Dr. Ted Habermann worked for years leading a variety of data management and access projects at NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center. He is now the Director of Earth Science at The HDF Group. Ted is a well-known advocate for integrated data and metadata standards and leads ISO development efforts in metadata and data quality. He works with NASA’s Earth Science Data And Information Systems Project and many others on technical and organizational adoption of data and metadata standards. He is the Principal Investigator on an NSF Data Infrastructure Building Block (MetaDIG ) working with communities to help evaluate and improve metadata. He is on the core team for Metadata 2020 and leads the Metadata Evaluation and Guidance Project.