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NOAA Seminar - Analog to Digital: The Next Generation Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas

When: June 27, 2012
Where: NOAA SSMC-4 Room 8150, 1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD

Russ Beard will be giving a NOAA seminar titled "Analog to Digital: The Next Generation Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas" on June 27 at noon Eastern, Silver Spring, MD.

Russ was selected Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), a division of the National Oceanographic Data Center, Stennis Space Center, MS on May 8, 2007 after serving as Chief Scientist (2002-2007). Mr. Beard's current responsibilities at NCDDC include lead for NCDDC SEE process, serving as the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Services (NESDIS) representative to NOAA's Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, NESDIS representative to the Northern Gulf Institute serving on the Advisory Council, NESDIS representative to the Habitat Blueprint Working Group, supervisor to the center's field liaison officers, PI for two Northern Gulf Institute research projects, and serves as the center's Homeland Security Program Manager. Mr. Beard is the NESDIS lead for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) Ecosystem Integrated Assessments Priority Issue Team; the NOAA Regional Team Lead for GoMRCT, GoMRCT science lead for DEEPWATER HORIZON (DWH), and a member of the DWH Joint Analysis Group (JAG).

Abstract and website for remote access to Seminar:

The Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas is a comprehensive, high resolution, Internet-based atlas consisting of historical datasets, observations, records and information that have been quality assured and quality controlled by subject matter experts, to produce the respective subject matter "plate" which represents an analysis of typical conditions based on data collected over some years (ideally a decade or longer) of a particular biological, chemical, or physical characteristic of the Gulf ecosystem. This information can be ingested into multiple desktop or Internet-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or response management tools, including the National Ocean Service Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) when appropriate. The atlas provides the plate (the "gold standard" analyzed product) and the associated web mapping service formats following the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards enabling ingest into multiple mapping applications; the associated FGDC metadata for the data; descriptive text referencing the significance of the respective data parameter and its relationship with other data in the Gulf; and lastly, direct access to the data provider for download of the actual data, e.g., fisheries-independent data, habitat data, chemical et al.

For remote access instructions, please go to: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/2012/06-jun.html#OneNOAAScienceSeminars_27Jun2012_NOS