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Maximizing the Value of NOAA Data through Investment, Innovation, and Governance

August 16-20, 2021


NOAA’s Environmental Data Management Committee is proud to host the 11th annual NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop (EDMW). The workshop will be presented in an entirely virtual format. We are taking advantage of the opportunities that this online format affords, to both encourage broad participation in breakout sessions and to line up high caliber plenary speakers.

There is no registration for any sessions, only for the plenaries. Click here for plenary registration info.

To view the many social activities available, click here. You could win recognition at the awards ceremony on August 20th! Jump into the virtual lobby for networking and discussion with your colleagues.

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Tuesday, August 17 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
1A: Maximizing the Value of NOAA Data with User Engagement - Part 1

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Session Chairs: Tamara Houston, Mike Brewer, Sharon Mesick, Mia Infante

The value of NOAA data is realized when it is used by people to make decisions. Knowing what data exists within NOAA, who are the data users, and what decisions are made based on the data can help us to better understand what roles NOAA data play in the decision making process. It also helps to maximize the value of NOAA's data by ensuring that the data are easily accessible and provided in the right format at the right time. Lessons learned by engaging users should play a role in guiding research and development efforts to improve NOAA data products. This session will highlight NOAA's efforts to better understand and engage the users of the data and information that NOAA produces. It will also present the benefits and outcomes that these users derive from the use of NOAA data and information.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. The Value of NOAA Environmental Data to the US Economy
- Michael Brewer
2. Who are your users?
- Michael Soracco
3. Advancing the management of NOAA satellite data and products to promote user engagement
- Kevin Gallo
4. JPSS Cloud Products and Applications in Aviation
- Jeffrey Weinrich


Tami Houston

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Mia Infante

Physical Scientist, NESDIS/NCEI
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Sharon Mesick

Information Services Chief, NESDIS
NCEI Science Centers add value to data by building long term data records that aggregate similar data from disparate sources. NCEI is a force multiplier for NOAA, increasing the return on investment in data collection to NOAA Programs, partners and constituents (the taxpayers!) I'm... Read More →


Michael Brewer

Customer Engagement Branch Chief, NESDIS/NCEI
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Michael Soracco

Systems Analyst, RIVA for NOAA CoastWatch
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Kevin Gallo

Physical Scientist, NESDIS/STAR
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Jeffrey Weinrich

Meteorologist, NESDIS/JPSS
Jeff Weinrich received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Jeff spent 13 years at the Federal Aviation Administration William J Hughes Technical... Read More →

Tuesday August 17, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT