(IT - heroes of WP1: Kit, Eli and Skit)
Objectives, Deliverables, Milestones
The “Data, Tools, and Outreach” workpackage provides data, tools, and Internet outreach services to the other INCOFISH workpackages, with the following objectives:
(1) Make relevant data for ICZM available from all possible sources using modern Internet technologies. (2) Provide an archive function for ICZM data that might otherwise be lost.
(3) Provide tools for analysis and visualization of data, including a 'Step-by-Step' approach to complicated interactive analyses. (4) Provide mapping tools for WP 3. (5) Provide a user-friendly one-stop Internet portal to all data, tools, models, documents and partners in the context of this project. (6) Provide an Internet discussion forum for ICZM issues open to project partners and the public, as well as links to the many existing news and discussion forums around ICZM. (7) Provide interfaces where the interested public (e.g. fishers, divers or anglers) can upload data such as observed occurrences of species in space and time. (8) Assist project partners in building their own web presence. (9) Work in integrated fashion with workpackages 2-10.
Description of work
An existing experienced team of programmers and data encoders—supplemented with additional staff—will be in charge of design, programming, and encoding needs. Specific tasks will be identified, agreed, executed and evaluated in close cooperation with the respective WP leaders. The information system to be used already contains appropriate structures and large data sets for many of the data needed in INCOFISH, including demographic, environmental, and species data. Tools exist and will be improved that serve data in a format suitable for ecosystem modelling. Prototypes of tools for parameterization of sustainability indicators and for analysis of historical data exist and will be improved. In summary, WP1 will provide a solid data base and archive, powerful tools, and user friendly access on the Internet to data, tools and news around ICZM. Databases will also be available on CD-ROM.
CRIA and FIN will both contribute to all deliverables.
||Free online access to all data relevant to this project (web portal, month 19)
||Data Archive for all relevant data of D1.1 not archived elsewhere (database, month 19)
|| Online ICZM tools including coastal transects, and special step-by-step tools for common ICZM tasks (web software, month 25)
||Electronic maps for all relevant marine organisms (web-based maps, month 25)
||Internet Portal including Forum, Data Upload, and Links (web portal, month 13)
||Maintenance of portal, uploading of WP data & tools, report on achievements (report, month 36)
||At least five scientific publications related to this WP to be published or submitted by WP members before the end of the project (month 36)
||16-19 May 2006
||WP members, all WP leaders, optional technical staff
||To agree on relevant data, tools, and outreach strategy
||WP members, all WP leaders
||To review data, tools, portal and outreach