Events, News

EDI hackathon announcement

The Environmental Data Initiative invites you to participate in the continuing development of the Information Management Code Registry with a hackathon at UNM in Albuquerque, NM on June 10 – June 14, 2019 (Monday, June 10 and Friday, June 14 are travel days). All coders and wannabe coders who have at least some experience with R or Python and an interest in writing new code or contributing existing code to the Registry are invited to contact us. EDI will cover all travel, meal and lodging expenses. The theme of this hackathon is “Data Visualization for Assessing Data Fitness for Use.” For more information, please see here.

Events, News

Request for contributions to “Databits”

“Databits” is a newsletter for environmental information management and
we’d like to get contributions from the wider environmental information
management community. The Spring 2019 issue is in preparation and we’d
love your input! Articles should be submitted to
by the Ides of March (15 March 2019). We would welcome contributions in all areas of environmental information management including feature articles, Tech Tips, reviews of books or articles and commentaries. Databits is a newsletter, so articles don’t need to be long and complicated. Just interesting and informative! If you’d like to look at past issues of Databits, they can be found at:


John Porter & Sven Bohm, Databits Editors

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Enabling FAIR Data

The International Data Week (IDW) 2018 is hosted in Gaborone, Botswana (5-8 November, 2018) by the Botswana Open Science and Open Data Forum, bringing together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and data stewards from all disciplines and geographies across the globe. In connection with the IDW 2018, the Enabling FAIR Data Project is celebrating and promoting  its  Commitment Statement in the international earth, space, and environmental sciences community. You can support the #FAIRData movement by signing up to the Commitment Statement: as an individual, repository, publisher, community, society, institution or funder. “FAIR” is defined as Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable as defined by the FAIR Guiding Principles. Continue reading “Enabling FAIR Data”

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EDI at the 2018 LTER ASM Meeting, Pacific Grove, CA (30 September – 4 October 2018)

EDI co-organized and presented at several workshops at the LTER All Scientists’ Meeting (September 30 to October 4, 2018), spanning a range of topics such as “EML 2.2, dataset annotation” to “Datasets for Education” and “Ten Cool Features of the EDI Data Portal (You’ve Probably Never Used)”. For a complete list of EDI’s contributions, please see here. Continue reading “EDI at the 2018 LTER ASM Meeting, Pacific Grove, CA (30 September – 4 October 2018)”

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EDI workshop at the 2018 OBFS Annual Meeting

EDI members and Jason Tallant from the University of Michigan Biological Station conducted a workshop on supporting curation and archiving of environmental data at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) at Schoodic ME (19-23 September, 2018). Four of our former EDI Summer 2018 fellows actively participated in this workshop by means of oral presentations on their data management experience during the fellowship at OBFS sites. For more information on EDI’s contributions at the 2018 OBFS Annual Meeting please see here.

Workshop on “Supporting curation and archiving of environmental data”, 19 September 2018 at the 2018 OBFS Annual Meeting.