Complex Systems: 'Data-Driven Integration' - Dec. 5, 2014
by Michelle Saport |
Friday, Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 105A
Talk: "Data-Driven Integration" Speaker: Kacy Krieger, Alaska Hydrography Database coordinator, Alaska Natural Heritage Program at UAA
Abstract: What are the benefits and challenges of data access, management and integration in a "Big Data" world? With so much of what we do and study dependent on information access, it is important that current, accurate and useful data makes it through the right conduits to those who need it. Using examples from the geospatial and hydrographic world, we will explore how data resources are valuable tools used by resource managers, scientists and the public for analysis, mapping and recreation, and how representatives from many organizations recognized the need for a common and accurate dataset. These representatives have come together to coordinate and update key geospatial datasets in Alaska and developed a successful data stewardship model to do so. This collaborative model allows a diverse group of data users, resource managers and scientists the ability to maintain, update and consume an authoritative hydrography dataset. This model can serve as an example of how data needs across a wide range of disciplines can be addressed.