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1 Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Strategic Plan Wyn Cudlip BNSC/QinetiQ Presentation to IDN Task Team, WGISS25

2 CEOS WGISS 25 Meeting, China, February 2008 Background GCMD Mission: To offer a high quality resource for the discovery, access, and use of Earth Science data….. GCMD Vision: To be the premiere source for the discovery, access, and use of Earth science data and services. Funded by NASA since Strategic Guidance provided by Science User Working Group (SUWG) This Group met last June and provided a report with recommendations. GCMD now responded with GCMD Strategic Plan FY

3 CEOS WGISS 25 Meeting, China, February 2008 Strategic Goals Increase the holdings and maintain/enhance quality of content. Optimise metadata search and retrieval by designing intuitive metadata authoring tools and robust scientific search and display software. Provide increasingly more effective direct access to scientific data and services, as well as use-level metadata. Meet the needs of an internationally diverse Earth science community, maintaining a constant pulse on the direction of the sciences. Incorporate applicable technology enhancements to improve usability, determine the scope and direction of innovative technologies, and provide broad assessments for technological direction in an era of rapid enhancements. Reduce software and database maintenance.

4 CEOS WGISS 25 Meeting, China, February Corner Stones of evolution Affordance – intuitive discoverable actions to provide efficient discovery of data and services. Leverage – build on existing capabilities in the user community for the creation of, for example, portals, controlled keywords, and quality control. Adaptability – ability to migrate to new and applicable technologies. Accessibility – to progress from search ro access and use of the data. Sense of ownership by collaborators – ability to control their own content.

5 CEOS WGISS 25 Meeting, China, February 2008 SWOT Analysis Strengths: –Includes robust search and retrieval; powerful authoring tools; etc. Weakness –Maintaining external links; lack of use of optional fields to enhance search; etc. Opportunties –Transfer stewardship of metadata to authors; expand user community; etc. Threats –NASA support for Earth Science in decline; growing number of Standards to support; Demands to support increasing number of global initiatives; etc.

6 CEOS WGISS 25 Meeting, China, February 2008 BREA Analysis Build on Strengths: –Foster dedicated staff; extend breadth and depth of keywords; etc. Resolve Weaknesses: –Re-invigorate the CEOS IDN Interoperability; etc. Exploit Opportunities –Open opportunities to trusted user community; etc. Avoid Threats –Continue to improve software; Build in quality control; etc.

7 CEOS WGISS 25 Meeting, China, February 2008 Way forward Actions against each of the Strategic Goals. Key Performance Indicators also presented. Return on Investment (ROI) analysis. More information in Strategic Plan Document – available from GCMD website.

8 CEOS WGISS 25 Meeting, China, February 2008 Conclusions GCMD Team has produced detailed Strategic Response to recommendations of the Science User Working group (SUWG). GCMG can continue to improve and expand its capabilities if support for its activities continues.


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