2010 NOAA EDM Workshop, 5-25-2010

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The purpose of the Environmental Data Management Committee (EDMC) as stated in the Terms of Reference is:
"to coordinate the development of NOAA's environmental data management strategy, and policy, and provide guidance to promote consistent implementation across NOAA"

This workshop will advance a framework for end-to-end lifecycle environmental data management at NOAA by:

  • Getting NOAA's environmental data management community on the same page with respect to the end-to-end environmental data management lifecycle and the recently revised NOAA Administrative Order 212-15 and begin development of Procedural Directives to guide implementation.
  • Socializing, discussing, and fostering NOAA-wide collaboration to address key environmental data management issues facing NOAA today.


  • Identify and inform the development of Procedural Directives for specific life-cycle components per NOAA Administrative Order 212-15
  • Promote cross-NOAA collaboration in specific areas
  • Provide an opportunity for broader community interactions
  • Identify and document best practices in specific areas
  • Identify current capabilities that can be leveraged across NOAA


8:30 - 10:30 NOAA Auditorium:
Environmental Data Management Workshop
Introductory Session, MC: Helen Wood

  • Introductory session/plenary speakers

  • Overview of NOAA's Environmental Data Management Policy

  • Introduce revised NAO 212-15

  • Review environmental data management lifecycle
Keynote Speaker: Mary Glackin

Keynote Speaker: Jack Hayes

Keynote Speaker: Joe Klimavicz
Maximizing the Value of NOAA's Environmental Data Assets

10:00-10:30 BREAK

10:30 - 12:00 NOAA Auditorium:
Challenges and Opportunities for NOAA
MC: Deirdre Jones
Panel Speakers:
Mohan Ramamurthy, Unidata
Mark Reichardt, Open Geospatial Consortium
Ferris Webster, Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group Chair, and
Duane Apling, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

12:00 - 1:30: Lunch - On your own.

1:30 - 2:30 NOAA Auditorium:
Overview of select NOAA projects
Integrated Ocean Observing System, NextGen Weather Information Database, Climate Portal, Global Earth Observation – Integrated Data Environment, National Marine Fisheries Service – Enterprise Data Management
MC: Deirdre Jones
Panel Speakers:
Jeff de la Beaujardiere
Thomas Day
David Herring
Ken McDonald, and
Jim Sargent

2:30 - 5:30 NOAA Science Center:
Exhibit and Demonstration Session
Organized by Federation of Earth Science Information Partners


8:30 - 9:15 NOAA Auditorium
Direction/Charge for Breakout Sessions
Lead: Helen Wood

9:30 - 12:00 Morning Breakout Sessions

SSMC-3, Room 4527 - Breakout: Documenting Environmental Data
Session Leads: Ted Habermann and Kim Jenkins

NOAA Auditorium - Breakout: Data Access Services
Session Leads: Ken McDonald and Jeff de la Beaujardiere

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 3:30 Afternoon Breakout Sessions

NOAA Auditorium - Breakout:Data Interoperability and Use
Session Lead: Jason Marshall

SSMC-3, Room 4527 - Breakout: Long-term Preservation and Stewardship
Session Leads: Steve DelGreco & Nancy Ritchey

3:30 - 4:00 BREAK

4:00 - 5:00 NOAA Auditorium
Environmental Data Management Workshop
Closing Session