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Publications 2017, 5(2), 8;

Oceanographic Data Repositories: An Analysis of the International Situation

Institute of Humanities and Information, Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), Av. Italia, Km 8, Rio Grande-RS 96200-400, Brazil
Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Barcelona (UB), Melcior de Palau, 140, Barcelona 08014, Spain
Marine Sciences Institute of Andalusia, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Campus del Río San Pedro, Cadiz 11510, Spain
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Academic Editor: Isabel Bernal
Received: 30 October 2016 / Revised: 15 March 2017 / Accepted: 31 March 2017 / Published: 6 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Open Data)
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The preservation and organization of oceanographic research data enables the scientific community to consult and reuse information of different kinds, and this is made possible by the repositories, meaning the services that facilitate data storage and dissemination. This paper reviews the current situation of oceanographic data repositories across different countries and evaluates them according to a series of indicators. The writers propose that although interest in storing and reusing oceanographic data has increased in recent years, the repositories are still in the process of developing their systems for processing, disseminating and reusing data. The repositories also differ in terms of architecture and the organizational level of the content they offer. View Full-Text
Keywords: data repositories; oceanography; evaluation; research data data repositories; oceanography; evaluation; research data
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Silva, F.C.C.; Abadal, E.; Wulff, E. Oceanographic Data Repositories: An Analysis of the International Situation. Publications 2017, 5, 8.

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