ESIP Marine Data Cluster Introduction

This presentation introduces ESIP's Marine Data Cluster with brief presentations from chairs and founding members, followed by an open discussion on what the Marine Data Cluster should focus on in the first year. What problems will we tackle? What are the most important Marine Data topics on which this group can focus its efforts? The main goal of this session was to determine the most useful 2 or 3 topics to begin addressing in the first calls. The top 3 topics for 2019 are: netCDF-CF compliance, best practices for software implementation, and best practices to managing specific marine data types. This presentation was given as part of the Marine Data Session at the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Winter Meeting in January 2019.