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DataONE Users Group

About the DUG

The DataONE Users Group (DUG) is the worldwide community of Earth observation data authors, users, and diverse stakeholders that makeup the DataONE partnership communities. The primary function of the DUG is to represent the needs and interests of these communities in the activities of DataONE. In particular, the DUG provides guidance that facilitates DataONE in achieving its vision and mission.

Members of the DUG include representatives of the Member Nodes, Coordinating Nodes and other relevant groups (e.g. research networks, professional societies, libraries, academic institutions, data centers, data repositories, environmental observatory networks, educators, scientists, policy makers, administrators, citizen scientists, international organizations, NGOs, private companies, etc.).

The DUG meets annually to identify the evolving technical challenges and opportunities that can be applied to advance education, research, and policy through the use of DataONE data products, tools, and services.

Join the DUG

DUG Co-chairs:

Karl Benedict, University of New Mexico
Robert Sandusky, University of Illinois Chicago

DUG Steering Committee:
Amber Budden, Debora Drucker, Rebecca Koskela, Charitha Madurangi, Myrica McCune, Laura Moyers, Shannon Rauch, Stephanie Simms, Heather Soyka, Christie Wiley

DUG Procedural Guidelines | PDF Version
DUG Founding Members