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Hibernation strategy. Hibernation strategy. What happens to OBIS if no adequate funding would be available to continue activities at the present level? Instead of one ‘hibernation strategy’, graduated possibilities, depending on available funds From 0 to approx. present level of support

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Hibernation strategy
  • What happens to OBIS if no adequate funding would be available to continue activities at the present level?
  • Instead of one ‘hibernation strategy’, graduated possibilities, depending on available funds
    • From 0 to approx. present level of support
    • Decide on ‘acceptable’ level of activity
    • Decide on priorities
case no support
Case: no support
  • Physical integrity of the data is not a problem
    • Several copies exist already
    • Archive copies made available to international repositories
      • WDC Oceanography Silver Spring
  • Metadata is firmed up
    • Knowledge of content is no longer dependent on institutional memory
support through gbif
Support through GBIF
  • Data available through GBIF web interface at this moment
    • Not in oceanographic context
  • OBIS looses its public identity and visibility
    • Results in slower data contributions
  • Data acquisition through GBIF
support in kind
Support in kind
  • From present OBIS community
    • VLIZ
    • SDSC, Australia Node
    • OBIS SEAMAP?, IMCS?
  • Hosting of iOBIS portal
    • Including data harvested back from GBIF
    • All organisations above have expertise in data harvesting
one or fte
One or ½ FTE
  • If funding for some staff time available: junior biologist, data management
    • Speed up data ingestion
      • In collaboration with host organisation and GBIF
    • Quality control
      • Absent in GBIF
      • ‘Essential’
  • No technical or ‘political’ developments
governing board
Governing Board
  • Provide governance
    • Priorities in data acquisition
    • Oversee data analysis
    • Push data to users
    • Make sure OBIS remains on the map of international organisations (FAO, IOC, UNEP, IUCN…)
  • Needs funds for yearly meeting
  • Needs funds for secretariat
executive director
Executive director
  • Follow up and implement decisions of Governing Board
  • Actively pursue new organisational links
  • Actively seek out data users and providers
  • Provide services to end-users
    • Facilitate data extraction and analysis
  • Look for external funding