DWH Long Term Data Management Coordination Workshop

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DWH Long Term Data Management Coordination Workshop

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 to Thursday, June 8, 2017
Gulf of Mexico, Disaster Response Center, Mobile, AL

DWH Long Term Data Management Coordination workshop report with full appendix here>>

Overview of DWH Funding here>>

This workshop is sponsored by NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (ORR), particularly the Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center, in partnership with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service Restoration Center (NMFS RC) and NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

The workshop objectives are:

  • Foster collaboration among Gulf of Mexico partners for data management & integration for restoration planning, implementation & monitoring.
  • Identify standards, protocols & guidance for long term data management being used for DWH NRDA, restoration & public health efforts.
  • Obtain feedback & identify next steps for the EDDM Working Groups work.
  • Work towards best practices on public distribution & access of this data.


Welcome and Overview (Nancy Kinner)

Workshop Objectives (Amy Merten)

Plenary: Participant Survey: Vision of Long Term Data Management in the Gulf (Jessica Henkel)

Plenary: Overview of Data Generation (Michele Jacobi)

Plenary: Uses of DWH Long Term Data (Matt Love)

Plenary: Overview of Long Term Data Management (Lauren Showalter)

Plenary: Overview of Existing Long Term Data Management Systems

NOAA ORR (DIVER, ERMA) (Benjamin Shorr)

NOAA Restoration Center (Mike Peccini)

NOAA NCEI (Rost Parsons)

GRIIDC (James Gibeaut)

GOMA Portal (William Nochols)

DWH Project Tracker (Laura Bowie)

LA Coastal Information Management System (CIMS) (Craig Conzelmann)

GCOOS (Matt Howard)

Plenary: Data Management Standards/Protocols

Data Management Frameworks:

Restore Council (Jessica Henkel)

NRDA Restoration (Jamey Redding)

Direct Component & Centers of Excellence - Treasury (Laurie McGilvray)

NFWF (Jon Porthouse)

NAS (Lauren Showalter)

Standards Identified/Parameters/Guidance/ Challenges (Greg Steyer)

EDDM Working Groups:

Field Protocols (Steve Ramsey)

Common Data Model (Dan Hudgens

"Gold" Standard (Julie Bosch)

Keynote Plenary: Big Picture Vision - An Outsider Perspective - Managing Big Data (Larry Langebrake)

DIVER Data Flow (NOAA)

Water Quality Program Data Flow (USEPA)

GCOOS Data Flow (Gulf of Mexico Ocean Observing System)

CIMS Data Flow (USGS)

GRIIDC (Gulf Research Initiative)


Agenda: here>>

Participants: here>>

Pre-workshop assignments:

  • Please complete the survey available at the link below by Friday, June 2nd. This survey will be used by the Workshop Organizing Committee to better understand the roles and data management goals of workshop attendees. We appreciate your participation in this survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JZNGS2L
  • Information on EDDM Working Groups activities here>>


NOAA's Disaster Response Center
7344 Zeigler Blvd.
Mobile AL 36608


Homewood Suites by Hilton
530 Providence Park Drive E
Mobile, AL 36695

Or click here for a list of nearby hotel options>>

Organizing Committee:

Nancy Kinner, CRRC

Amy Merten, NOAA ORR ARD Spatial Data Branch

Julie Bosch, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Mike Peccini, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

Laura Bowie, Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Libby Fetherston-Resch, Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program

James Gibeaut, Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC)

Rebecca Green, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Whitney Hauer, CRRC

Jessica Henkel, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Steve Jones, Geological Survey of Alabama

Barb Kirkpatrick, Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (IOOS)

Kirsten Larsen, NCEI

Matt Love, Ocean Conservancy

Laurie McGilvray, U.S. Dept of the Treasury

Tamay Özgökmen, University of Miami

Jon Porthouse, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Jamey Redding, NOAA NMFS

Dave Reed, FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation

Lauren Showalter, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Greg Steyer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)



Questions? Please contact Kathy Mandsager, Coastal Response Research Center kathy.mandsager@unh.edu 603.862.1545