All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance

ALL ATLANTIC DATA 2030 - AFRICAN DATA INFRASTRUCTURES & STAKEHOLDER FORUM

South African Webinar & Virtual Workshop

Date: 24 & 25 May 2022


Introduction:

Under the umbrella of the All-Atlantic Cooperation for Ocean Research and Innovation (AANChOR‑CSA) Project, the Data Infrastructures and Stakeholder’s Forum forms part of the implementation of the Joint Pilot Action for AANChOR’s Work Package 5 (Common Standards for Data and Information Sharing). AA-Data2030 stands for All-Atlantic Ocean Data Enterprise 2030. This is a side-event of the The All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance 2022 Forum, co-hosted by the United States and Brazil, in collaboration with the European Commission, over two events between May and July 2022. More: https://allatlantic2022.com/

Objectives:

  1. To showcase marine data infrastructures and operators in Africa to ensure their participation and inclusion in the All‑Atlantic Ocean Data Space (AAODS).
  2. To support the development of a natural-, social- scientific and humanistic transatlantic ocean data space with historical, current and future ocean data.
  3. To define a minimum set of ocean metadata standards and formats to be used by local, regional and national initiatives in the Atlantic basin.


Roadmap for the All-Atlantic Data Space for download

(work in progress)

This document was mainly developed in the workshop "Producing a Draft Zero Version of the Roadmap for the Implementation of the All-Atlantic Ocean Data Space" (see programme below). It is also the result of other activities carried out within the framework of the Joint Pilot Action All-Atlantic Ocean Data Enterprise 2030 for the All-Atlantic Cooperation for Ocean Research and Innovation (AANChOR‑CSA) Project Work Package 5, Common Standards for Information and Data Sharing.

 

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DAY 1: WEBINAR "Showcasing Data Infrastructures and Operators in Africa"

Date: 24 May 2022
Time: 14:00 – 16:30 (South African Summer Time)
Audience: All-Atlantic Community

 

TIME (South African Summer Time)

AGENDA

14:00 - 14:05

 

14:05 - 15:05

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome

  • Lucy Scott (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission - IOC)

Part 1: Overview of the African Marine Data Space

Online Demonstration of African Marine Data Services

Moderator: Lucy Scott (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission - IOC)

  • Belko Diallo (West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use - WASCAL) | Burkina Faso
  • Tshikana Rasehlomi (Marine Information Management System - MIMS, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment) | South Africa
  • Claire Davis-Reddy (South African Earth Observation Network - SAEON) | South Africa
  • Péricles Silva (Sea Institute) | Cabo Verde
  • Carmen dos Santos (University of Namibe) | Angola
  • Igbo Juliet Kelechi (Nigerian Institute For Oceanography And Marine Research - NIOMR) | Nigeria

15:05 - 15:15

Q&A (Questions of clarity)

 

 

15:15 - 15:35

 

Part 2: Marine Data Services

Moderator: Lucy Scott (IOC)

  • Mika Odido (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission - IOC Africa): "Vision for Africa’s role in the UN Ocean Decade"
  • Isa Olalekan Elegbede (Brandenburg University of Technology) | Germany: "Data Inclusivity for Africa"

15:35 - 15:45

Q&A

 

15:45 - 16:20

 

Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • How do the African marine data services also benefit the All-Atlantic Community and what are the next steps for regional engagement across the Atlantic Ocean Basin?
  • What are some examples of experiences, best practices and user needs from Atlantic marine data initiatives, including Africa and the wider All-Atlantic Community?

Panelists: Tshikana Rasehlomi, Claire Davis-Reddy, Péricles Silva, Carmen dos Santos, Igbo Juliet Kelechi and Othman Dekkaki (All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador | Morocco)

 

16:20 - 16:30

 

 

Closing

  • Olga Sato (University of São Paulo - USP) | Brazil

Closing of Meeting

  • Lucy Scott (IOC)

 

DAY 2: WORKSHOP "Producing a Draft Zero version of the Roadmap for the Implementation of the All-Atlantic Ocean Data Space"

Date: 25 May 2022
Time: 14:00 – 16:00 (South African Summer Time)
Audience: All-Atlantic Community

Main  objective of the workshop

We aim to produce a Draft Zero version of the “Roadmap for the Implementation of the All-Atlantic Ocean Data Space”.

Concept

Participants will be divided into three working groups to debate fundamental questions regarding the development of the Roadmap for the Implementation of the All‑Atlantic Ocean Data Space. These working groups will already be established prior to the workshop.

The organisers of the meeting will welcome the participants and introduce the main questions. The working groups will then be divided into separate breakout rooms to discuss the questions assigned to each group before returning to the main room to present their results and subsequently debate them in plenary.

The facilitator of the meeting will combine the different contributions and set up a web-based document with the conclusions. This will form Draft Zero of the “Roadmap for the Implementation of the All-Atlantic Ocean Data Space.

 

TIME (South African Summer Time)

 AGENDA

14:00 - 14:05

 

Introduction to the meeting & each of the working groups

Nikki Funke (Council for Scientific and Industrail Research) | South Africa

Tina Dohna (PANGAEA / Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften - MARUM) | Germany

14:05 - 15:00

Working Groups & Topics

Working Group 1: Defining needs at regional level across the Atlantic

Facilitators: Isa Olalekan Elegbede (Brandenburg University of Technology) | Germany

Key Questions:

  • What are the minimum data and data products that are needed across the Atlantic?
  • What do/will these data products have in common, and how can they provide the way forward?

Working Group 2: Defining success

Facilitators: João do Monte Duarte (Atlantic Technical University) | Cabo Verde and Antje Voelker (Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera - IPMA) | Portugal

Key Questions:

  • What do we want to build and what does success for the AAODS look like?
  • What are the main achievements needed to define that success?
  • What is the ideal timeline?
  • Who is going to benefit from the AAODS?

Working Group 3:  Defining the overarching structure of the Roadmap for the AAODS

Facilitator: Olga Sato (University of São Paulo - USP) | Brazil

 Key Questions:

  • What are the core elements of the “Roadmap for the Implementation of the All-Atlantic Ocean Data Space”?
  • What layers can be added?

 

15:05 - 16:00

Discussion Forum & Conclusion

Facilitator: Tina Dohna (PANGAEA / Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften - MARUM)

  • Presentation of results from Working Groups 1, 2, 3
  • Discussion
  • Closing
    Nikki Funke (CSIR) | South Africa

 

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