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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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Thursday, August 19 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
6A: ERDDAP: Introduction, New Features and Demonstrations

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Session Chairs: Bob Simons, Kevin O'Brien

This session will provide a quick introduction to ERDDAP and a description of features which have been added to ERDDAP recently. We will also explore the ways various groups are utilizing ERDDAP to provide FAIR-based access to data and metadata. ERDDAP maximizes the value of NOAA data by making the data more easily accessible via a searchable catalog, aggregated datasets, subset selection in the file format of your choice, and customizable graphs.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here
1. New Features in ERDDAP 2.12
- Bob Simons
2. Programmatic Access to the ERDDAP Application Programming Interface
- John Kerfoot
3. IOOS’s recommendations for formatting biological observations
- Mathew Biddle
4. Using ERDDAP metadata services to improve data discovery and access 
- Jennifer Sevadjian
5. ERDDAP as a Metadata Repository
- Kevin O'Brien


Kevin O'Brien

Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington/CICOES, OAR/PMEL
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Bob Simons

IT Specialist, NMFS Environmental Research Division
I work on ERDDAP, a free and open source data server that gives you a simple, consistent way to download subsets of gridded and tabular scientific datasets in common file formats and make graphs and maps. ERDDAP has been installed and used by more than 70 organizations around the... Read More →

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John Kerfoot

NOS National Glider Data Assembly Center
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Mathew Biddle

Data Management Analyst, IOOS/ISS
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Jennifer Sevadjian

PolarWatch Operations Manager, NOAA CoastWatch
Jennifer is the Operations Manager for PolarWatch a regional node of NOAA's CoastWatch where she works to increase access to and usage of ocean satellite and remote sensing data. Ask her about distributing, accessing, and integrating data from services like ERDDAP and THREDDS and... Read More →

Thursday August 19, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT