Making the Case for Data Stewardship Use Cases: A Community Building and Engagement Exercise

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Project Submitted By: Denise Hills, Geological Survey of Alabama and Sarah Ramdeen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


  • Extending the current ESIP Data Stewardship community to include people from all points in the data life cycle
  • Promote ESIP to a more diverse community, in line with ESIP’s overall mission
  • Create interdisciplinary connections
  • Achieve synergy in data management practice


  • Submit a proposal for a Town Hall meeting at the Fall 2013 AGU meeting
  • Submit two abstracts to an Informatics session - one focused on broad purpose and need for Data Stewardship Use Cases, the second focused more specifically on a particular Use Case
  • Presentations would be used to promote the Town Hall, or to follow up on the Town Hall discussions
  • If the Town Hall were not accepted, the presentations would still serve the meet the outlined goals.


  • Broader community involvement the ESIP Data Stewardship Committee
  • Increase the knowledge base of Data Stewardship standards and practices by including more stake-holders
  • Potential publication (e.g., in EOS) of results of the Town Hall