An activity designed to disseminate system existing knowledge to LTER Scientists and Students.

Training workshop: Software tools and strategies for managing sensor networks

Abstract LTER sites are actively deploying, operating, or exploring establishment of sensor networks and there is a need for coordinated training on useful tools and strategies for managing the high volume of streaming data and associated metadata. A training workshop that was cost-shared among the LTER Network Office, the NCEAS’s Kepler REAP Project, and DataONE… Read more »

Training working group: Climate and streamflow seasonal trend analysis at LTER sites

Goals There is almost universal attention to understanding climate trends and variability as a basis for ecological research in the LTER network, and climate records are long enough (>3 decades) at almost all LTER sites to undertake meaningful quantitative analysis for site-level assessment of ecological responses and cross-site comparisons of responses to climate change. Yet… Read more »

2013 LTER Training Workshop Proposal – Remote Data Acquisition

This training workshop will focus on three topics related to the remote acquisition of environmental sensor data typical of LTER sites: 1) photovoltaic power systems, 2) Wi-Fi networking and telemetry systems, and 3) sensor theory and datalogger programming. We will employ a combination of field demonstrations, lectures, hands-on exercises, and discussions to illustrate these concepts…. Read more »

Training Workshop for Site Science Communicators

We aim to increase the capacity of LTER sites to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders and to document effective communication practices across the LTER Network. To meet this goal, we ask for funds to support a training workshop for site science communicators that will take place at the LTER Network Office’s training labs… Read more »

Retrieving and using information from web services to improve EML content

Many content sections of an EML documents may now be easily standardized, improving on discoverability and potentially easing the development of the documents. This is due to the fact that some pertinent information in authoritative databases is now available via webservices. This workshop will show LTER Information Manager how to access this information, transform it… Read more »

Drupal Environmental Information Management System (DEIMS) workshop: A workshop for new and advanced DEIMS users

The Drupal Environmental Information Management System (DEIMS) (San Gil et al, 2010) group is building an information management system based on the open source Drupal Content Management System.  Drupal is used for managing information, from the database backbone to the dynamic website portal look and feel. DEIMS consists of a user-friendly metadata editor coupled with… Read more »

Integrating Local Knowledge into Long Term Ecological Research – MALS Training and Planning Workshop

Objective:  Convene a three-day training/planning workshop in Spring 2012 that provides LTER investigators, LTER graduate students, and others with a theoretical orientation, practical skills, and the research tools to document local ecological knowledge and integrate that knowledge with spatial analysis and other forms of scientific data to understand social-ecological resilience

Tools and training for sensor network establishment and management

Abstract There is strong interest among LTER sites in the establishment and management of sensor networks and there is a need for coordinated training and tool sharing. Coincidentally, NCEAS is planning a training workshop on sensor tools within the Real-time Environment for Analytical Processing (REAP) project context. We propose a single LTER/NCEAS cost-shared training that… Read more »

Acquisition and management of data from remote locations

Background:  The Sevilleta LTER possesses a large network of diverse research sites, weather stations, and webcams interconnected by a wireless network that can be remotely accessed by researchers around the world. Presently, there are approximately thirty networked research sites comprising of over fifty dataloggers, thousands of sensors, and several webcams distributed over more than 100… Read more »

Data Management for LTER Ecologists Shortcourse

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… Read more »