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Webinar: NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Bathymetry Team - Data Contribution, Sharing, Accessibility, and Archive Overview
Thursday, 12 August 2021, 12:00
Thursday, August 12, 2021. 12:00 PM. Webinar: NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Bathymetry Team -Data Contribution, Sharing, Accessibility, and Archive Overview. Christie Reiser, National Centers for Environmental Information. Sponsored by NOAA. Remote access information here.
Abstract: Bathymetry data managers at NCEI preserve, manage, and make bathymetry data accessible to the public via the NCEI data viewer. The archive houses ~60 terabytes of (uncompressed) bathymetric data. The team works with providers--guiding them through organizing, packaging, and submitting bathymetry data to the archive.With the event of global mapping initiatives such as the National Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategy (NOMEC) and the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project, NOAA is seeking new partners to make progress on these mapping goals. In response, IOCM created a data submission form for potential new data providers, which connects them directly to IOCM and NCEI bathy data managers.
NCEI offers tools to make data submissions easier such as the "Submitting Data Guidelines", a stand-alone packaging tool called "CruisePack", and of course the assistance of the data managers themselves. Looking forward, NCEI is redesigning their multibeam ingest pipeline, which will allow for improved reliability, greater ease of ingesting new data, greater flexibility in allowed data formats, and simplify data delivery to users. Additionally, the NCEI bathy team is in the process of hiring two additional people to bulk up the team in anticipation of large volumes of incoming bathymetry data.
Bio(s): Christie Reiser, along with NOAA's NCEI bathy team, archive bathymetry data that comes to NCEI. She works with data providers such as federal agencies, private sector companies, academia, as well as international partners. She offers data providers assistance in getting their data to NCEI, shows how to package it properly, and sees the data through the archive process. Christie also assists customers in need of data--making those data and information more accessible. She works on several interagency and international working groups that strive to make data more accessible and make data contribution an easier process.