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Title: Data Management Program

Project Year and Number: 2017: 17120113

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Carol Janzen

Assisting Personnel: None

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Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (EVOSTC) requires a data management program composed of tools covering the entire data lifecycle, from immediately after data collection, to long-term preservation, to discovery and reuse. During the last EVOSTC five-year funding cycle, the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) provided data management services for both the “Long-Term Monitoring of Marine Conditions and Injured Resources and Services” Program, referred to as Gulf Watch Alaska (GWA), and the “Herring Research and Monitoring” (HRM) Program. These two programs leveraged the existing data management capacity of AOOS, but also helped inform and improve AOOS’ overall data and metadata management, access, and visualization tools. Because of these past investments, the AOOS team and infrastructure are best situated to provide data services to the EVOSTC for the next five years and thus maintain continuity and build upon the ongoing efforts and data management system development. Beginning in 2017, AOOS proposes to continue providing access to these tools and services for which the principal investigators (PIs) of the GWA and HRM Programs depend. Among these, the Ocean Workspace, a web-based data management platform, will be maintained and supported to upload, organize, and document data, as well as to facilitate program administration. This platform is familiar to GWA and HRM PIs from the prior funded effort, and allows data to be made promptly and securely available to team members and program administrators. During the spring of 2016, the existing Ocean Workspace will be updated with an enhanced metadata editor designed to help researchers more easily generate flexible yet robust, standards-compliant metadata. As in previous years, GWA and HRM Program data will be shared publicly (or ‘published’) through the AOOS Gulf of Alaska Data Portal, where it can be accompanied by any supplemental files or project documentation. Publishing through AOOS makes the data available to a wide-ranging and established network of resource managers, scientists, and the general public to support decision-making. In addition, the GWA and HRM Program datasets will be ingested into DataONE for long-term preservation, where each dataset will be assigned a digital object identifier (DOI) and made discoverable through other DataONE nodes . Through the AOOS data management system, the significant expertise of the data management staff at its technical partner organization, Axiom Data Science, is leveraged. The Axiom staff have extensive experience with the GWA and HRM Programs and their associated data through the prior five-year effort. Building upon these established relationships and infrastructure, AOOS is well-poised to deliver continued success in its data management services to facilitate the access and curation of data to support decision-making related to Spill affected ecosystems.


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Funding Detail For: 2017

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2017

Annual Report: 2017: Due 09/01/2017

Final Report: Draft Final Report Due 4/15/18

Publications from this Project: None Available