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What it means to be a DataONE Member Node—Member Nodes Share Their Views
DataONE Member Nodes are the key to getting research data available through DataONE and are the site where data is gathered, managed, and stored. As part of the DataONE federation, Member Nodes expose all or portions of their data products by implementing a common set of service interfaces. Member Nodes are typically existing data repositories within the earth science domain and often already fill an important role in their respective communities supporting data management, curation, discovery, and access functions. These preservation-oriented repositories invest time and resources to join DataONE’s persistent, reliable, and sustainable cyberinfrastructure with the common goal to unite environment-based research through its distributed architecture. The benefits of which can lead to better visibility and dissemination of their data, long-term data management, and broader community engagement.
As the Director for Development and Operations at DataONE, Dave Vieglais oversees development and implementation of architecture, computer science research, and technological evolution through the activities of the Working Groups and the Cyberinfrastructure CIT, including the staff of full-time developers and post-docs.
Dave has extensive experience in developing technical infrastructure for integrating biodiversity information at the global level (i.e. DiGIR, Species Analyst). He also brings significant biodiversity modeling expertise and leadership experience in Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and the Natural Science Collections Alliance.
Monica Ihli is a DataONE developer operating from the Center for Information & Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee. She specializes in the systems which integrate contributing Member Nodes into the DataONE Federation.
Amy Forrester is the DataONE Member Node Coordinator and located at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her main responsibility is relationship management between DataONE Cyberinfrastructure and both contributing and potential Member Nodes.
Mark Servilla is Principal Investigator of EDI and is based at the University of New Mexico. Mark leads the development of the PASTA data repository software. Mark has a MS in Computer Science and a PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Jim Duncan serves as the director of the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative, where he strives to improve access to information and monitoring of forested ecosystems in the northeast. He supports Cooperators by making long-term monitoring data on the region’s forested ecosystems more accessible, providing needed aggregation and syntheses of disparate data into products that are more useful for seeing and responding to change, and building new regional networks for greater collaboration in monitoring. He also supports interdisciplinary teams in UVM's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources with spatiotemporal analysis and integration of social and ecological data, and serves on his towns tree board. He previously worked to increase transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors by giving decision makers and citizens tools to map and interact with data, including in Mongolia and Ghana.
Ken Casey is the Deputy Director of the Data Stewardship Division in the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and is currently fulfilling the role of the Director as well. Ken provides leadership and guidance to NCEI staff and sets the technical direction of division activities, projects, and programs. He coordinates across NCEI and with the broader community to promote NCEI as a responsible citizen of the global environmental data management community, leveraging from and contributing to relevant activities of that community