H2020 COLUMBUS, March 2015-February 2018
Report: Marine Data Portals and Repositories and their role in Knowledge Transfer to support Blue Growth (COLUMBUS Deliverable 4.2)
Marine Data Portals Columbus D4.2 (2.2 MiB)
The COLUMBUS project aims to ensure that applicable knowledge generated through EU-funded projects can be transfered effectively to marine and maritime sectors. To capitalise on the European Commission’s investment in research COLUMBUS is investigating the accessibility and uptake of research outputs by end-users (policy, industry, science and wider society) and will help ensure that measurable value is derived from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth.
EuroGOOS works within one of the nine competence nodes, on Monitoring and Observation. The node looks into the existing gaps and challeges in the obsevation and monitoring value chain (from the infrastructure providers to data providers to service providers to end users). During the lifetime of the project, the node will aim to demonstrate case studies of the knowledge transfer through this value chain. In this process, marine data acquisition, storage and access are considered as well as existing observation and monitoring technologies and systems. The node will examine the bottlenecks in taking up the knowledge outputs and identify requirements to enhance the knowledge transfer towards application. EuroGOOS works with the node leader (Seascape Consultants Ltd) to identify the knowledge supply, analyse the outputs and help defining requirements for a better knowledge transfer.