Data Help Desk at 2022 AMS Annual Meeting

January 23rd-27th, 2022 – Online


The Data Help Desk, which is being held in conjunction with the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting, connects researchers with data and software experts to enhance research and make data and software more open and FAIR. Follow the action on Twitter.  The Data Help Desk at #AMS2022 is hosted by the AMS Board on Data Stewardship with additional support from ESIP.


Contributed Demos & Tutorials

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Brief overview of the Research Data archive's data discovery, access, and metrics services. Contributor: UCAR Research Data Archive

Geoscience Community Analysis Toolkit (GEOCAT): Develop Python ecosystem packages for analysis & visualization of geosciences data. Contributor: GEOCAT

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

Overview of the DOE's online archive for earth and environmental data: Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE). Contributor: ESS-DIVE

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

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

Learn the critical components of effective data management plans (DMPs) and explore tools that can support you in writing DMPs. Contributor: DataONE

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

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

Overview of the Earth Observing Laboratory's Field Catalog: a suite of tools that provide support for documentation, planning, real-time imagery, and analysis for field projects around the globe. Contributor: NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory

PANGEO’s vision for Cloud Native Data Repositories. See also this related publication. Contributor: Ryan Abernathey of PANGEO

Learn more about PANGEO, a community platform for Big Data geoscience. Contributor: PANGEO

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

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

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

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

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

Learn about the Earth Observing Laboratory's Catalog Maps GIS-based tool. Contributor: NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory

Data Discovery Studio indexes over 1.6 million dataset descriptions from 40+ geoscience data repositories and community contributions. Contributor: Data Discovery Studio

Brief walk-through of the structure and organization of NEON’s Instrumented Systems data and how you can access it. Contributor: NEON

The Ag Data Commons is a public, government, scientific research data catalog and repository available to help the agricultural research community share and discover research data funded by the USDA. Contributor: USDA Ag Data Commons

Figshare for Institutions is a next generation, all in one, hosted repository designed for administrators and end users. Contributor: Figshare

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

Learn how SGCI serves the science gateway community by sharing experiences & providing services. Contributor: SGCI

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

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.