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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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Wednesday, August 18 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
3C: The Future of Metadata

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Session Chair: Dave Fischman

ISO 19115 is fantastic for collection records. However, this does not cover all the other flavors of metadata that NOAA can collect and obtain value from. For example, system metadata, workflow metadata, product(s) metadata, 'Omics metadata, AI tagging, UxS metadata, etc. Can we create a fractal metadata format that can describe all metadata? Can we change ParentID to relationshipID where parent child is just one of many relationships.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. CoRIS: More than just a data catalog, combining multiple record types into a unified search model
- Sarah O'Connor
2. Visions for next generation content curation, analysis and dissemination for underwater science video using AI and cloud technologies
- Adam Miller (NOMAD)
3. Metadata as a fractal
- Dave Fischman
4. Mostly Abstract REST Structures - A Data Model and GUI for Designing Abstract Metadata Models
- Ryan Berkheimer

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Ryan Berkheimer

Physical Scientist, NOAA NCEI

Sarah O'connor

Data Manager, NESDIS/NCEI
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Dave Fischman

Intrapreneur, One NOAA
Dave Fischman started his NOAA career as a survey technician on the NOAA ships Rainier and Ka`imimoana.  He then transitioned to NOAA Corps and served as the Operations Officer on the NOAA Ship Ka`imimoana.  Following his sea assignment, he served as the NOS hydrographic data manager... Read More →
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Adam Miller


Wednesday August 18, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT