Kiel Marine Science

Digital Ocean 2017

Jun 07, 2017

Digital transformation is changing all areas of our life, including the way we do research. So, how can we manage the digital transformation toward open ocean research?

Digital Ocean activities will explore and embrace the features of open science throughout the entire lifecycle within research, moving the emphasis of ocean science from ‘publishing as soon as possible’ towards ’sharing knowledge as early as possible’. Ocean research is based on data from a variety of observations, societal surveys, and ocean system simulations. The research benefits from improved sensor systems, more inclusive ocean system modelling, efficient data flow, and big data analytics and algorithmics combined with long-used open research software. Digital Ocean aims to support and accelerate the current transition to more effective and open ocean science by enabling the re-use of shared scientific data across disciplinary, social, and geographical borders.

Place: Zentrum Molekulare Biowissenschaften (ZMB)
Time: 20.09.2017, 12-18 h


12:30 Welcome
Martin Visbeck (Speaker Cluster of Excellence "Future Ocean" and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research)
Short welcoming speech

13:00 - 14:30
Jens Greinert (GEOMAR)
"Inaccurate navigation, blurry images and too little samples: How we nevertheless map the deep sea in high resolution and quantify Mn-nodule resources"

Tal Dagan (Kiel University)
"Challenges in metagenomics big data"

Katja Matthes (GEOMAR)
"Ocean Systems Modeling"

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30
Tom Kwasnitschka (GEOMAR)
"Das Ocean Media Lab - Transdisziplinäre Medienforschung im Dienste der

Klaus Tochtermann (ZBW)
"Forschungsdaten erfolgreich managen - in Deutschland, Europa und der Welt"

Wilhelm Hasselbring (Kiel University)
"Sustainable and open ocean research software"

16:30 Networking with Fingerfood

In case you plan to attend, please send an email to in advance to estimate the number of attendees.


Current Research

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