The Airborne Data Management Group (ADMG)

The recording from the NASA Airborne and Field Data Workshop held March 29-30, 2022, is available.

NASA's Airborne Data Management Group (ADMG) exists to support NASA's airborne science community, NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs), and airborne data users by providing access to relevant resources and data, and by supplying information about existing and past airborne projects. ADMG is located within the Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) and operates under the direction of NASA's Earth Science Data Systems.

ADMG Goals, Priorities, Activities

The ADMG exists to:

  • Ensure that airborne scientific data are discoverable and usable to the airborne and other scientific communities.
  • Inform the development of best practices for airborne data management and stewardship.
  • Provide a knowledge base about all of NASA’s Earth science airborne campaigns for all relevant stakeholders, including project managers, DAACs, scientists, and users.

Chart showing the interaction of ADMG, Airborne Scientists and the DAACs

Expected outcomes of the ADMG project include:

  • Improved overall management and stewardship of NASA airborne and field data.
  • Improved communication between DAACs, airborne and field data providers, mission managers, and data users by serving as the point of contact and source of knowledge for all airborne information, data and activity within NASA. This includes construction and maintenance of a public web interface that provides access to needed information.
  • Development and maintenance of an extensive airborne and field data inventory that can be queried and that can direct users to needed data at any DAAC.
  • Improved support to the Earth Venture Suborbital-3 (EVS-3) program projects and other future projects.
  • Identification and documentation of metadata issues unique to airborne and field data and development of recommended changes as needed for improved data discovery, display, and use
  • Supporting stakeholders in activities such as the development of Data Management Plans (DMPs), data publication, delivery and discovery, and DAAC selection activity.
  • Consistent terminology for organization and clear communication of the variety of airborne and field investigation metadata.

Airborne and Field Investigation Resources

ADMG has gathered airborne and field data management and production documentation and information to help investigation teams prepare their data for archival at NASA data centers.

Airborne and Field Inventory
ADMG is also tasked with providing a full accounting of NASA airborne data and curating detailed metadata to make it easier to locate and use airborne investigation data. To do so, the ADMG is building a comprehensive inventory containing known information about all past and present campaigns, aircraft and other moving platforms, ground platforms, instruments, and data products. Find ADMG Airborne and Field Data Inventory Definitions.

Contact ADMG

The ADMG team can be reached by contacting the IMPACT office.

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