Data Help Desk at 2021 AGU Fall Meeting

December 13-17, 2021 – New Orleans, LA & Online


The Data Help Desk, which is being held in conjunction with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting is a program of EarthCube, the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), and AGU, connects researchers with data and software experts to enhance research and make data and software more open and FAIR. Join us in person if you can or follow the action on Twitter.


Contributed Demos & Tutorials

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Learn how to use the NASAWorldview imagery mapping & visualization application to explore global Earth science data imagery. Contributor: NASA Earthdata

Learn about the data repository and curation services offered by the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI). Contributor: EDI

Find tips for data management & sources for training on data management topics. Contributor: Nancy Hoebelheinrich (Knowledge Motifs LLC).

An overview to EarthChem, Astromaterials Data System and the System for Earth Sample Registration (SESAR). Contributor: EarthChem

Learn about Practical Data Management, a module of the NCEAS Learning Hub. Contributor: NCEAS

Learn about data citation best practices and the how the Make Data Count project is supporting data citations for increased credit and attribution. Contributor: DataONE

Learn how DataONE supports easy access and discovery of data across a network of Earth and environmental science data repositories. Contributor: DataONE

Repository & metadata aggregator lightning talks from Data Help Desk at ESA20. Contributors: Arctic Data Center, CUAHSI, DataONE, EDI, iDigBio, NEON, Neotoma

New Earth science data resources available to help users find, access, use, and visualize NASA Earth science data. Contributor: NASA Earthdata

IRIS advances discovery, research, and education in seismology. Contributor: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

This video provides an overview of the resources and tools available on the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) website. Contributor: NEON.

What About Model Data? Determining Best Practices for Preservation and Replicability. Contributor: EarthCube Model Data RCN

ERDDAP is a data server that gives you a simple, consistent way to download subsets of gridded and tabular scientific datasets in common file formats and make graphs and maps. Learn more: here

Cloud-based data tools for research, collaboration, and workflow documentation in the aquatic sciences: JupyterHub and HydroShare. Contributor: CUAHSI

Learn how to share and search astromaterials sample data with the newly-released Astromaterials Data Repository. Contributor: Astromaterials Data System

Learn about data citation best practices and the how the Make Data Count project is supporting data citations for increased credit and attribution. Contributor: DataONE & EDI

Introduction to A Graduate Student's Road Map to Data Management Training, which can be found at Contributor: ESIP Community Fellows.

How to use the new NASA Giovanni Release 4.36 Recurring Averages Service for Daily Data Variables, with case example of northern California floods in October 2021. Contributor: NASA GES DISC

Overview of ezEML, a form-based, do-it-yourself online application for the creation of metadata in the Ecological Metadata Language (EML). Contributor: Environmental Data Initiative (EDI)

Learn about StraboSpot: a tool for collecting & managing a variety of geologic field data types. Contributor: StraboSpot.

HydroShare is repository for sharing, collaborating around, and formally publishing scientific data. Contributor: CUAHSI.

The EarthChem Library Repository offers researchers a place to archive their geochemical data and receive a DOI for their datasets. Contributor: EarthChem Library

How ontologies can help you find and understand the data you need. Contributor: Arctic Data Center

Data Management Planning: A full overview of how to approach this, guidance for creating a DMP and a demo of the DMPTool. Contributor: DataONE

Earth and Space Sciences for the Future – Perspectives from Journals

Dr. Peter Fox, titan in the informatics community and Editor-in-Chief of AGU Earth and Space Science who passed away in March 2021, recorded this presentation for the Virtual Data Help Desk held in conjunction with last year's EGU General Assembly. Dr. Fox made significant contributions to both domain science and informatics. He started or championed numerous international organizations aimed at advancing the field of Earth science information and was an outstanding mentor and colleague for so many. To read more about him, please see this tribute.