Data Management Sub-Committee

The SOOS Data Management Sub-Committee (DMSC) advises the SOOS Scientific Steering Committee on the most cost effective collaborative mechanisms for managing and publishing data from Southern Ocean observation projects.

The specific objectives of the DMSC are to:

  1. Advise the SOOS Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and the SOOS International Project Office (IPO) on the data management requirements for the SOOS initiative.
  2. In collaboration with SOOS stakeholders, develop a practical, sustainable and cost-effective strategy for the long-term management and timely publication of SOOS observations.
  3. Encourage SOOS partners and others to store relevant data in publicly accessible data repositories and make their metadata records accessible through the SOOS metadata portal.
  4. Act on requests and suggestions by the SOOS SSC and SOOS scientific community for new developments in data management products and strategies.
  5. Explore opportunities to secure funding for SOOS related data management and data publication initiatives.

For more information, download the DMSC Governance and Terms of Reference.

Current Members

The DMSC comprises members who have professional data management expertise and who are affiliated with international and national data centres, networks and scientific data programmes.

Name Affiliation
Steve Diggs (co-chair) Data Manager, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Joana Beja (co-chair) Data Scientist, British Oceanographic Data Centre
Mathieu Belbeoch JCOMMOPS
Taco de Bruin Scientific Data Manager, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Kenneth Casey Technical Director, National Centers for Environmental Information
James Cusick Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Bruno Danis Scientific Coordinator, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Florence Fetterer  NOAA Liaison, National Snow and Ice Data Center
Alexander Kozyr  NCEI Ocean Carbon Data System (OCADS)
Michael Morahan NASA Global Change Master Directory
Benjamin Pfeil Scientific Data Manager, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research 
Roger Proctor  Director, Australian Integrated Marine Observing System e-marine Information Infrastructure
Scott Ritz NASA Global Change Master Directory
Stefanie Schumacher Data Librarian, Alfred Wegener Institute
Petra Ten Hoopen Data Manager, British Antarctic Survey
Anton Van De Putte Director,
Lizong Wu Data Coordinator, Chinese National Antarctic and Arctic Data Centre
Melissa Zweng Data manager, National Centers for Environmental Information
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