TPIO Project Spotlight

The NOAA Observing System Integrated Analysis (NOSIA-II) is a capability used to document the relationship between available observing systems and their impact on NOAA’s diverse services and scientific objectives. Understanding the relationship between the cost of available data sources and their impact on mission outcomes is fundamental to informing current and future observing system investments and managing NOAA’s observing system architecture.

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NOAA Data Management


"NOAA is, at its foundation, an environmental information generating organization. Fundamental to ensuring that the wealth of environmental information generated by NOAA is effectively utilized now and for the long-term is an increased focus on information management standards and strategies to improve access, interoperability, and usability."

      - From NOAA's Next Generation Strategic Plan, 2010

The TPIO Data Management Architecture (DMA) team is responsible for coordinating environmental data management activities that control, protect, deliver and enhance the value of NOAA environmental data including information for use by decision makers. Activities include facilitating development of architectures, policies, best practices and procedures that properly manage the full data lifecycle needs of NOAA.

Support to the EDMC

TPIO provides support to NOAA's Environmental Data Management Committee (EDMC) through engaging stakeholders, providing education on NOAA.s environmental data management polices and coordinating activates to promote EDMC goals and objectives. TPIO serves as the Executive Secretariat for the EDMC and maintains the committee's website and other internet resources.

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Support to the DMIT

TPIO chairs a subcommittee of the EDMC, the Data Management Integration Team (DMIT). The DMIT has representation from all NOAA line offices working together to improve NOAA data management. The DMIT has defined and is developing NOAA's Global Earth Observation - Integrated Data Environment (GEO-IDE) as framework for engaging NOAA.s environmental data management communities through sharing expertise, experience, and information.

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Support to the DAARWG

The Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group (DAARWG) is one of the external working groups under the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The DAARWG is comprised of outstanding scientists and leaders with a broad representation from the many science disciplines across NOAA and also have knowledge of data management principles. The DAARWG exists to provide scientific advice and broad direction to NOAA regarding the wide range of data, information, and products that NOAA should archive and how NOAA can best provide access to this information. They evaluate data archiving and access requirements from all of NOAA's observing systems and computational models. They advise the SAB on the condition and capabilities of NOAA.s data archive and access activities and submit formal reports to the SAB that identify current issues, deficiencies, recommendations for remedial action, and proposed initiatives.

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