IN040:
Linking Environmental Data, Samples and Publications


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Session ID#: 23608

Session Description:
Environmental and earth science data are collected by a large number of projects and organizations, in both public and private sectors. The abundance of data standards, combined with weak governance around controlled vocabularies, data reuse often involves educated guesses about its structure and the meaning of embedded abbreviations and codes. The associations between published data, interpretations of data published in the literature, and samples as the underlying ground truth, are often ambiguous. This fragmentation imposes significant costs on projects.

A growing community of earth and environmental scientists, working on the interface with computational science, are developing detailed practices and standards around identifiers, vocabularies, and software interfaces, which are necessary for wider community application. Particular interest will be paid on the integration of physical samples with their associated datasets. This session will discuss the current state of the art in environmental science data access, use and publication using modern web principles.

Primary Convener:  Jens F Klump, CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering Perth, Perth, WA, Australia
Conveners:  Lesley A Wyborn, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, Simon J D Cox, CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia and Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Christie Eileen Torres Rosa1, Chad Daniel Deering1, Jessica L McCarty2 and Amanda Grimm3, (1)Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States, (2)Miami University, Geography, Oxford, OH, United States, (3)Michigan Tech Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Mark A Parsons, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tetherless World Constellation, Troy, NY, United States and Peter Arthur Fox, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY, United States
Douglas Fils, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, DC, United States, Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States and Anders J Noren, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Roland Maio1, Robert A Arko2, Kerstin Lehnert2 and Peng Ji3, (1)CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, (2)Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Peng Ji1, Robert A Arko2, Kerstin Lehnert2 and Sky Bristol3, (1)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)USGS Core Science Systems, Denver, United States
Simon J D Cox1, Nicholas Car2, Irina Bastrakova2 and Lesley A Wyborn3, (1)CSIRO Land and Water, Highett, Australia, (2)Geoscience Australia, Canberra, Australia, (3)Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Dru Clark1, Karen I Stocks1, Robert A Arko2, Ilya Zaslavsky3 and Thomas Whitenack3, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)San Diego Supercomputer Center, Spatial Information Systems Lab, La Jolla, CA, United States
Nicholas John Car, Geoscience Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia, Simon J D Cox, CSIRO, Land and Water, Highett, Vic, Australia, Irina Bastrakova, Geoscience Australia, Canberra, Australia and Lesley A Wyborn, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Jingbo Wang1, Amir Aryani1, Michael Conlon2, Benjamin James Kingston Evans3, Lesley A Wyborn3 and Sayeed Ahmed Choudhury4, (1)Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, (2)University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States, (3)Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (4)Johns Hopkins University, Library, Balitmore, MD, United States
Reid Alan Sherman1, Kathryn Tipton2 and Amrutha Elamparuthy2, (1)US Global Change Research Program, Washington D.C., DC, United States, (2)ICF International Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States
David Troyan1, Alice T Cialella2, Laurie Gregory3, Kathy Lazar3, Min Liang3, Lynn Ma3, Alison Tilp3 and Richard Wagener1, (1)Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY, United States, (2)Brookhaven National Laboratory - BNL, New York, United States, (3)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States
Nancy A Ritchey, National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Asheville, NC, United States, Donald Collins, National Centers for Environmental Information, Silver Spring, United States and Mara Sprain, LAC Group, Rockville, United States