Strategies for Open and Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Latin America: Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development

CODATA Workshop Biography

Raymond McCord

Dr. Raymond McCord has been an environmental information manager in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 20 years. He has managed the development and operation of three major information systems supporting environmental assessment, research, and restoration. Dr. McCord was also responsible for establishing a GIS within the Division. Currently, he is manager of the data archive for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (ARM) Program that supports climate change research. This archive contains 8 million files (~90 TB) about meteorology, solar radiation, and cloud formation. Dr. McCord received his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Tennessee in 1980.

  • The Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries, of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, UN G@ID
  • U.S. National Committee for CODATA
  • Brazilian National Committee for CODATA.
  • CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries