Working Group 52: Data Management

The PICES Data Management Working Group (WG-DATA) is established to address the need for an enhanced data, metadata, and information management and data sharing plan within the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES). The WG-DATA will build upon the recommendations of the Study Group on Encouraging Data Awareness and Increased Transmission and Accessibility (SG-DATA) and provide a comprehensive strategy for modernizing and streamlining data and information management and sharing practices within PICES. By aligning with international standards and promoting a culture of data sharing, PICES aims to enhance the accessibility, reach, and utility of its scientific data, fostering collaboration and advancing marine science in the North Pacific region.

Terms of Reference
  1. Revise and update the PICES Data Policy. Revise and update the PICES Data Policy to align with international standards (UNESCO IOC and UN Decade of Ocean Science), incorporate FAIR and CARE principles, promote data sharing culture, and recommend data repositories and open data licensing options.
  2. Promote a culture of data sharing within PICES. Promote a culture of data sharing within PICES such as by identifying and addressing data sharing barriers through an annual survey to PICES members and other related organizations, offering education and training resources, developing a data management road map, creating an inventory of data assets, identifying novel ways to incentivize data sharing, and encouraging 'data publications' adhering to open data licensing and DOI citation standards.
  3. Recommend data management platforms, standards, and technologies. Identify, recommend and support data management platforms, standards, and technologies aligned with open data principles and internationally supported ocean data standards. Modernize PICES data management by developing accessible data management templates, facilitating report publication to repositories, evaluating the TCODE Catalog, promoting DOIs and data licensing, identifying collaborative word-processing tools, and establishing a PICES Data Stewardship Officer (DSO) for coordinated data management.
  4. Develop a data, metadata, and information (reports/pubs) flow diagram from expert groups, PICES members, summer schools, and other associated initiatives across the PICES network to a final repository (e.g. recommended databases, searchable catalogs, and metadata catalogs).
  • Changes within WG 52 Membership Brett Johnson (Co-Chair, Canada), Daisuke Ambe, Daiki Ito (Japan), Seung-Tae Yoon (Korea), Jeanette C. Gann, Erin Vera Satterthwaite (U.S.A.) - WG-52 members.
    4/8/2024 4:36:12 PM PST
  • New WG52 Working Group on Data Management.
    1/5/2024 1:06:20 PM PST
Mr. Brett Johnson (TCODE, WG-52)
WG-52 Co-Chair
Science and Technology
Hakai Institute
303-1100 Island Hwy
Campbell River, British Columbia
Canada V9W 0B7
604 703 5347
Dr. Daisuke Ambe (TCODE, WG-52)
Marine Environment Division, Fisheries Stock Assessment Center, Fisheries Resources Institute
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-8648
Dr. Daiki Ito (TCODE, WG-52)
Fisheries Resources Institute/Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency
Marine Environment Division
Fukuura 2-12-4, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-8648
Prof. Seung-Tae Yoon (AP-ECOP, WG-52)
Department of Oceanography
Kyungpook National University
80, Daehak-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea.
Daegu, Republic of Korea 41566
Ms. Jeanette C. Gann (SB, TCODE, WG-52)
SB-Vice-Chair, TCODE Chair
Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
17101 Pt. Lena Loop Rd.
Juneau, AK
U.S.A. 99801
(1-323) 372-3449
Dr. Erin Vera Satterthwaite (AP-ECOP, AP-UNDOS, FUTURE-SSC, SG-GREEN, WG-52)
California Sea Grant & Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., #0232
La Jolla, CA
U.S.A. 92093
(858) 534-4440
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