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Information Standards Quarterly


ISSN: 1041-0031

Fall 2013, v.25, no.3

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Article Title: Ensuring the Long Term Impact of Earth Science Data through Data Curation and Preservation
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Authors: Esther Conway, Sam Pepler, Wendy Garland, David Hooper, Fulvio Marelli, Luca Liberti, Emanuela Piervitali, Katrin Molch, Helen Glaves, and Lucio Badiali
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3789/isqv25no3.2013.05
Citation: Conway, Esther, Sam Pepler, Wendy Garland, David Hooper, Fulvio Marelli, Luca Liberti, Emanuela Piervitali, Katrin Molch, Helen Glaves, and Lucio Badiali. Ensuring the Long Term Impact of Earth Science Data through Data Curation and Preservation. Information Standards Quarterly, Fall 2013, 25(3): 28-36.
Abstract: With much of earth science data containing observations that are not repeatable, key areas of scientific investigation become dependent on the meaningful exploitation and reuse of such scientific data. This article presents the potential impact of earth science data in terms of societal benefit in areas such as disaster management, water, climate change, health, ecosystems, and agriculture. Using illustrative examples from their archives, the Science Data Infrastructure for Preservation (SCIDIP-ES) earth science partners discuss how data curation and digital preservation activities are vital for ensuring impact in these areas.
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