Glad Tide-ings

The 2013 International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences was held at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 46th Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California in December 2013.

San Francisco

San Francisco (picture by Adam Leadbetter)

Organised by Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA) and Elsevier Research Data Services, the award was created to help improve preservation of and access to research data, particularly dark data (information that organisations collect, process and store during regular business activities but don’t use for other purposes). Participating organisations were encouraged to discuss the varied ways that these data are being processed, stored and used.

Among the submissions is BODC’s, titled “Rescue of historical UK sea level charts and ledgers“, based on the work done on the project and discussed in this blog. The prize winner was the NASA-funded Nimbus Data Rescue Project. It is intended that there will be a special journal issue and BODC plan to submit a paper.