All contributors maintain total ownership of their data.
All contributors are encouraged to make their data publicly available. Different levels of privacy are possible:
(i) Metadata and image visible; download available;
(ii) Metadata and image not visible; download not available; general information visible (location on map, general description; contact)
Contributors can also request removal of their dataset at any time.
All users are expected to respect and value other members’ work. Data published in Ocean Scan is fully citable and users are required to provide credit to the owner of the data when using them in their research studies, publication and communication activities.
All users are expected to contribute in maintaining the relevance of the platform and to commit to the values of cooperation for which it has been designed for, through fair and equal contribution in high-quality data sharing and usage.
Contributors should upload only owned data or data publicly available with the data owner’s permission. Contributors should also ensure that the shared information is correct.