SEN Highlights SEAD as Best Practice for Data Preservation and Reuse at the Joint 2016 CSDMS - SEN Annual Meeting

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May 23, 2016


The Sediment Experimentalist Network (SEN), a Research Coordination Network (RCN) that is part of the EarthCube initiative, cohosted the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System’s (CSDMS) Annual Meeting held on May 17-19th, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado.  With this year’s theme being Capturing Climate Change, the keynote talks and hands-on clinics focused on “advances in simulating the imprint of climate change on the land and seascapes, including the processes that influence them.” Over 130 researchers including scientists from many European countries, Australia, India, and China, attended the meeting.

In a clinic hosted by SEN during the meeting, over 50 members of CSDMS and SEN community discussed the lifecycle of data and data management, including practical aspects such as metadata and variable naming requirements, and have learned about SEAD data services as the best-practice solution for data preservation and reuse.  The clinic was led by Wonsuck Kim, Brandon McElroy, Kimberly Miller, Raleigh Martin, and Leslie Hsu (The Univ. of TX, Univ. of WY, Univ. of WY, Univ. of CA, USGS).

SEN is an early adopter of SEAD. The SEN Project Space in SEAD contains over 350GB of one-of-a-kind datasets from custom-built laboratory experiments simulating sediment processes. The SEN researchers are using the project space to manage, curate, and publish their data collections for preservation and reuse to SEAD’s long-term partner repositories.

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