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Ocean and Coastal Data Management

Jeff de La Beaujardière(1), C. J. Beegle-Krause(2), Luis Bermudez(3), Steven Hankin(4), Lisa Hazard(5), Eoin Howlett(6), Steven Le(7), Roger Proctor(8), Richard P. Signell(9), Derrick Snowden(10), Julie Thomas(5)

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We introduce data management concepts, including what we mean by "data" and its "management," sources of data, interoperability, and data geometry. We then discuss various components of a data management system. Finally, we summarize some existing ocean and coastal data management efforts. We make specific recommendations throughout the paper. We are generally optimistic that ocean and coastal data management is an interesting and solvable challenge that will provide great benefit to society.

1NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program Office, 1100 Wayne Ave #1225, Silver Spring 20910 MD USA
2Applied Science Associates, Inc., 55 Village Square Drive, South Kingston, RI 02881, USA
3Southeastern Univ. Research Assoc. (SURA), 1201 New York Ave. NW Suite 430, Washington DC 20005 USA
4NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Pacific Marine Environment Laboratory (PMEL), 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 USA
5Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 9500 Gilman Drive M/C 0214, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA
6Mid-Atlantic Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARCOOS), 55 Village Square Drive, South Kingston, 02870 RI USA
7Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CENCOOS), 1275 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133 USA
8Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), University of Tasmania, Private Bag 110, Hobart TAS 7001 Australia
9USGS (United States Geological Survey) Coastal and Marine Geology Program, 384 Woods Hole Rd., Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA
10NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Climate Program Office, Climate Observation Division, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1202, Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA

Correspondence should be addressed to E-mail: jeff.delabeaujardiere@noaa.gov

This paper shall be cited as:

de La Beaujardière, J. & Co-Authors (2010). "Ocean and Coastal Data Management" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.22

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