Kerstin Lehnert

FORCE11 Member since July 5, 2013
  • Organization/Institution: Columbia University


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Kerstin Lehnert is a Senior Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Director of the NSF-funded IEDA data facility (Integrated Earth Data Applications). Dr. Lehnert has been involved in Geoinformatics development for over 15 years with a focus on community-driven data systems in the Geosciences. For example, she lead the development of the EarthChem system, and piloted the development and implementation of the International Geo Sample Number IGSN as a persistent unique identifier of Earth samples. She is currently Chair of the Geoinformatics Division of the Geological Society of America, and president-elect of the American Geophysical Union's Earth and Space Science Informatics Focus Group. She is a member of the NSF Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure.