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Estuarine and Great Lakes (EaGLe) Coastal Initiative

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Estuarine and Great Lakes (EaGLe)
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Data, archiving and metadata


Each EaGLe Center has appointed a data manager to work on data management and the public archiving of EaGLe datasets. These six people make up the EaGLe Data Committee. Contact or for more information about EaGLe data archiving or EaGLe metadata.

EaGLe datasets
EaGLe data will be archived on the EPA's Environmental Information Management System (EIMS), eventually allowing public access to the datasets generated by the EaGLe researchers. This represents an expansion of the purview of EIMS, and a new way to ensure the public usefulness of data collected using federal funding. Currently on EIMS are descriptions of the datasets being generated, along with contact information for the researchers. Go to the EIMS EaGLe web portal

Why we should care about data archiving (editorial from Frontiers in Ecology)


Data management
Managing the large datasets and databases being generated has proven to be a challenge. To help with such tasks, we have created a selected bibliography on managing large datasets.


For the EaGLe data to be truly useful to current and future researchers, a lot of documentation will have to accompany the datasets. To ensure that this happens, we have created a set of web-based tables that help researchers create highly searchable metadata in EML (environmental metadata language). These metadata will be used on EIMS to make the data very discoverable and useable. (Image courtesy NOAA www.csc.noaa.gov)

Click here for more information and bibliographies on metadata.

Metadata Bob images courtesy of NOAA www.csc.noaa.gov

Supported by

STAR grants

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