Data Help Desk at 2021 GSA Annual Meeting

October 11th-13th, 2021 ONLINE


The Virtual Data Help Desk being held in conjunction with GSA 2021 Connects is a program of EarthCube, the GSA Geoinformatics & Data Science Division, and ESIP, and will connect researchers with data and software experts to enhance research and make data and software more open and FAIR. Follow the action on Twitter & view the gallery of resources below.



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A guide to help graduate students wade through the ocean of data resources learn data management practices to help with various graduate school milestones. Contributor: Ben Roberts-Pierel, Eleanor Davis, and Yuhan Rao

QGreenland is a a free GIS package for Greenland: A free mapping tool to support interdisciplinary Greenland-focused research, teaching, decision making, and collaboration. Contributor: QGreenland

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

Discover seismic data available at the IRIS using the availability web service. Contributor: IRIS

Institutional Data Repositories: An Important Option for Complying with Data Sharing Requirements. Contributor: University of Michigan Library

F1000 is an open access publishing platform supporting data deposition and sharing. Contributor: F1000

Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) is a community-trusted data repository for marine geophysical data products and complementary data related to understanding the formation and evolution of the seafloor and sub-seafloor. Contributor: MGDS

The USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) grows the knowledge base in data integration and management in the Earth sciences. Contributor: CDI

Bringing global oceanic lithology and microfossil data collected by the ocean drilling programs to a single, searchable platform. Contributor: eODP (Extending Ocean Drilling Pursuits)

Learn about the data holdings of CCHDO, a public repository for high-quality repeat CTD and bottle data from GO-SHIP and other programs. Contributor: CCHDO

The Arctic Data Center (ADC) helps the research community reproducibly preserve and discover all products of NSF-funded science in the Arctic, including data, metadata, software, and documents. Contributor: ADC

The ERDDAP data server simplifies data discovery, visualization, and download. Contributor: Cara Wilson (NOAA SWFSC) & Dale Robinson (UC Santa Cruz)
The GMRT Synthesis is a multi-resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM) maintained in 3 projections and managed with scalable global architecture. Learn how you can access the DEM as grids, images, points, and profiles. Contributor: GMRT.
AICE: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions for the Arctic & Antarctic Discovery. Contributor: 

Find learning resources on topics related to research data skills and data management. Contributor: Data Management Training Clearinghouse

pyrolite is a set of tools for helping geochemists new to Python quickly get off the ground and make use of their data. Contributor: pyrolite

Intro to a deep-time knowledge base aimed at helping geoscientists use deep-time as a framework to synthesize datasets. Contributor: Deep Time Knowledge Base

Geoweaver is a web system for composing & executing full-stack deep learning workflows by taking advantage of online spatial data facilities, high-performance computation platforms, and open-source deep learning libraries. Contributor: Geoweaver

Learn about the US Antarctic Program Data Center (USAP-DC). Contributor: USAP-DC

Brief presentation on how PIDs can help researchers make their data FAIR and themselves better know. Contributor: Knowledge Motifs.

A brief overview of the EarthCube Research Coordination Network (RCN) project, “What about model data?” Determining Best Practices for Preservation and Replicability. Contributor: What About Model Data RCN

DataONE is a community driven program providing access to data across multiple member repositories, supporting enhanced search and discovery of Earth and environmental data. Contributor: DataONE

Learn basics & tips for use of R, RStudio, and Jupyter Notebooks. Contributor: Shweta Narkar, PhD Student at RPI.


A novel element of the 2020 and 2021 EarthCube Annual Meetings was a call for notebooks, which led to over 30 peer-reviewed Jupyter notebooks that encompass an array of geoscience data tools, software, services, and libraries. Each notebook was reviewed by scholars within the geoscience and cyberinfrastructure community. Recent contributions can be accessed below.