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SHAREMED project: hands-on practice with EMODnet Chemistry webODV tool

27 June 2022

On June 24, 2022, NODC and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) held the session “the National Oceanographic Data Centre and the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). Hands-On Practice with webODV” during the training course entitled "Practical Introductory Course to Marine Monitoring Hardware and Procedures". This lasted a week, from 20 to 24, and was organised in Sgonico (Trieste), at the OGS headquarters, as part of the Interreg SHAREMED Mediterranean - TransNational On-Demand Actions project. The course aimed to promote the field research activity relating to oceanography to those involved in marine meteorological observations and novice hardware users, PhD students and early career scientists, with a focus on Southern Mediterranean countries. All the use phases of the different tools were illustrated, from the calibration and configuration process to that of data download and conversion. A wide range of hands-on sessions also complemented and enriched the course, which was successfully attended by 10 students from Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Greece, Nigeria and Italy.
Look at the presentation shown by Elisabeth Kubin of NODC to introduce the training on the webODV data explorer and extractor tool. The hands-on session was held by Sebastian Mieruch of AWI, which is in the partnership managing EMODnet Chemistry data infrastructure: a long-term activity supported by the EU Integrated Maritime Policy to ensure quality and free access to data on marine pollution. AWI has designed and continues to develop EMODnet Chemistry webODV tool to provide online Ocean Data View services like the extraction, analysis, exploration and visualisation of data for contaminants, eutrophication and ocean acidification.