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Sustainability and Governance

The Sustainability & Governance working group will focus on the research, development, and governance implementation of the marketing plans, business plans, and sustainability strategy to establish DataONE as a long-term sustainable network for earth science data.

WG Charter (pdf)

The S&G WG will:

  • Develop a transparent and responsive governance structure that supports and expands the DataONE community and services
  • Establish policies and procedures that support and further the DataONE mission
  • Implement an Integrated Business Model that can sustain and support evolution of DataONE services


  • Co-Lead: Suzie Allard (University of Tennessee Knoxville)
  • Co-Lead: Matt Jones (NCEAS, University of California Santa Barbara)
  • Co-Lead: Mark Schildhauer, NCEAS, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Karl Benedict, University of New Mexico
  • Amber Budden, University of New Mexico
  • Mike Frame, USGS
  • Rebecca Koskela, University of New Mexico (ex officio)
  • William Michener, University of New Mexico (ex officio)
  • Bob Sandusky, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Dave Vieglais, University of Kansas