PNAMP has supported data management best practices discussions in the past, with the data management leadership team, the data steward community of practice, and the regional metadata guidance project. Currently, PNAMP is working on two efforts in this project, the first being a webinar series that follows the USGS data management lifecycle topics. The second effort is helping to organize the Field Technology for Data Collection in Forestry , Fisheries, and Natural Resources Conference.
Data Management Webinar Series:
In 2015, the Data Management Leadership Team morphed from a working group to a webinar series that was co-sponsored by USGS Community for Data Integration and PNAMP. All webinars have been recorded, see the website here https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/display/cdi/2015+Data+Management+Webinar+.... We invite you to join us on the 3rd Wed. of every month at 2pm EST.
The objective of this collaborative series is to bring together a broad group of participants to share knowledge and facilitate discussion. We've based the order of presentations on the USGS Science Data Lifecycle, and over the year we will cover the entire process, from data management planning to sharing and publishing.
Field Technology Conference:
This is a follow up to the Emerging Technology Workshop that Sitka Technology Group, PNAMP and StreamNet organized November 18, 2014. For the November 2015 Conference, we joined the Western Forestry Association and other GPS professionals to add a fisheries track to their recurring conference, which has brought forestry professionals together for the past four years to learn about field technology. In 2015, conference topics were broad and we learned much together and from each other. To see the agenda and the talks, click here.