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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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Friday, August 20 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
7B: Advancements in Geospatial Data Operations

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Session Chair: Randy Warren

This session is dedicated to GIS technology and its use in data management, access, dissemination, and visualization. We will highlight several NOAA and non-NOAA GIS data access and dissemination platforms, ranging from disaster data to core NOAA environmental data to private industry curated collections. This will provide attendees with an overview of the various platforms.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. The Environmental Response Management Application's Evolution as a Common Operational Picture
- Jay Coady
2. Commemorating the April 27, 2011 Tornado Outbreak in Alabama Utilizing ArcGIS Hub
- Gary Goggins
3. Bringing Sea Level Rise to Life using GIS and Python
- Ashley Miller
4. Safer Diving for NOAA through GIS Applications
- Karen Kavanaugh
5. Advancing Drought Monitoring Through the Development of New Technologies to Improve Processing Speeds, Data Access, and Communication
- Steve Ansari


Randy Warren

Data Manager, NOS / Office for Coastal Management


Jay Coady

Analyst, NOS/OR&R
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Gary Goggins

Meteorologist & GIS Focal Point, NWS Birmingham, AL
NWS Meteorologist for 14 years, I've worked my whole career here at the Birmingham WFO, which is actually 30 miles south of Birmingham in Calera.  I was born and raised here in Central Alabama, and a proud graduate of Mississippi State University - HAIL STATE!!!  I graduated with... Read More →

Ashley Miller

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Karen Kavanaugh


Steve Ansari

Physical Scientist, NESDIS/NCEI

Friday August 20, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT