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Details of Dr Sean Paul Gaffney   


Gender male
Job title Data Scientist
British Oceanographic Data Centre ( BODC)
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street Liverpool L3 5DA
British Oceanographic Data Centre Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
L3 5DA
United Kingdom
Tel +447724875399
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Degree PhD
Job type Data Management
Research Area(s) Physical Oceanography , Physical Oceanography
Research Activities I am responsible for data entry, manipulation and categorisation in a 4 million plus row RDMS. I curate a wide range of marine data generated by government, academic and commercial organisations. My work covers; costing, ranging from £10,000 to upwards of £250,000 per project, for the data management so the data suppliers can budget for this in their funding streams; identification of which precise data types will be supplied and their origin; written and verbal liaison with the data originators to obtain discovery metadata which is used in a web portal; re-formatting of the data to a common format using international data standards and data vocabularies; performing full QA/QC procedures on the data using in-house visualisation software; writing of online documentation detailing all data management procedures carried out on the data; and full categorisation of the data and accompanying metadata in our SQL RDMS. I am also constantly looking out for areas where our data management procedures can be made more efficient and, where identified, I propose specific costed improvements to senior management.
Research Region Irish Sea
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise Databases Data Analysis Data Warehousing Data Center Data Quality Control Data Quality Assurance Communication Public Speaking Oracle SQL Matlab Oceanography Remote Sensing Team Leadership Training Web Design Water Sampling Marine Survey Technical Documentation Negotiation

Created: 2012-06-24 Last Updated: 2015-05-18 by Sean GAFFNEY