Data and Information
Files and Documentation on Data and Information
ASCLME Research Cruise Data 03/26/2013 Hits: 51
The Excel spreadsheed called ASCLME Cruises DataListAnalysisProgress v12.xls is a detailed spreadsheet of metadata for each dataset collected on each cruise. This is a monitoring spreadsheet set up to allow multiple users to track processing of data on an ongoing basis.
Although many environmental components were sampled and processed at sea (and are available on request in their processed, quality-controlled state), it is expected that other samples will be analysed over many years to come (due to costly or time-consuming analysis).
Data streams from moorings, drifters and Argo floats are available in near real-time from dedicated websites.
A complete portal for access to data and reports is available here.
Principles and guidelines for ASCLME Data and Information Managementhot! 11/03/2009 Hits: 4863
Principles and guidelines for ASCLME data and information management.
Participating countries in the ASCLME Project, and their designated representatives, have the mandate to develop this document on principles and guidelines for ASCLME data and information management so that it facilitates the effective collection, use and dissemination of information in support of TDA/SAP development in the short term and the ecosystem approach in the long term.
Meda Templatehot! 10/13/2009 Hits: 6705
Template for the ASCLME MEDA (Marine Ecosystem Diagnostic Analysis) document.
Western Indian Oceans Regional Projectshot! 06/05/2009 Hits: 8938
The purpose of this document is to provide a reference for coastal and marine-related institutions and projects in the Western Indian Ocean region.
This reference document should be used as a guide only. Some information has been based on online sources or project documents that may be outdated. For the most up-to-date, verified and accurate information about any project, please contact them directly.
We hope to improve this draft, and so further comments or contributions of any kind are welcome.
ASCLME Draft Data and Information Management Planhot! 05/20/2009 Hits: 7404
Substantial amounts of data collected by government and donor-funded marine scientists around the world are not routinely archived in data centres. Even if published, the original data are irretrievably lost to studies of long-term (environmental) change (SCOR/IODE 2008) over time. This data and information management plan has been developed by the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems (ASCLME) Project National Data and Information Coordinators together with the Project Coordination Unit. The purpose of the plan is to ensure that data collected during the duration of the ASCLME project, and thereafter, are not only tracked and monitored to the stage of publication, but that data sets are also archived in national data centres for the ongoing benefit of countries, and to build country ownership of the TDA/SAP process. International best practices and standards for data management will be followed in all cases (eg. JCOMM 2008) as specified in Appendix VI. Together with capacity building interventions, this approach aims to support the goal of sustainable national data archives that countries can use in the support of ecosystem monitoring and management in the long term.