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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.

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Wednesday, August 18 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
4C: Sensor to Scientist: Optimizing the Data Delivery from Observing Platforms

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Session Chairs: Eugene Burger and Lacey Mason

The data management for environmental data workflows once data have been received from observing platforms are reasonably well documented and understood. It is the data handling from the observing platform sensor to the data collections point that is less standardized and is the component of the data workflow that can benefit significantly from optimization. Data integrity considerations should also be factored into this portion of the data lifecycle. Many platform operators have been required to write a unique parser for data delivered by an observing platform. Data parsing is often complex, prone to error, and requires software updates when the platform reporting format is updated. What if we could eliminate any custom development for the parsing of data from observing platforms? It is understandable that there may be cases where this is not possible, but it is not too difficult to grasp the potential benefits if the majority of platform data can be rendered in a parsed format without having to write any custom code.

This session will focus on activities and solutions that strive to reduce the complexity of data handling while improving on rapid data availability to data users. It is targeted to data practitioners and platform and sensor engineers that are the first to work with data, from platform data logger to data acceptance from communication platforms. This session will attempt to understand the scope of this work in NOAA with the goal of an ongoing discussion on data landing optimization.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. The Cellular Cooperative Observer Program Project
- Pilar Trevino, Brian Warren, Bryant Korzeniewski
2. Great Lakes Real-time Coastal Observation Network: from sensor to public access
- Steve Ruberg
3. Observing Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Blooms from Airborne Systems – Reducing the Complexity of Hyperspectral Data and Transferring Data to Users
- Andrea Vander Woude
4. NCEI Surface Underway Marine Database (SUMD) and Uncrewed Surface Vehicles (USV) data
- Sharon Mesick
5. Skip the Parsing Blues: Interoperable Data delivery from Observing Platforms
- Eugene Burger
6. NOAA Finite and Infinite data game
- David Fischman

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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 →
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Eugene Burger

PI - PMEL Data Integration Group, OAR/PMEL
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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 →

Andrea Vander Woude

Remote Sensing Specialist - Great Lakes Coastwatch Node Manager, OAR/GLERL
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Bryant Korzeniewski

Meteorologist/COOP Focal Point/Datzilla Gatekeeper, NESDIS/NCEI
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Pilar Trevino

NWS Paducah KY

Brian Warren

Data & Observations Program Manager, NWS Western Region Headquarters

Steve Ruberg


Wednesday August 18, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT