The NASA Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) will hold a webinar on Monday, August 29, 2016 to discuss data management best practices.
The purpose of this Webinar is to provide guidance on fundamental data management practices that ABoVE investigators should perform during the course of data collection to improve the usability of their data sets. The topics covered will include how to structure your data files, define variables and units, perform quality control, and develop data documentation so that others can find, understand, and use your data.
The team will also provide an introduction to Data Management practices to support collaborative research. We will also provide information on submitting the data to the ORNL DAAC. By following the practices taught in this workshop, your data will be less prone to error, more efficiently structured for your own analysis, and more readily understandable for any future questions that they might help address.
Event: Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Data Management Best Practices
When: Monday 29 August 2016, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC/GMT-4)
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Suresh Vannan is the manager of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC). Suresh is also participating in the ABoVE geospatial working group. He is the lead for the Data Integration, Dissemination, and Informatics research theme in the Climate Change Science Institute. Suresh is a geoinformatics specialist by training.
Dr. Alison G. Boyer is the Chief Scientist of the ORNL DAAC. Alison provides scientific direction for the DAAC and provides an interface between the DAAC and the scientific community. Alison is also a Joint Faculty Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests are in ecological informatics, global ecology, and biodiversity conservation.
Dr. Yaxing Wei is a Geospatial Information Scientist at the NASA Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC). Yaxing participates in the NASA Earth Science Data System Working Groups (ESDSWG) for Data Quality, Data Interoperability, and Geospatial Web Services. He is providing data management support for a number of research projects of the North American Carbon Program (NACP), and NASA Earth Venture mission. Yaxing has experience with geospatial information management, analysis, visualization, and sharing.