Category: NOAA

What is the Cumulative Impact of Human Activity on the World’s Oceans?

Have you ever wondered what the impact is of human activity on the world’s oceans? In short, a lot. This animation shows the cumulative impacts of human activity on the oceans. Green represents areas with less impact, and red represents areas that experience much greater impact. A study by Dr. Kenneth Casey in Feb 2008 […]

Eyes of the World: Interview with George Jungbluth of the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

This post is part of our ongoing NDSA innovation group’s Insights interview series. Scientific data is the biggest of the “big data.” In fact, research data and increased complexity and volume of data are two of the challenges addressed by the National Agenda for Digital Stewardship. To find out more about the data preservation and […]

NOAA and Data Management Practices

by Ruth Duerr, NSIDC   This is an exciting time for scientific data management, a field that up to just a few years ago desperately needed more attention, but which now shows signs of coming into its own as people …