26 (2): Building and Harnessing Open Paleodata

Eds: Williams JW, Newton AJ, Kaufman DS & von Gunten L

Past Global Changes Magazine, vol. 26(2), 45-96, 2018


Number of pages: 52

This issue of Past Global Changes Magazine "Building and Harnessing Open Paleodata" showcases the ongoing growth of a rich variety of openly available, globally distributed paleodata. It highlights new scientific, software, funding, and outreach initiatives that harness these open-data resources. Open-data systems are fueling new scientific frontiers, empowering early-career scientists, and enabling the intelligent reuse of data, while encouraging the stewardship of valued data assets. The ultimate goal is to power the next generation of scientists and scientific discovery with an open architecture of scientific data as complex, deep, and interlinked as the Earth system itself.

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SSC Editorial

> New data-availability procedures echo PAGES’ long-standing commitment [p.48]
PAGES Scientific Steering Committee


> Building and harnessing open paleodata [p.49]
Jack W. Williams, D.S. Kaufman, A. Newton and L. von Gunten

Science Highlights

> Building open data: Data stewards and community-curated data resources [p.50-51]
Jack W. Williams, D.S. Kaufman, A. Newton and L. von Gunten

> Open data and the publishing landscape [p.52-53]
Alicia J. Newton

> Open-data practices and challenges among early-career paleo-researchers [p.54-55]
Alexander Koch, K.C. Glover, B. Zambri, E.K. Thomas, X. Benito and J.Z. Yang

> A funder's approach to more open data and better data management [p.56-57]
Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures & Data Management Project

> New advances at NOAA’s World Data Service for Paleoclimatology – Promoting the FAIR principles [p.58]
Wendy Gross, C. Morrill and E. Wahl

> PANGAEA - Data publisher for Earth & environmental sciences [p.59]
Michael Diepenbroek

> Lessons learned from 25 years of PMIP model-data distribution [p.60-61]
Jean-Yves Peterschmitt, P. Braconnot and M. Kageyama

> LinkedEarth: supporting paleoclimate data standards and crowd curation [p.62-63]
Julien Emile-Geay, D. Khider, N.P. McKay, Y. Gil, D. Garijo and V. Ratnakar

> Constituent databases and data stewards in the Neotoma Paleoecology Database: History, growth, and new directions [p.64-65]
Eric C. Grimm, J.L. Blois, T. Giesecke, R.W. Graham, A.J. Smit and J.W. Williams

> Wrangling data from short Antarctic ice cores [p.66-67]
Barbara Stenni and Elizabeth R. Thomas

> Paleodata for and from archaeology [p.68-69]
Timothy A. Kohler, P.I. Buckland, K.W. Kintigh, R.K. Bocinsky, A. Brin et al.

> Automated extraction of spatiotemporal geoscientific data from the literature using GeoDeepDive [p.70]
Jeremiah Marsicek, S. Goring, S. Marcott, S. Meyers, S. Peters, I. Ross et al.

> Linked Paleo Data: A resource for open, reproducible, and efficient paleoclimatology [p.71]
Nicholas P. McKay and Julien Emile-Geay

> CSciBox: Artificial intelligence for age-depth modeling [p.72]
Elizabeth Bradley, T.H. Nelson and L. Rassbach de Vesine

> Accelerating progress in proxy-model synthesis using open standards [p.73]
Gregory Hakim, S. Dee, J. Emile-Geay, N. McKay and K. Rehfeld

> Outreach and educational opportunities created by open-data resources [p.74-75]
Amy Myrbo, S. Loeffler, A.L.C. Shinneman and R. McEwan

> Forecasting long-term ecological dynamics using open paleodata [p.76]
Jason S. McLachlan and the PalEON Project

> Open-access data is uncovering past responses of biodiversity to global environmental
change [p.77]
Damien A. Fordham and David Nogues-Bravo

> EarthLife Consortium: Supporting digital paleobiology [p.78-79]
Mark D. Uhen, S. Goring, J. Jenkins and J.W. Williams

Program News

> Advice for early-career researchers: A summary from the AMQUA/CANQUA student
mixer [p.80-81]
> Quaternary studies in Africa: a perspective from early-career researchers [p.82]

Workshop Reports

> The African Quaternary: environments, ecology and humans [p.83]
> Continental archives of Past Global Changes: from Quaternary to Anthropocene [p.84]
> An integrated proxy and simulation data initiative for the Holocene and the last deglaciation [p.85]
> Identifying data gaps and potential synergies in forest dynamics research [p.86]
> Assessing the links between resilience, disturbance and functional traits in
paleoecological datasets [p.87]
> African fire histories and fire ecologies [p.88]
> DiverseK: integrating paleoecology, traditional knowledge and stakeholders [p.89]
> European land-use at 6000 BP: from on-site data to the large-scale view [p.90]
> New research directions for the PAGES C-PEAT working group [p.91]
> The role of dust in climate change: A biogeochemistry perspective [p.92]
> Ocean circulation and carbon cycling during the last deglaciation: global synthesis [p.93]
> Increasing social complexity, climate change, and why societies might fail to cope [p.94]
> Holocene abrupt climatic events and the environmental effects [p.95]

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