The Secretariat has embarked on a major overhaul of CCAMLR data holdings and associated IT and data infrastructure. This work, which begun in 2013, includes developing an Enterprise Data Model, redeveloping the CCAMLR database, improving data quality assurance, and modernising the data work flow.
The user community can expect to notice significant improvements in data quality and database documentation as the new system is rolled out from late 2015. Consequential changes will be required in requested data extracts to reflect the new data model and nomenclature.
This paper provides an update on progress.