A practitioners guide to managing geoscience information

Giles, Jeremy. 2009 A practitioners guide to managing geoscience information. In: Digital Mapping Techniques 09, West Virginia, USA, 10-13 May 2009. (Unpublished)

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In the UK the Natural Environment Research Council manages its scientific data holdings through a series of Environmental Data Centres1 Within the Earth Science sector the National Geoscience Data Centre covering Atmosphere, Bioinformatics, Earth Sciences, Earth Observation, Hydrology, Marine Science and Polar Science. 2 - Risk Reduction; (NGDC), a component of the British Geological Survey (BGS), is responsible for managing the geosciences data resource. The purpose of the NGDC is to maintain the national geoscience database and to ensure efficient and effective delivery by providing geoscientists with ready to access data and information that is timely, fit for purpose, and in which the user has confidence. The key benefits that NERC derives from this approach are: - Increased Productivity; and - Higher Quality Science. The paper briefly describes the key benefits of managing geoscientific information effectively and describes how these benefits are realised within the NGDC and BGS.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2009 > Information Management
NORA Subject Terms: Data and Information
Earth Sciences
Date made live: 14 Sep 2010 13:15 +0 (UTC)

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