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NSIDC staff at AGU 2009
NSIDC staff talk with visitors at the NSIDC booth and demo area at the 2009 AGU Fall Meeting.
—Credit: NSIDC

13-17 December 2010

NSIDC Talks, Posters, and Presentations at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Conference

NSIDC researchers and staff will present posters and talks at the fall meeting of the America Geophysical Union (AGU), at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California, from December 13-17, 2010

Below, find a list of NSIDC or affiliated talks, posters, and presentations, workshops, and demonstration schedule. Visit NSIDC staff at booth numbers 320 and 322. Presenters are identified in bold type.

For more information on the conference, visit the 2010 AGU Fall Meeting Web site.

Talks, Posters, and Presentations

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Writing Your Data Management Plan

Tuesday 14 December, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Moscone South Rooms 228—230

Whether you need to include a data management plan in your NSF proposal, want to make data exchange in your field as transparent as possible, or just aim to maximize the visibility of your science in the Internet World, this workshop is for you. Earth scientists face increasing pressure to share their results not just in journals, but in many other settings. Data produced sometimes long ago for one purpose are now being successfully applied to emerging problems in entirely different disciplines. A concrete data management plan developed early in your research project can make you and your data more visible, more successful, and increase the impact of your science.

In this Earth Science Information Partners-sponsored workshop (ESIP), representatives from NOAA, NASA, and other data archive centers will provide an overview into the world of successful data stewardship, examine emerging standards and trends, and provide concrete steps for managing your Earth Science data. We will present our roadmap to completion of the recently distributed NSF data management requirement. We will conclude with a question and answer session. Workshop duration is 1.5 hours.

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Demonstration Schedule

NSIDC staff will demonstrate various tools and data products at our booth in the AGU exhibit hall. The demonstration schedule is listed below. For more information, contact NSIDC User Services at or +1 303.492.6199.

Focus on Greenland: Services for the Analysis of the Greenland Environment (SAGE)
See a demo of SAGE, a Web service for the access, online analysis, plotting, and delivery of data sets related to the mass balance of Greenland's ice sheet.

Tuesday 12/14 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (NSIDC exhibit)
Wednesday 12/15, 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (NSIDC exhibit)
Thursday 12/16, 11:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. (NASA exhibit)

A New Vision for Data-Driven Science: The Data Conservancy
Today's big science questions call for a new way to manage and access data. Stop by the AGU Exhibits for a demonstration and talk on Data Conservancy's latest developments: A new science data architecture, towards publishing data along with your research paper, and bringing real science data into the college classroom

Tuesday 12/14 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12/16 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 12/16 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DataRods = Speed
The DataRods project proposes to create a high-speed, scalable database structure for rapid retrieval, filtering, and analysis of massive multi-modality data sets. NSIDC staff  talk about the project's capabilities and how they can speed up research in a world of multiplying remote sensing data sets.

Wednesday 12/15 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 12/16  10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Friday 12/17 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

2009 MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica
A second MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) has been assembled from images spanning the austral summer of 2008-2009. NSIDC lead scientist Ted Scambos talks about the processing and assembly of this second MOA, its surface features, and comparisons with an identically processed 2004 MOA.

Thursday 12/16 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

A New Day is Dawning for Science Data to Libre: Data Casting, Services, and Applications
Libre is a project devoted to liberating science data from its traditional constraints of publication, location, and findability. NSIDC staff talk about how Libre is leveraging open-source technology and data management standards to help scientists make their data discoverable and usable by the whole world. Visit our demo at the NSIDC Booth, Space 320, AGU Exhibit Hall.

Tuesday 12/14 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12/15 11:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Thursday 12/16 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (NASA exhibit)

Determining 1960s Sea Ice Extent from Early NIMBUS Satellite Data
NSIDC researchers talk about how 1960s satellite data can be used to create polar sea ice extent and climate data records (CDRs) for this era.

Tuesday 12/14 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (NASA exhibit)
Thursday 12/16 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

New Data Sets for Ice Sheets at NSIDC: Greenland Ice Velocity, Antarctic Image Mapping and Snow Grain Size
This presentation will provide an overview of new data sets using the NSIDC web-sites for Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC) and the Antarctic Cryosphere Access Portal (A-CAP). It will demonstrate the new MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) 2009, velocity maps of ice shelves derived from MOA, and InSAR velocity data grids for both ice sheets (Greenland and Antarctica) from the MEaSURES projects at NSIDC.

Wednesday 12/15 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (NASA Exhibit)

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