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Environmental Data Management Best Practices Webinar

Environmental Data Management Best Practices Webinar
NASA Earthdata Webinar Series
September 10, 11, and 12, 2013


The ORNL DAAC is hosting a two-part Environmental Data Management Best Practices Webinar as a part of the NASA Earthdata Webinar Series. Our goal for this two-part webinar is to provide guidance on fundamental data management practices that investigators should perform during the course of data collection to improve the usability of their data sets. These practices will make data easier to analyze and share, especially within your group. There is no charge for this webinar.

By following the practices taught in this two-part webinar, your data will be less prone to error, more efficiently structured for your own analysis, and more readily understandable for any future questions that they might help address. Target audience: Early career scientists (graduate students, post-docs), but is open to any researchers who would benefit from developing better data management skills.

Webinar Agenda

Part 1 - Tabular Data Topics PDF
Tuesday, September 10 at 2 pm EDT
Encore: Thursday, September 12 at 1:30 pm EDT

  • How to structure your data files
  • How to define variables and units
  • How to perform quality control
  • How to develop data documentation so that others can find, understand, and use your tabular data.

Part 2 - Geospatial Data Topics PDF
Wednesday, September 11 at 2 pm EDT
Encore: Thursday, September 12 at 3 pm EDT

  • How to prepare spatial data to support collaborative research
  • Tools for spatial data analysis
  • How to organize geospatial data for long-term archival


Jennifer Brennan, NASA
Suresh Santhana Vannan, ORNL DAAC
Yaxing Wei, ORNL DAAC

To know more about the NASA Earthdata Webinar Series, please visit the Earthdata Webinar External website.