NSF EarthCube Workshop for Ocean Time Series Data
September 13-15, 2019 (Univ. Hawai’i)
This workshop will provide a much-needed forum for discussion of key issues and barriers surrounding data discovery, access, and interoperability. Participants will strategize a path forward on the development of a common framework for shipboard ocean time series data and metadata reporting, and data management resources. Discussions will include (but are not limited to):
- Establishing a common data model for reporting core time series variables (e.g., definitions, vocabulary, units, precision, associated errors, etc.)
- Establishing standardized metadata reporting guidelines and required fields to facilitate data discovery and re-use
- Improving interoperability among different databases/portals
- Mechanisms to streamline and simplify data submission to oceanographic data management entities (e.g., automation of the time-series data acquisition/upload process)
- Vision and framework for a dedicated time-series data interface that also includes user-friendly visualization and computation options
- Meeting the needs of a broader range of users for data synthesis and information products emerging from ocean time-series
- Application of unique identifiers (such as DOIs) to data sets to enable citation and crediting of data providers
Do you generate, use, or manage ocean time series data? Please take a few minutes to complete this survey.
In preparation for this workshop, we have developed a short survey to better understand the data challenges and needs of the ocean time series community. Your feedback will help shape future cyber-infrastructure for ocean time series.
Review the responses (as of 11 September)