Do you have data-related questions? Are you looking to make your data and/or software open and FAIR? Are you interested in tools and resources for working with your data or for finding data to reuse? Come learn about these topics and more at the Data FAIR at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020!

The event, which is a program of EarthCube, the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP),  and AGU, as well as their partners, provides researchers with opportunities to engage with informatics experts familiar with their scientific domain and learn about skills and techniques that will help further their research and make their data and software open and FAIR. The Data FAIR activities will include Town Halls, Workshops, Demos, and a Data Help Desk staffed with experts from the Earth and ocean science informatics community. Attend these sessions and events to improve your data skills and practices! Questions? Contact

Data Help Desk
Location: Exhibit Hall Booth #322
Hours: 9:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. (Tuesday February 18th-Thursday February 20th)

At the Data Help Desk, you will be able to:

  • Ask Data Questions!
  • Join short workshops on topics like:
    • How to Find & Submit Data to an Appropriate Data Repository
    • Software & Data Resources
  • See Tool and Platform Demos & Training from EarthCube-funded projects and much more.
  • Learn How to Cite Your Data Like a Pro: Find out about the ESIP Data Citation Guidelines.

Check out the Full 2020 OSM Data Help Desk Schedule.


Town Halls:

Data FAIR: Planning to publish?  Where is your data? Can you cite it? What about your software?
Date and Time: Tuesday, 18 February 2020: 18:30 – 19:30
Location: San Diego Convention Center, 7B, Upper Level

Data FAIR: Ocean Data Integration – Challenges, Successes, Tools, and Platforms
Date and Time: Wednesday, 19 February 2020: 18:30 – 19:30
Location: San Diego Convention Center 5B, Upper Level

Data FAIR: Ocean Data Viz – Beautiful Data, Understandable Visualizations
Date and Time: Thursday, 20 February 2020: 18:30 – 19:30
Location: San Diego Convention Center, 7B, Upper Level

The Paper and The Data:  Authors, Reviewers, and Editors Workshop on New Journal Practices for Data (and Software)
Journal guidelines for data and software are evolving to better support open science. Use of citations, availability statements, and persistent identifiers recognize the value of data sets and code as contributions to the scientific record. Join us to discuss how best to prepare for your next grant and put into place the best practices for data and software that will make complying with the new journal guidelines much easier.
Date and Time: Sunday, 16 February 2020: 13:00 – 16:30
Location: Marriott Marquis, Leucadia Room, Level 1

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