and catalysing best practice development and exchange: the status and future of the IOC Ocean Best Practices System in the ocean’s digital ecosystem
Pier Luigi Buttigieg

3.3       Expanding the pool: new partnerships (private sector, other digital stakeholder groups)

16:26 – 16:35
Partnering with Stakeholders: The Moana Project’s Te Tiro Moana and Mangōpare Sensor Programme
Julie Jakoboski

16:35 – 16:44
Implementation of the Salvamares Program and the creation of the PESCADATA-SNP of the Peruvian marine ecosystem.
Salvador Peraltilla

The Private Sector: A Key Data Partner in Implementing the Ocean Decade
David Millar

EMODnet Chemistry: harmonising and consolidating in Europe for a global engagement
Alessandra Giorgetti

3.4       Future proofing of our digital commons towards AI and model-ready data

AI-Driven Indonesia’s National Ocean Data Center
Hammam Riza

3.5       The evolving role of IOC’s IODE (including CD, end-to-end)

3.6       How to include/involve ECOPs and students in data and information management

Contribution of Sandwatch to ocean data collection and sharing during the Ocean Decade
Sachooda Ragoonaden

17:20-17:26 Q&A
17:30 Adjourn

DAY 3: 16 February 2022


4.1.     Presentation of the Ocean Data Decade Vision (Panel discussion)

What is the vision of data, information and knowledge management for the Decade
Data as an integral part of the Ocean Decade Challenges (endorsed programme speakers)
Preliminary analysis of barriers and opportunities to achieve the vision
Current Decade Actions contributing to the vision
IODE’s contribution to the overall landscape

4.2 Presentation of Data Coordination Platform for the Decade – a mechanism to achieve the vision (Panel discussion)


Summary Session 1
Summary Session 2
Summary Session 3
Summary Session 4
Panel discussion
Conference Declaration




Planning Committee

Determining the topics of the sessions, defining the forms of presentations and preparing their descriptions, identifying the recipients of the sessions, consent to the publication of the results of the conference.

The planning committee is composed of the following members:: 

Marcin Wichorowski
Sergey Belov
Taco De Bruin
Pauline Simpson
Jay Pearlman
Yutaka Michida
Lucy Scott
Pier Luigi Buttigieg
Kateryna Kulakova
Annemie Janssen
Ariel Troisi
IOC Decade Coordination Unit (Julian Barbière)
IODE Secretariat (Sofie De Baenst,…)


Scientific Committee:

Publish the calls for abstracts and papers, review submitted abstracts and decide on accepted abstracts as papers, posters, etc.

 The scientific committee is composed of the following members:

Marcin Wichorowski
Sergey Belov
Taco De Bruin
Adam Leadbetter
Johannes Karstensen
Lucy Scott
Mirosława Ostrowska
Tymon Zieliński
Sławomir Sagan
Pier Luigi Buttigieg
Sky Bristol
Dan Lear
Hanieh Saeedi
Carlos Torres
Hernan Garcia
Karim Hilmi
Di Wan
Tanya Silveira
Julian Barbière (IOC Decade Coordination Unit)


Local Organizing Committee

Organization of a conference center, guest accommodation, catering, etc. Collaboration with the IODEE secretariat, planning committee and scientific committee on practical issues, arranging the media coverage of the conference and preparing the publication of conference materials, including logos, banners, etc.

The local organizing committee is composed of the following members:

Marcin Wichorowski (head of the local organizing committee)
Członkowie wyznaczeni do zadań przez  Marcina Wichorowskiego
IODE Secretariat (liaison)
Taco De Bruin


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The organization of the conference is financed from European funds.



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