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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.

For help during the meeting, please visit the virtual help desk.  


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Tuesday, August 17 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
2C: Smart Failures - Accepting Risky Innovation

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Session Chairs: Dave Fischman and Brian Meyer

As NOAA promotes innovation throughout the organization, we need to be more receptive about how we perceive failure. The rapid growth of ever changing tools, techniques, and technologies, available to NOAA programs and projects, will ultimately lead to what does and does not work for them. This is a session designed to openly share stories of how projects or leadership have stumbled or failed to implement a solution, and what others can learn from those efforts and experiences.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. Bringing NOAA Data to Instagram: An innovative Approach to Data Visualization
- Lauren Carroll
2. From 1977 to the 21st Century: Upgrading legacy systems into a new era
- Brian Meyer
3. Cost-benefit analysis for recreating a climate dataset as a NoSQL database in the cloud
- Bjorn Brooks
4. Failure on Approach - Pivoting from Tradition for Migration Success
- Ryan Berkheimer
5. People, Process and Technology: NCEI’s lessons learned from a large IT migration
- Melissa Zweng
6. What were the lessons learned, and how do we go forward? Round Table Discussion

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Ryan Berkheimer

Physical Scientist, NOAA NCEI

Melissa Zweng

Oceanographer, NESDIS/NCEI
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Brian Meyer

Associate Scientist, NOAA NCEI
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Bjorn Brooks

Research Associate, NESDIS/NCEI/CISESS

Lauren Carroll


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