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The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI): Supporting Curation and Archiving of Environmental Data

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Kristin Vanderbilt

Kristin Vanderbilt

Environmental Data Initiative

Kristin Vanderbilt supports the Data Management as a Service activity. Kristin splits her time between the EDI and as an Information Manager of the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER site. She is based at the University of New Mexico.
Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Environmental Data Initiative

Colin is a part of EDI’s data curation team and works with data providers to clean, document, and submit their data to the EDI repository. He also works with the EDI community to develop data management software tools and helps run workshops and training events. Colin works through the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lives in Berkeley CA.
Duane Costa

Duane Costa

Environmental Data Initiative

Duane Costa is a retired team member. He worked as a lead developer for the EDI data repository software until June 2019.
Margaret O

Margaret O'Brien

Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research

Margaret O’Brien is currently the information manager for the Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research project (SBC LTER). She coordinates and implements most aspects of data exchange and publication within and outside the group. This includes managing user accounts and services, designing databases, websites and applications; and working with scientists and their staff to plan and publish data products. Margaret collaborates with the Ecoinformatcs Program at UCSB, and with the Moorea Coral Reef LTER on projects related to data integration and use. Prior to working with LTER, Margaret worked with the Bermuda Bio-Optics project at the Earth Research Institute, UCSB.
Corinna Gries

Corinna Gries

Environmental Data Initiative

Corinna Gries is Principal Investigator of EDI and is based at the University of Wisconsin. Corinna leads the data curation, outreach and training activities of EDI.
The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to accelerate curation, archiving, and publishing of environmental data. Members of the EDI team will give an overview of EDI’s mission and core activities (data repository, data curation and publishing, data model standardization, metadata pipeline, outreach and data management training). Read more

The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to accelerate curation, archiving, and publishing of environmental data. EDI provides a secure data repository and data curation support for ecological research projects with emphasis on NSF funded programs including Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB), Organization for Biological Field Stations (OBFS), Macrosystems Biology (MSB), and Long Term Ecological Research (LTER). The EDI Data Repository is an extension of the Provenance Aware Synthesis Tracking Architecture (PASTA) developed originally to house LTER data. EDI is a DataOne member repository (www.dataone.org) and is listed in the Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data.org). EDI supports and trains members of the environmental sciences community to archive and publish high-quality data and metadata.

Members of the EDI team will give an overview of EDI’s mission and core activities (data repository, data curation and publishing, data model standardization, metadata pipeline, outreach and data management training).

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