OD003:
Data rescue and synthesis for climate and environmental science


Session ID#: 29822

Session Description:
The purpose of this session is to discuss how researchers synthesize long-term environmental data from repositories and archives to develop new products. Mining large volumes of long-term observations is required to establish reference baselines against which the state of the environment can be assessed and offer new revelations and approaches to our current scientific understanding. Integrative data analyses that incorporate multidisciplinary and “Big Data” approaches are a powerful way to obtain insights beyond the data’s original collection purpose. A central use case involves the long-term subsurface ocean temperature and salinity observational datasets that are essential to the understanding of variability and change in the Earth's energy and water cycle, to discriminate between natural and anthropogenic drivers, and to predict future changes. Millions of ocean subsurface observations have been collected by different investigators and institutions, with a variety of quality standards. An important aspect of putting our current environment in perspective is identifying and restoring to general use these historic observations in order to extend our understanding environmental change as far back in time as possible. Data rescue is not only creating and improving access to historical data but also assuring the quality of those data. We invite scientists, resource management practitioners, and policy makers to discuss ways they are currently leveraging environmental data holdings and any issues or recommendations they have for improvements of how data are put in or accessed from large national and international databases. This session invites abstracts related to the discovery and availability of environmental data and metadata as well as improving the utility of these data though the use of various quality control techniques. The focus of the session will be on describing these diverse efforts, lessons learned, and best practices to improve integration of diverse data holdings that can then spur research that addresses innovative science and provides decision makers with actionable information.
Primary Chair:  Carrie Wall, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States; National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-chairs:  Catia M Domingues, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia, Krisa M Arzayus, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, NCEI, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Matthew D Palmer, UK National Oceanography Centr, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Cross-Topics:
  • ES - Ecology and Societal Interactions
  • PC - Past, Present and Future Climate
  • PO - Physical Oceanography: Other

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Richard H Bouchard1, Robert E Jensen2, Sofia Montalvo1 and Bahareh Kamranzad3, (1)National Data Buoy Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)US Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, Vicksburg, MS, United States, (3)Kyoto University, Coastal Engineering Lab, ​Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto, Japan
Hernan Eduardo Garcia, National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NODC), NOAA NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD, United States, James R Reagan, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States and Tim Boyer, NOAA National Centers for Environmenl Informatiotan, Asheville, NC, United States
Tim Boyer, NOAA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States, Catia M Domingues, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-operative Research Centre, Hobart, Australia, Matthew D Palmer, Met Office, United Kingdom, Rebecca Cowley, CSIRO, Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, Australia, Martin Hidas, Integrated Marine Observing System, Hobart, Australia, Christine Coatnoan, IFREMER, Plouzané, France and IQuOD project team
Melanie Reinelt, Bremen, Germany, Mathieu Martinez, CNRS, Pau cedex, France; University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany and Heiko Paelike, MARUM, Bremen, Germany
Bavo De Witte1, Hong Minh Le2, Ruth Lagring2 and Karen Bekaert1, (1)Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Oostende, Belgium, (2)Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussel, Belgium
Stephanie M Sharuga, Genwest Systems Inc./NOAA NOS OR&R, Assessment and Restoration Division, Santa Rosa, CA, United States, Mathew Dorsey, I.M. Systems Group/NOAA OR&R NOS, Assessment and Restoration Division (Spatial Data Branch), CA, United States, Benjamin Shorr, NOAA NOS OR&R, Assessment and Restoration Division (Spatial Data Branch), WA, United States and Laurie Sullivan, NOAA NOS OR&R, Assessment and Restoration Division, CA, United States
Karen I Stocks1, Stephen C Diggs1, Anh Pham1, Christopher Olson1, Danie Kinkade2, Adam Shepherd3 and Robert A Arko4, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)Woods Hole Oceangraphic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States
Gretchen P Oelsner, U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Water Science Center, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Lori A. Sprague, USGS Headquarters, National Water Quality Program, Reston, VA, United States, Jennifer C Murphy, U.S. Geological Survey, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Nashville, TN, United States, Robert E Zuellig, U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Hank Johnson, USGS Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, OR, United States, Karen R Ryberg, U.S. Geological Survey, Bismarck, ND, United States, Edward Stets, National Research Program Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Laura De Cicco, USGS, Office of Water Information, Middleton, WI, United States, James A Falcone, U.S. Geological Survey, National Water Quality Program, Reston, VA, United States, Melissa L Riskin, U.S. Geological Survey, New Jersey Water Science Center, Lawrenceville, NJ, United States and Nick J Estes, U.S. Geological Survey, Wisconsin Water Science Center, Middleton, WI, United States
Qiang Sun1, Michael M Whitney1 and Frank Bryan2, (1)University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Toru Suzuki, Marine Information Research Center, Tokyo, Japan
Cristina Almisas1, Tania Morales2, Carlos Barrera3, Octavio Llinás2, María José Rueda2 and Joaquín Hernández2, (1)PLOCAN, Las Palmas, Spain, (2)PLOCAN, Spain, (3)Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, Telde, Spain
William J Skirving1, Ben Marsh2, Scott F Heron1, Gang Liu3,4, Jacqueline L De La Cour3,4, Eileen Maturi5, Andrew Harris6, Erick Francis Geiger3,4, Kyle Tirak3,4, Alan E Strong7 and C. Mark Eakin4, (1)NOAA Coral Reef Watch-ReefSense, Townsville, Australia, (2)NOAA Coral Reef Watch-ReefSense; University of Queensland, School of Biological Sciences, St Lucia, Australia, (3)Global Science & Technology, Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)NOAA Coral Reef Watch, College Park, MD, United States, (5)NOAA/NESDIS, STAR, Camp Springs, MD, United States, (6)NOAA/NESDIS/STAR; University of Maryland, CICS, College Park, MD, United States, (7)NOAA Coral Reef Watch; Global Science & Technology, Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States
Hong Minh Le1, Ruth Lagring1, Bavo De Witte2, Karen Bekaert2, Anja Nohe3, Yvan Stojanov1, Francis Strobbe1, Lennert Tyberghein4 and Thomas Vandenberghe1, (1)Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussel, Belgium, (2)Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Oostende, Belgium, (3)Ghent University, Gent, Belgium, (4)Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee, Oostende, Belgium
Benjamin Pfeil, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, Dorothee C E Bakker, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, Are Olsen, University of Bergen, Geophysical Institute, Bergen, Norway, Toste S Tanhua, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany, Kevin O'Brien, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, Robert M Key, Princeton Univ, Princeton, NJ, United States, Lynne D Talley, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Maciej Telszewski, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland and SOCAT and GLODAP team
Kelly J Stroker1, Lindsey Wright2, Aaron Sweeney3, Matthew Lancaster3 and Marie C Eble4, (1)National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)NOAA Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States
Stephanie A Jaeger1, Kimberle Stark1 and Bruce Nairn2, (1)King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Water and Land Resources Division, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Wastewater Treatment Division, Seattle, WA, United States
Shigeki Hosoda1, Toshio Suga2, Shuhei Masuda2, Toru Suzuki3, Masayoshi Ishii4 and Shoichi Kizu5, (1)JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan, (2)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan, (3)Marine Information Research Center, Tokyo, Japan, (4)Japan Meteorological Agency, Tsukuba, Japan, (5)Tohoku Univ, Sendai, Japan
Crystal Thomas1,2, Joaquin E Chaves1,2 and Antonio Mannino3, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Greenbelt, United States
Pavel Alam Munshi, Chandannagar, India
Stephen C Diggs, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States and Andrew Barna, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Alexey V Mishonov1,2, Dan Seidov3, Olga Baranova2, Tim Boyer4 and Arthur Rost Parsons5, (1)Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (2)National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NODC), NESDIS/NOAA, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (3)NOAA Camp Springs, Camp Springs, MD, United States, (4)NOAA National Centers for Environmenl Informatiotan, Asheville, NC, United States, (5)NOAA, National Centers for Environmental Information, Silver Spring, MD, United States