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2011 LTER NSF Symposium Presentations Available for Viewing

Video and presentations from the 2011 LTER Mini-Symposium at the National Science Foundation are now available for viewing. Included are talks by Mark Ohman, Scott Doney, Anne Nolin, John Blair, Marcy Litvak, Tom Spies, and Michelle Romolini.

How to Write a Data Management Plan for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made good the announcement in last May’s press release to require a data management plan with every NSF proposal.  You will be happy to know that writing a data management plan is not difficult.

ClimDB/HydroDB/EcoTrends Network Database Integration Path

The LTER Network supports a number of existing synthesis database applications, including EcoTrends and ClimDB/HydroDB (ClimHy), which are maintained as isolated projects and without direct coordination between one another. As part of the LTER NIS development process, these separate database applications will be integrated into the PASTA Framework.

LTER Strategic and Implementation Plan

The Strategic and Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER): Research and Education 2011. This document summarizes and then details strategies for building on past success to realize the vision of the LTER. Activities are prioritized in five key areas: Research, Education, Communication, Information Management, and Coordination with other Networks. The time frame for this plan is five years, to be updated annually.

NSF Scientific Software Innovation Institutes to support environmental observatories

As we struggle with how to manage and curate increasing quantities of data, the NSF struggles with how to fund software development to support managing and curating increasing quantities of data. There are clearly not enough funds for each large research project to develop its own software system to support the complete data life-cycle. As part of its Cyberinfrastructure for the 21st Century Science and Engineering (CF21) vision, the National Science Foundation is exploring the creation of three to six Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2).