Group of Experts on the Marine Geospatial Information Management Publication

28 November 2023

OSPAR data expert, Chris Moulton, attended the 1st in person meeting of the Group of Experts on the Marine Geospatial Information Management Publication took place in New York from 11-17 November 2023.

The meeting of experts was called to finalise text for the publication on Marine Geospatial Information Management after extensive online drafting and discussions.

OSPAR contributed to several chapters in the publication notably:

  • Chapter 4. Marine Geospatial Information Management – the challenge of going from the local to the global.
  • Chapter 5. Marine Geospatial information Management – The role of intergovernmental organizations.
  • Chapter 6. Marine Geospatial information Management-Managing restrictions on data access.
  • Chapter 7. Marine Geospatial information Management-where do we go from here?
  • Annex I. Marine geospatial Information management-success stories at national and regional levels.

The text is being edited and finalised and will be publised in due course.


OSPAR's data policy

OSPAR is committed to making as much information as possible publicly available, consistent with achieving other similarly important goals of public policy. The framework for this is set out in Article 9 of the OSPAR Convention.

Following this, OSPAR data made available for download via the OSPAR Data and Information Management System (ODIMS), are licensed according to Creative Commons Zero:

CC0 enables scientists, educators, artists and other creators and owners of copyright- or database-protected content to waive those interests in their works and thereby place them as completely as possible in the public domain, so that others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse the works for any purposes without restriction under copyright or database law.