The OOI’s Data Team is led by the Program Management Office at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), with members from WHOI, University of Washington, Oregon State University, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The team is responsible for ensuring the collected data and metadata delivered by the OOI meets community data quality standards.

The Data Team meets regularly, conducts focus groups to elicit community feedback on data being served, and remains in constant communication with each other via apps such as Redmine and Slack to troubleshoot and resolve any data issues that arise. Members of the team also work directly with the user community and marine engineers to identify, diagnose, and resolve data availability and data quality issues. To help users better access and use the data, the team offers training to the community regarding data access, availability, processing routines, and quality control.

The Data Team’s primary goals are:

  • To monitor the operational status of data flowing through the OOI Data system end-to-end
  • To ensure the availability of OOI datasets in the system (raw, processed, derived, and cruise)
  • To verify that data delivered by the system meets quality guidelines
  • To identify data availability and quality issues and make sure they are resolved
  • To communicate known data issues with end users
  • To report operational statistics on data availability and quality, and issue resolution

— Last revised on December 9, 2021–