Track 8 Wed 27 May: How to improve data re-use: from data acquisition to capacity development

Track contributions

How to facilitate the development and implementation of open tools and standards for managing and exchanging water data?

Started 11 months ago

Facilitating the development and implementation of open tools and standards for managing and exchanging water data within and between organizations at sub-national, national and international levels could support water management and policy making at various levels.

Please share your experience about, e.g.
- (un) successful implementation of international standards for data transfer (e.g. OGC WaterML-2. netcdf-CF), or the FAIR Data principles, GEO Data Sharing and Management Principles
- good practice examples of shared tools
- How to enhance skills development and availability of shared data

 

In our experience globally those who work closely with data generation and data use, understand and appreciate the need to share data but have little influence on decisions about how, and whether, data are shared. Such decisions are made at higher political levels, so we need to educate the policy makers with examples of how sharing data could have positive benefits for them, rather than the negative impacts that they perceive.