Simon Cox1, Lesley Wyborn2, Erin Robinson3, Siddeswara Guru4, Adrian Burton5, Jens Klump1, Tim Rawling6, Miles Nicholls7, Jonathan YuŒ
1 CSIRO, 2 NCI, 3 ESIP, 4 TERN, 5 ANDS, 6 AuScope, 7ALA
Addressing research problems in Earth and Environmental science commonly requires combining data from multiple sources. This is facilitated by the use of common practices, and with clear crosswalks between standard systems. However, earth and environmental science information is collected and maintained through many initiatives, agencies and projects, following a variety of application or domain specific practices, structures and formats. In Australia, multiple federal and state agencies, NCRIS facilities, Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) and other institutions are involved.
The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) has addressed the issue in USA over the last 20 years, by building a formal community of practice, through regular meetings, workshops, and forums to discuss emerging technologies. Education and training are a key aspect of ESIP’s contribution. ESIP has been supported by NASA, NOAA, USGS and various foundations and scholarly organizations. Conventions, practices and standards developed through ESIP have also been influential internationally.
This workshop aims to facilitate the development of a similar community of practice in Australia, and transfer some of the technical and social techniques and achievements of ESIP into the Australian context. The program builds on a symposium on Linking Environmental Data and Samples hosted by CSIRO in Canberra, May 2017, and following that will be highly interactive, composed primarily of a set of thematic breakouts in which presentations are designed primarily to initiate a facilitated discussion, collaboration, shared view on future development and to explore international linkages with equivalent projects in ESIP.
Workshop Date: Monday 28 May 2018
- Erin Robinson, Executive Director, ESIP, US
- Dr Jane Wyngaard, Centre for Research Computing, University of Notre Dame
|Plenary||0900 – 0915||
Welcome: Setting the scene – E2SIP concept – why collaboration is a good idea.
Simon Cox, Research Scientist, CSIRO
|0915 – 0940||
How to build a community – lessons from ESIPKeynote: Erin Robinson, Executive Director, ESIP, USA
|0940 – 1005||
Earth and Environmental Science Informatics in Australia – speed dates with AuScope, ALA, IMOS, TERN, NCI and ANDS/NeCTAR/RDS
Tim Rawling (AuScope), Hamish Holewa (ALA), Roger Proctor (IMOS), Siddeswara Guru (TERN), Ben Evans (NCI), Glenn Maloney (ANDS/NeCTAR, RDS)
|1005 – 1030||
Globally bridging activities on drones to access Earth & environmental science data
Keynote: Jane Wyngaard, University of Notre Dame, USA
|Morning Tea: 1030 – 1100|
|Breakout*||Data science thread||New science thread|
|1100 – 1230||
Earth and environmental science vocabularies and vocabulary services
• Vocabulary Levels (Simon Cox, CSIRO)
Enabling new science & new science methods using Big-data/analytical capabilities
• GSKY: enabling real time analytics using server-side computing (Ben Evans, NCI)
|Lunch: 12.30 to 13.30|
|Breakout*||1330 – 1500||
FAIR Publishing in the Earth and Environmental Sciences
• Developing an international coalition of trustworthy Earth and environmental data repositories (Erin Robinson, ESIP)
Cloud platform for Cross Domain Science Capability
• Overview of Australia’s science cloud (Glenn Moloney, ANDS/NeCTAR/RDS)
Afternoon Tea: 15.00 to 15.30
|1530 – 1700||
FAIR data services and software in the Earth and environmental sciences
• Improving Findability/Accessibility of OGC/OPeNDAP services (Adrian Burton, ANDS/NeCTAR/RDS)
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
• Opportunities, challenges, and progress in managing the sUAS/RPAS data (Jane Wyngaard, Notre Dame, USA)
|1700 – 1800||
Closing Session – Social architecture and community engagement models: how will ESIP Downunder Work?
Erin Robinson, Executive Director, ESIP, USA
* each of the breakout sessions will have a series of short presentations followed by discussion aimed to establish potential linkages and collaborations and a report back to the closing session.