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library and data management

Data Management

Data are ORI’s scientific currency. There are many databases in ORI, but we are particularly proud of our long-term data sets, some of which go back nearly 40 years. These databases reside on dedicated servers, and are managed, updated and maintained by a skilled and dedicated team. ORI provides data reports on data extracted from these databases to bona fide researchers, thereby ensuring appropriate contextual interpretation and quality control. Some of the larger databases are listed below:

The David Davies Memorial Library

ORI also houses the David Davies Memorial Library – one of the most comprehensive marine science libraries in Africa and an invaluable dynamic resource that is constantly being added to. Current holdings are in the region of 30 000 items – marine journals, books, charts, images and a plethora of scientific reports and reprints The library and documentation centre is a unique asset to the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The library provides essential services not only to ORI scientists, but also to many external users, especially researchers and students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In addition, the library is available to a larger audience which includes a wider group of users such as tertiary students, scholars, teachers, consultants, guides and external institutions such as Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife and other statutory organisations. The library is also used by the general public including fishermen, aquarists, the media and artists. The library is staffed by a qualified librarian personnel who provides relevant and current information to the scientific staff and the public. The librarian works closely with library personnel from other local marine institutes to share ideas and best practices.

Data Management

Data are ORI’s scientific currency. There are many databases in ORI, but we are particularly proud of our long-term data sets, some of which go back nearly 40 years. These databases reside on dedicated servers, and are managed, updated and maintained by a skilled and dedicated team. ORI provides data reports on data extracted from these databases to bona fide researchers, thereby ensuring appropriate contextual interpretation and quality control. Some of the larger databases are listed below:

The David Davies Memorial Library

ORI also houses the David Davies Memorial Library – one of the most comprehensive marine science libraries in Africa and an invaluable dynamic resource that is constantly being added to. Current holdings are in the region of 30 000 items – marine journals, books, charts, images and a plethora of scientific reports and reprints The library and documentation centre is a unique asset to the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The library provides essential services not only to ORI scientists, but also to many external users, especially researchers and students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In addition, the library is available to a larger audience which includes a wider group of users such as tertiary students, scholars, teachers, consultants, guides and external institutions such as Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife and other statutory organisations. The library is also used by the general public including fishermen, aquarists, the media and artists. The library is staffed by a qualified librarian personnel who provides relevant and current information to the scientific staff and the public. The librarian works closely with library personnel from other local marine institutes to share ideas and best practices.

  • Recreational inshore invertebrate and commercial oyster catches in KZN
  • ORI linefish tagging programme database
  • National Marine Linefish System – recreational coastal fishing
  • KZN crustacean trawl database
  • Sodwana reef environmental monitoring station
  • Coral reef monitoring programme
  • Marine Protected Area surveys
  • KZN boat launch site monitoring system
  • KZN coastal aerial surveys
  • St Lucia estuary drought monitoring
  • Recreational inshore invertebrate and commercial oyster catches in KZN
  • ORI linefish tagging programme database
  • National Marine Linefish System – recreational coastal fishing
  • KZN crustacean trawl database
  • Sodwana reef environmental monitoring station
  • Coral reef monitoring programme
  • Marine Protected Area surveys
  • KZN boat launch site monitoring system
  • KZN coastal aerial surveys
  • St Lucia estuary drought monitoring

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partnerships and funders

Acronym
Partner/Funder
Website Link
ACCESS
Applied Centre for Climate and Earth Systems Science
https://www.csir.co.za/applied-centre-climate-earth-system-science
ACEP
African Coelacanth Environment Programme
http://www.saiab.ac.za/acep.htm
AFRC
Albion Fisheries Research Centre, Mauritius
http://fisheries.govmu.org/English/Pages/Albion-Fisheries-Research-Centre.aspx
AIMS
Australian Institute of Marine Science
http://www.aims.gov.au/
ATAP
Acoustic Tracking Array Platform (SAIAB)
http://www.saiab.ac.za/atap.htm
BCRE
Bayworld Centre for Research & Education
http://www.bcre.org.za/
CPUT
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
http://www.cput.ac.za/
CSIR
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
https://www.csir.co.za/
DFFE
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment
https://www.environment.gov.za/
DIFS
Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (Rhodes University)
https://www.ru.ac.za/ichthyology/
DST
Department of Science and Technology
http://www.dst.gov.za/
DWS
Department of Water and Sanitation
http://www.dwa.gov.za/default.aspx
EDTEA
Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs
http://www.kznedtea.gov.za/
EKZNW
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
http://www.kznwildlife.com/
EMS
Environmental Mapping & Surveying
http://www.enviromap.co.za/
EUM
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
http://www.uem.mz/
FAO
Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations
http://www.fao.org/home/en/
FIU
Florida International University
https://www.fiu.edu/
FWF
Ford Wildlife Fund
https://www.ford.co.za/about-ford/wildlife-foundation/
HKU
University of Hong Kong
https://www.hku.hk/
IIP
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Pesquiera, Mozambique
http://www.iip.gov.mz/
IMR
Institute of Marine Research, Norway
http://www.imr.no/en
IMS
Institute of Marine Sciences, Zanzibar
http://ims.udsm.ac.tz/
IUCN
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
https://www.iucn.org/
KMFRI
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
https://www.kmfri.go.ke/
KZNSB
KZN Sharks Board
http://www.shark.co.za/
MSC
Marine Stewardship Council, England
https://www.msc.org/
NM-AIST
Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
http://www.nm-aist.ac.tz/
NMMU
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
https://www.mandela.ac.za/
NRF
National Research Foundation
http://www.nrf.ac.za/
NWU
North-West University
http://www.nwu.ac.za/
RU
Rhodes University
https://www.ru.ac.za/
SANCOR
South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research
https://sancor.nrf.ac.za/default.aspx
SAEON
South African Environmental Observation Network
www.saeon.ac.za/
SAIAB
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
http://www.saiab.ac.za/
SANBI
South African National Biodiversity Institute
www.sanbi.org/
SFA
Seychelles Fishing Authority
http://www.sfa.sc/
SOSF
Save Our Seas Foundation
saveourseas.com
TAFIRI
Tanzanian Fisheries Research Institute
http://www.tafiri.go.tz/
TUM
Technical University of Mombasa
http://www.tum.ac.ke/
UCT
University of Cape Town
http://www.uct.ac.za/
UDSM
University of Dar es Salaam
https://www.udsm.ac.tz/
UiT
University of Tromsø
https://en.uit.no/startsida
UKZN
University of KwaZulu-Natal
http://www.ukzn.ac.za/
WMA
Watamu Marine Association, Kenya
http://www.watamu.biz/
WIOMSA
West Indian Ocean Marine Science Association
http://www.wiomsa.org
WWF
World Wide Fund for Nature
https://www.worldwildlife.org/
Acronym
Partner/Funder
Website Link
ACCESS
Applied Centre for Climate and Earth Systems Science
https://www.csir.co.za/applied-centre-climate-earth-system-science
ACEP
African Coelacanth Environment Programme
http://www.saiab.ac.za/acep.htm
AFRC
Albion Fisheries Research Centre, Mauritius
http://fisheries.govmu.org/English/Pages/Albion-Fisheries-Research-Centre.aspx
AIMS
Australian Institute of Marine Science
http://www.aims.gov.au/
ATAP
Acoustic Tracking Array Platform (SAIAB)
http://www.saiab.ac.za/atap.htm
BCRE
Bayworld Centre for Research & Education
http://www.bcre.org.za/
CPUT
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
http://www.cput.ac.za/
CSIR
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
https://www.csir.co.za/
DFFE
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment
https://www.environment.gov.za/
DIFS
Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (Rhodes University)
https://www.ru.ac.za/ichthyology/
DST
Department of Science and Technology
http://www.dst.gov.za/
DWS
Department of Water and Sanitation
http://www.dwa.gov.za/default.aspx
EDTEA
Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs
http://www.kznedtea.gov.za/
EKZNW
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
http://www.kznwildlife.com/
EMS
Environmental Mapping & Surveying
http://www.enviromap.co.za/
EUM
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
http://www.uem.mz/
FAO
Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations
http://www.fao.org/home/en/
FIU
Florida International University
https://www.fiu.edu/
FWF
Ford Wildlife Fund
https://www.ford.co.za/about-ford/wildlife-foundation/
HKU
University of Hong Kong
https://www.hku.hk/
IIP
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Pesquiera, Mozambique
http://www.iip.gov.mz/
IMR
Institute of Marine Research, Norway
http://www.imr.no/en
IMS
Institute of Marine Sciences, Zanzibar
http://ims.udsm.ac.tz/
IUCN
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
https://www.iucn.org/
KMFRI
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
https://www.kmfri.go.ke/
KZNSB
KZN Sharks Board
http://www.shark.co.za/
MSC
Marine Stewardship Council, England
https://www.msc.org/
NM-AIST
Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
http://www.nm-aist.ac.tz/
NMMU
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
https://www.mandela.ac.za/
NRF
National Research Foundation
http://www.nrf.ac.za/
NWU
North-West University
http://www.nwu.ac.za/
RU
Rhodes University
https://www.ru.ac.za/
SANCOR
South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research
https://sancor.nrf.ac.za/default.aspx
SAEON
South African Environmental Observation Network
www.saeon.ac.za/
SAIAB
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
http://www.saiab.ac.za/
SANBI
South African National Biodiversity Institute
www.sanbi.org/
SFA
Seychelles Fishing Authority
http://www.sfa.sc/
SOSF
Save Our Seas Foundation
saveourseas.com
TAFIRI
Tanzanian Fisheries Research Institute
http://www.tafiri.go.tz/
TUM
Technical University of Mombasa
http://www.tum.ac.ke/
UCT
University of Cape Town
http://www.uct.ac.za/
UDSM
University of Dar es Salaam
https://www.udsm.ac.tz/
UiT
University of Tromsø
https://en.uit.no/startsida
UKZN
University of KwaZulu-Natal
http://www.ukzn.ac.za/
WMA
Watamu Marine Association, Kenya
http://www.watamu.biz/
WIOMSA
West Indian Ocean Marine Science Association
http://www.wiomsa.org
WWF
World Wide Fund for Nature
https://www.worldwildlife.org/

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