Category: General

DMPTool2 Project – October 2013 Report

Overview DMPTool2 continues to take shape and we are now shifting more into planning for release and promotion. Technical Team The development team is presently focused on connecting the HTML presentation layer to the application layer and bringing the second … Continue reading

DMPTool at the Data Information Literacy Symposium

Purdue University in Indiana hosted the Data Information Literacy (DIL) Symposium this year, a culmination of the IMLS funded research project on the DIL needs of technology driven research scientists. A dense, two-day session of seminars, discussions and poster presentation … Continue reading

Update: DMPTool 2 Features Overview

We have added a one-page overview of the features for users and administrators currently in development for the DMPTool 2 to our bitbucket wiki. Designed to complement the more technically oriented requirements documentation, we will be keeping the overview up-to-date … Continue reading

DMPTool maintenance, Thu Sept 26, 6:00am-7:30am (PDT)

The DMPTool will be unavailable on Thursday Sept 26 from 6:00am-7:30am (PDT) to perform routine maintenance. It’s possible that the maintenance won’t require the entire period, but we’re scheduling the downtime for 90 minutes. Please contact us at uc3@ucop.edu with … Continue reading

Report on DMPTool at ESA 2013

Last week in Minneapolis, about 4,000 ecologists got together to geek out and enjoy the midwest for eight days. The DMPTool had a couple of appearances in the course of this 2013 Ecological Society of America Meeting– a workshop on managing … Continue reading

At the AGU meeting, inspiration and camaraderie

At about 8:30 am on the morning of December 4th, in the hallway by the elevator on the ninth floor of a hotel in downtown San Francisco, I met a nicely dressed and impatient woman. “I’ve let two elevator cars go by,” she said, frustrated. “They were packed full of people wearing name tags around …

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Big Data: Call for your words and images

Our three-part series on Big Data is an invitation to discussion.
We’re looking for YOUR best stories, essays and images related to Big Data in ecology and environmental science. We’ll highlight excerpts from our favorites here on our blog will be available within the comments of this blog.
We’re aiming to represent a range of ideas as well as cultivate deep discussions around focused subtopics. As long as it relates to Big Data and ecology/environmental science it’s fair game, but we are particularly interested in discussion of the following points:

What’s one of the biggest challenges of ecological Big Data, and how can/should we address it (or what is someone already doing to address it)?…