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Data to Decisions: Putting NOAA Data to Work 
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Tuesday, August 18 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
1A: Empowering Scientists as Data Managers

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Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive

Co-Chairs: Jesse Abdul, Eugene Burger, Dana Ostrenga

At NOAA we manage a vast collection of scientific datasets, and new datasets are being created on a regular basis. Our offices may not have the resources to employ or contract the technical staff necessary to develop databases and data management systems for all the datasets we maintain. This situation can lead to scientists who are fulfilling a data management role to use tools they are familiar with like spreadsheets. In order to improve this process, we can empower our scientists in a variety of ways to effectively manage their data in order to improve the quality of data management.

Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. PIFSC Strategies to Empower Scientists
    Jesse Abdul
  2. Can a Scientist be Their Own Great Data Manager?
    Lauren Jackson, Kirsten Larsen, Sarah O'Connor
  3. Sampling Operations Database Application (SODA): A customized tool to collect and manage the results of specimen collections.
    Susan T. Gottfried
  4. Ensuring high-quality data and metadata for archival submission.
    Linus Kamb, Karl Smith, Roland Schweitzer, Eugene Burger, Kevin O'Brien
  5. NOAA Cloud Software as a Service - SmartSheet 
    Richard S. Kang


Jesse Abdul

JIMAR PIFSC Data Applications Developer, (RCUH) NMFS/PIFSC
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Eugene Burger

PI - PMEL Data Integration Group, OAR/PMEL
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Dana Ostrenga

Asst Project Manager, NASA GSFC

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Lauren Jackson

Archivist / Oceanographer, NCEI
Lauren Jackson is an archivist at the National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) with a focus on archiving biological data.
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Susan T. Gottfried

Ocean Exploration Data Management, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI

Linus Kamb

Systems Developer, OAR/PMEL
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Richard S. Kang

Computer Specialist, NOAA Fisheries
NOAA Cloud Strategy.I have worked for NOAA Fisheries at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, as the Scientific Data Management Program Manager for the past 16 years. I served as the project manager for the development of the West Coast Catch Share system for commercial... Read More →

Tuesday August 18, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT