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|definition=Data are observable, raw ‘values’ that result from research or monitoring activities; these values can be numerical (as in temperature or salinity measurements) or nominal (as in species lists for a particular region). ‘Data’ distinguishes from ‘information’. The term ‘information’ is commonly used to mean data that have already been processed and/or interpreted results. In that sense, so-called ‘metadata’, i.e. data about data (e.g. by whom, at what time, where and how the results were collected) can be considered a special kind of ‘information’.<ref>Jan Seys, Jan Mees, Ward Vanden Berghe and Peter Pissiersens: Marine Data Management: we can do more, but can we do better? (IODE, Unesco) [http://www.iode.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3&Itemid=33]</ref>.}}
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|definition=Data are observable, raw ‘values’ that result from research or monitoring activities; these values can be numerical (as in temperature or salinity measurements) or nominal (as in species lists for a particular region). ‘Data’ distinguishes from ‘information’. The term ‘information’ is commonly used to mean data that have already been processed and/or interpreted results. In that sense, so-called ‘metadata’, i.e. data about data (e.g. by whom, at what time, where and how the results were collected) can be considered a special kind of ‘information’ <ref>[https://catalogue.odis.org/ IOC Ocean Data and Information System]</ref>.   }}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 12:04, 6 September 2020

Definition of Data:
Data are observable, raw ‘values’ that result from research or monitoring activities; these values can be numerical (as in temperature or salinity measurements) or nominal (as in species lists for a particular region). ‘Data’ distinguishes from ‘information’. The term ‘information’ is commonly used to mean data that have already been processed and/or interpreted results. In that sense, so-called ‘metadata’, i.e. data about data (e.g. by whom, at what time, where and how the results were collected) can be considered a special kind of ‘information’ [1].
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The main authors of this article are Claus, Simon and Carsten Heidmann
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Citation: Claus, Simon; Carsten Heidmann; (2020): Data. Available from http://www.coastalwiki.org/wiki/Data [accessed on 24-10-2021]