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From Long-Term Data to Understanding: Toward a Predictive Ecology
2015 LTER ASM Estes Park, CO - August 30 - September 2, 2015

An Exploration into LTER Large Data: Challenges and Solutions Related to Storing, Managing and Delivering High Resolution Data

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    One of biggest issues facing LTER sites and their information management systems (IMS) is how to store, manage and deliver large high-resolution data in a sustainable manner.  In this workgroup, participants will share ideas and experiences with regards to questions like: 1) What types of ‘high-resolution’ data are the group managing to date or planning to manage in the future (LIDAR, GIS, Acoustic), 2) how do folks know what large data are going to be submitted into the IMS at any given time (project form submission, data size estimations), 3) what steps have been taken for planning for future storage increases (budgets, system configurations, cloud storage), and 4) how are these data being made accessible to researchers within the local LTER site and to the broader community (PASTA, large flash drives, external hard drives).
    The primary goal of this session is to explore the ‘challenges’ of large data as listed above and to produce a reference document describing the session’s discussion results.  It is our intent that the document be made available to the LTER community via the LTER Information Management Committee webpage and emailed directly to the workgroup participants.


Linda Powell
Jonathan Walsh
Eda Melendez-Colom
Number of 2 hour sessions requested: 
Equipment requested: 
LCD Projector
Additional Comments: 
This is an Information Management (IM) Work group session and we'd appreciate, if possible, for the committee to not over lap this proposed session with any other IM session as the IM committee would like to attend all the IM related sessions scheduled. Also, if possible, can the session please be scheduled for either Monday or Tuesday during the ASM as the organizer, Linda Powell, will be leaving the meeting early Wednesday morning. Thank you!
Working Group Reports
Room Assignment: 
Longs Peak Boulderfield – (Capacity 80)