IMDIS, taking place 23-25 September in Lucca, Italy, is a forum for the showcasing of and discussion on information systems that serve various users in the field of ocean science, and ICES contribution will be on two fronts: a presentation on the data and time-series behind the 2013 ICES Report on Ocean Climate (IROC) report and a poster on the latest version of the ICES Data Portal.
Designed as a single entry point to empirical marine data managed by ICES, the Data Portal allows users to browse figures, compare datasets, and get overviews across marine regions and sub-regions – all of which can be downloaded by users without the need for a login. The Data Portal poster will be on display under Session number 1 and will be numbered 74.
On Tuesday at Session number 2, ICES Oceanography Data Scientist Hjalte Parner will focus on a new webpage on the IROC (to be launched in October to coincide with the document's publication), which provides summary information on climatic conditions in the North Atlantic and the underlying data that supports the IROC findings. This represents an extension of the vital work undertaken by ICES scientists and working groups, notably the The ICES Working Group on Oceanic Hydrography (WGOH), which closely monitors conditions in the ICES region and updates and reviews results from standard hydrographic sections and stations.