How Safe and Persistent is your Research?

Session ID#: 25700

Session Description:
The digital age has brought new opportunities for Earth and space science research.  Automated instruments enable data to be collected at ever increasing rates; data can be analyzed and processed at higher resolutions; modeling of multiple scenarios is now routine whilst digital preparation of manuscripts for publication is far easier than on a typewriter.  But today, the persistence of research outputs and related artifacts is not guaranteed and this is not acceptable, particularly for research related to longitudinal studies of environmental change. 

Ensuring preservation of research outputs is a growing concern, particularly with rapid changes in hardware and software. This session will present a panel of speakers on the current state of the art in preserving and sustaining research artifacts (e.g., samples, data, software, models, publications), the infrastructures to support them (museums, data and software repositories, libraries, etc.), as well as the expected contributions of researchers, institutions and funding agencies.

Primary Convener:  Shelley Stall, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  Denise J Hills, Geological Survey of Alabama, Energy Investigations Program, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States and Lesley A Wyborn, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Co-Organized with:
Union, and Earth and Space Science Informatics
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mustapha Mokrane, ICSU World Data System, International Programme Office, Tokyo, Japan, Wim Hugo, South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON), Pretoria, South Africa, Sanna Sorvari, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland and Sandy Harrison, University of Reading, School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES), Reading, United Kingdom
Gregory Madden, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States
Kerry Kroffe, San Francisco, CA, United States
Neil Chue Hong, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9, United Kingdom
Jennifer Lin, Lynnfield, MA, United States
Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States
Benjamin James Kingston Evans, Australian National University, Australian National University, ACT, Australia

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