Technical development

The Technical activities aim to design, develop, install and maintain the common software components of the system, and make recommendations for its further evolution and sustainability.

Activity Number


Short description and objectives of the activity



Standards development

Development of the necessary common standards for data processing and communication, in cooperation with the international authorities such as IOC/IODE and ICES and starting from standards already developed during SEASEARCH .
The results will be a library of standards for exchanging the meta-data of the inventories and a common methodology for data and products quality control.

Leader P3


P1 , P2, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9, P10, P14, P15, P19,
P20, P24, P25


Technical development of the interoperable system

Overall system design, development, integration, tests and maintenance of the system components:

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN);
  • Interfaces between the local platforms and the VPN
  • Common replicable data catalogue;
  • Portal and online data distribution system including “on demand” through web portal, specific regular deliveries to modellers, periodic snapshots and other data services.

Technical watch to update the system.

Leader P2

Participants: all TA partners

P1 , P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9, P11, P13, P14,
P17, P18,
P21, P22, P23, P24, P25, P26, P27, P28, P29, P30, P31, P32, P33, P34, P35, P36, P37, P38, P39, P40, P41, P42, P43, P44,
P46, P47


Portable Data Management software

Design and development of a stand alone and portable data management software, based on the AWI “Ocean Data View (ODV)” software, to format, check and process the  in-situ and remote sensing data according to the project standards. The software will be used for training and to equip the new data centres.

Leader: P15


P1 , P2, P3 , P4, P5, P7, P10, P14