The EMODNET WG4- EUBON Workshop took place during 8-9 June 2015 in HCMR, Heraklion (Gournes, Crete) .
The overall objective of EMODnet WP4 is to fill in the spatial and temporal gaps in EMODnet species occurrence data availability by implementing data archaeology and rescue activities. This is a two-part process of first identifying and locating data and then performing the steps required to merge them into a digital database, which further will be distributed through EurOBIS, and the EMODnet data portal.
During this first part, many old faunistic reports have been located which contain valuable occurrence data on marine species. The extraction of these data and their conversion into OBIS format (a Darwin Core extension), is a slow and manual process.