Abby Bull, Data Manager for the Geotraces project, and Head of the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) Graham Allen recently spent time with colleagues at the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, USA.
|Abby Bull (BODC) with Shannon Rauch and Bob Groman (BCO-DMO) outside the BCO-DMO office at WHOI. ©|
The purpose of the visit was twofold; as well as agreeing GEOTRACES data exchange protocols both parties discussed how the two highly-regarded data centres can build on their long history of collaboration.
BCO-DMO is a combination of formerly independent Data Management Offices formed to support large US research programmes. Its staff work with scientists to make data from US National Science Foundation (NSF) research projects available online.