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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.
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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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