Dr Keith Cooper gives a presentation on OneBenthic marine data portal

This week MarineSpace welcomed Dr Keith Cooper (marine ecologist at Cefas) as a guest speaker for our Wednesday Webinars to provide an overview of the Cefas OneBenthic marine data portal.

Keith developed OneBenthic to collate disparate benthic datasets in one cloud-based platform; enabling standardised dataset use via open access publications and interactive web apps. The results and apps have been implemented for use as part of the marine aggregate Regional Seabed Monitoring Programme; facilitating a combined approach to monitoring the seabed. OneBenthic turns these publicly available data into information that can be used for any marine licence application and compliance monitoring.

MarineSpace currently use the tool to support clients in the marine aggregates sector to help establish benthic baselines and detecting changes in assemblages during the duration of the activity.

Thoroughly interesting and insightful presentation, many thanks to Keith from all of us at MarineSpace.