Supporting the design of marine monitoring networks with EGI Services
EGI recently signed a Service Level Agreement with the project MINKE to run until June 2023.
MINKE is an INFRAIA project that brings together 16 key European marine metrology research infrastructures. The objective is to coordinate the use and development of oceanographic data and propose an innovative framework of ‘quality of oceanographic data’ for the different European actors in charge of monitoring and managing the EOVs (Essential Ocean Variables) and marine ecosystems.
Data quality is the key element in Ocean & Coastal Observing Systems to provide reliable measurements for developing evidence-based environmental policies. MINKE doesn’t just address data quality but also focuses on all data quality dimensions, with a special emphasis on those related to meteorological factors. The project proposes a new vision in the design of marine monitoring networks, integrating two dimensions of data quality, namely accuracy and completeness, as the driving components of quality in data acquisition.