Data Management and Communications (DMAC)
DMAC offers guidance and expert opinions on the development and implementation of the data management component of the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).
Data discovery, access, transfer, metadata, archive
The team identifies technologies, formats, and protocols needed to support the data management and communications needs of IOOS. The infrastructure must interact with regional, national, and international systems.
Quality assurance, quality control, information requirements
Infrastructure by itself will not be enough to meet the needs of IOOS. Data must be accompanied by the information that supports its proper use and sound results when combined with additional data. This information may vary between different types of observations and collection methods. The steering team will consider quality assurance, quality control, and content requirements identified by expert communities and ensure this information is carried within the DMAC infrastructure.