Coweeta SiteBytes 2007

LTER Site: Coweeta LTER (CWT)

Contributor: Barrie Collins (Jul 19, 2007)

Site Byte:

1. Annual Site Byte

I think that the comments below serve as a pretty nice site byte...Thanks, Barrie.

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2. Planned IM Projects

2007 has largely been about preparation for Coweeta LTER's 2008 review. Thus, our focus has been oriented towards filling gaps in our data, publications, and metadata.

a. Improvement of Data metadata. (Thanks to John Porter for helping get PI's motivated).
b. Working with the redoubtable Inigo San Gil to improve metadata in EML format to a higher plane.
c. Classification of 2006 imagery from Ga to Virgnia to fit with our current coverage on five year increments back to 1986 or so.
d. Support of EcoTrends Demographics.

Point a especially is grueling work, as it's one thing to write: Improve metadata. It's another thing to be the combination of Sherlock Holmes and wolverine required to get the job done...but the payoff has been a more professional site and I say this with full sincerity: I'm glad we're biting the bullet and doing it right.