This proposal outlines a project to use the GCE Metabase Metadata Management System (MMS)
as a foundation for developing a software-as-a-service solution that would serve the needs of
LTER sites that are currently generating EML using dataset -instance-based tools such as
The course will cover aspects of the entire data life cycle. Best practices will be introduced including metadata content, data cleaning, database design, management of large data volumes and quality control. Best choices of technologies for various tasks will be discussed and supplemented with hands on exercises in using workflow engines, spreadsheets vs. databases, and web publishing technologies.
Long-term ecological studies have expanded our view of microbial biology with the incorporation of long-term monitoring programs of diversity, plant and animal ecology, and decomposition processes in the context of global climate change.
The full integration of meaningful cross-site ecological-genomic studies into LTER research will require either substantial new infrastructure or access to existing infrastructure in terms of both sequencing technology and data handling.
The goal of the Unit Working Group is development of an LTER Unit Registry and a Dictionary as a community resource package using a process that incorporates site engagement and development through use.
Integration of data sets from multiple sources is an important prerequisite for network level and cross-site synthesis studies in LTER, and scaling or re-sampling of primary data is often performed as part of this process. In the EcoTrends project, for example, fine-scale (e.g. hourly) measurements collected by LTER sites are rescaled to monthly or yearly… Read more »
1. Develop general strategy for data collection, processing, and distribution that builds on scientist-data manager partnerships to produce data compilations useful for cross-site, long-term synthesis and modeling activities.
2. Develop specific strategy for NPP within the LTER community.