On 7 September, EMODnet Chemistry attended the webinar “Value chains in public marine data, a UK Study” organized by the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN).
The webinar was aimed at disseminating the inspiring results of an original survey of UK marine data users, conducted by GOOS, OECD and MEDIN. The survey explores the pathways through which marine data are used and transformed into actionable information, in order to better value marine information. The results of this initial survey have just been published in a new paper, Value chains in public marine data. During the webinar an overview of this analysis was provided, in particular insight into data use and value, current users and data trends, data flow in the economy. The webinar involved ocean observing communities, marine data managers and ocean or blue economy economists.