The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Community for Data Integration (CDI) is a dynamic aggregation of multiple communities of practice, focused on the advancement of scientific data and information management and integration capabilities. CDI works across the USGS and external organizations to enhance Earth science research. As a community of practice reaching across organizational structures, programs, and regions, the CDI is uniquely positioned to foster collaboration to advance data integration topics. The workshop is a crucial step in the process of focusing people, funding, and Bureau-wide efforts across USGS Mission Areas and Regions on data integration technologies, tools and services, data and information management, and methods.
The purpose of the workshop is to:
Identify new, high-value opportunities for advancing data integration in the Earth sciences;
Share successes in data integration, applications, and tools;
Provide training based on communicated needs.