The Environmental Data Initiative is an NSF-funded project meant to accelerate curation and archive of environmental data, emphasizing data from projects funded by the NSF DEB. Programs served include Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB), Organization for Biological Field Stations (OBFS), Macrosystems Biology (MSB), and Long Term Ecological Research (LTER).
Dugan, H.; Bartlett, S.; Burke, S.; Doubek, J.; Krivak-Tetley, F.; Skaff, N.; Summers, J.; (2017): Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network: Long term chloride concentration from 529 lakes and reservoirs around North America and Europe: 1940-2016. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/455d73d4cb43514e503826211eba4e99 This dataset compiles long term chloride concentration data from 529 freshwater lakes and reservoirs in Europe… Continue reading Featured Data Contribution
When data packages are uploaded to the EDI Data Repository, they are first analyzed by a suite of quality checks that are used to report on certain aspects of metadata conformance to best practices as well as on the congruence between the metadata and the data. In early May, EDI added four new quality checks… Continue reading Four New EML Quality Checks Deployed
The EDI Data Repository, through its underlying PASTA+ web services API, now supports access to data package resource maps compliant with the Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) standard (https://www.openarchives.org/ore/). OAI-ORE defines standards for the description and exchange of aggregations of Web resources. A resource map can be accessed from the EDI Data… Continue reading EDI Data Repository Adds Support for OAI-ORE
July 25-28 2017 EDI @ ESIP: EDI hosts four workshops at the ESIP Summer Meeting, Bloomington, IN: Create EML Using R and Share the Script via the Information Management Code Repository; Developing an Information Management Code Repository; Make a local research site data catalog using Application Programming Interfaces; Annotating datasets with measurement classes from the Ecosystem Ontology (ECSO).
August 7, 2017 EDI @ ESA: Learn to Generate EML using the R Package Bring a data set to this workshop and create metadata for it! Basic experience with R will be needed. Please bring your laptop with R Studio installed.
EDI welcomes Susanne Grossman-Clarke to the position of EDI Outreach Coordinator! Susanne has a Ph.D. in ecology and 25 years of experience with climate, crop, and air quality modelling, including a stint at the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER. Susanne will lead training workshops and conduct other outreach activities.