History of LUQ IM Outreach Activities

We document our plans and actions as we present them to others: to our co-workers (ITES-UPR), to our LUQ scientists, to our IM peers and to other scientific communities. We have worked with scientific and information managers communities of other Latin American Countries (Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and as far as Asia  (Taiwan-Malaysia). All these collaborations have served us not only to spread the LTER ways of collaboration and sharing but to broaden our vision of what a good information managment system is. Most of all it has given us the right perspective and motivation: we are doing all this work for the sake of our Planet, and ultimately for the sake of Humanity. - ECMC -2012

Developing a common information management framework:


(See citations for the three papers below)

Outreach Activities:
  • Schoolyard participant schools (website)
  • LUQ IM and Colegio Creativo de Puerto Rico (CCPR) Remote Sensing Activity (web page)
  • Antilles Middle School of Buchanan, Puerto Rico (Department of Defense Education) career oriented talk to 8th Grade students (web page) 

Lin, C-C., Kassim A.R.,Vanderbilt K., Henshaw, D., Melendez-Colom, E.C., Porter, J.H., Niiyama, K., Yagihashi, T., Tan, S.A., Lu, S-S., Hsiao, C-W., Chang, L-W., Jeng, M-R. 2011. An Ecoinformatics Application for Forest Dynamics Plot Data Management and Sharing. Taiwan Journal For Science 26(4): 357-369

Meléndez-Colom, E., and C. K. Baker. 2002. Common information management framework: in Practice. Pages 385-389 in N. C. Porter and N. Rishe, editors. Proceedings from 6th world multiconference on systematics, cybernetics and informatics. Information systems development II, Orlando, Florida.

San Gil I., White M., Melendez, E. and Vanderbilt, K. 2010. Case Studies of Ecological Integrative Information Systems: The Luquillo and Sevilleta Information Management Systems. Metadata and Semantic Research 4th International Conference, MTSR 2010, Alcalá de Henares, Spain, October 20-22, 2010. Proceedings, Salvador Sánchez-Alonso and Ioannis N. Athanasiadis. Communications in Computer and Information Science (108): 18-35 / DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16552-8

Information Managers (IMs) and LTER Network Office (LNO) Partnerships and Collaborations Working Group

2007 IM Committee Annual Meeting at San Jose California