Maximizing data value for data centers and data managers: Experiences, strategies, lessons learned, and recommendations

Session ID#: 26276

Session Description:
The growing volume of disparate scientific datasets, complex scientific questions, and difficult societal problems, coupled with limited financial support for data needs, makes business challenging for data centers and data managers. These entities add value to data through investments in documentation, accessibility, and services. Yet, data centers and data managers need guidance to best allocate limited resources and to demonstrate to stakeholders the overall value provided.

This session invites abstracts around issues like:

  • Which curation practices are ‘worthwhile’? Which, if any, are not?
  • How can the quality or maturity of data management, curation, documentation, services, etc., be measured? What metrics or guidelines exist or could be developed for evaluating these aspects?
  • When is it worthwhile to invest in automation?
  • How can societal benefits be quantified, e.g. in education, public planning, safety, and scientific knowledge?
  • What would a framework to evaluate the return on investment in data curation look like?
Primary Convener:  Nancy A Ritchey, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC, United States
Conveners:  Stephen M Richard, Columbia University of New York,, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Anne Wilson, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States and Ilya Zaslavsky, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Spatial Information Systems Lab, La Jolla, CA, United States

  • ED - Education
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Michael Brewer1, Tamara Houston1, Annette Hollingshead2, Najimah Jones3 and Jenny Dissen4, (1)NOAA NCEI, Asheville, NC, United States, (2)Global Science and Technology Virginia, Arlington, VA, United States, (3)Global Science and Technology, Asheville, NC, United States, (4)North Carolina State University Raleigh, Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development, Raleigh, NC, United States
Jeanne Behnke, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Drew Kittel, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Ted Habermann, HDF Group, Boulder, CO, United States and Erin Robinson, Federation of Earth Science Information Partners, Boulder, CO, United States
Kaylin Bugbee1, Valerie Dixon2, Katie Baynes3, Dana Shum4, Jeanne le Roux1 and Rahul Ramachandran5, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, ESDIS, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA GSFC, ESDIS, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Raytheon Company Riverdale, Riverdale, MD, United States, (5)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Suresh Kumar Santhana Vannan1, Rahul Ramachandran2, Debjani Deb1, Tammy Beaty1 and Daine Wright1, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Matthew Austin, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Ge Peng, NC State University and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, North Carolina (CICS-NC), Asheville, NC, United States
Sharon Mesick, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Katharine W Weathers, General Dynamics Information Technology Mississippi, Bay St. Louis, MS, United States
Clare Josephine Richards1, Lesley A Wyborn1, Benjamin James Kingston Evans1, Jingbo Wang2, Kelsey A Druken3, Jon Smillie2 and Sean Pringle3, (1)Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (2)Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, (3)Australian National University, National Computational Infrastructure, Canberra, Australia
Sarah Ramdeen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Information and Library Science, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, Alexandra Hangsterfer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Valerie L Stanley, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Madison, WI, United States