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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 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
2B: Maximizing the Value of NOAA Data: Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategies for the Next Ten Years - Part 2

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Session Chairs: Meredith Westington, Mashkoor Malik and Jennifer Jencks

This session will explore data management aspects of the 2020 National Strategy for Ocean Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing (NOMEC) the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. MEC data acquired by Federal agencies and external partners provide the most value when available for easy public discovery, access, download, and use. Acquiring, publicly releasing and archiving data as smartly, cost-effectively and efficiently as possible is also a NOMEC strategy focus. Participants will come away with an understanding of NOMEC data usability and tools to maximize acquisition, discovery and accessibility potential such as optimal survey planning, novel approaches to discover and archive data, and assess return on investment from expanded coverage of integrated data products.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. Spatial Priorities Study Results for Optimal Survey Planning
- Karen Gouws
2. A Spatial Bibliography for the Deep Waters of the Alaska Exclusive Economic Zone
- Ken Buja
3. Exploring the Final Frontier: Developing a GIS framework inspired by the Apollo Lunar site selection strategy to guide deep sea ocean exploration
- Mia DeNardi
4. Ocean Mapping with Fisheries Surveys: Extracting Bathymetry from Water Column Data
- Tzunami N. Santiago

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Jennifer Jencks

Bathymetry Data Manager, NESDIS/NCEI
Topic: Annual update on the IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry activities in support of GEBCO.

Mashkoor Malik

Physical Scientist, OAR OER

Meredith Westington

Chief Geographer, NOAA - Office of Coast Survey
Complementing Seabed 2030, the U.S. 2020 National Strategy for Ocean Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone makes comprehensive ocean mapping a priority for the coming decade.


Ken Buja

IT Specialist, NOS/NCCOS

Tuesday August 17, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT