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Volume 22 Issue 01

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Volume 22, No. 1
Pages 144 - 153

HERMES-GIS: A Tool Connecting Scientists and Policymakers

Ben De Mol Neus Querol Andrew J. Davies Angela SchäferFederica Foglini Genoveva Gonzales-Mirelis Kathrin Kopke Declan Dunne Ingo Schewe Fabio Trincardi Miquel Canals
Article Abstract

An important aim of large, pan-European scientific projects with numerous research groups is to integrate and visualize the acquired distributed data sets and results. The large volume of diverse data gathered and the need to disseminate results among the scientific community and beyond requires using a Geographic Information System (GIS). This article presents our experiences in creating a unified Web-based GIS for HERMES. The HERMES-GIS is based on Web Mapping Services that include direct links to the World Data Center for Marine Environmental Science and its large, long-term geoscience data archive and publication unit, PANGAEA (http://www.pangaea.de). It incorporates metadata and data from all project partners to provide users with basic analytical and visualization tools for archived (distributed) and personal (local) data, and it is also a policy-making tool. Additionally, we illustrate two important GIS applications inside the HERMES community—the use of data models to integrate several subdisciplines and the use of predictive habitat modeling.


De Mol, B., N. Querol, A.J. Davies, A. Schäfer, F. Foglini, G. Gonzales-Mirelis, K. Kopke, D. Dunne, I. Schewe, F. Trincardi, and M. Canals. 2009. HERMES-GIS: A tool connecting scientists and policymakers. Oceanography 22(1):144–153, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.14.


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