Challenges and Strategies for Connecting Long-tail Data and Users

Session ID#: 25797

Session Description:
The 4 Vs of Big Data: Volume, Velocity, Variety and Veracity apply to both data and data users. Once the euphoria over big data lifted, focus shifted from pushing large Volumes of BIG homogeneous data at high Velocity to the far more challenging and labor intensive work of making small or dark data discoverable and reusable.

The demand for science data (big and small) is substantial, but users who want to use these data are often not familiar with specialized terminology, data formats or tools. They need help to use data correctly (Veracity). And the Variety of emerging data users and their needs preclude one-size-fits-all solutions and strain provider resources.

We invite both data providers and data users to discuss the challenges that they face and strategies (both successful and not) that they employ in overcoming data obstacles; for example, data courses, tutorials, videos, guides, blogs, and face-to-face instruction.

Primary Convener:  Grace S Peng, National Center for Atmospheric Research, CISL/DSS, Boulder, CO, United States
Convener:  Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States

  • ED - Education
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • PA - Public Affairs

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Francis E Lindsay, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, ESDIS, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Jennifer Brennan, ADNET Systems Inc. Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Jeanne Behnke, GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Christopher Lynnes, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States