JCDM growing list of partners

JCDM success is directly connected to community involvement. Collective knowledge from JCDM partners creates a wider understanding of cetaceans’ distribution allowing to better identify high density areas, new areas of occurrence and/or of potential conflicts with human activities.

To date, our list of partners includes:

Area Marina Punta Campanella
Area Marina Protetta Punta Campanella
Area Marina Protetta Capo Carbonara
Area Marina Protetta Capo Carbonara
Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)
Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA) Dipartimento per il monitoraggio e la tutela dell’ambiente e per la conservazione della biodiversità

Become a JCDM Partners

By becoming a JCDM Partner, the information you share can support scientific knowledge in species distribution and abundance data into accessible knowledge, it can more effectively be used to support management actions for the conservation of cetaceans’ species. All contributions to JCDM will be properly acknowledged and cited, and access to your data will follow JCDM Term of Reference.

Please contact us at if you need more information on how to become a partner.

Term of Reference for data providers

The partners will retain ownership of the data. The latter will be regulated according to different access levels defined according to legal regulation on data ownership.

JCDM system/engine allows three different access levels:

  • level 0: allows the visualisation and use of JCDM data features. The download of the data is not allowed as well as the access to the JCDM Database.
  • level 1: allows the visualisation and use of all JCDM data features. Allows the download of the database following the agreement established with partners. Allows to generate results in the form of maps and tables.
  • level 2: allows the download of the entire JCDM Database

By default, your dataset submitted and registered into the JCDM database falls in the CC BY-NC license unless you explicitely choose another option.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

What are the minimum data fields JCDM requires?
We need coordinates (latitude and longitude decimal WGS84) of sightings, species (scientific name and common name. mandatory the scientific name), date (any format, just let us know which one)

Would you like effort data?
YES (please detail which format you use)

What formats are acceptable for JCDM?
  • Excel shreadsheet (.xls; .xlsx)
  • Comma/tab separated values (.csv)
  • Text file (.txt)
  • Access database (.mdb; .accdb)
  • DataBase File (.dbf)
  • ESRI shapefile (.shp)
  • ESRI file geodatabase (.gdb)
  • Json file (standard open .json)

How am I credited?
You can become a partner and your logo will be added to the web site, you’ll receive an account of the JCDM database, and the data you provide will be always associated to you (field source in the DB)

How is my data cited?
We require users to cite data sources and we provide the citation information for each data source.

Who holds the ownership of the data?
The provider of data.

How is my data downloaded from JCDM?
Once registered, you can download data from the JCDM data Engine according to the security level of your registration.

How can we formalize a collaboration with JCDM?
Please write to we’ll share a standard research agreement that can be personalized according to your needs.