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Interagency Ocean Observation Committee’s DMAC Steering Team 2 nd Meeting – January 18-19, 2012 Charly Alexander – U.S. IOOS Program - Acting Chair. Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, D.C. DMAC Steering Team. Opening/introduction. What is the IOOC?

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    1. Interagency Ocean Observation Committee’s DMAC Steering Team 2nd Meeting – January 18-19, 2012 Charly Alexander – U.S. IOOS Program - Acting Chair Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, D.C. DMAC Steering Team

    2. Opening/introduction • What is the IOOC? • Introductions to DMAC ST meeting participants • DMAC ST – Terms of Reference/Charter (review) • Participant Roles • Review of May 2011 DMAC ST meeting • Review of our agenda • Questions/Discussion Jan 18-19, 2012 – COL, Wash, DC DMAC Steering Team

    3. What is the IOOC? Jan 18-19, 2012 – COL, Wash, DC DMAC Steering Team

    4. What is the IOOC? The IOOC focuses on coordinating federal efforts to make ocean information more readily available and easy to use. This is achieved through carrying out the committee’s legislative mandates, supporting other relevant initiatives, and engaging new stakeholders. Legislative priorities include: • Prepare annual and long term plans; • Prepare an annual coordinated, comprehensive budget; • Establish required observation data variables; • Establish protocols for Data Management and Communications; • Develop contract certification standards and compliance procedures for all non-Federal assets; • Identify gaps in observation coverage; • Establish competitive matching grant or other programs; • Recommend revisions to the System Plan; • Ensure collaboration among federal agencies; • Program guidelines for certifying and integrating non-federal assets; • Formulate annual process for identifying observation gaps; • Receive annual reports from the IOOS Program Office; • Develop a policy that defines the process for making decisions about roles; and • Develop an independent cost estimate. Jan 18-19, 2012 – COL, Wash, DC DMAC Steering Team

    5. Introductions… Federal participants Jan 18-19, 2012 – COL, Wash, DC DMAC Steering Team

    6. Introductions… invited stakeholders, staff, others DMAC Steering Team

    7. DMAC ST “Terms of Reference”… Purpose, Scope and Goals: • Provide the IOOC with strategic guidance on DMAC-related activities and challenges • Maintain focus on DMAC subsystem elements (i.e. discovery, transfer, access, archive) • Identify and solve specific data management challenges within the ocean observing realm; and • Serve as a forum for collaboration among IOOS agencies and partners on DMAC issues Jan 18-19, 2012 – COL, Wash, DC DMAC Steering Team

    8. Participant roles… Federal members: • represent agency data management practices and priorities • formulate DMAC guidance and recommendations for the IOOC • two year terms, maximum of two consecutive terms Non-federal stakeholders: • align DMAC guidance and standards with realistic implementation which non-federal entities are often responsible for executing • repeated of one group of individuals must be avoided Jan 18-19, 2012 – COL, Wash, DC DMAC Steering Team

    9. Review of May 2011 Meeting… • US Army Corps of Engineers – challenges/contributions • US DMAC status report (DMAC Plan) • QARTOD • Observing asset inventory • NSF’s OOI-CI • Standards recommendation process discussion • Agency updates Jan 18-19, 2012 – COL, Wash, DC DMAC Steering Team

    10. Our agenda… Day 1 • Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM) • Introduction (8:30-10:00AM) (C. Alexander) • Opening remarks • Review of agenda, terms of reference, charter • Discussion • US IOOS DMAC Update (10:00-11:00AM) (D. Snowden) • NASA Data Management Challenges (11:00AM-2:00PM) (M. Gierach) • Lunch will be available during this session • OGC Web Services (2:00-4:00PM) (L. Bermudez) • Overview of OGC web services • Review of informal survey results • Discussion/questions/actions • Update on NSF’s OOI Cyber-infrastructure (4:00-5:00) (M. Arrott) • Adjourn (5:00) – optional social time/dinner may follow (time/location TBD) Jan 18-19, 2012 – COL, Wash, DC DMAC Steering Team

    11. Our agenda… Day 2 • Recap from Day 1 (C. Alexander) (8:30-9:00AM) • US IOOS QARTOD (C. Alexander & D. Snowden) (9:00-10:00) • Emerging Priorities for DMAC ST (C. Alexander) (10:00-11:00AM) • NSF’s Earth Cube • Discuss scenarios the DMAC should perhaps “enable” • Other suggestions? • Wrap Up (C. Alexander) (11:00AM-Noon) • Review Action Items • Items to report to the IOOC • Agenda topics for next meeting • Adjourn (Noon) Jan 18-19, 2012 – COL, Wash, DC DMAC Steering Team

    12. Discussion & Questions Jan 18-19, 2012 – COL, Wash, DC DMAC Steering Team