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* 1. What are your primary roles/responsibilities (please check all that apply)?

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* 2. What is (are) your primary discipline(s)? (please check all that apply)

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* 3. What is your career stage?

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* 4. How do you use ocean time series data? (please check all that apply)

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* 5. Please list your primary sources of funding for ocean time series-related work (e.g., NSF, NOAA, NASA, private foundations, etc.)

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* 6. We are trying to identify key barriers to working with ocean time series data. How difficult is it for you to:

  Easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult N/A
FIND ocean time series data you need
ACCESS ocean time series data you need
SUBMIT ocean time series data within 12-24 months of collection to a data management entity
MANAGE and SERVE ocean time series data once submitted
UTILIZE ocean time series data sets once obtained (formatting, data quality, etc.)

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* 7. Please comment on specific aspects of your difficulties with ocean time series data

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* 8. How do you most commonly discover your data?

  Most often Often Sometimes Seldom Never
Google and other commercial search engines
Primary literature (science publications)
Data papers/DOIs
Your preferred repository
Personal communication with PIs
Other (please comment below)

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* 9. If you chose "Other" in the previous question, please comment further here on how you most commonly discover ocean time series data.

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* 10. Where do you most commonly access ocean time series data?

  Most often Often Sometimes Seldom Never
US infrastructures - e.g., Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO), National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), DataONE, etc.
European infrastructures and data centres - e.g., SEADATANET, PANGAEA, British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS), European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO), etc.
Other National Oceanographic Data Centres 
Global entities - e.g., GEO/GEOSS, IODE Ocean Data Portal, OceanSITES
EarthCube resources and/or data infrastructure
Individual ocean time series websites/data interfaces - e.g., HOT-DOGS
Individual ocean time series PIs/staff 
Other (please comment below)

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* 11. If you chose "Other" in the previous question, please comment here on where you access your data.

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* 12. Please indicate the quality of the following aspects of your data access experience with these ocean data portals:

  Poor Fair Good Very Good/Excellent N/A
Finding/searching the specific data sets you want (precision/completeness of search process)
Gaining timely (within 12-24 months of collection) access to the most updated data sets
Data quality and level of quality control
Metadata for discovery, provenance
Data formatting
Data subsetting
Reusing data (adequate documentation)
Integrating data sets

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* 13. Please comment on specific issues you’ve had with obtaining data.

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* 14. What analysis and visualization tools and/or platforms do you most frequently use to analyze and/or visualize ocean time series data? (select all that apply)

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* 15. How important do you perceive the following for improving ocean time series data systems?

  Low priority Medium priority High priority Highest priority
Establish a common data model for reporting core ocean time series variables (e.g., vocabulary, units, error reporting, etc.)
Establish common set of metadata reporting guidelines
Improve interoperability across different data portals
Develop measures to streamline and simplify data submission to ocean data portals
Develop alternative output formats and products to support a broader range of applications (e.g., synthesis, decision support, modeling, etc.)
Provide user-friendly visualization and computational tools as part of data interface
Apply unique identifiers (such as DOIs) to data sets to enable citation and better credit data providers

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* 16. Please comment further on these and other priorities for improving the experience of ocean time series data users.

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* 17. What are your pressing needs for short term data management of ocean time series data in the near term?

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* 18. What are your expectations for long-term data management and dissemination of ocean time series data?

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* 19. Is there anything else you wish to add/comment on related to ocean time series data?

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