• This workshop was made possible with generous support from the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, the National Consortium for Data Science and the ESIP Federation.

    Executive Summary

    Our world is rich with scientific data.  These data hold great potential for progress in science, innovation, the economy, and broader society.  

    And yet, much of that potential lies unrealized due in large part to insufficient planning, management and resources. Scientific data are lost, inaccessible, unreadable, too big to handle, undocumented, and more.  Our national scientific data enterprise is evolving and maturing in an uncoordinated fashion. As data volumes increase exponentially—along with complexities and sources—the...

  • Abstract:

    A critical part of effective Earth science data and information system interoperability involves collaboration across geographically and temporally distributed communities. The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is a broad-based, distributed community of science, data and information technology practitioners from across science domains, economic sectors and the data lifecycle. ESIP’s open, participatory structure provides a melting pot for coordinating around common areas of interest, experimenting on innovative ideas and capturing and finding best practices and lessons learned from across the network. Since much of ESIP’s work is distributed, the Foundation for Earth Science was established as a non-profit home for its supportive collaboration infrastructure. The...

  • Abstract:

    Attached is Stéphane Corlosquet's PDF from his demo. [PDF will be attached when this is allowed]

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  • The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation) is a consortium of more than 130 organizations that collect, interpret and develop applications for Earth observation information. It contains NASA, NOAA and USGS data centers, research universities, government research laboratories, supercomputing facilities, education resource providers, information technology innovators, nonprofit organizations and commercial enterprises. Despite the variety of organizations constituting the ESIP Federation, they are bound by the following common strategic goals [ESIP Federation Strategic Plan (2009-2013), January 30, 2009]:

    1. Increase the use and value of Earth science data and information.
    2. Act as a facilitating, coordinating and advisory community-...
  • Document Status

    This document was approved by the ESIP Assembly 5 January 2012. The Data Stewardship Committee was charged with maintaining the Guidelines to ensure they remain functional and relevant.

    The document was put out for review by all ESIP members 17 August 2011. As of 31 December 2011 some minor revisions have been made in response to feedback from the ESIP community and continually emerging guidance from the broader information science community.

    Introduction and Summary

    Data citation is an evolving but increasingly important scientific practice. We see several important purposes of data citation:

    • To aid scientific reproducibility through direct, unambiguous reference to the precise data used in a particular study. (This is...