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Elsevier And IEDA Announce Winner Of 2013 Data Rescue Competition For Earth Sciences

Anita de Waard, Vice President Research Data Services at Elsevier commented, "In Earth Sciences in particular, discovering old data is at least as important as finding new data. All the submissions in this competition have shown ingenuity, perseverance and that very hard work can make unique historical contributions available to the modern-day geoscientist. We are happy to have helped bring together this valuable group of contributions and honor their achievements."

The judges' panel was formed by:
  • Linda Gundersen, US Geological Survey
  • Helen Glaves, British Geological Survey
  • Kerstin Lehnert, IEDA (Chair)
  • Mark Parsons, Research Data Alliance
  • Lesley Wyborn, Geoscience Australia
  • Ilya Zaslavsky, University of California, San Diego

Details of the competition criteria and a link to the submitted proposals can be found on the Data Rescue Award website: http://researchdata.elsevier.com/datachallenge 

Notes for editors

For more information about the initiative, contact organizers: Anita de Waard, Vice President Research Data Collaborations, Elsevier Research Data Services: a.dewaard@elsevier.com, or Kerstin Lehnert, Director, IEDA: lehnert@ldeo.columbia.edu

About  Integrated Earth Data Applications  (IEDA)

IEDA or Integrated Earth Data Applications is a community-based data facility funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to support, sustain, and advance the geosciences by providing data services for observational solid earth data from the Ocean, Earth, and Polar Sciences. IEDA systems enable these data to be discovered and reused by a diverse community now and in the future. IEDA operates and maintains system such as the EarthChem Library, the Marine Geoscience Data System, PetDB, Geochron, GeoMapApp, and the System for Earth Sample Registration SESAR. http://www.iedadata.org

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and 25,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media contact Harald Boersma Director Corporate Relations, Elsevier +31-20-485-2736 h.boersma@elsevier.com

SOURCE Elsevier

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