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    Managing Environmental Research Data.


    Mooney, Peter and Winstanley, Adam C. (2009) Managing Environmental Research Data. Environmental Research Centre Report Series No. 13 . Environmental Protection Agency. ISBN 978-1-84095-266-7

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    Abstract

    Environmental science researchers are now using and generating ever-increasing volumes of data and information about our natural world. It is estimated that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) STRIVE (Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for the Environment) research funding programme will “involve more than 1,000 researchers and company-based scientists over its seven-year lifetime”1. The EPA's Environmental Research Centre (ERC) expects that large volumes of environmental data and information will be generated by projects funded by STRIVE. One of the key objectives of the STRIVE programme is to make the outcomes and data from this research available “in a coherent and timely manner which will ensure synergies across the wider research agenda and early availability of these outputs into the formulation of policy”2. Consequently, the STRIVE programme must adopt best international practice in environmental research data management. Management of these environmental research data is a core activity for the ERC with particular emphasis on the application of appropriate data management techniques to ensure their long-term availability and accessibility. Environmental research data are often irreplaceable; they are always unique particularly in the spatial location and temporal characteristics of their collection. They can also be extremely expensive and difficult to collect or generate. For these reasons the EPA and the ERC attach great importance to the ongoing development of systems that will ensure that maximum benefits are derived from research data once acquired.

    Item Type: Book
    Additional Information: This report is published as part of the Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for the Environment (STRIVE) Programme 2007–2013. The programme is financed by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan 2007–2013. It is administered on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government by the Environmental Protection Agency which has the statutory function of co-ordinating and promoting environmental research.
    Keywords: STRIVE Programme 2007-2013; Ireland; Environment; Managing research data; Environmental Protection Agency; EPA;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 5899
    Identification Number: ISBN: 978-1-84095-266-7
    Depositing User: Peter Mooney
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 15:41
    Publisher: Environmental Protection Agency
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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