Workshop on Paleoclimate Data Standards

MARPA will be presenting and participating in the Workshop on Paleoclimate Data Standards at the NOAA World Data Center for Paleoclimatology in Boulder, CO on June 22-23, 2016. Kristine DeLong will be attending the workshop in person and presenting MARPA update to the other attendees.  If you have any concerns and issues you like for her to present or discuss at the workshop, please email her at

The details on this workshop are as follows: The LinkedEarth project was recently funded by the EarthCube program of the US National Science Foundation to (1) enable the curation of a publicly-accessible database by paleoclimate experts and (2) foster the development of paleoclimate community standards. Through multiple discussions with the community, the LinkedEarth team has developed a preliminary data standard (Linked Paleo Data, or LiPD), which is being used by the PAGES2k consortium, and is being considered for adoption by the wider PAGES organization. This standard is the cornerstone of all the code being written as part of LinkedEarth to store, curate, visualize and analyze paleoclimate data. It is now time for this standard to be discussed and extended via face-to-face discussions. Because of its crucial role in paleoclimate data stewardship, the National Center for Environmental Information’s World Data Center for Paleoclimatology is an essential partner for US and international efforts at paleoclimate data standardization. We are thus convening the first workshop on paleoclimate data standards, June 22-23 2016, under the auspices of the WDS/NCEI paleoclimatology division (aka “NCDC paleo”).


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