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A Data Sharing Model from the IASOA Consortium: The Scientist-Centered Approach
Sandy Starkweather

What the Meta with other peoples’ Data? If you have had problems finding the data you need or effectively using the data you find, this webinar is for you. The International Arctic Systems for Observing the Atmosphere (IASOA) has listened closely to its science community to design an effective data access portal for flagship Arctic atmospheric observatories. This portal uses a transparent place-based inventory of datasets from observatories around the Arctic, organized in terms our community understands. We aim for the fewest clicks possible between our search engine and real data files. Our approach to capturing dataset documentation (Metadata) is interoperable with relevant global archives and emphasizes non-duplication. Even if you are not an atmospheric scientist, you will benefit from learning about this scientist-centered approach to effective dataset discovery and use. Our system is constantly evolving. Please join us and share your data searching pet peeves with us! This work was jointly funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. About the presenter: Sandy Starkweather is the Implementation Scientist for IASOA. She applies her joint background in Arctic climatology and organizational management towards launching strategic initiatives and to best utilize Arctic observations and bring researchers together in collaborative endeavors. Sandy spent 11 years conducting field work and managing field projects in Greenland, largely at Summit Station. She too used to quiver at the word “metadata”.

Data Management
Atmospheric Science
  • Arctic
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