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To efficiently and effectively meet the increased demands for USGS datasets, manage large data volumes, minimize data storage redundancy, and adhere to the USGS Survey Manual data publishing requirements, USGS ScienceBase and Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center are collaborating to provide access to and distribution of USGS Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) imagery. ScienceBase and EROS are trusted digital repositories, a USGS requirement for the preservation of digital scientific data, yet each plays a unique role in data display, discovery, access and distribution.  ScienceBase is a collaborative scientific database that provides data cataloging and management, and is a primary platform for USGS scientists to publish data. ScienceBase also meets USGS data release requirements, which includes providing compliant metadata and perpetual landing pages for DOI urls.  EROS EarthExplorer provides a user interface that enables online search, discovery, and download of remotely sensed imagery, either as individual images or as a complete dataset.  The ScienceBase and EROS collaboration will use EarthExplorer as the distribution mechanism for UAS imagery published through ScienceBase. This collaboration leverages the strength of each entity, increases the discoverability and user community for USGS scientific data, and follows good data management practice by reducing data storage redundancy.

Science Support Framework Category: Science Data Lifecycle - Publishing/Sharing

Author(s): VeeAnn A. Cross ( - Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Sandra M. Brosnahan ( - Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Drew Ignizio ( - Science Analytics and Synthesis, Ryan Longhenry ( - EROS

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