Paper on NETMAR semantic resources published

The paper Putting meaning into NETMAR the open service network for marine environmental data describes the development of two semantic resources for discovery and validation of Web Processing Services and to support interoperability of coastal web atlases. The paper addresses both the formal representation as well as the tools and methods used to develop these semantic resources.


Yassine Lassoued, CMRC, presented the NETMAR semantic framework and CSW Mediator at EUROGI 2013. See the slides here.

Ontology development presented at AGU 2012

Adam Leadbetter, BODC, presented the NERC Vocabulary Server V2.0 and the NETMAR Oceanography Thesaurus at
AGU 2012, 3-6 December, San Francisco, USA. See the poster here.

NETMAR @ EuroICAN 2012

Declan Dunne, CMRC, and Adam Leadbetter, BODC, presented NETMAR at the EuroICAN workshop in Ostend, Belgium, on 26 November. Presentations:

NETMAR presented to Arctic ROOS community

Stein Sandven, NERSC, presented NETMAR at the Arctic ROOS annual meeting in Sopot, Poland, on November 7.
See the slides here.

Vocabularies presented at SeaDataNet Plenary Meeting

Adam Leadbetter, BODC, presented work done on extending vocabularies at the SeaDataNet2 Plenary Meeting in Rhodes, Greece, 19 - 21 September 2012.
See the slides here.

Cookbooks announced in ICAN Newsletter

The NETMAR semantic cookbooks have been announced in ICAN's second official newsletter, where you will also find information about other marine and coastal zone web-GIS developments.

New Cookbook on Semantic Services

The new cookbook on Semantic Data Delivery and Processing Services is now available. Take a look to see how you can add semantics metadata to your data delivery and data processing services, using open sources tools and standard OGC protocols.

Revised Semantics Cookbook

We have revised our Semantics Cookbook. Check it out and learn about how to use ontologies to implement powerful data and service discovery in your system.

WPS tutorial in GEOSS Best Practices Wiki

Jorge de Jesus, PML, led the preparation of a Web Processing Service Tutorial for GEOSS Providers. It's available from the GEOSS Best Practices Wiki: WPS Tutorial. (Use the left hand menu to navigate through the tutorial.)