Prototyping a collaborative data curation service for coastal science

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Evan B Goldstein , Anna E Braswell , Caitlin M Mc Shane 


The growing push for open data has resulted in an abundance of data for coastal researchers, which can lead to problems for individual researchers related to discoverability of relevant data. One solution is to explicitly develop services for coastal researchers to help curate data for discovery, hosting discussions around reuse, community building, and finding collaborators. To develop the idea of a coastal data curation service, we investigate aspects of the UNESCO International Coastal Atlas Network member sites that could be used to build a curation service. We develop a minimal example of a coastal data curation service, deploy this as a website, and describe the next steps to move beyond the prototype phase. We envision a coastal data curation service as a way cultivate a community focused on coastal data discovery and reuse.



Environmental Sciences, Geomorphology, Physical Sciences and Mathematics


Coastal, Curation


Published: 2021-03-16 10:36

Last Updated: 2021-03-16 17:36


CC BY Attribution 4.0 International

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