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List of 2014 CDI monthly forum presentations

DatePresentation titleSpeaker(s)

December 11, 2013

Metadata Wizard—An easy-to-use tool for creating FGDC-CSDGM metadata in ESRI ArcDesktop

Drew Ignizio, USGS Fort Collins Science Center. 

February 12, 2014 

Earth system informatics session of the 2013 CDI webinar series (For more information see the CDI 2013 Annual Report.) 

Nancy Sternberg, Office of Administration and Enterprise Information; 

Tim Woods and Karen Armstrong, Office of Communications and Publishing; 

Carolyn Reid, Office of Science Quality and Integrity; and 

Mike Frame, USGS Core Science Analytics and Synthesis. 

March 12, 2014 

The DMPTool: Current status & future directions 

Carly Strasser, California Digital Library. 

April 9, 2014 

National Land Cover Database Evaluation, Visualization and Analysis (NLCD EVA) Tool 

Collin Homer and Chris Barnes, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center. 

May 14, 2014 

Data release on the Web: Meeting machine readability requirements for data (pursuant to OSTP and OMB) 


Portable ISO 19115-2 Open Source Developer's Toolkit

Fran Lightsom, Viv Hutchison, Keith Kirk, John Faundeen, Carolyn Reid, Andrea Ostroff, Greg Miller, Greg Gunther, CDI Data Management Working Group and Peter Fox, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 


Stan Smith, USGS Alaska Science Center and Josh Bradley, Fish and Wildlife Service Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative.


June 11, 2014 

Mining the USGS data landscape 

Lance Everette, Fort Collins Science Center. 

July 8, 2014 

CDI Workshop and Webinar at the ESIP Summer Meeting 

See CDI Workshop and Webinar 2014. 

August 13, 2014 

Big data—Applications and use cases 

NOAA data management activities 

Implementation of the NWHC data and information management plan 

Jeff Needham, Scale Abilities. 

Jeff de La Baujardiere, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association 

Kim Miller, Jennifer Buckner, and Kathy Wesenberg, USGS National Wildlife Health Center. 

September 10, 2014 

Accelerating science through applied research computing 

Evaluation of downscaled general circulation models output 

Jeff Falgout, USGS Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries. 

Lauren Hay, USGS National Research Program and Andy Bock, USGS Colorado Water Science Center. 

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