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Welcome to the Winter Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)! The 2017 theme is Strengthening Ties Between Observations and User Communities. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years. 

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Friday, January 13 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Towards systematically curating and integrating data product descriptive information for data users

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Complete, consistent, and easy to understand information about data products is critical for meeting data discoverability, improved accessibility and usability, and interoperability requirements.

In the BigData and Open Data Era, with ever increasing variety and number of data products, it becomes increasingly impractical to do so in a manual fashion. The most effective way to ensure the completeness and quality of metadata and description documents of data products is to curate them in a systematic, consistent, and automatic fashion based on standards, community best practices, and defined frameworks.

Efforts to meeting this goal have been carried out in various disciplines and projects. This session invites presentations to describe and share their work/progress with the ESIP community on systems, tools, frameworks, workflows, etc. that enable repositories/data centers to systematically generate and provide descriptive information about the data products to data users for improved discoverability, transparency, usability, and interoperability. Additionally this session will discuss gaps that still need to be addressed.

Draft Agenda - 15 mins each (presentation + Q&A)

  • NSF/EarthCube X-DOMES (Cross-Domain Observational Metadata for Environmental Sensing) team - Gayanilo, FelimonApplication of Standards-based Description of Environmental Sensor Metadata
  • DataONE MetaDIG team - Mecum, BryceImproving Metadata with Automated Quality Evaluation 
  • NOAA OneStop Metadata Team - Zinn, SonnyDesign and implementation of automation tools for DSMM diagrams and reports
  • ESIP Documentation Cluster - TBA
  • NSF EDI (Environmental Data Initiative) -  O'Brien, Margaret: Metadata content standardiziation in the Environmental Data Initiative
  • WCRP/WDC Obs4MIPS (Observations for Model Intercomparisons Project) - Ferraro, RobertObs4MIPs - Satellite Observations Rehosted for GCM Model Evaluation


Bryce Mecum

Scientific Software Engineer, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
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Margaret O'Brien

Data Specialist, University of California, Santa Barbara
My academic background is in biological oceanography. Today, I am a data specialist working with the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) plus ecosystem-level projects conducting primary research, like the LTER network, and a marine Biodiversity Observation Network. My primary data... Read More →

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Ge Peng

Research Scholar, CISESS/NCEI
Dataset-centric scientific data stewardship, data quality management

Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am EST
White Flint Amphitheater