Karl Benedict

Biography: 

Dr. Karl Benedict has worked since 1986 in parallel tracks of geospatial information technology, data management and analysis and archaeology. He currently serves as the Director of Research Data Services (Associate Professor) in the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (CUL&LS) at the University of New Mexico. Prior to this appointment, he served for five years as the Director of the Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC) while concurrently serving as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography (five years) and in CUL&LS (nearly three years) at UNM. He has previously worked for the US Forest Service, National Park Service, and in the private sector conducting archaeological research, developing geospatial databases, performing geospatial and statistical analyses, and developing web-based information delivery applications. During his tenure at EDAC he developed and managed the development of geographic information technology capacity in support of multiple research and application domains including public health, resource management, hydro-climate research, atmospheric modeling, disaster planning and mitigation, and renewable energy research. His current foci include the development of open standards-based interoperable information architectures that are highly flexible, scalable and evolvable through the integration of emerging technologies in separate application tiers; and streamlining the integration of research data products into those architectures to maximize the ongoing value of those data. His ongoing work in the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences focuses on managing the Research Data Services program to maximize the ability of UNM's researchers to effectively manage their research data during the research process and maximize the discovery, access and use of the developed research data products long after the end of the research projects that created them.

Dr. Benedict currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Earth Science (2014-present) and is the past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Foundation (2012-2014); he also served as President  (2012-14), Vice President (2011),  Type III Representative (2010-2011), and Information Technology and Interoperability Committee Chair  (2004-2010) for the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners. 

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Commons Governance minutes Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:09 Meeting Sesssion
ESIP Commons Workshop Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:09 Meeting Sesssion
Innovators Among Us - Lightning Talks Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:09 Meeting Sesssion
ExCom Feb 2012 Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:09 Meeting Sesssion
Commons Governance minutes for October 12, 2012 Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:09 Meeting Sesssion
Panel Discussion on Collaboration & Partnerships Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:09 Meeting Sesssion
Commons Governance minutes Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:09 Meeting Sesssion
ESIP 101 Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:09 Meeting Sesssion
ExCom March 2012 Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:09 Meeting Sesssion
ExCom Jan 2012 Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:09 Meeting Sesssion
ESIP Commons Monday, January 21, 2013 - 16:51 Meeting Sesssion
Data Management for Information Access Monday, January 21, 2013 - 16:51 Meeting Sesssion
ESIP 101 - Introduction to ESIP Activities Monday, January 21, 2013 - 16:51 Meeting Sesssion
ESIP Annual Business Meeting Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 16:06 Meeting Sesssion
Commons Governance Meeting Minutes Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 12:43 Meeting Sesssion
ESIP 101 Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 10:31 Meeting Sesssion
Visioning for the Science Data Enterprise Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:09 Meeting Sesssion
Envisioning a Software Institute to Accelerate Environmental Science Monday, March 31, 2014 - 17:16 Meeting Sesssion
Linked Open Data, Provenance, Metadata and Standards-based Services - Strategies for Discovery, Fusion and Use Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 15:19 Meeting Sesssion
Agile Data Curation in the Wild - What’s Your Story? Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:33 Meeting Sesssion

Presenter in:
Title Updated date Type
Innovators Among Us - Lightning Talks Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:09 Meeting Sesssion
Data Management for Information Access Monday, January 21, 2013 - 16:51 Meeting Sesssion
Energy and Climate – Dynamic Decision Tools Catalogue and Community of Practice Friday, February 8, 2013 - 11:53 Meeting Sesssion
Agile Data Curation in the Wild - What’s Your Story? Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:33 Meeting Sesssion