2008 AGU Fall Meeting
Several BCO-DMO staff members will be attending the AGU 2008 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. Contact us if you would like to discuss data management for your funded or proposed project.
AGU Informatics Sessions:
Cyndy Chandler (BCO-DMO) is a co-convener of session IN012 along with John Graybeal (MMI and MBARI) and Karen Baker (LTER, UCSD and SIO).
Session IN012 Title: Strategies for Improved Marine and Synergistic Data Access and Interoperability
Description: Mindful of the growing number of ecological research data systems, data management efforts and underlying ontologies, this special session will focus on solutions to, and strategies for, accessing marine and synergistic data across multiple collections, platforms, systems, and standards. The effective integration of data retrieved from distributed sources depends upon negotiated arrangements of science domain concepts, metadata frameworks, and community engagement. We will hear about successful interactions of these components, managing field data in all its complexity, as well as lessons learned from strategies gone awry. This session represents an opportunity for the marine and related data management communities to draw together our diverse data management experiences and appreciate and learn from our collective research efforts and associated community developments.
Cyndy is also a co-convener of session IN019 along with T.Ahern (IRIS), J.Collier (IODP), V.Ferrini (LDEO) and S.Miller (UCSD) .
Session IN019 Title: From Data to Synthesis: Next-Generation Science Applications
Description: The research community has made great strides in assembling and publicizing a living compilation of scientific data. As we continue to move toward greater interoperability and improved data access and visualization, the final and most difficult challenge is building tools that enable quantitative analyses and lead to new scientific insight. We seek to highlight efforts underway in numerous multi-disciplinary research communities (e.g. Ridge 2000, MARGINS, IODP, EarthScope, OOI, IPY, OCB, GLOBEC) that aim to meet this challenge. As many of these large-scale research initiatives move toward synthesis and integration phases, there is a particular need for tools that are powerful, flexible, and broadly useful across disciplines. We encourage contributions that describe existing tools and science applications, lessons learned, and directions for future development.
Please see the Fall meeting Web site for further information. AGU Fall Meeting details: http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm08/
Cyndy Chandler's R2R poster about shipboard event logs (PDF file).