Data is the new global currency and a vital organisational asset for success in any market or venture today.
Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. Average business data volumes are doubling every 14 months! As a result, there has never been a more important time to reconsider how you manage your data and information.
A solid understanding of data management is crucial for anyone using marine data.
If you are:
- Frustrated that you never seem to have the information you need, when you need it?
- Concerned that you are making decisions on out-of-date or incomplete data?
- Struggling with multiple data formats?
Then this course should be of great interest to you.
Why take the course?
The course shows how effective data management can improve your organisation's efficiency in data acquisition, storage and analysis. It will ensure you understand data use with respect to corporate risk, re-use, audit and traceability whilst at the same time minimising costs.
Who should attend?
The course - delivered by data management specialists OceanWise - is aimed at those who work with marine data from its capture, processing, ingestion, re-use and curation and those seeking to discover, view, download and transform data. It is about knowing what data you already have, where it is, how to find it and how good it is.
Course Highlights and Learning
- Understanding why data management is important
- How to get started with data management
- An overview of the data life-cycle
- Understanding standards and why they matter
- The importance of metadata
- Controlled vocabularies and glossaries
- Coordinate Reference Systems – how can real-world geospatial data be accurately represented in different ways
- The importance of data quality
- How data is published and what do we need to take into consideration when sharing and reusing it
- Interactive session based on real data challenges that you have brought to the session and find solutions to overcome them.