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The Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee, NIOZ)organized the workshop “A Practical introduction to acquisition, validation, quality control and access to (biodiversity) data” in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, from 14th to 15th June 2016.. The workshop was in the framework of the FixO3 project. It was aimed at early career scientists and PhD students. 19 applicants attended with early career scientists from a range of related scientific disciplines.

The agenda can be viewed here.

The course included training in methods and techniques for processing biodiversity data, integrating physico-chemical and biodiversity data, and delivering data products that may be required to meet policy needs such as Good Environmental Status (GES) descriptors.

Introduction, terms and concepts on biodiversity: a few concepts on biodiversity, by Herman Hummel (NIOZ), download presentation slides

Introduction, terms and concepts on biodiversity: defining biodiversity in policy, by Matt Frost (MBA), download presentation slides

Networking in marine biodiversity research and in data management: history of marine (biodiversity) research networks, by Herman Hummel (NIOZ), download presentation slides

Biodiversity data management: data acquisition and impacts on data quality, by Sarah Faulwetter (HCMR), download presentation slides

Biodiversity data management: metadata, by Sarah Faulwetter (HCMR) and Nicolas Bailly (HCMR), download presentation slides

Biodiversity data management: property rights and licences, by Sarah Faulwetter (HCMR), download presentation slides

Biodiversity data management: data flow and quality control, by Sarah Faulwetter (HCMR), download presentation slides

Biodiversity data management: the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), by Pieter Provoost (IOC- UNESCO), download presentation slides

Biodiversity data management: quality control in OBIS, by Pieter Provoost (IOC- UNESCO), download presentation slides

Biodiversity data management: tools for data processing, community analysis I, by Sarah Faulwetter (HCMR), download presentation slides

Biodiversity data management: tools for data processing, R, by Pieter Provoost (IOC- UNESCO), download presentation slides

Practical exercises on biodiversity data treatment: data normalization and formats, by Sarah Faulwetter (HCMR) and Pieter Provoost (IOC- UNESCO), download presentation slides

Spatial and temporal trends in marine biodiversity in Europe, by Herman Hummel (NIOZ) and Matt Frost (MBA), download presentation slides

Practical exercises on biodiversity data treatment: Community analysis II, by Sarah Faulwetter (HCMR), Pieter Provoost (IOC- UNESCO) and Sander Wijnhoven (NIOZ, EcoAuthor), download presentation slides

The use of biodiversity data in national and European directives / Marine protected areas and MSFD, by Matt Frost (MBA), Herman Hummel (NIOZ) and Dan Lear, download presentation slides