Uses of public marine data in Portugal
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The OECD is partnering with the Portuguese Directorate-General for Maritime Policy (DGPM), the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal (FCT), and the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) to produce new evidence on the use of marine data made publicly available through specialised data repositories. Your contribution will help inform future policies in line with the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030.


Monitoring of the marine environment by national public authorities, scientific organisations and other bodies produces a wealth of diverse marine data that are useful for many purposes. Indeed, marine data play a crucial role in many fields of research and for a range of operational services such as fisheries management, environmental planning, marine conservation, weather forecasting, and port management.


Much of the marine data collected is made available through public data repositories. Tracing the uses of the marine data accessed through public repositories will provide useful information for the marine monitoring community and beyond. Ultimately, the information that we aim to obtain through this questionnaire will contribute to a better understanding of the societal value of public marine data.


The questionnaire you are about to answer was developed for users of public marine data repositories in Portugal and has four related objectives:

  • Update current understanding of the user communities of Portuguese public marine data
  • Explore the pathways through which public marine data are transformed into actionable information
  • Lay the foundations for future work in measuring the value of public marine data by creating stylised depictions of their use
  • Collect comparable information on the users and uses of public marine data in different countries and contexts


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