IOC/OTGA/OIH: Implementing the Ocean Data and Information System (ODIS) architecture

17 - 28


Course description:

The International Oceanographic Data Exchange (IODE) of IOC-UNESCO - together with regional partners across the globe - has developed an inclusive Ocean Data and Information System (ODIS) to allow digital stakeholders to reliably share and discover key ocean data. ODIS is built by its participants: anyone with data to share can become a node in the ODIS network. During this course, participants will be trained in how to link their systems into ODIS and to make them a more visible and actionable part of the ocean’s digital ecosystem.

The course’s central aims are to: Equip participants with a conceptual understanding of what ODIS is, why it has been created, and how it works. Equip participants with conceptual and practical understandings of the technical components of ODIS, including its use of patterns and web-based publishing and harvesting. Provide participants with the tools they need to describe their (meta)data and publish it.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course, the learners are expected to:

-  understand the Ocean Data and Information System

-   understand how to incorporate ODIS patterns into existing online databases or websites.

Course content

Module 1: High-level concepts of OIH/ODIS 

Module 2: General introduction to our use of 

Module 3: ODIS patterns (One video per pattern, walking through filling them in with correct data (implementation agnostic) 

Module 4: Setting up the standard publishing/contribution environment

Module 5: Harvesting patterns in JSON/RDF

Module 6: Querying harvested material 

Target audience and prerequisites:

The target audience should have a working understanding of JSON and the HTML Document Object Model.

How to configure extensions to their web framework (DKAN, CKAN, geonetwork or others), IF a framework is being used.

Language of instruction:

English (17-21 April 2023)

Spanish (24-28 April 2023)

Portuguese (24-28 April 2023)

French (24-28 April 2023)


Lucy Scott - UNESCO/IOC Ocean Infohub Project 

Pier Luigi Buttigieg - GEOMAR/ Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Douglas Fils -  UNESCO/IOC Ocean Infohub Project 

Jeff McKenna - UNESCO/IOC Ocean Infohub Project 

Arno Lambert - UNESCO/IOC/ Project Office for IODE




Event Times (UTC-5):

Starts: 16 Apr 2023 17:00:00
Ends: 27 Apr 2023 17:00:00

Participants: 5

Open attendance


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