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6. Data and Information Management
Pages 66-68

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From page 66...
... To extract the full scientific value of GEM, data and information must be made available to the scientific community, resource managers, policy makers and the public on a timely basis. Data management must be designed to facilitate data exchange among GEM scientific investigators, make data available to the public and outside scientific community, and archive the data products.
From page 67...
... One of the first tasks of the Data Management Office should be to install this relevant data into the GEM database. Examples of pertinent ancillary data sets are NOAA's Tropical AtmosphereOcean E1 Nino Southern Oscillation data, Pacific Decadal Oscillation estimates, the Gulf of Alaska Global Ecosystem Dynamics program, and historical regional oceanographic and climate data.
From page 68...
... One of the first tasks of the GEM Data Management Subcommittee should be to establish a data policy to which all investigators must adhere and to help GEM set up the structure of the Data Management Office. It was apparent in reviewing the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Website that it was difficult or impossible to retrieve data collected from past research projects.

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