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IODE Group of Experts on Biological and Chemical Data Management and Exchange Practices, Second Session (GE-BICH), Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, 22-24 March 2004
IOC/IODE (2004). IODE Group of Experts on Biological and Chemical Data Management and Exchange Practices, Second Session (GE-BICH), Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, 22-24 March 2004. IOC Reports of Meetings of Experts and Equivalent Bodies, IOC/IODE-GE-BICH-II/3. UNESCO: Paris. 30, IV annexes pp.
Part of: IOC Reports of Meetings of Experts and Equivalent Bodies. UNESCO: Paris. ISSN 1014-9538, more

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    Information handling; Marine

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Abstract
    The 2nd Session of the IODE Group of Experts on Biological and Chemical DataManagement and Exchange Practices was held at the Foresight Centre at the University ofLiverpool from 22 to 24 March 2004, hosted by the British Oceanographic Data Centre(BODC). The Session was attended by, in addition to its regular members, by representativesfrom FAO, GBIF, ICES and ITIS as well as by the IODE Chair. The group decided to changeits acronym to GE-BICH and recommended a slight revision of its Terms of Reference. TheGroup adopted a detailed work plan that will focus on (i) OceanTeacher modules onbiological data management; (ii) raising awareness for the socio-economic importance of datamanagement; (iii) closer collaboration with OBIS, GBIF, ITIS, FAO; (iv) hosting of theURMO web site by the IODE Project Office; (v) collation of guidelines on data qualityassurance and quality control for biological data; (vi) pilot projects related to test differentsystems of distributed querying based on XML (DiGIR and BioCASE) with XML schemasother than Darwin Core and ABCD (using metadata and distributed taxonomic name lists asdata types); and (vii) implement survey, requesting information about systems, databases andinventories currently in use in various data centres.

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