Bringing Big Data Down to Size: How the Great Lakes Observing System Manages Big Data for Local Issues

Tue, 10/2: 1:00 PM  - 3:30 PM 
IKE Sessions 
New Orleans Convention Center 
Room: Room 339 
The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) is a certified Regional Information Coordination Entity of the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), working to enhance the ability to collect, deliver, and use ocean and Great Lakes information. IOOS is a partnership among federal, regional, academic and private sector parties that work to provide data for tools and forecasts to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect our environment.

Our role is to extend the partnership and coordination of the IOOS network to local stakeholders in the Great Lakes by working with regional universities, local governments, private industries, and Canadian partners that collect and use data about the Great Lakes.

People in the Great Lakes live surrounded by twenty percent of the world's fresh water. Industry, tourism, public health and a multi-billion dollar fishery depend on real-time, detailed data, and having it available to everyone is necessary. It's also important to let all of the stakeholders know that they have vast amounts of easy-to-access environmental data at their disposal, and that's why it's important to create videos like Get to Know GLOS.

But communicating all of the different ways we support data collection and sharing can be complicated and more people need to get the GLOS message. The Get to know GLOS video tells the story of how GLOS supports technology and manages data through narrative. Featuring users who utilize complex data to make daily life in the Great Lakes safer and deliver a higher quality of life,Get to know GLOS translates numbers and algorithms into clean drinking water and safer boating. Whether the viewer is a data neophyte or savvy analyst, a clear message with real people enhances understanding of what GLOS is, and allows the viewer to view themselves into the Great Lakes data sharing community.

IKE Abstract Speaker

Kristin Schrader 6635921, Ms.  - Contact Me