The JERICO-NEXT’s Best Practices Workshop on “Assimilating Technical Best Practice improvements to optimize network data flow” was a joint organization of project’s WP2 (leader: Rajesh Nair, OGS, Coleader: Wilhelm Petersen, HZG) and WP5 (leader: Leonidas Perivoliotis, HCMR, Coleader: Patrick Gorringe, EuroGOOS) and was held in Bergen, Norway on 5th of October 2017. The workshop was planned to examine the possibilities for closer collaboration between the above two WPs in order to better reconcile contrasts arising from differences in the way data are regarded by the project’s observing and data management components. During the workshop, eight speakers presented the data producer and data management perspectives on the next four thematic areas:
- HF-radar data: Julien Mader, AZTI and Antonio Novellino, ETT
- Data relating to biology based on optical measurements: Jukka Seppala, SYKE and Veronique Creach, CEFAS
- Data on marine carbonate system variables: Kai Sorenson, NIVA and Benjamin Pfeil, University of Bergen
- Data from AUVs (gliders): John Allen, SOCIB (presentation made by Rajesh Nair) and Thierry Carval, Ifremer
The presentations and the discussions that took place between the audience and the speakers revealed the different level of maturity in data collection and data processing in these four thematic areas, highlighting the necessity for further efforts on harmonization of practices within the project. The final outcomes from the workshop will be documented and further analyzed at the JERICO-NEXT’s Steering Committee, in December 2017; where the required next steps will be decided.