Repositorio de Datos Marinos Integrados de Canarias
REDMIC, Canary Islands
REDMIC (the Canary Islands Integrated Marine Data Repository, acronym in Spanish) is a permanent systematic system for the storage, safeguard and service of marine data, following the philosophy behind OpenData and OpenScience. It was specifically designed for the Canary Islands and, by extension, Macaronesia. However, it has been approached as a pilot project with the intention of reapplying it to other regions and, overtime, using it to manage a public repository as a registry for marine data.
REDMIC is different to others in that marine data of whatever kind (maritime transport, oceanography, biodiversity, fisheries, etc.) are introduced in an integrated manner in the same system of geographical information. Therefore, the effort to gather all data is only made once at the beginning, so they can be used and combined as often as necessary with the utmost speed. REDMIC is inspired by the following principles: Exploitability: facilitating the successive use of data. Generavity: storing data by maximising its potential of use.
Traceability: providing data related to how the original data were obtained and allowing the knowledge of its modifications.
Publicity: publicly funded system for the safeguard, harmonisation and service of data. Versality: allowing for its use as a general repository (all kinds of data) or as an institutional repository (limited to a sort of information or product).