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What is missing from the EDM conversation at NOAA?
Session Time January 10th; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location Salon E
Description Most EDM sessions are very focused on the details of a particular topic. We wanted to leave space for some creativity. Talks should focus on topics that we are not yet talking about but SHOULD be talking about; critical needs that we haven't identified yet; so-crazy-it-just-might-work ideas; looking at the bigger picture or the interconnection between topics; or even innovative data management examples that don't fit into another workshop session. Bring us your most creative ideas!
Chair Tyler Christensen & Nancy Ritchey
Presentations and Notes Click Here!

Talk Length (min) Title Presenter
6A.1 15 Connecting Communities of Practice to Advance Environmental Data Management Leslie Hsu
6A.2 15 How do stakeholder requirements fit into EDM? Karsten Shein
6A.3 60 Open Discussion

6A.1 Connecting Communities of Practice to Advance Environmental Data Management

Leslie Hsu (US Geological Survey/CDI)

Data communities of practice are working in parallel across different federal agencies and disciplines. Although their overall goals of data curation and distribution may overlap with each other, the nature of the data, the data policies, and the data sharing culture may be very different. Where and when should connection points be made between groups for the greatest mutual benefit? This presentation will use the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) as a discussion point for how connections with external partners could reduce redundancy, build networks, and advance the field of environmental data management.

6A.2 How do stakeholder requirements fit into EDM?

Karsten Shein (NESDIS/NCEI/CCOG)

Sharon Mesick (NOAA/NCEI/CCOG)

Environmental Data Management (EDM) traditionally considers the stewardship of data to occur between receipt and access, but data collection and end use considerations affect how those data must be managed. What efforts are undertaken by EDM stewards to ensure that data are collected and provisioned in ways that optimize their utility based on the needs of a broad consumer base? Engaging data consumers and collectors is an essential, but oft overlooked component of true end-to-end (E2E) EDM stewardship. When we ignore these steps, define them too narrowly, underresource them, or attempt to fulfill them after the fact, EDM stewardship becomes suboptimal and data potential becomes unnecessarily limited. Optimizing stewardship requires identifying and cultivating ongoing dialog with stakeholders on both ends of the data chain to ensure the needs of those stakeholders are considered and integrated, where possible, into data collection and stewardship processes to maximum effect. To be effective, such engagement must, like all other aspects of stewardship, be proactively included in the process as a clearly defined activity. This presentation discusses the development, implementation, and benefits of stakeholder engagement as an integral part of an E2E EDM stewardship process.

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