The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) staff members work with investigators to serve data online from research projects funded by the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Sections, the Division of Polar Programs Arctic Sciences and Antarctic Organisms & Ecosystems Program at the U.S. National Science Foundation.

BCO-DMO is a combination of the formerly independent Data Management Offices formed in support of the US JGOFS and US GLOBEC programs. The BCO-DMO staff members are the curators of the data collections created by those respective programs, as well as data from more recent NSF Geosciences Directorate (GEO) Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) Biological and Chemical Oceanography Sections, Division of Polar Programs (PLR) Antarctic Sciences (ANT) Organisms & Ecosystems, and Arctic Sciences (ARC) awards. The BCO-DMO project is funded by NSF OCE and ANT programs, NSF award number OCE-1435578.

Data sets managed by BCO-DMO and hosted in WHOAS, can be found here.

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Recent Submissions

  • BCO-DMO: Surfing the Crests and Troughs of Data Sharing 

    Kinkade, Danie (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2022-03-02)
    Many of the challenges currently associated with sharing oceanographic data currently facing researchers and the repositories through which they share their data, are cultural rather than technical. This talk presents an ...
  • Knowledge graphs to support real‐time flood impact evaluation 

    Johnson, J. Michael; Narock, Tom; Singh-Mohudpur, Justin; Fils, Douglas; Clarke, Keith C.; Saksena, Siddharth; Shepherd, Adam; Arumugam, Sankar; Yeghiazarian, Lilit (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2022-03-31)
    A digital map of the built environment is useful for a range of economic, emergency response, and urban planning exercises such as helping find places in app driven interfaces, helping emergency managers know what locations ...
  • Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office: Supporting a New Vision for Adaptive Management of Oceanographic Data [poster] 

    Shepherd, Adam; Gerlach, Dana; Heyl, Taylor; Kinkade, Danie; Nagala, Shravani; Newman, Sawyer; Rauch, Shannon; Saito, Mak A.; Schloer, Conrad; Soenen, Karen; Wiebe, Peter; York, Amber (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2022-06-21)
    An unparalleled data catalog of well-documented, interoperable oceanographic data and information, openly accessible to all end-users through an intuitive web-based interface for the purposes of advancing marine research, ...
  • Use of Controlled Vocabularies: potential applications for ocean time series data 

    Shepherd, Adam (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2022-02-25)
    Use of controlled vocabularies: potential applications for ocean time series data
  • How can BCO-DMO help with your oceanographic data? 

    Soenen, Karen; Gerlach, Dana; Haskins, Christina; Heyl, Taylor; Kinkade, Danie; Newman, Sawyer; Rauch, Shannon; Saito, Mak A.; Shepherd, Adam; Wiebe, Peter; York, Amber D. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2021-12-10)
    BCO-DMO curates a database of research-ready data spanning the full range of marine ecosystem related measurements including in-situ and remotely sensed observations, experimental and model results, and synthesis products. ...
  • Geoscience data publication: practices and perspectives on enabling the FAIR guiding principles 

    Kinkade, Danie; Shepherd, Adam (Royal Meteorological Society, 2021-05-04)
    Introduced in 2016, the FAIR Guiding Principles endeavour to significantly improve the process of today's data-driven research. The Principles present a concise set of fundamental concepts that can facilitate the findability, ...
  • Capturing Provenance of Data Curation at BCO-DMO 

    Shepherd, Adam; York, Amber; Schloer, Conrad; Kinkade, Danie; Rauch, Shannon; Copley, Nancy; Gerlach, Dana; Haskins, Christina; Soenen, Karen; Saito, Mak A.; Wiebe, Peter (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-11-09)
    At domain-specific data repositories, curation that strives for FAIR principles often entails transforming data submissions to improve understanding and reuse. The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office ...
  • Share Your Thoughts [poster] 

    Haskins, Christina; Biddle, Matt; Copley, Nancy J.; Rauch, Shannon; Soenen, Karen; York, Amber; Kinkade, Danie; Saito, Mak A.; Shepherd, Adam; Wiebe, Peter (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-02-21)
    Oceanographic data, when well-documented and stewarded toward preservation, have the potential to accelerate new science and facilitate our understanding of complex natural systems. The Biological and Chemical Oceanography ...
  • Code and Software: How would you share yours? [poster] 

    Biddle, Matt; Copley, Nancy; Haskins, Christina; Rauch, Shannon; Soenen, Karen; York, Amber; Kinkade, Danie; Saito, Mak A.; Shepherd, Adam; Wiebe, Peter (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-02-21)
    BCO-DMO curates earth science data where models become increasingly important. The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) is a publicly accessible earth science data repository created to ...
  • Data Science Training Camp at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Syllabus and slide presentations in 2020 

    Beaulieu, Stace E.; Raymond, Lisa; Mickle, Audrey; Futrelle, Joe; Symmonds, Nick; Mazzoli, Roberta; Brey, Rich; Kinkade, Danie; Rauch, Shannon (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-08-21)
    With data and software increasingly recognized as scholarly research products, and aiming towards open science and reproducibility, it is imperative for today's oceanographers to learn foundational practices and skills for ...
  • Data Management in (Ocean) Sciences – Interactive Class 

    Soenen, Karen; Harden, Benjamin E. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-02-26)
    Ocean 101, engaging classes to help SEA students understand the frontiers of ocean climate science. This particular class focuses on data management in oceanography. Covered topics are the importance of open data, the data ...
  • Data Help Desk BCO-DMO Lightning Talk 

    Biddle, Matt; Shepherd, Adam; Kinkade, Danie; Haskins, Christina; Soenen, Karen; Rauch, Shannon; Copley, Nancy; York, Amber; Schloer, Conrad; Saito, Mak A.; Wiebe, Peter (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-02-18)
    BCO-DMO is the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office. We help oceanography researchers who are funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF's) Division of Ocean Sciences' (OCE) Biological or ...
  • Capturing Provenance of Data Curation at BCO-DMO 

    Shepherd, Adam; York, Amber; Schloer, Conrad; Kinkade, Danie; Rauch, Shannon; Biddle, Matt; Copley, Nancy; Haskins, Christina; Soenen, Karen; Saito, Mak A.; Wiebe, Peter (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-05-15)
    At domain-specific data repositories, curation that strives for FAIR principles often entails transforming data submissions to improve understanding and reuse. The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office ...
  • Sharing Data Through the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office [talk] 

    Kinkade, Danie (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-01-15)
    This talk provides an overview of the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office and the collaborative data sharing process that occurs between individual investigators and the BCO-DMO repository. The ...
  • NSF EarthCube Workshop for Shipboard Ocean Time Series Data Meeting Report 

    Benway, Heather M.; Buck, Justin J. H.; Fujieki, Lance; Kinkade, Danie; Lorenzoni, Laura; Schildhauer, Mark; Shepherd, Adam; White, Angelicque (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-02)
    Prior to the OceanObs’19 Meeting, the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Project Office planned and hosted an NSF EarthCube Workshop focused on shipboard ocean time series data (https://www.us-ocb.org/earthcube-works ...
  • BCO-DMO's migration to ERDDAP 

    Biddle, Matt (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2019-10-24)
    As a domain specific repository, BCO-DMO supports data stewardship throughout the data lifecycle. One key aspect of that data lifecycle is making data and metadata available online in a variety of file formats. This ...
  • Ocean FAIR data services 

    Tanhua, Toste; Pouliquen, Sylvie; Hausman, Jessica; O’Brien, Kevin; Bricher, Phillippa; de Bruin, Taco; Buck, Justin J. H.; Burger, Eugene; Carval, Thierry; Casey, Kenneth S.; Diggs, Stephen; Giorgetti, Alessandra; Glaves, Helen; Harscoat, Valerie; Kinkade, Danie; Muelbert, Jose H.; Novellino, Antonio; Pfeil, Benjamin; Pulsifer, Peter L.; Van de Putte, Anton; Robinson, Erin; Schaap, Dick; Smirnov, Alexander; Smith, Neville; Snowden, Derrick; Spears, Tobias; Stall, Shelley; Tacoma, Marten; Thijsse, Peter; Tronstad, Stein; Vandenberghe, Thomas; Wengren, Micah; Wyborn, Lesley; Zhao, Zhiming (Frontiers Media, 2019-08-07)
    Well-founded data management systems are of vital importance for ocean observing systems as they ensure that essential data are not only collected but also retained and made accessible for analysis and application by current ...
  • Use of Controlled Vocabularies: Potential applications to time series data [talk] 

    Shepherd, Adam (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2019-09-13)
    Use of Controlled Vocabularies: Potential applications to time series data
  • Aligned semantics to advance data interoperability across the ocean value chain - from raw data to societal goals [poster] 

    Shepherd, Adam; Caltagirone, Scott; Kokkinaki, Alexandra; Leadbetter, Adam; Moncoiffe, Gwenaelle; Simpson, Pauline; Thomas, Robert; Buttigieg, Pier Luigi (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2019-09-16)
    The FAIR principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, Re-usability) have pervaded discussions on data across disciplines and sectors.While data Findability and Accessibility has greatly improved, considerable ...
  • Share Your Thoughts [poster] 

    Kinkade, Danie; Shepherd, Adam; Biddle, Matt; Copley, Nancy; Haskins, Christina; Schloer, Conrad; Soenen, Karen; Rauch, Shannon; York, Amber; Saito, Mak A.; Wiebe, Peter (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2019-09-16)
    Oceanographic data, when well-documented and stewarded toward preservation, have the potential to accelerate new science and facilitate our understanding of complex natural systems. The Biological and Chemical Oceanography ...

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