In November 2015, MEOPAR convened an Expert Forum on ocean data management in Canada. The event brought together Canada’s leaders and experts on ocean data management, as well as experts from national integrated ocean observing systems in the U.S. and the EU. MEOPAR is pleased to release the Expert Forum workshop report, which identifies best practices, discusses the current state of ocean data management in Canada and outlines the vision for its future, as described by participants of the Expert Forum. The report is available for download in English and French.