Review of NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center

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The report reviews the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) and assesses how well the center is managing its holdings, serving its users, and supporting NOAA's mission. It concludes that NGDC is the natural place within NOAA and the nation for stewardship and dissemination of data related to the solid Earth and space environment. These subject areas are also relevant to NOAAa (TM)s new priority on integrated environmental approaches. For NGDC to fulfill its potential, however, it must first rearticulate its mission and overcome some solvable problems, including obtaining effective feedback from its users and organizing the center to eliminate parallel activities and reduce scientific isolation among the divisions.

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Committee to Review NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center, Committee on Geophysical and Environmental Data, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1. Introduction; 4 2. Overview of NGDC; 5 3. Improving the Effectiveness of NGDC; 6 4. NGDC Mission and Vision; 7 5. Conclusions; 8 Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members; 9 Appendix B: Criteria for Review; 10 Appendix C: NGDC Holdings; 11 Appendix D: NOAA, NESDIS, and NGDC Missions, Visions, and Strategic Objectives; 12 Appendix E: NGDC Performance Measures and Milestones; 13 Appendix F: Acronyms

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309089111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9780309089111
  • ISBN10: 0309089115

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