Speakers Bio & Abstract

Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf

BiographyMaster in Biology by the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon; Research fellow of the Water Institute; In 2008, advisor in the Task Group for Maritime Affairs, where coordinated projects for the implementation of the National Strategy for the Sea; In March 2012, she was nominated as Director General of Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services; since November 2014 until now, she coordinates SNIMar project in the Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf.Abstract National System for Sea Information SNIMar projectProject SNIMar aimed to create a marine spatial data infrastructure (MSDI) that addresses the issues: What data exist on the marine environment, Where are those data and How can we access those data This MSDI is an important tool for the environmental management of the Portuguese marine waters and it is available for public access through the SNIMar geoportal. To achieve this goal, innovative technological solutions were developed, including the SNIMar Profile, which is compliant with INSPIRE Directive. This profile is associated to the web application Collaborative Keywords that was developed to optimize the effectiveness of the geoportal search tool by creating standardized lists of marine related keywords to be included in the SNIMar metadata.To easily create and/or update metadata, a SNIMar metadata editor was developed. The MSDI includes local nodes, in each partner institution, which has a geospatial content management system developed in a GeoNode solution to enable collaborators to manage, share and publish theirmetadata and data. These will be harvested from the local nodes and displayed in the SNIMar geoportal, which was developed on an open source solution. In addition, a communication plan is onset to engage both marine information producers and users with the SNIMar Geoportal.