Databases and Data Management Systems

Introduction In the last post I provided an overview of data management plans: Data Management Plans. In this post I’ll be presenting on databases and data management systems (DBMS), including a discussion about what constitutes a database, the basics of relational databases, and an overview of several popular DMBS software options. What is a Database?Continue reading “Databases and Data Management Systems”


The objective of this blog is to help improve data management in the environmental sciences. To this end, I’ll present an introduction to data management and a database schema model with the intent of moving us towards a more integrated approach to data management in the environmental sciences. The materials presented will be equivalent to that of a graduate level course in data management.