An Integrated Statewide Ocean Data Network: Providing Data Analysis Necessary for Integrated Multi-Use Ocean Management in Massachusetts
This report reviews existing observation systems, regional initiatives, existing infrastructure, data management concepts, and user issues. There are many active, high quality systems in place, both regional and national, and groups of dedicated scientists and data managers already working on data management systems. These systems generally live in isolation from the Web 2.0 world of rapidly evolving technologies to search and share data. Our recommendation is to leverage these science systems and the data that they provide, with the latest commonly available technology.