Data Management During Cruise Planning
Scientists collaborate on the mission objectives and a Cruise Plan is generated. The OER Data Management Team uses the Cruise Plan to generate an ISO collection-level metadata record for the cruise and a comprehensive Data Management Plan (DMP) outlining the data management expectations prior to the start of the cruise. These include data types, formats, and volumes along with flowcharts, timelines, targeted data centers for archiving, and metadata granularity. Extenuating circumstances involving data sensitivities are addressed in the DMP.