David Gallaher is a Senior Associate Scientist and Manager, Information Technology Services, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Cooperative Institute for Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. He is a geoscientist, principle investigator and project manager. In addition he is responsible for the IT systems at the NSIDC and the NSIDC/NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC). He has many years of experience in data management, remote sensing and GIS. Dave has been the PI of the NASA sponsored, NIMBUS data rescue project.