Marine Debris Indicators: What’s Next?

An IEEE OES event
16-18 December 2019 – Brest, FRANCE

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Marine debris pose a mounting threat to life in the oceans and on land, including human life, and technologies to observe, measure and monitor the flow of debris into, and within, the oceans are urgently needed in support of mitigating the threat.

A Taxonomy for the Global Digital Ecosystem: Intelligent Semantic Data Agents for Marine Debris Data and Internet of Data

Hans-Peter Plag and Shelley-Ann Jules-Plag

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA

Marine debris, in particular the rapidly increasing amount of plastics entering the ocean, constitute a global potentially catastrophic risk. There is urgency in linking the available data and knowledge to action and specifically to policy making. Major efforts to link data and knowledge to action have been made over the last 30 years but fundamental progress has not been made. There is a need to consider new and transformative concepts for this linking. A global digital ecosystem for the environment has been proposed and Intelligent Semantic Data Agents are proposed as a concept to populate this ecosystem with a high level diversity. An initial taxonomy consists of domains, classes, families and species. A set of domains is introduced and the relevant classes are considered for the data collection domain. There is a need to facilitate a community to explore this new concept and to develop a framework for a pilot project.

Type of contribution: Presentation.

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