TJ17.1 Transitioning Data with NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 1:30 PM
Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Heather B. Brown, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI/STG, Inc., Asheville, NC; and N. A. Ritchey, P. Jones, and V. Toner

The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) has refined the art of long term preservation and stewardship practices throughout the life‐cycle of various types of data. NCEI can help navigate and make the complicated world of research to operations user‐friendly. Using tools at NCEI, data providers can request data to be archived, submit data for archival and create complete International Organization for Standardization (ISO) metadata records with ease. To ensure traceability, Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are minted for published data sets. The services offered at NCEI follow standards and NOAA directives such as the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) ‐ Reference Model (ISO 14721) to ensure consistent long‐term stewardship for the Nation's resource of global environmental data for a broad spectrum of users. The implementation of these standards supports the data to be accessible, independently understandable and reproducible in an easy to understand format for all types of users.
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