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2020 NOAA ENVIRONMENTAL DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
Data to Decisions: Putting NOAA Data to Work 
Virtual workshop  August 17-21, 2020
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Monday, August 17
 

2:30pm EDT

Workshop Day 1: Help Desk
Need help finding your way around? Not sure about sharing your presentation? Drop by the help desk for assistance! Someone from ESIP (conference organizer) or the workshop planning team will be available to answer questions.


Link to Session: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/876155925
You can also dial in using your phone.
+1 (571) 317-3117
Access Code: 876-155-925






Monday August 17, 2020 2:30pm - 5:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

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


Open Plenary Schedule (Eastern Time)
3:05 PM Opening announcements
3:15 PM Official welcome from Adrienne Simonson (EDMC Chair)
3:25 PM Welcome and opening remarks from the acting NOAA Chief Data Officer
3:40 PM Keynote presentation by Craig McLean (OAR AA)
4:15 PM Q&A with Craig McLean (OAR AA)
4:45 PM Final announcements
4:50 PM Session close


Social activities begin at 5 PM!



Speakers
avatar for Craig McLean

Craig McLean

OAR AA, NOAA/OAR
avatar for Adrienne Simonson

Adrienne Simonson

Director, NOAA Open Data Dissemination, OCIO


Monday August 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT

4:45pm EDT

Social Activities: Ice Breaker & Announcements
Please join us for an ice breaker activity and announcements of social activities to participate in throughout the workshop. To participate, stay connected to the opening plenary GoToWebinar session.  


Didn't have a chance to attend the plenary talks? Register and join us at the link here.


More information about the Social Activities is available here.

Monday August 17, 2020 4:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
 
Tuesday, August 18
 

11:15am EDT

Workshop Day 2: Help Desk
Need help finding your way around? Not sure about sharing your presentation? Drop by the help desk for assistance! Someone from ESIP (conference organizer) or the workshop planning team will be available to answer questions.


Link to Session: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/876155925
You can also dial in using your phone.
+1 (571) 317-3117
Access Code: 876-155-925




Tuesday August 18, 2020 11:15am - 5:00pm EDT

11:15am EDT

Posters
Posters (abstracts are available in this Google Doc)

  1. Providing Structured and Rich Dataset Quality Information (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Metadata strategies and solutions

    Ge Peng (CISESS/NCEI), Anna Milan (NCEI), Nancy A. Ritchey (NCEI), Robert P. Partee II (Xentity Corp), Sonny Zinn (ERT, Inc.), Evan McQuinn (CIRES), Kenneth S. Casey (NCEI), Paul Lemieux III (Riverside Technology, Inc.), Raisa Ionin (National Institutes of Health, Philip Jones (Riverside Technology, Inc.), Arianna Jakositz (CIRES), and Donald Collins (NCEI)

  2. AOML Data Management for Climate Data Records (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Coordinating Data to Decisions: Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategies for the Next Ten Years

    Francis Bringas (NOAA/AOML), Mayra Pazos (NOAA/AOML), Claudia Schmid (NOAA/AOML), Charita Atluri (UM/CIMAS), Jayalekshmi Thottiyilthazhe Sadanandan Nair (UM/CIMAS), Rick Lumpkin (NOAA/AOML), Gustavo Goni (NOAA/AOML)

  3. An Integrated Framework for Supporting Evidence-Based Institutional Research Data Management and Stewardship (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Implementing the Federal Data Strategy

    Ge Peng (CISESS/NCEI), Jeff Privette (NCEI), Scott Hausman (NCEI), Edward Kearns (First Street Foundation), Otis Brown (CISESS), Thomas Maycock (CISESS)

  4. In Real Life: How Social Media Propelled One Study (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement

    Jennifer Fulford (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI), Greg Hammer (NOAA NCEI); Ge Peng (Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies [CISESS]); Tom Maycock (CISESS); Mark Essig (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI); Andrea Andersen (ICMS for NOAA NCEI); Trinity Foreman

  5. Adding Relatability to Science Communications (view poster here)
    Introduced in session: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement

    Trinity Foreman (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI), Greg Hammer (NOAA NCEI); Jennifer Fulford (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI); Andrea Andersen, (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI)



Tuesday August 18, 2020 11:15am - 6:00pm EDT

11:30am EDT

1A: Empowering Scientists as Data Managers
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




Moderators
JA

Jesse Abdul

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

Eugene Burger

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

Dana Ostrenga

Asst Project Manager, NASA GSFC

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Jackson

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.
avatar for Susan T. Gottfried

Susan T. Gottfried

Ocean Exploration Data Management, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
LK

Linus Kamb

Systems Developer, OAR/PMEL
avatar for Richard S. Kang

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

11:30am EDT

1B: Creative Data Solutions - Part 1
Link to recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides:
presentations folder on Google Drive


Chair: Stacie Hardy


There are many ways staff or programs employ creative solutions to handle data management challenges, but there is not always an easy way to share their approach and any lessons learned across divisions. This session will be an opportunity for data managers, data producers and others to come together and share challenges they face in their work, describe the creative solutions they have employed in their work to solve these issues, describe any roadblocks they faced and share ways that others may learn from or apply what they have learned. A few examples of topics that might be covered are collaborations with private industry, crowd-sourcing initiatives, and novel or alternative applications of technology.


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. Let Your Saw Do the Work - Tools for Automating Metadata Collection, Visualization and Analysis 
    Roland Schweitzer, Kevin O'Brien
  2. Bringing Legacy Stovepipe into the Future 
    Brian Meyer, Chris Slater, Rudy Klucik, Barry Eakins, Peemin Chen, Kelly Stroker
  3. CruisePack: A Tool to Facilitate Data Submission and Archiving of Cruise-Based Data 
    Charles Anderson, Brian Meyer
  4. OMAO Data Rescue Project 
    Kevin Jackson, James Miller, Veronica Martinez, Julia Wallace
  5. Data Services Development for Evolving Hydrologic Operations 
    Chip Gobs, Fernando Salas, Nick Chadwick, Mark Glaudemans
  6. The Land Product Characterization System: comparative analysis of satellite data and products. 
    Kevin Gallo

Moderators
SH

Stacie Hardy

Data Scientist, NOAA/NMFS/AFSC/MML

Speakers
RS

Roland Schweitzer

Programmer, OAR/PMEL/SDIG
avatar for Brian Meyer

Brian Meyer

Associate Scientist, NOAA NCEI
avatar for Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson

Data Manager, NESDIS/NCEI
KJ

Kevin Jackson

keven.b.jackson@noaa.gov
avatar for Kevin Gallo

Kevin Gallo

Physical Scientist, NESDIS/STAR


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

11:30am EDT

1C: Coordinating Data to Decisions: Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategies for the Next Ten Years - Part 1
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides:
presentations folder on Google Drive


Co-Chairs: Meredith Westington, Mashkoor Malik, Jennifer Jencks


This session will introduce the national ocean mapping, exploration, and characterization (MEC) strategy, led by NOAA, resulting from the 2019 Presidential Memorandum on Ocean Mapping of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone and the Shoreline and Nearshore of Alaska. This set-up discussions for how decisions about conducting MEC activities are informed by data, including remote sensing (e.g. bathymetry, backscatter, water column) and in-situ observations (e.g.imagery, samples, eDNA). In addition, the session will discuss the current ingest, discovery and access of these data, anticipated data volumes, and future end-to-end data management needs to enable U.S. MEC goals over the next 10 years. Participants will come away with an understanding of the big picture efforts across NOAA to address the goals of the ocean mapping, exploration, and characterization strategy.


Poster: AOML Data Management for Climate Data Records (link to poster)
Francis Bringas


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. 2020: The Year of Ocean Mapping, Exploration and Characterization 
    Ashley Chappell, Meredith Westington
  2. Introduction to the U.S. Bathymetry Coverage and Gap Analysis 
    Meredith Westington
  3. Building the National Bathymetry 
    Glen Rice, Katrina Wyllie
  4. From Where to What: Approaches for Using Multibeam Sonar Data for Seafloor Characterization 
    Larry Mayer, Andy Armstrong
  5. Thy ocean is so large - My boat is so small: Efficient and productive deployment of resources to support the NOMEC strategy
    Kasey Cantwell, Mashkoor Malik, Ryan Ware
  6. Water column exploration in support of mapping, exploration, and characterization goals 
    Amanda N. Netburn (OAR/OER), Adrienne Copeland (OAR/OER)



Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Jencks

Jennifer Jencks

Director, NOAA
Crowd Sourced Bathymetry
MM

Mashkoor Malik

Physical Scientist, OAR OER
MW

Meredith Westington

Chief Geographer, NOAA - Office of Coast Survey
Complementing Seabed 2030, the U.S. 2020 National Strategy for Ocean Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone makes comprehensive ocean mapping a priority for the coming decade.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Mayer

Larry Mayer

Co-Head of Seabed 2030 Arctic and North Pacific Ocean Regional Center
Advancing ocean mapping goals through the Ocean Decade
avatar for Amanda Netburn

Amanda Netburn

Oceanographer (FFO Program Manager), NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research


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

1:00pm EDT

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

1:30pm EDT

Plenary Session - Day 2
Link to plenary recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides:
presentations folder on Google Drive

Plenary Session Chair: Adrienne Simonson


Tuesday Plenary Schedule (Eastern Time)
1:30 PM Welcome and announcements
1:40 PM NOAA Science & Technologies (S&T) Strategies panel introductions
1:45 PM NOAA Science & Technologies (S&T) Strategies Panel led by RDML Gallaudet
UxS Strategy: Charles Alexander, charles.alexander@noaa.gov
AI Strategy: Williams Michaels, william.michaels@noaa.gov
‘Omics Strategy: Dr. Kelly Goodwin, kelly.goodwin@noaa.gov
Cloud Strategy: David Layton, david.layton@noaa.gov
Data Strategy: Kim Valentine, kim.valentine@noaa.gov
Citizen Science: Laura Oremland, laura.oremland@noaa.gov
2:35 PM Q&A with the Panel
2:55 PM Final announcements


Remember to attend the afternoon breakout sessions!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Oremland

Laura Oremland

Citizen Science Co-Lead
avatar for Kelly Goodwin

Kelly Goodwin

'Omics Strategy Lead, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, La Jolla, CA, United States of America
avatar for Adrienne Simonson

Adrienne Simonson

Director, NOAA Open Data Dissemination, OCIO
avatar for David Layton

David Layton

Cloud Strategy Lead, NOAA
David is the NOAA Chief Enterprise Architect, responsible for engaging stakeholders across NOAA to develop collaborative architectural solutions for shared requirements, and for providing architectural analyses and advice to guide IT investment decisions necessary to implement solutions... Read More →
avatar for Kim Valentine

Kim Valentine

Acting NOAA Geospatial Information Officer (GIO), NOAA/NOS
NOAA Data Strategy and Strategic Action Plan, NOAA Data Management, Federal Data Strategy, GIS
avatar for RDML Gallaudet

RDML Gallaudet

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy NOAA Administrator
CA

Charles Alexander

UxS Strategy Lead
WM

William Michaels

AI Strategy Lead


Tuesday August 18, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: General Discussion Room
Join the general discussion in the Google Meet here.


Or connect by phone at:
617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪807 465 812 0173‬#

Tuesday August 18, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: NCEI Listening Session
Join the discussion in the Google Meet here.


Or connect by phone at:
617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪897 250 353 7233‬#


Discussion on Archiving with NCEI
Moderator: Monica Youngman

Improving the process of archiving data requires a strong partnership across NOAA to develop joint solutions and common expectations. Join NCEI to discuss current initiatives, provide feedback, and develop ideas on how to partner on the way forward. This will be an open dialogue on a variety of topics, including the archive process, the development and implementation of an archive business model, transitioning the Archive to the Cloud, and new policies and guidance that are in development or recently implemented.


Speakers
avatar for Monica Youngman

Monica Youngman

Chief, Data Stewardship Division, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information


Tuesday August 18, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: Social Activity Q&A
Join the discussion in the Google Meet here.


Or connect by phone at:
617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪579 106 315 4702‬#


More information about the Social Activities is available here.

Tuesday August 18, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

2A: Modernizing NOAA Information Management
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides:
presentations folder on Google Drive

Co-Chairs: Frank Schwing, Karen Sender, Tyler Christensen


Effective, user-friendly, state-of-the-art data and information management (IM) is a NOAA priority. A growing number of statutory and regulatory drivers call for data modernization efforts across federal agencies. In addition, NOAA’s four draft science and technology (S&T) focus areas will require substantial contributions from, and enhancements to, the agency’s environmental data management. NMFS recently conducted a fisheries information management modernization (FIMM) workshop to review and evaluate practical and tangible actions to modernize fisheries data and information systems. This session will share the outcomes of the FIMM workshop and describe some actions underway based on the recommendations of its participants. Session organizers also seek contributions from subject experts throughout NOAA and its partners that highlight IM modernization needs and activities. The goal of this session is to share NOAA’s insights about IM modernization efforts.


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. Modernizing Fisheries Information Management 
    Franklin B. Schwing, Karen Sender, Alan Lowther, Sarah Margolis, Lisa Peterson
  2. Data Governance for a Fisheries Science Region
    Brendan Sylvander, Katie Barnas, Jeff Cowen, Karrie Hanson, Beth Horness, Des Maynard, Sean Sol
  3. History, development, and utilization of a web-based marine mammal database: the Marine Mammal Information System 
    Wayne McFee, Kristin Chader-Bostick
  4. The Fisheries Information System program: Improving NOAA Fisheries' Data
    Alan Lowther, Lisa Peterson
  5. Promoting Quality Management and Continuous Improvement within NOAA Fisheries
    Vivian Matter
  6. Archiving at NOAA: Learning from the Present to Inform the Future 
    Monica Youngman, Nancy Ritchey, Rich Baldwin, Steve Rutz, Nazila Merati, Mike Kruk
  7. Adopt and implement a NMFS data management maturity matrix tool to assess current and future states of data management maturity at appropriate NOAA Fisheries’ organizational levels
    Karen Sender



Moderators
avatar for Tyler Christensen

Tyler Christensen

Data Management Architect, NOAA / NESDIS
FS

Frank Schwing

Director of Science Information, Fisheries Service, NMFS Office of Science and Technology
avatar for Karen Sender

Karen Sender

Information Architect, NOAA
Karen Sender is the Information Architect for NOAA Fisheries and leads the Fisheries Enterprise Data Management Program which is currently focused on data governance and information management modernization. Karen is the Fisheries representative to the NOAA Data Governance Committee... Read More →

Speakers
VM

Vivian Matter

NMFS/SEFSC
BS

Brendan Sylvander

Scientific Data Management, USDOC NOAA NWFSC
avatar for Monica Youngman

Monica Youngman

Chief, Data Stewardship Division, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information


Tuesday August 18, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

2B: Creative Data Solutions - Part 2
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Chair: Stacie Hardy


There are many ways staff or programs employ creative solutions to handle data management challenges, but there is not always an easy way to share their approach and any lessons learned across divisions. This session will be an opportunity for data managers, data producers and others to come together and share challenges they face in their work, describe the creative solutions they have employed in their work to solve these issues, describe any roadblocks they faced and share ways that others may learn from or apply what they have learned. A few examples of topics that might be covered are collaborations with private industry, crowd-sourcing initiatives, and novel or alternative applications of technology.


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. The Cellular Cooperative Observer Program Project
    Brian Walawender, Amy Fritz, Bob Brauch, Richard Vogel, Pilar Trevino, Timothy Kearns, Bryant Korzeniewski
  2. The Evolution of the Coral Reef Conservation Program's Data Management
     Brian Beck, Sarah O'Connor
  3. Assembling the National Database for Deep Sea Corals and Sponges: Building a data ingest pipeline using NOAA VLab - Redmine 
    Robert P. McGuinn, David E. Sallis, Scott L. Cross, Thomas F. Hourigan
  4. A joint private-public citizen science collaboration to "Fight Forest Fragmentation"
    Bjorn Brooks, Renee M. Lyons 
  5. Precipitation Gage Management in the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center’s (MARFC) operational framework 
    Nathan Barber




Moderators
SH

Stacie Hardy

Data Scientist, NOAA/NMFS/AFSC/MML

Speakers
BB

Brian Beck

NESDIS/NCEI
avatar for Robert McGuinn

Robert McGuinn

Conservation Biologist / Data Systems Manager, NOAA/NCEI/Northern Gulf Institute
Robert McGuinn is a Research Program Manager at the Northern Gulf Institute, a NOAA Cooperative Institute which is affiliated with the National Centers for Environmental Information in Stennis, Mississippi. He is also the Data Systems Manager for the National Marine Fisheries Service's... Read More →
avatar for Bjorn Brooks

Bjorn Brooks

Research Associate, NESDIS/NCEI/CISESS
avatar for Nathan Barber - NOAA Federal

Nathan Barber - NOAA Federal

Senior Hydrologist, NOAA/NWS


Tuesday August 18, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

2C: Coordinating Data to Decisions: Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategies for the Next Ten Years - Part 2
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Co-Chairs: Meredith Westington, Mashkoor Malik, Jennifer Jencks

This session will introduce the national ocean mapping, exploration, and characterization (MEC) strategy, led by NOAA, resulting from the 2019 Presidential Memorandum on Ocean Mapping of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone and the Shoreline and Nearshore of Alaska. This set-up discussions for how decisions about conducting MEC activities are informed by data, including remote sensing (e.g. bathymetry, backscatter, water column) and in-situ observations (e.g.imagery, samples, eDNA). In addition, the session will discuss the current ingest, discovery and access of these data, anticipated data volumes, and future end-to-end data management needs to enable U.S. MEC goals over the next 10 years. Participants will come away with an understanding of the big picture efforts across NOAA to address the goals of the ocean mapping, exploration, and characterization strategy.


Poster: AOML Data Management for Climate Data Records (link to poster)
Francis Bringas


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. U.S. Mapping Coordination (SeaSketch) Website Tutorial 
    Karen Gouws, Mashkoor Malik
  2. Spatial Prioritization 
    Ken Buja
  3. Current Approaches to Improve Marine Geophysical Data Discovery and Access 
    Jennifer Jencks, Carrie Wall, John Cartwright, Jesse Varner
  4. Building a New System for a Growing Need 
    Christiane Reiser, Georgianna Zelenak, Jennifer Jencks
  5. Common Package Ingest System 
    Charles Anderson, Veronica Martinez, Abbigail Nicholson, Carrie Wall, Georgianna Zelenak

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Jencks

Jennifer Jencks

Director, NOAA
Crowd Sourced Bathymetry
MM

Mashkoor Malik

Physical Scientist, OAR OER
MW

Meredith Westington

Chief Geographer, NOAA - Office of Coast Survey
Complementing Seabed 2030, the U.S. 2020 National Strategy for Ocean Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone makes comprehensive ocean mapping a priority for the coming decade.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson

Data Manager, NESDIS/NCEI
KB

Ken Buja

IT Specialist, NOS/NCCOS
avatar for Christie Reiser

Christie Reiser

Physical Scientist/Bathymetry Data Manager, NESDIS/NCEI


Tuesday August 18, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
 
Wednesday, August 19
 

11:15am EDT

Workshop Day 3: Help Desk
Need help finding your way around? Not sure about sharing your presentation? Drop by the help desk for assistance! Someone from ESIP (conference organizer) or the workshop planning team will be available to answer questions.


Link to Session: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/876155925
You can also dial in using your phone.
+1 (571) 317-3117
Access Code: 876-155-925




Wednesday August 19, 2020 11:15am - 5:00pm EDT

11:15am EDT

Posters
Posters (abstracts are available in this Google Doc)


  1. Providing Structured and Rich Dataset Quality Information (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Metadata strategies and solutions

    Ge Peng (CISESS/NCEI), Anna Milan (NCEI), Nancy A. Ritchey (NCEI), Robert P. Partee II (Xentity Corp), Sonny Zinn (ERT, Inc.), Evan McQuinn (CIRES), Kenneth S. Casey (NCEI), Paul Lemieux III (Riverside Technology, Inc.), Raisa Ionin (National Institutes of Health, Philip Jones (Riverside Technology, Inc.), Arianna Jakositz (CIRES), and Donald Collins (NCEI)

  2. AOML Data Management for Climate Data Records (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Coordinating Data to Decisions: Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategies for the Next Ten Years

    Francis Bringas (NOAA/AOML), Mayra Pazos (NOAA/AOML), Claudia Schmid (NOAA/AOML), Charita Atluri (UM/CIMAS), Jayalekshmi Thottiyilthazhe Sadanandan Nair (UM/CIMAS), Rick Lumpkin (NOAA/AOML), Gustavo Goni (NOAA/AOML)

  3. An Integrated Framework for Supporting Evidence-Based Institutional Research Data Management and Stewardship (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Implementing the Federal Data Strategy

    Ge Peng (CISESS/NCEI), Jeff Privette (NCEI), Scott Hausman (NCEI), Edward Kearns (First Street Foundation), Otis Brown (CISESS), Thomas Maycock (CISESS)

  4. In Real Life: How Social Media Propelled One Study (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement

    Jennifer Fulford (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI), Greg Hammer (NOAA NCEI); Ge Peng (Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies [CISESS]); Tom Maycock (CISESS); Mark Essig (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI); Andrea Andersen (ICMS for NOAA NCEI); Trinity Foreman

  5. Adding Relatability to Science Communications (view poster here) 
    Introduced in session: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement

    Trinity Foreman (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI), Greg Hammer (NOAA NCEI); Jennifer Fulford (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI); Andrea Andersen, (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI)



Wednesday August 19, 2020 11:15am - 6:00pm EDT

11:30am EDT

3A: ERDDAP Data Server
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides:
presentations folder on Google Drive

Co-Chairs: Bob Simons, Kevin O'Brien


ERDDAP is a NOAA-recommended data server that can handle gridded and tabular (in-situ) data. ERDDAP's goal is to make it easier for users to find and access scientific data (notably, NOAA data), thereby making it easier for everyone to "put NOAA data to work". This session will include a brief introduction to ERDDAP, a description of new features, talks about interesting uses of ERDDAP, and a question and answer section.


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. ERDDAP: Introduction and New Features 
    Bob Simons
  2. Implementation Strategy for the Open Access to GTS Project 
    Kevin O'Brien
  3. IOOS ERDDAP implementation
    Micah Wengren, Kathleen Bailey, Tiffany Vance, Jessica Austin, Kyle Wilcox, Stacey Bucklew, Kevin O'Brien, Jim Potemra
  4. ERDDAP: Q&A 
    Bob Simons

Moderators
KO

Kevin O'Brien

Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington/CICOES, OAR/PMEL
avatar for Bob Simons

Bob Simons

IT Specialist, NMFS Environmental Research Division
I work on ERDDAP, a free and open source data server that gives you a simple, consistent way to download subsets of gridded and tabular scientific datasets in common file formats and make graphs and maps. ERDDAP has been installed and used by more than 70 organizations around the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Micah Wengren

Micah Wengren

Physical Scientist, NOS



Wednesday August 19, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT

11:30am EDT

3B: Geospatial Data Access and Dissemination - Part 1
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides:
presentations folder on Google Drive

Co-Chairs: Randy Warren, Jack Settelmaier, Mimi D'Iorio

This session will highlight several NOAA and non-NOAA GIS data access and dissemination platforms, ranging from disaster data to core NOAA environmental data to private industry curated collections. This will provide attendees with an overview of the various platforms and how to access the data.


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. The Digital Coast Data Access Viewer 
    Erik Hund
  2. Custom Lidar Data Dissemination 
    Kirk Waters
  3. Accessing Global Fishing Watch Data in BigQuery with a Jupyter Notebook 
    John Kennedy, Tim Haverland
  4. Enhanced Geospatial Functionality for NOAA's Ocean Exploration Data 
    Caitlin Ruby, Jesse Varner, Finn Dahl, John Cartwright, Barry Eakins, Megan Cromwell, Mashkoor Malik
  5. Towards Forecast Inundation Mapping Services for the United States 
    Fernando Salas, Noel Perkins, Chip Gobs, Mark Glaudemans
  6. RiverWatch 2020- A new normal 
    Karen Endres
  7. Hello (Cloud) World! -- A Gentle Introduction to Enabling NOAA (Big) Data for Decisions using (Esri) (Python) Notebooks 
    Jack Settelmaier, Dan Pisut, Kevin Butler


Moderators
MD

Mimi D'lorio

GIS Manager, NOAA - NOS - ONMS -MPA Center
avatar for Jack Settelmaier

Jack Settelmaier

Meteorologist, NOAA/National Weather Service
NWS GIS : https://weather.gov/gisDev Storymaps:https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d90b1a0fd1f24f26b0b48c0928c2354e (older)https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=cf93575e5535467199da7358ee6c825c (old)Dev Dashboards:https://noaa.maps... Read More →
RW

Randy Warren

Data Manager, NOS / Office for Coastal Management

Speakers
avatar for Kirk Waters

Kirk Waters

Physical Scientist, NOAA/NOS/OCM
I work a lot with the Digital Coast Data Access Viewer, particularly with processing and distributing lidar data. I'm also the NOAA rep to the interagency 3D elevation program that is working to get national lidar coverage.
avatar for John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

GIS Specialist, NMFS/S&T -- Caelum Research Corp.
I'm a GIS Specialist for Fisheries HQ. I provide GIS data science and management support for Fisheries projects. The most recent project I've been involved with is the NOAA Fisheries Distribution Mapping and Analysis Portal (DisMAP).
avatar for Caitlin Ruby

Caitlin Ruby

Environmental Video & Geospatial Data Manager, University of Colorado - Boulder / NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information
Ocean Exploration DataUnderwater VideoGIS / ArcGIS OnlineData Management
FS

Fernando Salas

NWS Office of Water Prediction


Wednesday August 19, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT

11:30am EDT

3C: Are you ready for the Cloud? Cloud Initiatives, Data, Capabilities, and Technologies - Part 1
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Co-Chairs: Jebb Stewart, Matt Austin, Rich Baldwin


NOAA is moving to the cloud together. The cloud simplifies IT without letting traditional IT hurdles get in the way. This allows us to innovate in ways that are fundamental to the business of science we are in. There are many initiatives across NOAA that impact data management and cloud technologies. NOAA is in the process of finalizing developing a Cloud Strategy that guides the adoption and utilization of cloud capabilities and services. The NOAA Big Data Project (BDP) is making the vast data resources available on the cloud. The Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) driving full numerical model prediction capabilities to the cloud.


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. Data Driven Cloud Adoption in NOAA 
    Matt Austin
  2. How to Build a System that is Both Cloud Native and Cloud Agnostic: Lessons Learned from Developing the NESDIS Enterprise Consolidated Catalog
     Evan McQuinn
  3. Transitioning local to cloud-native data processing, lessons from an environmental dataset
    Bjorn Brooks, Matthew Menne
  4. NOS/IOOS Coastal Modeling Cloud Sandbox: developing an infrastructure for collaborative modeling 
    Tiffany C. Vance, Patrick Tripp, Brian McKenna, Kathleen Bailey, Patrick Burke, Kelly Knee, Christopher Paternostro, Derrick Snowden, Micah Wengren
  5. Migrating CO-OPS Operational Real-Time Infrastructure to the Cloud 
    Armin Pruessner, Bob Aspinall, Salim Leyva

Moderators
MA

Matt Austin

United States, NOAA
avatar for Rich Baldwin

Rich Baldwin

Data Access Branch Chief, NESDIS/NCEI
Enterprise Data Management Agile FrameworksWorkflow & Process
avatar for Jebb Q. Stewart

Jebb Q. Stewart

Acting Division Chief Advanced Technologies Division, NOAA Global Systems Laboratory
Jebb Q. Stewart is the acting lead of the Advanced Technology Division with NOAA's Global System Laboratory in Boulder Colorado and Co-Chair of NOAA's Artificial Intelligence Executive Committee.  With a unique background in both Meteorology and Computer Science, he has over 20 years... Read More →

Speakers
EM

Evan McQuinn

Software Engineer, NESDIS/NCEI
avatar for Bjorn Brooks

Bjorn Brooks

Research Associate, NESDIS/NCEI/CISESS


Wednesday August 19, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Break
Wednesday August 19, 2020 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT

1:15pm EDT

Plenary Session - Day 3
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides:
presentations folder on Google Drive


Wednesday Plenary Schedule (Eastern Time)
1:15 PM Welcome and announcements
1:20 PM Keynote presentation by Dr. Amy McGovern (University of Oklahoma)
2:05 PM Q&A with Dr. McGovern
2:10 PM Keynote presentation by Dr. Kandis Boyd (OAR/WPO)
2:35 PM Q&A with Dr. Boyd & Dr. McGovern
2:55 PM Final announcements


Remember to attend the afternoon breakout sessions!


Abstracts:

Expanding Data Science and AI for NOAA
Dr. Amy McGovern

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science methods have proven that they can be used for a wide variety of atmospheric and ocean prediction tasks yet there is a lack of training and understanding of how to apply these methods. In this talk, we explore two topics. First, how to train data science and AI researchers for NOAA. Second, how to manage and curate NOAA data such that transformative AI is possible.
 


Speakers
avatar for Amy McGovern

Amy McGovern

Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Oklahoma
avatar for Kandis Boyd

Kandis Boyd

OAR/WPO Acting Director


Wednesday August 19, 2020 1:15pm - 3:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: Early Career Networking (Themed Room)
Early Career Networking Coffee Break

All career levels are encouraged to join this virtual coffee break to network and chat about early career topics.  


Join the discussion in the Google Meet here.


Or connect by phone at:
617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪473 606 027 2402‬#




Wednesday August 19, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: General Discussion Room

Join the general discussion in the Google Meet here.


Or connect by phone at:
617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪807 465 812 0173‬#




Wednesday August 19, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: Poster Discussion with Francis Bringas
Join Francis for questions and discussion in the Google Meet here.


Or connect by phone at:
617-675-4444
PIN: ‪427 722 589 6442‬#


AOML Data Management for Climate Data Records (link to poster)
Introduced in the session: Coordinating Data to Decisions: Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategies for the Next Ten Years

Francis Bringas (NOAA/AOML), Mayra Pazos (NOAA/AOML), Claudia Schmid (NOAA/AOML), Charita Atluri (UM/CIMAS), Jayalekshmi Thottiyilthazhe Sadanandan Nair (UM/CIMAS), Rick Lumpkin (NOAA/AOML), Gustavo Goni (NOAA/AOML)

The Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (NOAA/AOML) leads and/or participates in environmental data collection efforts at regional and global scales using a suite of oceanographic instruments, including Argo floats, Global Drifter Program surface drifters, eXpendable BathyThermographs (XBT), and underwater gliders. In addition to conducting operational activities leading to deployment, and data transmissions, NOAA/AOML has implemented quality control procedures for all data collected in order to produce data of research quality for a full range of applications. These data are critical to improve weather forecasting efforts at daily to seasonal time scales, properly initialize ocean models, understand the ocean’s role in the climate system, and predict ocean transport of marine debris, oil, and other objects.
Data from these instruments are typically transmitted in real-time (RT) via satellite and sometimes also in delayed-mode (DM) to minimize data loss due to errors during transmissions. For all the observations received, quality control (QC) procedures are applied in order to assess the quality of the data and to detect possible operational or instrument issues. QC in RT are automatic or semi-automatic procedures aiming for a quick assessment of quality before the data is disseminated through the Global Telecommunication System (GTS), and used in numerical model initialization for weather or ocean forecast. In contrast, DM QC is a detailed process that produces a high quality data set suitable for scientific research, including ocean studies, ocean monitoring and climate, and for long term archival and distribution. All data are also archived for subsequent distribution at NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI).
In this poster, we detail data management steps conducted at NOAA/AOML for Argo floats, surface drifters, XBT, and underwater gliders, from the time observations are received to the long term data archive.


Speakers

Wednesday August 19, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

4A: 21st Century Data Management Approaches for Unmanned Systems
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive

Co-Chairs: Philip L. Hoffman, Sharon Mesick


This session will work through the needs of users, providers, system operators, data system architects, and other developers and programmers to guide NOAA in implementing novel approaches to managing and using data from unmanned systems across NOAA Missions.


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. Toward a NOAA Unmanned Systems Strategic Data Enterprise
    Sharon Mesick, Eugene Burger, Dawn Petraitis, Benjamin LaCour
  2. Building Towards a NOAA DAC for Data from Saildrone Vehicles
    Eugene Burger, Kevin M. O'Brien, Sharon Mesick
  3. Supporting COVID-19 mission critical UxS data collections and data archive flows
    Zhankun Wang, Eugene Burger, Sharon Mesick
  4. Evolution of the data processing system at the US Argo Data Assembly Center 
    Dr. Claudia Schmid, Jaya Nair, Charita Atluri, Jodi Brewster, Cedrick Estelhomme


Moderators
avatar for Philip L. Hoffman

Philip L. Hoffman

Uncrewed Maritime Systems R&D Coordinator, NOAA Research - Ocean Exploration & Research
Philip is leading implementation efforts under the Commercial Engagement Through Ocean Technologies (CENOTE) Act of 2018.Philip will serve as primary R&D liaison to the emerging NOAA UxS Operations Center; will manage CENOTE working groups within NOAA; serves as the primary NOAA staff... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Mesick

Sharon Mesick

Director, Southern Regional Climate Service, NESDIS
NCEI’s Regional Climate Services Directors (RCSDs) regularly engage with stakeholders about climate information needs, and help build and strengthen active partner networks with public and private constituents. They help to connect and integrate NOAA’s work with partner organizations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eugene Burger

Eugene Burger

PI - PMEL Data Integration Group, OAR/PMEL
avatar for Claudia Schmid

Claudia Schmid

NOAA/AOML
ZW

Zhankun Wang

Associate Research Professor, National Centers for Environmental Information/Mississippi State University


Wednesday August 19, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

4B: Geospatial Data Access and Dissemination - Part 2
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Co-Chairs: Randy Warren, Jack Settelmaier, Mimi D'Iorio

This session will highlight several NOAA and non-NOAA GIS data access and dissemination platforms, ranging from disaster data to core NOAA environmental data to private industry curated collections. This will provide attendees with an overview of the various platforms and how to access the data.

Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. NWS Expands Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Dissemination Capabilities by leveraging the Cloud 
    Kari Sheets, Stephen Gilbert; Andrea Hardy, Nipa Parikh, Donald Rinker
  2. ArcGIS Online in the Alaska Forecast Region: A Story of Success
    Emily Niebuhr
  3. Enhancing Decision Support Services for Coastal Flooding in Alaska 
    Jonathan Chriest, Ed Plumb, Karen Endres, Victor Proton
  4. Data to Decisions: Putting NOAA Data to Work with an Impacts Catalog for the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Anchorage
    Cynthia Kobold
  5. Weather and Water Data: History and Evolution of web-based NWS geospatial data displays and services supporting geointelligence for the NWS’ mission delivery of decision support services
    Derek Giardino, Paul McKee, Jack Settelmaier
  6. Customer-Centric Geospatial Intelligent Decision Support Services
    Eleanor Dhuyvetter, Hector Crespo, Joseph Delizio
  7. Evaluating an interoperable scalable scientific data platform to evolve NOAA IDP capabilities 
    Sudhir Raj Shrestha, Kari Sheet, Nipa Parikh, Donald Rinker


Moderators
MD

Mimi D'lorio

GIS Manager, NOAA - NOS - ONMS -MPA Center
avatar for Jack Settelmaier

Jack Settelmaier

Meteorologist, NOAA/National Weather Service
NWS GIS : https://weather.gov/gisDev Storymaps:https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d90b1a0fd1f24f26b0b48c0928c2354e (older)https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=cf93575e5535467199da7358ee6c825c (old)Dev Dashboards:https://noaa.maps... Read More →
RW

Randy Warren

Data Manager, NOS / Office for Coastal Management

Speakers
avatar for Sudhir Raj Shrestha

Sudhir Raj Shrestha

Solution Engineer Researcher, Esri
Solution Engineer and Scientific Data enthusiast with keen interest in making data easily Discoverable and Interoperable. Passionate about geospatially driven Hydrological Modeling and Heuristic Soil Modeling and develop, implement new and innovative geospatial methods, techniques... Read More →
avatar for Kari Sheets

Kari Sheets

Weather Information Distribution Services Branch Chief, Acting, NOAA National Weather Service
Kari Sheets has worked for NOAA for 20 years mostly focused on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Kari started her career in the National Weather Service (NWS) Meteorological Development Lab as a Model Output Statistics (MOS) developer where she developed GIS techniques to help... Read More →
EN

Emily Niebuhr

Research Physical Scientist, NWS AK Region Headquarters
avatar for Jonathan Chriest

Jonathan Chriest

Meteorologist, NWS


Wednesday August 19, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

4C: Are you ready for the Cloud? Cloud Initiatives, Data, Capabilities, and Technologies - Part 2
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides:
presentations folder on Google Drive

Co-Chairs: Jebb Stewart, Matt Austin, Rich Baldwin


NOAA is moving to the cloud together. The cloud simplifies IT without letting traditional IT hurdles get in the way. This allows us to innovate in ways that are fundamental to the business of science we are in. There are many initiatives across NOAA that impact data management and cloud technologies. NOAA is in the process of finalizing developing a Cloud Strategy that guides the adoption and utilization of cloud capabilities and services. The NOAA Big Data Project (BDP) is making the vast data resources available on the cloud. The Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) driving full numerical model prediction capabilities to the cloud.


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. ZarrDAP: A Bridge Between Traditional and Cloud-Native Gridded Data Stewardship
     Mark Capece, Charles Carleton, Rich Baldwin, Doug Ross
  2. Efficiently Scaling Weather Analysis in the Cloud
    Jonathan Joyce
  3. Combining On-demand Processing of Climate and Satellite Data for Advanced Drought and Natural Resource Monitoring, and Process Understanding
    Steve Ansari (or Justin Huntington), Amanda Sheffield Justin Huntington, Katherine
    Hedgewisch, Britta Daudert, Charles Morton, John Abatzoglou, Daniel McEvoy, Tyler Erickson
  4. Are we ready for the Cloud?
    Jebb Stewart and Matt Austin
 


Moderators
MA

Matt Austin

United States, NOAA
avatar for Rich Baldwin

Rich Baldwin

Data Access Branch Chief, NESDIS/NCEI
Enterprise Data Management Agile FrameworksWorkflow & Process
avatar for Jebb Q. Stewart

Jebb Q. Stewart

Acting Division Chief Advanced Technologies Division, NOAA Global Systems Laboratory
Jebb Q. Stewart is the acting lead of the Advanced Technology Division with NOAA's Global System Laboratory in Boulder Colorado and Co-Chair of NOAA's Artificial Intelligence Executive Committee.  With a unique background in both Meteorology and Computer Science, he has over 20 years... Read More →

Speakers
JJ

Jonathan Joyce

Software Engineer, Global Systems Lab
SA

Steve Ansari

Physical Scientist, NESDIS/NCEI


Wednesday August 19, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

4D: Metadata Strategies and Solutions
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides:
presentations folder on Google Drive

Co-Chairs: Tyler Christensen, Nazila Merati, Kathy Martinolich


This session will focus on everyone’s favorite topic: metadata. Proper documentation is a critical step for FAIR access to NOAA’s data holdings. This session will focus on tools that are currently available for authoring metadata and strategies for improving and updating metadata. We especially welcome new ideas: using AI to partially automate documentation, solutions for data dictionaries, ontologies to harmonize parameter names across datasets, etc.


Poster:  Providing Structured and Rich Dataset Quality Information (link to poster)
Ge Peng, Anna Milan, Nancy A. Ritchey, Robert P. Partee II, Sonny Zinn, Evan McQuinn, Kenneth S. Casey, Paul Lemieux III, Raisa Ionin, Philip Jones, Arianna Jakositz, Donald Collins


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. Standardizing paleoclimate variables for data-intensive science 
    Carrie Morrill, Bridget Thrasher, Ed Gille, Shelley McNeill, Ethan Shepherd, Bruce Bauer, Wendy Gross, Imke Durre
  2. The Case for Minting NOAA Event DOIs
    Charles Anderson, Megan Cromwell
  3. Putting Data about Data about Data to Work
    Mike Chang 
  4. Automated Metadata Upload from ArcGIS to InPort
    Brendan Sylvander, Seth Urion, Jeff Cowen, Tim Haverland
  5. NCEI Common Data Services: Collection Manager
    John Relph, Martin Aubrey, Charlie Burris, Don Collins, Philip Jones, Amanda Dean, Elizabeth Harper
  6. The power of a CoMET: An introduction to metadata creation using NCEI’s editing tool 
    Elizabeth Harper, Amanda L. Dean
  7. Score! Using CoMET’s Data Stewardship Maturity Questionnaire to get top marks for your data
    Amanda L Dean, Elizabeth Harper

Moderators
avatar for Tyler Christensen

Tyler Christensen

Data Management Architect, NOAA / NESDIS
KM

Kathy Martinolich

Metadata Specialist/Research Associate, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI - NGI Northern Gulf Institute
avatar for Nazila Merati

Nazila Merati

Physical Scientist/Site Lead, NOAA/NCEI
Data whisperer, CCO and firm believer in data night

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson

Data Manager, NESDIS/NCEI
avatar for Amanda L. Dean

Amanda L. Dean

Metadata Specialist, NOAA-NCEI (CASE Consultants, Int.)
Amanda received her B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She currently works as a Metadata and Archiving Specialist for the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in Asheville, NC. Previously... Read More →
MC

Mike Chang

PM/Software Engineer, NOAA Fisheries
BS

Brendan Sylvander

Scientific Data Management, USDOC NOAA NWFSC
avatar for John Relph

John Relph

IT Specialist, NESDIS/NCEI
OneStop, Metadata, Archival, Automation, Data Management, Canaan Dogs


Wednesday August 19, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
 
Thursday, August 20
 

11:15am EDT

Workshop Day 4: Help Desk
Need help finding your way around? Not sure about sharing your presentation? Drop by the help desk for assistance! Someone from ESIP (conference organizer) or the workshop planning team will be available to answer questions.


Link to Session: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/876155925
You can also dial in using your phone.
+1 (571) 317-3117
Access Code: 876-155-925




Thursday August 20, 2020 11:15am - 5:00pm EDT

11:15am EDT

Posters
Posters (abstracts are available in this Google Doc)


  1. Providing Structured and Rich Dataset Quality Information (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Metadata strategies and solutions

    Ge Peng (CISESS/NCEI), Anna Milan (NCEI), Nancy A. Ritchey (NCEI), Robert P. Partee II (Xentity Corp), Sonny Zinn (ERT, Inc.), Evan McQuinn (CIRES), Kenneth S. Casey (NCEI), Paul Lemieux III (Riverside Technology, Inc.), Raisa Ionin (National Institutes of Health, Philip Jones (Riverside Technology, Inc.), Arianna Jakositz (CIRES), and Donald Collins (NCEI)

  2. AOML Data Management for Climate Data Records (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Coordinating Data to Decisions: Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategies for the Next Ten Years

    Francis Bringas (NOAA/AOML), Mayra Pazos (NOAA/AOML), Claudia Schmid (NOAA/AOML), Charita Atluri (UM/CIMAS), Jayalekshmi Thottiyilthazhe Sadanandan Nair (UM/CIMAS), Rick Lumpkin (NOAA/AOML), Gustavo Goni (NOAA/AOML)

  3. An Integrated Framework for Supporting Evidence-Based Institutional Research Data Management and Stewardship (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Implementing the Federal Data Strategy

    Ge Peng (CISESS/NCEI), Jeff Privette (NCEI), Scott Hausman (NCEI), Edward Kearns (First Street Foundation), Otis Brown (CISESS), Thomas Maycock (CISESS)

  4. In Real Life: How Social Media Propelled One Study (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement

    Jennifer Fulford (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI), Greg Hammer (NOAA NCEI); Ge Peng (Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies [CISESS]); Tom Maycock (CISESS); Mark Essig (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI); Andrea Andersen (ICMS for NOAA NCEI); Trinity Foreman

  5. Adding Relatability to Science Communications (view poster here) 
    Introduced in session: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement

    Trinity Foreman (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI), Greg Hammer (NOAA NCEI); Jennifer Fulford (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI); Andrea Andersen, (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI)


Thursday August 20, 2020 11:15am - 6:00pm EDT

11:30am EDT

5A: Data Management Meets Records Management
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Co-Chairs: Andre Sivels, Jason Cooper


This session will take a look at how data management intersects with records management and how they can work together to ensure information is preserved to meet the needs of the scientific community as well as federal recordkeeping requirements.


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. NARA and Digital NOAA Data 
    Brett Abrams
  2. Consistent Data Preservation Planning for NOAA Environmental Data 
    Jason Cooper
  3. The NOAA IR as a Means for Records Management and Preservation 
    Jennifer Fagan-Fry
  4. Electronic Monitoring Programs in Federally Managed U.S. Fisheries: Developing Records Schedules that Meet Data Management Needs 
    Joshua Lee
  5. The DIVER Records Management System 
    Ben Shorr, Jeri Greenwell
  6. Records and Data Management Beyond 2020 
    Andre Sivels


Moderators
JC

Jason Cooper

Archivist, NESDIS/NCEI
Jason Cooper is an archivist at the National Centers for Environmental Information. Among his many varied tasks, Jason manages the vast physical archives in Asheville, develops archive policy, and works with other NESDIS offices on archive projects. He led development of the NCEI... Read More →
AS

Andre Sivels

Records Manager, NOAA
Andre Sivels joined NOAA in January 2011, as the Records Officer for NOAA’s Records Management Program located within the Audit and Information Management Office, OCAO.  Andre is responsible for providing leadership, direction, coordination, oversight and execution of NOAA’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brett Abrams

Brett Abrams

Archivist, NARA
A historian and archivist, I have spent most of my career working in the Electronic Records Division at the National Archives and Records Administration. My particular interests involve geospatial data and enterprise databases. I have written several books on sports and celebrity... Read More →
JF

Jennifer Fagan-Fry

NOAA
Jennifer Fagan-Fry is the NOAA Institutional Repository Manager with the NOAA Central & Regional Libraries. In addition to her duties as repository manager, Jenn also serves as the head of the Library’s Technical Services Department. She regularly presents on topics such as publishing... Read More →
JL

Joshua Lee

NMFS
Joshua Lee is a fisheries management specialist with the Pacific Islands Regional OfficeSustainable Fisheries Division. Josh recently participated in an NOAA Rotational AssignmentProgram, or NRAP, with the NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology. During thisNRAP, Josh worked... Read More →
avatar for Ben Shorr

Ben Shorr

Physical Scientist, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Data visualization; data warehouse; query applications; contaminant data; ERDDAP; Don't duck metadata!


Thursday August 20, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT

11:30am EDT

5B: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement - Part 1
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Co-Chairs: Chris Lauer, Michael Brewer, Meka Laster

The value of NOAA data is realized when it is used by people to make decisions. Knowing what data exists within NOAA, who are the data users, and what decisions are made based on the data can help us to better understand what roles NOAA data play in the decision making process. It also helps to maximize the value of NOAA's data by ensuring that the data are provided in the right format and to the right people. Lessons learned by engaging users should play a role in guiding R&D efforts to improve our data products. This session will highlight NOAA's efforts to better understand and engage the users of the data and information that NOAA produces. It will also present the benefits and outcomes that these users derive from the use of NOAA data and information.

Poster: In Real Life: How Social Media Propelled One Study (link to poster)
Jennifer Fulford, Greg Hammer, Ge Peng, Tom Maycock, Mark Essig, Andrea Andersen, Trinity Foreman

Poster: Adding Relatability to Science Communications  (link to poster)
Trinity Foreman, Greg Hammer, Jennifer Fulford, Andrea Andersen

Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. Introduction to the Session 
    Chris Lauer, Michael Brewer, Meka Laster
  2. The Value of NOAA Environmental Data 
    Mike Brewer, Tamara Houston, Annette Hollingshead, Jenny Dissen
  3. The value and use of Climate Monitoring Information in the larger economy 
    Deke Arndt, Karin L. Gleason
  4. Advancing Indicator Science Through Agency Engagement 
    Laura Stevens, Deke Arndt
  5. Title: BlueTech Economy Research and Applications of Coastal and Ocean Unmanned systems Data Assembly (BERACOUDA) 
    Sharon Mesick, Shannon Campbell, Henry Jones, Philip Hoffman
  6. Engaging and understanding novel users at NOAA CoastWatch 
    Michael Soracco, Veronica Lance


Moderators
MB

Michael Brewer

Customer Engagement Branch Chief, NESDIS/NCEI
ML

Meka Laster

Program and Policy Analyst, NOAA OAR Office of Science Support
Please take a look at the NOAA Research and Development Database (NRDD): https://researchprojects.noaa.gov/NRDD-Login?ReturnUrl=%2f
CL

Chris Lauer

Economist, Office of Chief Economist

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Mesick

Sharon Mesick

Director, Southern Regional Climate Service, NESDIS
NCEI’s Regional Climate Services Directors (RCSDs) regularly engage with stakeholders about climate information needs, and help build and strengthen active partner networks with public and private constituents. They help to connect and integrate NOAA’s work with partner organizations... Read More →
avatar for Michael Soracco

Michael Soracco

Systems Analyst, RIVA for NOAA CoastWatch


Thursday August 20, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT

11:30am EDT

5C: AI For Environmental Data Management
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Chair: Jebb Stewart


Advances in computing power through new generation Graphical Processing Unit’s (GPU), the availability of data, and the generation of new software libraries have made Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) more accessible to diverse fields including medicine, self-driving cars, and social media. These technologies are seeing a significant increase in applicability and research has shown certain ML algorithms have several advantages over traditional methods, including improving execution speed, stability, and accuracy. There are a variety of areas where AI/ML techniques can be applied in the environmental data management ecosystem. These include efficient and intelligent signal and image processing; quality control mechanisms; pattern recognition; anomaly detection; data fusion; mapping; and prediction. Share your experiences or vision of using AI to help environmental data management techniques.


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. Tackling challenges of Ocean Exploration with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence 
    Mashkoor Malik, Megan Cromwell, Kasey Cantwell, Matt Dornback, Philip Hoffman
  2. Machine Learning Application to Small Data: A Case Study Using Ocean Carbon Time Series 
    Roman Battisti, Adrienne Sutton, Sylvia Musielewicz, Stacy Maenner, John Osborne, John Evans, Randy Bott, Sean Dougherty
  3. A satellite-based daily near-surface temperature data records for the Tibetan Plateau 
    Yuhan (Douglas) Rao, Shunlin Liang, Dongdong Wang, Yunyue Yu
  4. What is "AI-Ready" Open Data? 
    Tyler Christensen, Cassandra Ladino, Deirdre Clarkin, Bob Williams 



Moderators
avatar for Jebb Q. Stewart

Jebb Q. Stewart

Acting Division Chief Advanced Technologies Division, NOAA Global Systems Laboratory
Jebb Q. Stewart is the acting lead of the Advanced Technology Division with NOAA's Global System Laboratory in Boulder Colorado and Co-Chair of NOAA's Artificial Intelligence Executive Committee.  With a unique background in both Meteorology and Computer Science, he has over 20 years... Read More →

Speakers
MM

Mashkoor Malik

Physical Scientist, OAR OER
avatar for Douglas Rao

Douglas Rao

Research Scientist, CISESS/NCICS/NCSU
I am currently a Research Scientist at North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, affiliated with NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. My current research at NCICS focuses on generating a blended near-surface air temperature dataset by integrating in situ measurements... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Christensen

Tyler Christensen

Data Management Architect, NOAA / NESDIS


Thursday August 20, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Break
Thursday August 20, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Plenary Session - Day 4
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Thursday Plenary Schedule (Eastern Time)
1:30 PM Welcome and announcements
1:35 PM Keynote presentation by Dr. Christopher Lynnes (NASA/EOSDIS)
1:55 PM Q&A with Dr. Christopher Lynnes
2:05 PM Keynote presentation by Tom Beach (DOC Chief Data Officer)
2:40 PM Q&A with Tom Beach
2:55 PM Final announcements

Remember to attend the afternoon breakout sessions!


Abstracts:
Analysis-in-Place Experience for EOSDIS Users in the Cloud 
Christopher Lynnes

Dr. Lynnes is going to talk about facilitating an Analysis-in-Place experience for EOSDIS users in the cloud. With accelerating data volumes of satellite data, the prevailing model of download-to-analyze threatens to become unsustainable. To mitigate this, NASA is hosting EO data in the cloud and working on features to help users execute analyses in the same cloud, obviating the need for users to move and manage massive datasets. However, this requires reimagining the User Experience for the from data search through preprocessing, and even usage.



Insights on “All Things Data” – Partnering with your CDO at DOC
Thomas Beach 

As the interim Chief Data Officer (CDO) at the Department of Commerce, Thomas Beach provides strategic direction and guidance in the implementation of the Federal Data Strategy and Data Governance in addition to leading the Commerce Data Governance Board (CDGB).  This is an opportunity to gain deeper understanding and insights on the Office of the Chief Data Officer’s (OCDO) vision on carrying out the Agency-Specific Actions of the Federal Data Strategy and OCDO’s perspective on data management with a particular focus to the NOAA mission and the environmental data management community.  Also, in response to the tidal wave of data – how can we put data to work?  Examples of how to put data to work from experience as the Chief Data Strategist at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Lynnes

Christopher Lynnes

Researcher, Self
Christopher Lynnes recently retired from NASA as System Architect for NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System, known as EOSDIS. He worked on EOSDIS for 30 years, over which time he has worked multiple generations of data archive systems, search engines and interfaces... Read More →
avatar for Tom Beach

Tom Beach

DOC Interim CDO
As the interim Chief Data Officer (CDO) at the Department of Commerce, Thomas leads the Department’s data governance activities; executes key data collection, inventory and quality processes; and provides strategic direction and guidance for the bureaus’ collection, storage, use... Read More →


Thursday August 20, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Virtual coffee break - Early Career Networking - continued

All career levels are encouraged to join this virtual coffee break to network and chat about early career topics as a continuation of Wednesday's outstanding conversation!  


Join the discussion in the Google Meet here.


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617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪473 606 027 2402‬#


Thursday August 20, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: General Discussion Room
Join the general discussion in the Google Meet here.


Or connect by phone at:
617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪807 465 812 0173‬#

Thursday August 20, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: NCEI Listening Session - continued
Join the discussion in the Google Meet here.


Or connect by phone at:
617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪897 250 353 7233‬#


Discussion on Archiving with NCEI - continued
Moderator: Monica Youngman

Improving the process of archiving data requires a strong partnership across NOAA to develop joint solutions and common expectations. Join NCEI to discuss current initiatives, provide feedback, and develop ideas on how to partner on the way forward. This will be an open dialogue on a variety of topics, including the archive process, the development and implementation of an archive business model, transitioning the Archive to the Cloud, and new policies and guidance that are in development or recently implemented.


Speakers
avatar for Monica Youngman

Monica Youngman

Chief, Data Stewardship Division, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information


Thursday August 20, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: Poster Discussion with Ge Peng
Join Ge for questions and discussion in the Google Meet here.


Or connect by phone at:
617-675-4444
PIN: ‪560 277 868 7247‬#


Providing Structured and Rich Dataset Quality Information (link to poster)
Introduced in the session: Metadata strategies and solutions

Ge Peng (CISESS/NCEI), Anna Milan (NCEI), Nancy A. Ritchey (NCEI), Robert P. Partee II (Xentity Corp), Sonny Zinn (ERT, Inc.), Evan McQuinn (CIRES), Kenneth S. Casey (NCEI), Paul Lemieux III (Riverside Technology, Inc.), Raisa Ionin (National Institutes of Health, Philip Jones (Riverside Technology, Inc.), Arianna Jakositz (CIRES), and Donald Collins (NCEI)

Data is an organizational asset. The quality of datasets and their associated information is fundamental to the quality of the underlying data services, for ensuring the trustworthiness of the data holdings, and for managing organizational risk. With rapidly increasing data volumes and elevated requirements for timely access to high-quality and readily usable environmental data and information, effectively managing and providing interoperable data and information is a significant challenge. This poster presents a use case of the end-to-end application of a data stewardship maturity matrix, as a part of the NOAA OneStop project, to demonstrate the potential for systematically curating and representing dataset quality information that is structured, evidence-based, content-rich, machine and human-readable, and FAIR, namely, findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.


Speakers
avatar for Ge Peng

Ge Peng

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


Thursday August 20, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: Working from home and parenting during the pandemic (Themed Room)
Working from home and parenting during the pandemic (Themed Room)

Work-life balance has changed dramatically since the pandemic has forced many of us to work from home. Take a virtual coffee break and chat with colleagues about telework, parenting while working from, and share your tips and tricks for finding balance during the pandemic!


Join the discussion in the Google Meet here.


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PIN: ‪312 097 065 4497‬#

Thursday August 20, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

6A: Implementing the Federal Data Strategy at NOAA - A Working Session to Begin Implementation Planning for the NOAA Data Strategy
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Co-Chairs: Kim Valentine, Meredith Richardson


The session will begin with a few updates on Federal and Department of Commerce policies, then a deeper dive into the new NOAA Data Strategy. The next step for the Strategy is to develop an implementation plan, describing specific actions NOAA will take. The session chairs will lead an in-depth discussion to gather the community's thoughts on how we can best work together as an agency to achieve the goals and objectives of the strategy.


Poster: An Integrated Framework for Supporting Evidence-Based Institutional Research Data Management and Stewardship (link to poster)
Ge Peng, Jeff Privette, Scott Hausman, Edward Kearns, Otis Brown, Thomas Maycock


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. Implementation of the Evidence Act & Federal Data Strategy: Perspective from Commerce & what it means for NOAA 
    Meredith Richardson, Kim Valentine, Tyler Christensen
  2. NOAA Data Strategy - Implementation Planning 
    Kim Valentine, NOAA Data Strategy Team (from all LOs)
  3. NOAA Data Strategy Implementation Plan Discussion
    Led by Kim Valentine
     

Moderators
avatar for Meredith Richardson

Meredith Richardson

Sea Grant Knauss Data Policy Fellow, U.S. Dept of Commerce
Fellowship Year: Meredith Richardson is a 2020 Sea Grant Knauss Fellow placed in the Office of the Chief Data Officer within the U.S. Dept of Commerce. Within this role, she performs two functions: Executive Secretary for the Commerce Data Governance Board, and Bureau Liaison to... Read More →
avatar for Kim Valentine

Kim Valentine

Acting NOAA Geospatial Information Officer (GIO), NOAA/NOS
NOAA Data Strategy and Strategic Action Plan, NOAA Data Management, Federal Data Strategy, GIS

Thursday August 20, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

6B: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement - Part 2
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Co-Chairs: Chris Lauer, Michael Brewer, Meka Laster


The value of NOAA data is realized when it is used by people to make decisions. Knowing what data exists within NOAA, who are the data users, and what decisions are made based on the data can help us to better understand what roles NOAA data play in the decision making process. It also helps to maximize the value of NOAA's data by ensuring that the data are provided in the right format and to the right people. Lessons learned by engaging users should play a role in guiding R&D efforts to improve our data products. This session will highlight NOAA's efforts to better understand and engage the users of the data and information that NOAA produces. It will also present the benefits and outcomes that these users derive from the use of NOAA data and information.


Poster: In Real Life: How Social Media Propelled One Study (link to poster)
Jennifer Fulford, Greg Hammer, Ge Peng, Tom Maycock, Mark Essig, Andrea Andersen, Trinity Foreman


Poster: Adding Relatability to Science Communications (link to poster) 
Trinity Foreman, Greg Hammer, Jennifer Fulford, Andrea Andersen


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. A oneNOAA Model for Service Delivery: A Proven Framework for Integrating Decision Support and Service Delivery
    Ellen Mecray, Nicholas Schmidt, Kate Abshire, Karen Bareford, Brenna Sweetman, Kat Hawley, Claudia Nierenburg, Thanh Vo Dinh, Nancy Beller-Sims
  2. Using NRDD data in decision-making process and NRDD’s process for user engagement 
    Meka Laster, Laura Newcomb, Gary Matlock
  3. Extending the value of foundational data for observing system portfolio management
    Becky Baltes, Martin Yapur, Jennifer Webster, Lewis McCulloch
  4. From Data to Decisions: Use of NOAA Datasets in the Fourth National Climate Assessment 
    Katharine M. Johnson, Sarah M. Champion, Linda B. Copley, Angel Li, Laura E. Stevens, Kenneth E. Kunkel, Jessicca Griffin
  5. Climate Scenarios and Their Use in Decision-Making 
    Kenneth E. Kunkel, David R. Easterling
  6. Poster Presentations
    Jennifer Fulford and Trinity Foreman



Moderators
MB

Michael Brewer

Customer Engagement Branch Chief, NESDIS/NCEI
ML

Meka Laster

Program and Policy Analyst, NOAA OAR Office of Science Support
Please take a look at the NOAA Research and Development Database (NRDD): https://researchprojects.noaa.gov/NRDD-Login?ReturnUrl=%2f
CL

Chris Lauer

Economist, Office of Chief Economist

Speakers

Thursday August 20, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

6C: Putting visualization to work on your science data
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Chair: Rowland Schweitzer


Scientific visualization remains an important part of data discovery, research, and communication. There is a
proliferation of tools for data visualization, but there is often a disconnect between the tools used for visualization in the working phase of data exploration and the tools available for communication. Science groups often have to seek out the help of overworked computing systems staff personnel to put their data to work communicating NOAA’s science mission outside of their laboratory. This session invites talks on visualization systems that help bridge that gap, be it desktop tools that can be connected to the Web (like PyFerret via Notebooks), Live Access Server (with its new admin web interface for configuring data), to systems like DASH which allow the use of Python data tools like Panda Dataframes and Numpy while automatically connecting the resulting visualization to the Web. What tools are you using to put visualization to work on NOAA’s data?


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. A Dashing Data Display -- Harnessing the Hype of Data Dashboards 
    Roland Schweitzer, Kevin O'Brien
  2. MetaPipe: Raw metabarcoding reads to presentable data products via a rapid bioinformatics pipeline 
    Sean McAllister, Matt Galaska, Emily Norton, Chris Paight
  3. Ocean WRIT: Wb-based Reanalysis Intercomparisons 
    Cathy Smith, Michael Alexander, Gilbert Compo, Matthew Newman
  4. Using Teamwork as a Tool for Scientific Communication
    Jessicca Griffin,  Laura E. Stevens, Sarah M. Champion
  5. Geographic Data Interoperability and Visualization with Python 
    Seth Urion, Megan Moore, Brendan Sylvander, Jeff Cowen
  6. Data Visualization for Surface Ocean Carbon and Ocean Acidification Time Series Observations 
    John Osborne, Adrienne Sutton, Sylvia Musielewicz, Stacy Maenner, Roman Battisti, John Evans, Randy Bott, Sean Dougherty
  7. Python Killer Whale and Salmon Art
    Brendan Sylvander, Mike Ford, Seth Urion



Moderators
RS

Roland Schweitzer

Programmer, OAR/PMEL/SDIG

Speakers
BS

Brendan Sylvander

Scientific Data Management, USDOC NOAA NWFSC
avatar for Cathy Smith

Cathy Smith

Web and Data Lead, OAR/PSL
Climate and weather data analysis. Making data user access easier.
avatar for Jessicca Griffin

Jessicca Griffin

Visual Communications Specialist, NCSU/CISESS
SU

Seth Urion

Senior Developer, NMFS/NWFSC
I work on data and metadata automation projects, mostly in Python. I dabble in Data Science and Machine Learning especially as it applies to environmental data.
JO

John Osborne

Research Engineer, NOAA/PMEL
Data discovery, data visualization, Python, Javascript, SQL


Thursday August 20, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

5:00pm EDT

 
Friday, August 21
 

11:45am EDT

Workshop Day 5: Help Desk
Need help finding your way around? Not sure about sharing your presentation? Drop by the help desk for assistance! Someone from ESIP (conference organizer) or the workshop planning team will be available to answer questions.


Link to Session: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/876155925
You can also dial in using your phone.
+1 (571) 317-3117
Access Code: 876-155-925




Friday August 21, 2020 11:45am - 4:30pm EDT

11:45am EDT

Posters
Posters (abstracts are available in this Google Doc)


  1. Providing Structured and Rich Dataset Quality Information (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Metadata strategies and solutions

    Ge Peng (CISESS/NCEI), Anna Milan (NCEI), Nancy A. Ritchey (NCEI), Robert P. Partee II (Xentity Corp), Sonny Zinn (ERT, Inc.), Evan McQuinn (CIRES), Kenneth S. Casey (NCEI), Paul Lemieux III (Riverside Technology, Inc.), Raisa Ionin (National Institutes of Health, Philip Jones (Riverside Technology, Inc.), Arianna Jakositz (CIRES), and Donald Collins (NCEI)

  2. AOML Data Management for Climate Data Records (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Coordinating Data to Decisions: Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategies for the Next Ten Years

    Francis Bringas (NOAA/AOML), Mayra Pazos (NOAA/AOML), Claudia Schmid (NOAA/AOML), Charita Atluri (UM/CIMAS), Jayalekshmi Thottiyilthazhe Sadanandan Nair (UM/CIMAS), Rick Lumpkin (NOAA/AOML), Gustavo Goni (NOAA/AOML)

  3. An Integrated Framework for Supporting Evidence-Based Institutional Research Data Management and Stewardship (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Implementing the Federal Data Strategy

    Ge Peng (CISESS/NCEI), Jeff Privette (NCEI), Scott Hausman (NCEI), Edward Kearns (First Street Foundation), Otis Brown (CISESS), Thomas Maycock (CISESS)

  4. In Real Life: How Social Media Propelled One Study (view poster here)
    Introduced in the session: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement

    Jennifer Fulford (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI), Greg Hammer (NOAA NCEI); Ge Peng (Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies [CISESS]); Tom Maycock (CISESS); Mark Essig (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI); Andrea Andersen (ICMS for NOAA NCEI); Trinity Foreman

  5. Adding Relatability to Science Communications (view poster here) 
    Introduced in session: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement

    Trinity Foreman (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI), Greg Hammer (NOAA NCEI); Jennifer Fulford (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI); Andrea Andersen, (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI)


Friday August 21, 2020 11:45am - 4:30pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

7A: NOAA Big Data Program: An Update from the Operational Phase and Lessons Learned from the Field
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive 

link to video file on Google Drive
Co-Chairs: Patrick Keown, Jon O'Neil, Adrienne Simonson


The Big Data Program (BDP) is moving into an operational phase now contracts have been awarded to three cloud service providers: Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. As the project moves forward and matures, it is important to fully encompass the suite of data at NOAA, from the bottoms of the ocean to the depths of the galaxy. In order to do this, the BDP requires constant support and input from the NOAA data community. This session will give an overview of the BDP, and give a chance for the BDP team to interact directly with data managers and decision-makers. Chair selected presentations and open call for presentations.


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. The Evolution of NOAA Big Data Program 
    Jonathan O'Neil, Adrienne Simonson, Patrick Keown, Jena Kent, Otis Brown, Jonathan Brannock, Jenny Dissen
  2. Big Data and Big Water - NOAA Hydrologic Analyses and Forecasts 
    Mark Glaudemans, Brian Cosgrove, Fernando Salas, Lloyd Balfour
  3. Crowdsourced Bathymetry Joins the Big Data Program and Pilots Enhanced Data Access Services
    Jennifer Jencks, Dave Neufeld, Ken Tanaka, Georgie Zelenak



 link to video file on Google Drive

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Keown

Patrick Keown

NOAA Open Data Dissemination Program Manager, NOAA
JO

Jonathan ONeil

Director, NOAA Big Data Program, NOAA
avatar for Adrienne Simonson

Adrienne Simonson

Director, NOAA Open Data Dissemination, OCIO

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Jencks

Jennifer Jencks

Director, NOAA
Crowd Sourced Bathymetry


Friday August 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

7B: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement - Part 3
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Co-Chairs: Chris Lauer, Michael Brewer, Meka Laster


The value of NOAA data is realized when it is used by people to make decisions. Knowing what data exists within NOAA, who are the data users, and what decisions are made based on the data can help us to better understand what roles NOAA data play in the decision making process. It also helps to maximize the value of NOAA's data by ensuring that the data are provided in the right format and to the right people. Lessons learned by engaging users should play a role in guiding R&D efforts to improve our data products. This session will highlight NOAA's efforts to better understand and engage the users of the data and information that NOAA produces. It will also present the benefits and outcomes that these users derive from the use of NOAA data and information.


Poster: In Real Life: How Social Media Propelled One Study  (link to poster)
Jennifer Fulford, Greg Hammer, Ge Peng, Tom Maycock, Mark Essig, Andrea Andersen, Trinity Foreman


Poster: Adding Relatability to Science Communications (link to poster) 
Trinity Foreman, Greg Hammer, Jennifer Fulford, Andrea Andersen


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. Putting NOAA’s Social Science Research to Work: Current State and Future Directions 
    Dr. Gina Eosco, Michele Olson
  2. Putting NOAA Data to Work for Economic Valuation
    Jeffrey Wielgus, Jeffery Adkins, Chris Lauer, Monica Grasso
  3. Utilizing data from the NOAA IR, bibliometrics and RPTS to inform decisions
    Sarah Davis, Jennifer Fagan-Fry
  4. Weather and Water Data: How GIS applications bridge the gap between data and information to aid critical decision-makers
    Danny Gant
  5. Using Cloud-Based GIS Technology to Enhance NWS Core Partner Weather Impact Hazard Awareness & Communication
    Jared Allen, Kris Felt, Steve Amons
  6. NCEI Customer Engagement Analytics for COVID-19 
    Tamara Houston, Jenny Dissen, Annette Hollingshead




Moderators
MB

Michael Brewer

Customer Engagement Branch Chief, NESDIS/NCEI
ML

Meka Laster

Program and Policy Analyst, NOAA OAR Office of Science Support
Please take a look at the NOAA Research and Development Database (NRDD): https://researchprojects.noaa.gov/NRDD-Login?ReturnUrl=%2f
CL

Chris Lauer

Economist, Office of Chief Economist

Speakers
GE

Gina Eosco

OAR WPO and OSS
EM

Ellen Mecray

Physical Scientist, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Climate Information Services Branch
SD

Sarah Davis

Librarian, NOAA/OAR/NCL
avatar for Jared Allen

Jared Allen

Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Cheyenne, WY
TH

Tami Houston

NESDIS/NCEI
Tamara Houston has served as the National Partnership Liaison for NCEI’s Regional Climate Services Program since June 2013. In this role, Tamara serves as the technical lead for the six Regional Climate Center contracts and as an ex-officio member of the American Association of... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

7C: The NESDIS Cloud Framework - An Enterprise Approach to Cloud Adoption
Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive


Co-Chairs: Kenneth Casey, David Fischman


In the last year, NESDIS has made significant progress in demonstrating and adopting an enterprise approach to cloud adoption. Avoiding the lift-and-shift approach in which existing systems are migrated to the cloud independently, NESDIS has instead been systematically prototyping and deploying into operations an enterprise framework to support all of its mission goals, including data ingest, science development, operational product generation, data access, and long-term archive. The first operational phase was completed in March along with the first set of pilot projects. Currently, the second operational phase and the second set of pilots are underway. This session will review the progress made to date and solicit feedback from stakeholders - including the broader NOAA data management community - on both near-term and longer-term directions.


Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. Introduction and Overview of the NESDIS Cloud Roadmap 
    Kenneth S. Casey
  2. Overview of the NCCF and Results of Cloud Pilot Phase 
    Kathryn Shontz, Manan Dalal, Ken Casey, Walter Wolf, Tom Heinrichs, Dave Fischman
  3. Current Status of Cloud Pilot Phase 2 
    Walter Wolf
  4. Current Status of the Operational NCCF
    Rick Vizbulis, Jonathan Terrell, Rita Grullon-Pingon
  5. Review of Software Development and Business Process in the NCCF 
    Thomas Heinrichs
  6. Feedback Session
    David Fischman, Kenneth S. Casey


Moderators
avatar for Dave Fischman

Dave Fischman

Intrapreneur, NOAA
Dave Fischman started his NOAA career as a survey technician on the NOAA ships Rainier and Ka`imimoana.  He then transitioned to NOAA Corps and served as the Operations Officer on the NOAA Ship Ka`imimoana.  Following his sea assignment, he served as the NOS hydrographic data manager... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ken Casey

Ken Casey

Deputy Chief, Data Stewardship Division, NESDIS/NCEI
I serve as the Deputy Chief of the Data Stewardship Division at NCEI and am working on a variety of efforts, from accelerating the ingest of data to the archive to supporting our migration to the NESDIS Common Cloud Framework (NCCF). I am also honored to serve as the ESIP President... Read More →
KS

Kathryn Shontz

Cloud Lead, NOAA
WW

Walter Wolf

NESDIS/OSGS



Friday August 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: General Discussion Room
Join the general discussion in the Google Meet here.

Or connect by phone at:
617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪807 465 812 0173‬#

Friday August 21, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: Poster Discussion with Ge Peng
Join Ge for questions and discussion in the Google Meet here.


Or connect by phone at:
617-675-4444
PIN: ‪731 850 736 9635‬#


An Integrated Framework for Supporting Evidence-Based Institutional Research Data Management and Stewardship (link to poster)
Introduced in the session: Implementing the Federal Data Strategy

Ge Peng (CISESS/NCEI), Jeff Privette (NCEI), Scott Hausman (NCEI), Edward Kearns (First Street Foundation), Otis Brown (CISESS), and Thomas Maycock (CISESS)


The rapidly increasing quantity and importance of digital research data make this an exciting but challenging time for organizations responsible for producing, managing, and stewarding data, especially for publicly funded digital research data. Key challenges include evolving stewardship requirements for federally and publicly funded research data and new mandates and guidelines from scientific societies and publishers. The multi-dimensional nature of data and information quality also contributes to the challenges of managing and stewarding institutional research data.
For U.S. federal agencies, important quality attributes include accessibility, accountability, integrity, interoperability, transparency, traceability, usability, and utility, while scientific societies and scholarly publishers tend to emphasize findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reuse, aka, FAIR. Quantifiably assessing how science data centers manage their data holdings, including the practices applied to individual datasets, is another big challenge. Gaps between requirements and implementations may need to be bridged, which may require integrating knowledge and expertise across multiple disciplines.
The latest U.S. OPEN Government Data Act calls for an evidence-based policy-making support process. We present a data-centric, holistic, iterative framework to help institutions address the challenges of managing their digital scientific data. Intended users of this framework include organizations seeking to ensure or improve their institutional research data management, to support stewardship compliance verification and reporting, and to ensure or improve the quality, including FAIRness, of individual datasets.


Speakers
avatar for Ge Peng

Ge Peng

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


Friday August 21, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: Poster Discussion with Jennifer Fulford
Join Jennifer for questions and discussion in the Google Meet here.


Or connect by phone at:
617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪837 868 090 6946‬#


In Real Life: How Social Media Propelled One Study (link to poster)
Introduced in the session: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement

Jennifer Fulford (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI), Greg Hammer (NOAA NCEI); Ge Peng (Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies [CISESS]); Tom Maycock (CISESS); Mark Essig (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI); Andrea Andersen (ICMS for NOAA NCEI); Trinity Foreman

A 2020 sea ice study by NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) took on a life of its own with the help of social media, increasing its reach by more than 300% in a brief time. The power of science communication—including the comms planning, the use of plain language, and the collaboration between scientists and communication experts—will be the focus of this presentation.
The study—about the potential for ice-free Arctic summers by 2040—gained social media traction and news media attention earlier this year after a communications plan was executed, placing the study’s important results in the public spotlight. Effective and simple communication methods showcased the science to a much larger audience. Mainstream media reports were released within days of NCEI’s promotion. The work itself merited the attention. Published in the journal Climate by scientists with NCEI and the Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS), the study called for more reliable projections of the first ice-free Arctic summer. The Arctic may experience its first essentially ice-f ()ree summer within 15 years, and new models to predict the changes could assist in determining the rate of melt. The future of Arctic sea ice has implications for native people, commerce, shipping, resource extraction, and national security.
After an article about the study was published on NCEI’s website (ncei.noaa.gov)—and promoted through social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts of both NCEI and CISESS—the full-text views of the paper increased 383% over just more than a week. Two major media organizations, USA Today and New York Daily News, picked up the story in that window.
NOAA NCEI Office Support Services, GSA Contract No.: 47QRAA19D000D, Order No.: 1332KP19FNEEN0042


Speakers
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Jennifer Fulford

Comms Consultant/Tech Writer, NOAA NCEI, ICMS LLC
Technical Writer/Comms Specialist | Contractor for NOAA NCEI | See our news at ncei.noaa.gov/news | On Twitter @NOAANCEIClimate and @NOAANCEIOcnGeo | On Facebook @NOAANCEI | Instagram as @NOAAData


Friday August 21, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Virtual coffee break: Poster Discussion with Trinity Foreman
Join Trinity for questions and discussion in the Google Meet here.


Or connect by phone at:
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Adding Relatability to Science Communications  (view poster here) 
Introduced in session: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement


Trinity Foreman (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI), Greg Hammer (NOAA NCEI); Jennifer Fulford (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI); Andrea Andersen, (Innovative Consulting & Management Services [ICMS] for NOAA NCEI)


In traditional science writing, descriptive language is often seen as overembellishment and is commonly discouraged, but in public-facing communications this strategy is a key tool for increasing the public understanding of research. Adding relatability to data, large numbers, and statistics expands the reach and impact of the information, ensuring its place in public dialogue and awareness. In this poster, we offer suggestions on ways to humanize your data and communicate the significance of your work to public audiences through effective verbal and visual strategies. By providing examples of effective infographics, analogies, and free comparative tools, this poster will show the methodology of adding relatability to your research and information.
NOAA NCEI Office Support Services, GSA Contract No.: 47QRAA19D000D, Order No.: 1332KP19FNEEN0042


Speakers
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Trinity Foreman

Comms Consultant, ICMS LLC
Trinity Foreman supports the educational outreach and social media output of NOAA's NCEI. NCEI hosts and provides public access to one of the most significant archives for environmental data on Earth, and Trinity Foreman works to increase the accessibility of NCEI's data tools and... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Closing Plenary
Link to Recordinglink to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive 

Friday Plenary Schedule (Eastern Time)
2:00 PM Welcome and announcements
2:05 PM Keynote presentation by Dr. Stephen Volz (NESDIS AA)
2:40 PM Q&A with Dr. Volz
2:55 PM Keynote presentation by N-Wave Team
3:20 PM Q&A with N-Wave Team
3:35 PM Keynote presentation by David Fischman
4:10 PM Q&A
4:20 PM Final announcements
4:30 PM Session close


Plenary Abstracts:

Community Engagement for the Future of NOAA’s Shared Network Infrastructures
From the campus to the cloud, shared network infrastructures are essential to NOAA research and critical operations. These infrastructures play a supporting role across NOAA’s data management activities, including ingesting, processing, disseminating, and preserving data—whether these activities take place on a campus, in a data center, or in the Cloud. Understanding networks as an underlying thread that connects these activities, the EDM community plays a key stakeholder role in setting the direction for NOAA’s shared network infrastructures, including N-Wave – NOAA’s Enterprise Network.

Since 2010, N-Wave has operated a national fiber optic network backbone to deliver highly available, secure, high-speed network transport and services to support all of NOAA’s missions. Unique among U.S. government agencies, NOAA’s N-Wave network is built in partnership with the national science, research and education network community, offering direct peering exchanges that benefit NOAA scientists and collaborators across the country.

Join this session to learn more about N-Wave's role in NOAA-wide data transfer via these shared infrastructures, including in-place services for optimized Cloud transport.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Stephen Volz

Dr. Stephen Volz

NESDIS AA
Dr. Stephen Volz serves as the NOAA's Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services. He is a leader in the international Earth observation community, serving as the NOAA Principal to the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS). In this capacity, he leads... Read More →
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Robert Sears

NOAA OCIO/SDD N-Wave Branch Chief
Mr. Robert Sears is the branch chief for N-Wave, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Enterprise Network program. N-Wave operates within the NOAA Office of the Chief Information Officer to align and execute on NOAA's strategic plan for network transport and... Read More →
avatar for Dave Mauro

Dave Mauro

N-Wave solutions architect
Dave Mauro is an N-Wave solutions architect focused on customer engagement and planning. At N-Wave he has been responsible for cloud networking strategy, development of the N-Wave lab, and majorcustomer migrations onto N-Wave and TIC. He has a wide breadth of experience on commercial... Read More →
avatar for Dave Fischman

Dave Fischman

Intrapreneur, NOAA
Dave Fischman started his NOAA career as a survey technician on the NOAA ships Rainier and Ka`imimoana.  He then transitioned to NOAA Corps and served as the Operations Officer on the NOAA Ship Ka`imimoana.  Following his sea assignment, he served as the NOS hydrographic data manager... Read More →


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