The 2013 International Data Rescue Award
in the Geosciences
Organised by IEDA and
Elsevier Research Data Services
We proudly announce the winner of the 2013 International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences. The award — a stone trophy and $ 5,000 — was awarded to NIMBUS Data Rescue Project, developed by the Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado. The project managed the recovery, reprocessing and digitization of the infrared and visible observations of the Nimbus I, II and III satellites which were collected from 1964-1970, along with their navigation and formatting.
Next to the main award, three projects were singled out for honorary mention:
Nuclear explosion signals, archived at Borovoye, Kazakhstan a project to capture the information from 8000 Soviet-era magnetic tapes each holding about 10 megabytes of earthquake and explosion signal data archived at Borovoye, Kazakhstan, by Paul Richards and his team at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, the, Institute of Dynamics of the Geospheres in Moscow, and the Russia Institute of Geophysical Research in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, and
Unlocking the Landsat archive by Lockheed Martin Australia focused on making available the images from six functional LANDSAT satellites spanning from 1972 to the current LANDSAT 5 and 7 missions, constituting the longest running enterprise for acquisition of satellite imagery of Earth.
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