Gulf of Mexico Alliance Data Management Advisory Committee (DMAC)
Origins of the DMAC • Confusion among PITs on data issues (mapping, consolidation, organization and interoperability) • White Paper by Jeff Lilycrop (USACE), 2007 • White paper by Russ Beard (NOAA NCDDC), 2009 • Cross PIT support for organizing DMAC
DMAC Representation Co-Chairs- Melanie Morris, Jim Gibeaut 2 Members from each PIT (1 programmatic, 1 technical) Education – Chris Simoniello & Amy Gohres HCRT- James Pahl Resilience- Carol Parsons Richards & Grant Larsen Nutrients- Kim Caviness & Melanie Morris Water Quality- Steve Wolfe & Matt Howard EIA- Jim Gibeaut & Dave Palandro Federal Facilitator – Julie Bosch (NOAA NCDDC) Special Members – Vembu Subramanian (GCOOS DMAC Chair) Stephen Sempier (MS-AL Sea Grant Consortium)
First DMAC Meeting • Held February 4th - 5th in St. Petersburg, Florida • 14 people attended • Representatives from All PITs participated • Discussion topics: membership, governance, charter, current data management needs and activities, and long and short term goals • EPA presentation on Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership Data Management
DMAC Mission Statement (DRAFT) The Data Management Advisory Committee provides guidance to the Gulf of Mexico Alliance to facilitate the efficient preservation and use of data for promoting the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico.
Goals and Objectives of the DMAC (DRAFT) • Goals: • Develop, maintain, and implement an evolving plan for the efficient preservation, discovery, and use of data and information in the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA). • Objectives: • 1.1 Continually review GOMA data management requirements • 1.2 Develop a 5-year strategic plan • 1.3 Develop and oversee a data management process • 1.4 Develop and oversee a data archive process
Goals and Objectives of the DMAC Cont. (DRAFT) • Goals: • 2. Enable collaboration in the area of data management among thePriority Issue Teams (PITs) of the GOMA • Objectives: • 2.1 Develop and implement a communications strategy • 2.2 Seek funding to support data management needs • 2.3 Facilitate the identification and development of tools and procedures for making data useable across PITs.
PIT Needs • Questionnaire of PIT data management needs (Jan 2010)
PIT Needs - Next Steps • Consolidate and prioritize PIT needs (spreadsheet) • Develop a Strategic Plan (5-year plan) • Develop a Communication Plan