Practical approaches to the management of marine social and economic data


Lear D. and Carrier S. (2015) VALMER project, 11pp.

The focus on marine data management has historically been on environmental data. Large EU data initiatives such a SeaDataNet and EMODNet have largely ignored marine social and economic data. However many of the challenges faced are common, relating to effective description of the data, availability, format and exchange.

In this report we outline the current situation, previous and existing initiatives and propose current best practice to inform the effective future management of marine related social and economic data.