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Data & Cyberinfrastructure 2018-02-11T11:59:46+00:00

Terms of Reference

The DOOS Data and Cyberinfrastructure Task Team will promote open access to deep ocean data and information products to support science and societal needs by:

  • promoting and fostering FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) practices for deep sea data, both current and historic, particularly for data necessary to address DOOS priority processes and phenomena.
  • promoting GOOS data and information product recommendations and Framework for Ocean Observation within the DOOS observatory operator community.
  • identifying, evaluating, adopting and recommending appropriate best practices, standards for data and metadata, and technologies for deep ocean data, particularly where deep ocean data has unique or distinct requirements.
  • documenting the state of deep ocean data preservation and access, and identifying gaps, and particularly assessing GOOS/DOOS EOV data availability.
  • fostering capacity building and knowledge transfer for deep ocean data and information management globally, particularly where deep ocean data has unique or distinct requirements.
  • assist the science teams in identifying users of deep ocean EOV data, and their requirements and priorities.
  • developing feedback mechanisms from data users to collectors and stewards of deep ocean data

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