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International Polar Year Data Management Workshop
NSIDC and the IPY Programme Office hosted a data management workshop at the the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, England, 3-4 March 2006
This workshop followed the first meeting of the IPY Data Policy and Management Subcommittee and was intended to begin developing an implementation plan for the IPY Data and Information Service (DIS) described in the IPY Framework Document (PDF, 704 KB). The results of the workshop and plans for future efforts related to the IPYDIS are presented here.
Over forty participants (PDF, 35K) from thirteen countries participated in the workshop.
Click on the links below to view PowerPoint presentations.
Roger Barry (or Mark Parsons)
|8:35||Overview of IPY
Some examples of existing and developing data management approaches. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but just some examples specifically related to IPY that can report on lessons from the past (where appropriate) and ideas for a way forward. One goal of IPY will be to link these and other existing data management entities
|8:55||JCADM SCAR/COMNAP (Microsoft PowerPoint, 1.3 MB)
Taco de Bruin
|9:10||The Arctic Portal
|9:25||Several projects incorporating social science data (Microsoft PowerPoint, 148 KB)
|9:40||The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (Microsoft PowerPoint, 4.8 MB)
|9:55||The GEOSS approach (Microsoft PowerPoint, 1.7 MB)
Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa
|10:30||IODE, POGO, Southern Ocean database (Microsoft PowerPoint, 147 KB)
Taco de Bruin
|10:45||The Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (one country’s approach) (Microsoft PowerPoint, 2.3 MB)
|11:15||Earth Space Agency Earth Observation data in support to IPY (Microsoft PowerPoint, 18.2 MB)
This talk will provide an overview of how ESA can contribute to IPY, notably through Envisat data. ESA data access policies will also be clarified.
|11:30||Standards and interoperability (Microsoft PowerPoint, 295 KB)
A report on recent developments in the Open Geospatial Consortium and the International Standards Organization that could have bearing on IPY data management
|13:00||The ICSU Program Area Assessment on Scientific Data and Information (Microsoft PowerPoint, 80 KB)
A summary of the report and what ICSU is doing in response, including comments on the future of WDCs and other ICSU data management organizations (Visit the ICSU in Science for more information)
|13:20||Report from the IPY Data Policy and Management Subcommittee (Microsoft PowerPoint, 87.5 KB)
Taco de Bruin
|13:40||The Proposed Data and Information Service, some key issues, and charge to the breakout groups (Microsoft PowerPoint, 1.9 MB)
|14:00||Breakout sessions, Part I:|
The goals are to clearly define the issues and develop recommendations to pursue. After meeting for approximately 90 minutes, each session will report to the larger group, receive feedback, and then reconvene to refine their recommendations. The following three topics are discussed:
1. What standards should IPY adopt and what are appropriate methods to encourage adoption—include metadata, doc., data formats, transfer protocols, etc.
Session leader: Paul Cooper (Microsoft PowerPoint, 295 KB)
2. Managed access to data, especially social data, including consideration of working with CODATA on their Global Information Commons for Science initiative.
Session leader: Paul Uhlir
3. Determining archives and “affinity centers”, relationships to the other Geoscience Years.
Session leader: Vladimir Papitashvili
|15:45||Breakout session reports – 15 min each|
|16:30||Breakout sessions reconvene and finalize recommendations|
|8:30||Final reports from Breakout Sessions I – 10 min each|
|9:00||Breakout sessions, Part II:
1. Methods for data discovery—how might a portal work.
Session leader: Paul Berkman
2. Data and publication submission processes—carrots and sticks.
Session leader: Jim Moore
3. Semantics — ontologies, taxonomies, and language issues.
Session leader: Heather Lane
|10:45||Breakout session reports – 15 min each|
|11:30||Breakout sessions reconvene and finalize recommendations|
|13:30||Final reports from Breakout Sessions II – 10 min each|
|14:00||Group Discussions – DIS Governance
Given the results of the breakout sessions, how can the overall DIS manage itself? For example, should there be a steering committee, technical working groups, etc? How might eGY help? Does CODATA have a role?
Discussion moderator: Mark Parsons
|14:45||Discussion: Wrap up and the way forward
Summary of the workshop results and discussion on way to move forward to solicit broad community buy in. What are the reporting mechanisms and venues? What elements of the DIS are funded? How can we get support from government and industry? What cooperation is necessary with the other Geoscience years? etc.
Discussion leader: Mark Parsons