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Title: Data Management Program

Project Year and Number: 2019: 19120113

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Carol Janzen, AOOS

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location:

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Bald Eagles , Barrow's Goldeneye , Black Oystercatchers , Clams , Common Loons , Common Murres , Cormorants , Harbor Seals , Harlequin Ducks , Intertidal Organisms , Killer Whales , Kittlitz's Murrelets , Marbled Murrelets , Mussels , Pacific Herring , Pigeon Guillemot , Pink Salmon , River Otters , Rockfish , Sea Otters , Sediments , Sockeye Salmon , Subtidal Organisms

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, and have also helped inform and improve the overall AOOS 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. Through these efforts, AOOS will continue to provide access to these tools and services for which the principal investigators (PIs) of the GWA and HRM Programs depend. Among these, the Research Workspace (an enhanced version of the former web-­?based data management platform, the Ocean Workspace) 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 was 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: 2019

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2019

Annual Report: 2019: Due 03/01/2020

Final Report: Draft Final Report Due 4/15/20

Publications from this Project: None Available