Administración de Datos Biogeográficos Marinos (Contribuyendo al Uso de OBIS) (2016)

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

The course provides an introduction to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS). It includes best practices in the management of marine biogeographic data, publication of data for free access (IPT), access to data, organization, analysis, and visualization.   NOTE: The URL provided brings you to a page for courses on topics related to data management.  Establishment of login credentials will be required to access the course described here and others on related topics.


  • Expand the network of OBIS collaborators.
  • Improve the quality of marine biogeographic data.
  • Increase knowledge of international standards and best practices related to marine biogeographic data.
  • Increase the amount of freely accessible data published through OBIS and its OBIS nodes.
  • Increase the use of OBIS data for science, species conservation, and area-based management applications.

There are four modules consisting of Spanish language slide presentations and videos:

  • MODULE 1 - General and concepts
  • Introduction to IOC, IODE, OTGA and OBIS and related to WORMS, Marine Regions, DarwinCore biodiversity data standard, and metadata.
  • MODULE 2 - Data Quality Control Procedures
  • MODULE 3 - Best practices in the management and policy of marine biogeographic data and access, organization, analysis and visualization of OBIS data
  • MODULE 4 - Publication of data for free access (Integrate Publishing Toolkit -IPT)
Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Dairo Escobar
Venus Rocha
Julio Bohorquez
Carolina Peralta
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
SiB Columbia
Simón Bolívar University
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (INVEMAR)
Ocean Teacher Global Academy
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License - CC BY-SA 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Community standards
Cyberinfrastructure to enable FAIR data principles
Data access
Data management
Data quality - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data visualization tools
Marine data
Ocean data
Open publications
Organizing data
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Published / Broadcast: 
Friday, January 1, 2016
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Ocean Teacher Global Academy
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data professional
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Research scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide