Enabling long-term oceanographic research : changing data practices, information management strategies and informatics
MetadataShow full item record
KeywordData collections; Data management; Informatics; Information centers; Information systems; Oceanographic data
Interdisciplinary global ocean science requires new ways of thinking about data and data management. With new data policies and growing technological capabilities, datasets of increasing variety and complexity are being made available digitally and data management is coming to be recognized as an integral part of scientific research. To meet the changing expectations of scientists collecting data and of data reuse by others, collaborative strategies involving diverse teams of information professionals are developing. These changes are stimulating the growth of information infrastructures that support multi-scale sampling, data repositories, and data integration. Two examples of oceanographic projects incorporating data management in partnership with science programs are discussed: the Palmer Station Long-Term Ecological Research program (Palmer LTER) and the United States Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (US JGOFS). Lessons learned from a decade of data management within these communities provide an experience base from which to develop information management strategies – short-term and long-term. Ocean Informatics provides one example of a conceptual framework for managing the complexities inherent to sharing oceanographic data. Elements are introduced that address the economies-of-scale and the complexities-of-scale pertinent to a broader vision of information management and scientific research.
Author Posting. © Elsevier B.V., 2008. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Elsevier B.V. for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 55 (2008): 2132-2142, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.05.009.
Suggested CitationPreprint: Baker, Karen S., Chandler, Cynthia L., "Enabling long-term oceanographic research : changing data practices, information management strategies and informatics", 2008-03-26, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.05.009, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/2709
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Sarkar, Indra Neil (2007-04-08)Biological knowledge can be inferred from three major levels of information: molecules, organisms, and ecologies. Bioinformatics is an established field that has made significant advances in the development of systems and ...
Remote sensing in the coastal and marine environment : proceedings of the first U. S. North Atlantic regional workshop held at the W. Alton Jones campus, University of Rhode Island, May 30-June 1, 1979 Zaitzeff, James B.; Cornillon, Peter; Aubrey, David G. (Center for Ocean Management Studies, University of Rhode Island and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980)The First U.S. North Atlantic Regional Workshop on Remote Sensing in the Coastal and Marine Environment was held at the W. Alton Jones Campus, University of Rhode Island, May 30- June 1, 1979. The objectives of the meeting ...
United States electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) test-bed project : system requirements specification Ocel, Carolyn K; Scott, David J. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1991-08)In 1989 the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted a provisional performance Standard for ECDIS (MSC/Circ. 515). This standard defines an electronic chart display and ...