Data and Information

The new OSPAR Data and Information Management Strategy was signed in 2017. The new strategy continues the current pace of development of data and information in OSPAR whilst ensuring that an archive of historic data continues to be supplemented and maintained.

The new strategy will see steps forward in data policy and citation, metadata, data and information accessibility, and the use of data standards. Work will be undertaken to increase the visibility of OSPAR assessments and their products, and ensure important connections to the underpinning data and metadata are maintained, ensuring ease of reuse. The strategy has a strong emphasis on data and information accessibility including the development of data sharing protocol and making use of web services.

OSPAR Data and Information Management Strategy to 2020