The various research projects generate data that needs to be archived and visualized. A good data management system provides the funding agency, researchers, and public the ability to access data and metadata as needed. Proper access to the data makes research easier and is required by the EVOS Trustee Council.
Data and associated metadata from each research project is stored in a program specific “work space”. This provides a remote location to archive data and allows all researchers in the Herring Research and Monitoring program to access each other’s data. Once a dataset is fully quality controlled it can then be published to the web through the Alaska Ocean Observing System’s Gulf of Alaska portal.
It is through efficient access to data and the ability to visualize several datasets that we can investigate connections between projects not only in the Herring Research and Monitoring program but potentially across research statewide.