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The Expert Team on Data Management Practices (ETDMP)

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Terms of reference

The JCOMM/IODE Expert Team on Data Management Practises, in close collaboration with JCOMM Programme Areas, CBS subsidiary bodies, IODE officers and related experts, shall:

(a) Manage the process of adopting and documenting standards and best practices to be used in JCOMM-IODE data management through the Ocean Data Standards Pilot Project (ODS);

(b) Review and assess the effectiveness of end-to-end data management practices, including those of WIS/WIGOS and UNESCO/IOC-IODE ODP;

(c) In concurrence with the co-presidents of JCOMM, the chairperson of the JCOMM Data Management Coordination Group (DMCG) and UNESCO/IOC-IODE officers, establish Task Teams and Pilot Projects, as necessary, to undertake the work of the Expert Team on Data Management Practices;

(d) Direct and coordinate the activities of the Task Teams and Pilot Projects referred to under (c);

(e) Provide advice to the IODE of UNESCO/IOC and the Data Management Coordination Group (DMCG) and other groups of JCOMM, as required;

(f) Liaise and collaborate with other groups as needed, to ensure access to required expertise, appropriate coordination and to avoid duplication.


Activities

The Expert Team on Data Management Practices is involved in the following activities:

(a)End to end Data Management (E2E). See details here.

(b)Ocean Data Portal (ODP)

(c)JCOMM/IODE Standards process


Membership

The Membership is selected to ensure a range of expertise and to maintain an appropriate geographical representation, and includes:

(a) Up to five experts are selected by JCOMM, including the chairperson, selected from Members/Member States with an appropriate geographical representation;

(b) Up to four experts with relevant expertise based on the current work plans of the Task Teams and Projects established by the ETDMP, selected by IODE of UNESCO/IOC;

(c) Representatives of JCOMM Programme Areas, the IODE Committee, and other expert bodies may be invited as appropriate with the concurrence of the co-presidents of JCOMM and with no resource implications to the Commission;

(d) One co-chairperson of the UNESCO/IOC Committee on IODE.


Relationship with the IODE 

In 2003 (through Recommendation IODE-XVII.3) the IODE Committee recommended that the body should be merged with the IODE's GE-TADE (IODE Group of Experts on Technical Aspects of Data Exchange) and become the JCOMM/IODE Expert Team on Data Management Practices (ETDMP). This is an extract from that Recommendation:

IODE-XVII,

- Noting the similarity of the terms of reference for the IODE Group of Experts on the Technical Aspects of Data Exchange (GETADE) and the JCOMM Expert Team on Data Management Practices (ETDMP),
- Recommends that the IODE Group of Experts on the Technical Aspects of Data Exchange be merged with the JCOMM Expert Team on Data Management Practices,
- Further recommends that the funds allocated to the IODE programme for the organization of GETADE sessions be assigned to the organization of ETDMP sessions, thereby assuring annual sessions of the Group,
- Requests that the JCOMM Management Committee consider renaming the Group to the JCOMM/IODE Expert Team on Data Management Practices to reflect the joint contribution of both bodies,
- Further requests that the JCOMM Management Committee consider filling the vacant position on ETDMP with a representative from the IODE community.


The IOC Assembly, at its Twenty-Second Session (24 June - 2 July 2003), through Resolution IOC-XXII-7 decided to merge the IODE Group of Experts on Technical Aspects of Data Exchange and the JCOMM Expert Team on Data Management Practices.


Sessions

- Ad hoc Session of the JCOMM/IODE Expert Team on Data Management Practices (ETDMP), Oostende, Belgium, 8 May 2004 [report]
- JCOMM/IODE Expert Team on Data Management Practices, First Session, Oostende, Belgium, 15-18 September 2003 [report]
- JCOMM/IODE Expert Team on Data Management Practices, Second Session, Oostende, Belgium, 6-7 April 2010 [Report]


People in The Expert Team on Data Management Practices (ETDMP)

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NAME, POSITION, INSTITUTION

ROLE

COUNTRY

Sergey BELOV (leader)
head of laboratory
Chairperson Russian Federation
Jixiang CHEN
National Marine Data and Information Service
JCOMM expert, core member China
Paul OLOO
Principal Meteorologist
Kenya Meteorological Department
JCOMM expert, core member Kenya
Donald COLLINS
NOAA, National Oceanographic Data Centre, Silver Spring
IODE expert, core member United States
Patrick GORRINGE
EuroGOOS Deputy Director
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute,...
IODE expert, core member Sweden
Yutaka MICHIDA
Professor
University of Tokyo, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
IODE expert, core member Japan
Ting YU
National Marine Data and Information Service
Additional expert China
Tobias SPEARS
Head, Ocean Data and Information Section
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of...
  Canada



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