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:
Notes for editors
For more information about the initiative, contact organizers:
Anita de Waard
, Vice President Research Data Collaborations, Elsevier Research Data Services:
, Director, IEDA:
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