DMS Mission Statement

The Data Management & Services (DMS) Facility consists of a team of science, data management, and software engineering experts providing reliable data and innovative software services to advance earth science, responding to researchers' needs with integrity and passion.

Fosters Scientific Research

DMS fosters scientific research through simple and timely community access to all data collected by EOL observing facilities as well as data collected by PIs in support of field project campaigns.  Over the past several decades, DMS has archived thousands of complex, multip-disciplinary datasets from hundreds of national and international projects making them availalble through the EOL DMS Data Archive.


Enables Real-Time Decision Making

DMS supports real-time (in the field) decision making via comprehensive field catalogs to facilitate global participation in field experiments.




DMS Activities

Guided by and in service of our community, the DMS facility is responsible for the development and long-term stewardship of EOL's data services and collaborative tools. DMS creates and manages web applications, databases, and other tools to allow people to work together. DMS also provides all facets of scientific data management including data collection, processing, quality assurance/control, archival, long-term data stewardship, and dissemination of information from the activities of National and International field and Research Projects.


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Other DMS Developed Software, Projects and Collaborations

VIVO Linked Open Data Tool

UNAVCO, UCAR, and Cornell University are working together to leverage semantic web technologies to enable discovery of people, datasets, publications, and other research products, as well as the connections between them. The EarthCollab project, an EarthCube Building Block, is enhancing an existing open-source semantic web application, VIVO, to address connectivity gaps across distributed networks of researchers and resources. Learn more about VIVO at EOL