Welcome to CRESCYNT’s Data Science for Coral Reefs Workshop 1: Data Rescue, hosted at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, California, from March 12-15, 2018.

This workshop will cover the basic principles of data archiving and data repositories, metadata formats, how to write good metadata, how to archive data on the KNB data repository and elsewhere, data preservation workflow and best practices, and how to improve data discoverability and reusability. Additionally, participants will spend approximately 2 days working in pairs to archive their own data using these principles.

Workshop schedule

Time Wed.03.07 Thu.03.08 Fri.03.09 Sat.03.10
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and Goals of the workshop (CRESCYNT) Introduction to metadata - JC (NCEAS) Projects Projects
9:30 - 10:00 Introduction to data repositories - JC (NCEAS) Introduction to metadata contd. Break: Image Discussion Projects
10:00 - 10:30 Discussion: Data Repositories for Coral Reefs (CRESCYNT) Example: Metadata for transect photos - JB (NCEAS) Projects Projects
10:30 - 11:00 Break Break Projects Break
11:00 - 12:00 Data management and tidy data - JB (NCEAS) Exercise: Writing your own metadata - JC Break: Paper Discussion Projects
12:00 - 01:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 Hands on data modeling and tidy data - JB; Naming files - JL (NCEAS) NCEI Submission Workflow Projects Show us your metadata!
2:30 - 3:00 Break Break Break: Open Sci Presentation - JB (NCEAS) Break
3:00 - 4:30 Data Discovery - JL (NCEAS) Open Discussion (NCEAS) Projects Final discussion and next steps


Prepare and bring the data you want to archive!!


Last.Name First.Name Institution
Beck Brian National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Bitterwolf Stephan University of California, Santa Cruz
Coles Steve Bishop Museum
Dustan Phil College of Charleston
Edwards Clinton University of California, San Diego
Falvo Cristiana US Geological Survey (USGS)
Johnson Kenneth Natural History Museum, London
Knapp Ingrid University of Hawaii, Manoa
Makineni Krishna George Mason University
O’Connor Sarah University of Maryland
Porter James University of Georgia
Stender Yuko University of Hawaii, Manoa
Vicente Jan University of Hawaii

Workshop leads

CRESCYNT: Ruth Gates and Ouida Meier

NCEAS: Julien Brun, Jeannette Clark, Julie Stewart Lowndes

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