19 June 2023
'Open science for societal challenges: the importance of marine data curation' is the title of the presentation that Marina Lipizer, researcher and data steward at NODC, gave on 15 June during the plenary meeting of the OGS Scientific Council. The presentation showed how to ‘Promote Open Science to broaden the scientific data user community': one of the five institutional missions explained at the meeting through five studies. For the mission 'Understanding Sea and Ocean', Milena Menna presented 'Impact of an extreme weather system on the Mediterranean Sea (Medicane Apollo 2021)'; for 'Understanding Earth Processes' Michela Giustiniani presented 'Unconventional offshore groundwater resources for the future'; for 'Understanding Disaster Risk' Stefania Gentili presented 'Seismic risk mitigation through machine learning applied to aftershock occurrence'; for 'Exploring Polar Areas' Michele Rebesco presented 'Large-scale submarine landslides triggered by a warmer past climate'.
"Data do not become FAIR by magic!" Marina said, pointing to the importance of the role of the team of data stewards, which includes ICT experts, data and marine scientists, and data policy and strategy experts, who are responsible for the day-to-day activities to ensure data curation. NODC data stewards receive the data, control their quality, ensure its safe archiving and storage, provide the necessary metadata and documentation on the datasets, and make them available through various data discovery and access services on the NODC website.
Watch her presentation and learn more about the work of the NODC!