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Interoperability and Standardization for Marine Sensors and Observation Data - Dick Schapp (MARIS) exemplifies the need for standardization in the marine community in his keynote for the Geospatial Sensor Web Conference 2016.

52°North is proud to announce Dick Schaap as the keynote speaker for the upcoming Geospatial Sensor Webs Conference 2016. Dick Schaap is the managing director of MARIS B.V., a company developing web based services and applications in the fields of oceanographic data management, geographical interfaces and websites with complex information structures.  He is a longtime strategist in the domain of ocean and marine data management and has extensive experience in the coordination of a range of EU projects on marine data management infrastructures. As the technical coordinator of SeaDataNet - the pan-European infrastructure for ocean and marine data management - and of the Ocean Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP) with participation of leading data management experts from EU, USA, Canada and Australia, he acutely aware of the need for interoperability and standardization in the marine community. He is also heavily involved in the definition, development and implementation of the European Marine Observations and Data Network (EMODnet) and its range of thematic data portals.

Online registration for the Geospatial Sensor Webs Conference is now open. The conference is free of charge and in English.

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