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ESIP Winter Meeting: January 9 - 11, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Winter Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)! The 2018 theme is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years. 

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Monday, January 8
 

8:30am

Enabling FAIR Data Project: Targeted Adoption Group Workshop
Article describing the Enabling FAIR Data Project:
https://eos.org/editors-vox/enabling-findable-accessible-interoperable-and-reusable-data 
Outcome of the initial Stakeholder Meeting from Nov 16-17, 2017:
https://eos.org/agu-news/enabling-fair-data-across-the-earth-and-space-sciences
 
Meals:  Breakfast and Lunch served
Cost: None, thanks to the Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Theme/Focus:  Project objectives that involve researchers and repositories. 
Rooms: Forest Glen, Brookside A, Brookside B


Tentative Agenda – Eastern Standard Time (breaks are embedded):
8:30 - Breakfast and Welcome
9:00 – Brief update on project status
9:30 – Review details of Roadmap for Data Citation for Scientific Repositories.  Discuss implementation approach.
10:45 – Domain repository common practices on metadata
Noon – Lunch
12:30 – Discussion on outcomes of THOR meeting – Uses Cases on linking the article to the data
2:00 - TAG meeting - 3 hours to work on TAG deliverables; TAG co-chairs are in charge of this agenda – TAG B, Publishers in Earth and Space Sciences TAG is exempt
5:00 – End of meeting
  
Materials for 9:30am session:
1. A Data Citation Roadmap for Scholarly Data Repositories: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/10/09/097196  We will review the elements of the road map, adoption/implementation approach, and any concerns.  This document includes details on landing pages.   
2. Starr J, Castro E, Crosas M, Dumontier M, Downs RR, Duerr R, Haak LL, Haendel M, Herman I, Hodson S, Hourclé J, Kratz JE, Lin J, Nielsen LH, Nurnberger A, Proell S, Rauber A, Sacchi S, Smith A, Taylor M, Clark T. (2015) Achieving human and machine accessibility of cited data in scholarly publications. PeerJ Computer Science 1:e1https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj-cs.1 


Please register with this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/8vLdNXTsxDUaC9Cu1 

Speakers + Moderators

Monday January 8, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm
Forest Glen
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8:30am

Geosemantics Symposium
The ESIP Semantic Technology Committee is hosting its annual Geosemantics Symposium in conjunction with the 2018 ESIP Winter Meeting. The theme for this year's Symposium is "Practical Applications of Ontologies and Semantic Technologies". The morning session will feature presentations on real life applications that leverage semantics to make data and information FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). The afternoon session will feature hands-on workshops and tutorials on how to implement and use semantic tools and techniques, and how to work with ontologies to achieve FAIR objectives. The agenda can be found here.

The symposium is free and open to all. However, due to space considerations, attendance is  limited. We therefore request that you add your name to our Attendee List or contact Beth Huffer (beth@lingualogica.net) to indicate your intention to attend.

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Beth Huffer

Beth Huffer

Information Systems Engineer, Lingua Logica LLC
avatar for Lewis John McGibbney

Lewis John McGibbney

Chair, ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee, NASA, JPL
My name is Lewis John McGibbney, I am currently a Data Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where I work in Computer Science and Data Intensive Applications. I enjoy floating up and down the tide of technologies @ The Apache Software Foundation having... Read More →


Monday January 8, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm
Glen Echo
 
Tuesday, January 9
 

9:10am

PLENARY TALK | The Use of Earth observations in Public Policy
Watch it live on Youtube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V7r492xYbs

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Ann Bartuska

Ann Bartuska

Vice President for Land, Water and Nature, Resources For the Future
Ann M. Bartuska leads the Land, Water, and Nature Program at RFF. She joined RFF in 2017 after serving as the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics as well as chief scientist. Prior to USDA, Dr. Bartuska held a host... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 9:10am - 9:50am
Salon E
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9:50am

PLENARY TALK | Radiant.Earth: driving remote sensing innovation for the global development community
Watch it live on Youtube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V7r492xYbs

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Anne Hale Miglarese

Anne Hale Miglarese

Founder and CEO, Radiant.Earth
Anne Hale Miglarese is the Founder and CEO of Radiant.Earth, a non-profit organization working to aggregate the world’s open Earth imagery and providing access and education on its use to the global development community. Prior to launching Radiant.Earth, Ms Miglarese served as... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:30am
Salon E
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10:30am

Break
Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Foyer E-H

11:00am

(No show) PLENARY TALK | Hurricane Response: Crisis Mode Creativity
Watch it live on Youtube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-2gOSD_bAQ

Speakers + Moderators
CA

Commander Andy Howell

Innovation Program Manager, U.S. Coast Guard
Commander Andy Howell is the Coast Guard Innovation Program Manager, working in the office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. Andy has performed Coast Guard missions in ships, boats, and aircraft. He is a certified standard... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am
Salon E
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11:40am

PLENARY TALK | Introduction to the benefits of Copernicus, the EU's Earth Observation program
Watch it live on Youtube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-2gOSD_bAQ

Speakers + Moderators
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Jean-Luc Bald

First Secretary for Space, Global Issues & Innovation Section, Delegation of the European Union
Mr. Jean-Luc Bald is the First Secretary in charge of Space at the European Union Delegation to the United States of America. In his role, he works on cooperation between the European Union and the U.S., in particular for space-based navigation, Earth observation, space surveillance... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:40am - 12:20pm
Salon E
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12:20pm

PLENARY TALK | How Google is Helping to Facilitate Discovery of Scientific Data
Google’s mission is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Scientific data is a critical part of the world’s information but it is, oftentimes, not easily discoverable. Come hear how Google Research plans to make it easier to search for scientific data using structured markup as part of the solution.

Watch it live on Youtube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-2gOSD_bAQ

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Chris Sater

Chris Sater

Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google


Tuesday January 9, 2018 12:20pm - 12:30pm
Salon E

12:30pm

Lunch
Buffet-style lunch.

Tuesday January 9, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Salon F-H

2:00pm

OGC Research and Development for Earth Science: Testbed-13 results and way forward
The workshop addresses all topics that have been worked on in OGC's recent Testbed-13. The workshop presents the highlights from the project, allows to discuss main results, and provides a unique opportunity to interact with the OGC R&D community, to learn about standardisation in the geospatial IT world, and provides networking opportunities for future cooperation.

Moderators
avatar for Ingo Simonis

Ingo Simonis

Director Innovation Programs & Science, OGC
Dr. Ingo Simonis is director of interoperability programs and science at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international consortium of more than 525 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly... Read More →

Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Forest Glen

2:00pm

Visioning a Software Tools Framework & Workflow for near-End-to-End Sensor Data Management
In this Working Session, the ESIP EnviroSensing Cluster will lead a discussion focused on the needs, opportunities, and workflow for sensor data management software tools, with an end to visioning a framework that would be broadly applicable to streaming sensor data. Anyone with interests in this area is encouraged to participate and contribute, especially sensor network managers and scientists. We will hand out paper workflow graphics with blank spaces for participants to indicate their current solutions as a data gathering exercise, and then have an informal group discussion about choke points and challenges. So, think about how you acquire, transport, store, check, analyze, curate, and distribute your sensor data: which tools you use right now, how much relative time they take, and what parts of the workflow you really want to improve as data collection increases. General items of discussion will include, but are not limited to: 1) streamlining information manager workflow; 2) aligning to existing and upcoming metadata standards; and 3) reducing management system setup and maintenance complexity. We will discuss these topics within the context of sensor science 'best practices' as developed by the Cluster in previous years, as well as emerging provenance and data requirements concepts.

Moderators
avatar for Scotty Strachan

Scotty Strachan

Director of Cyberinfrastructure, University of Nevada, Reno
Institutional cyberinfrastructure, sensor-based science, mountain climate observatories!

Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Glen Echo

2:00pm

Computing in the Classroom: Coding for Kids Working Session
Computing skills are near and dear to the ESIP mission. The Education Committee is exploring how best to provide educator opportunities to learn Earth Science-relevant computer skills. The possibilities range from building story maps to basic coding to simple smartphone apps. These skills can help educators encourage their students to be creators of the technology around us rather than just consumers. In this session we will hear from current educators, discuss options for different computing curricula, identify the best fit for ESIP Education, and plan the workshop session for the 2018 ESIP Summer Meeting.

Presenters:

Becky Reid: Block-coding language (Scratch)

Debra Graf:  Collecting Data that Matters - Physical Computing

LuAnn Dahlman: ESRI Story Maps


Moderators
avatar for LuAnn Dahlman

LuAnn Dahlman

Science Writer and Editor, NOAA Climate Program Office
The updated Climate Explorer application.
avatar for Shelley Olds

Shelley Olds

Science Education Specialist, UNAVCO
Data visualization tools, Earth science education, human dimensions of natural hazards, disaster risk reduction (DRR), resilience building.


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Linden Oak

2:00pm

Metadata Carpentry: What's in your toolbelt?
Applications to use for metadata creation and curation.

To ask questions go to the sli.do for the winter meeting and choose Carpentry:
sli.do: https://app.sli.do/event/7smcrsyj 

Speakers:
Jeanné le Roux - Metadata curation dashboard
Sean Gordon -  Metadata Evaluation Web Services
John Relph - CoMET: Collection Metadata Enterprise Tool 
John Davidson and Tod Dabolt - Geoplatform.gov Object Editor 

Moderators
avatar for Sean Gordon

Sean Gordon

Information Engineer, The HDF Group
Talk to me about the ESIP Labs project, ESIPhub a JupyterHub based shared computational environment for workshops at Meetings.My research focuses on the connections between documentation structures and the evaluation of content for the metadata needs of diverse communities of practice... Read More →

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Sean Gordon

Sean Gordon

Information Engineer, The HDF Group
Talk to me about the ESIP Labs project, ESIPhub a JupyterHub based shared computational environment for workshops at Meetings.My research focuses on the connections between documentation structures and the evaluation of content for the metadata needs of diverse communities of practice... Read More →
avatar for John Relph

John Relph

Disruptor, NESDIS/NCEI
OneStop, Metadata, Archival, Automation, Data Management, Canaan Dogs



Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Oakley

2:00pm

Earth Science Data Analytics from Data to Knowledge
This session will bring speakers in from the Earth science community to discuss their work involving data analytics within the process of turning data into knowledge. Talks will focus on specific projects involving earth science data analytics, and will address the data to knowledge process from multiple perspectives, including data management, data integration, data transformation and end-user application. The session will also provide perspective from the tools and data infrastructure that enable, and indeed are integral to Earth science data analytics. We will have presentations from these two vantage points (1) management/applications and (2) tools/infrastructure, with the goal of showcasing a selection of specific applications, and architectures in use for earth science data analytics.

In addition to the community presentations in these areas, this session will also help to identify and activate a network of organizations working on all parts of data analytics in the earth sciences, and may serve to launch the formation of an ESDA Summer ESIP session surrounding “Open Data Analytics” - bringing interoperability to data analytics, and interoperability of data analytics platforms across organizations that serve data.

Moderators
Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Brian Killough

Brian Killough

Head, CEOS SEO, NASA
Leading the CEOS Data Cube initiative to facilitate improved access and use of global satellite data


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Salon E
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  • Tags Data Analytics

2:00pm

Quantifying the socioeconomic benefits of Earth science information in decision making

There is a need to substantiate the benefits of Earth science applications in socially and economically meaningful terms in order to demonstrate return on investment and to prioritize investments across data products, modeling capabilities, and information systems. However, methods and techniques for quantifying the value proposition of Earth observations are currently not fully established. Furthermore, improvements are needed to connect to the decision processes that produce actions with direct societal benefits.

This ESIP session will present a series of case studies that show how U.S. federal and state government agencies are using Earth observations in tandem with ground-based monitors to inform policy decisions. Session speakers include

  • Yusuke Kuwayama, Resources for the Future
  • Emily Pindilli, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Isaac Morrison, Management Systems International

 

The session is organized by the Consortium for the Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked with Earth Science (VALUABLES), a cooperative agreement between Resources for the Future (RFF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The VALUABLES Consortium is working to advance methods to value and communicate the applied benefits linked with Earth observations.


Speakers + Moderators

Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
White Flint

3:30pm

Break
Tuesday January 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Foyer E-H

4:00pm

OGC Research and Development for Earth Science: Testbed-13 results and way forward
The workshop addresses all topics that have been worked on in OGC's recent Testbed-13. The workshop presents the highlights from the project, allows to discuss main results, and provides a unique opportunity to interact with the OGC R&D community, to learn about standardisation in the geospatial IT world, and provides networking opportunities for future cooperation.

Moderators
avatar for Ingo Simonis

Ingo Simonis

Director Innovation Programs & Science, OGC
Dr. Ingo Simonis is director of interoperability programs and science at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international consortium of more than 525 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly... Read More →

Tuesday January 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Forest Glen

4:00pm

Building an Assessment Framework for the DMT Clearinghouse
This session convenes a number of experts in providing training on data management and other topics from a variety of perspectives to help discuss, develop or adapt existing assessment frameworks that could be applied to the learning resources and recorded in the Data Management Training Clearinghouse. We'd welcome researchers who self-learn, data professionals who both teach and self-learn, professional educators, and community engagement professionals. The goal is to begin the work of agreeing upon an assessment framework, or assessment principles that could be used by both instructors, and consumers of the learning resources.

Moderators
Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Bob Downs

Bob Downs

CIESIN
Dr. Robert R. Downs serves as the senior digital archivist and acting head of cyberinfrastructure and informatics research and development at CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, a research and data center of the Earth Institute of Columbia University... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Principal, Knowledge Motifs LLC
See my LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hoebelheinrich-0576ba3


Tuesday January 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Glen Echo

4:00pm

ESIP Lab Overview and Community PROV Challenge Report Out
Introduction to the ESIP Lab followed by Tom Narock and Doug Fils presenting their funded Community PROV Challenge Fast Track work. After Tom and Doug present their results, they will  open the session to discuss next steps to improve provenance across agencies. 


Annie Burgess slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-xHDgA42Mt_BFR0jt-RiyUTLkLsyja5f3Md47vXVt1w/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
avatar for Annie Burgess

Annie Burgess

ESIP Lab Director, ESIP

Speakers + Moderators

Tuesday January 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Linden Oak

4:00pm

Granule Metadata Experiences
Panel participants will share their experiences and perspectives on the uses of granule metadata.

To ask questions go to the sli.do for the winter meeting and choose Granules:
sli.do: https://app.sli.do/event/7smcrsyj 

Following the panel discussion Ted Habermann will present an initial model for variable metadata that includes spatial representations, standard names and other properties, lineage (processing and sources), data quality, additional attributes, and acquisition information.

Moderators
avatar for Sean Gordon

Sean Gordon

Information Engineer, The HDF Group
Talk to me about the ESIP Labs project, ESIPhub a JupyterHub based shared computational environment for workshops at Meetings.My research focuses on the connections between documentation structures and the evaluation of content for the metadata needs of diverse communities of practice... Read More →

Speakers + Moderators
KC

Ken Casey

NOAA NCEI
avatar for Sean Gordon

Sean Gordon

Information Engineer, The HDF Group
Talk to me about the ESIP Labs project, ESIPhub a JupyterHub based shared computational environment for workshops at Meetings.My research focuses on the connections between documentation structures and the evaluation of content for the metadata needs of diverse communities of practice... Read More →
avatar for Ted Habermann

Ted Habermann

Owner, Metadata Game Changers
I am interested in all facets of metadata needed to discover, access, use, and understand data of any kind. Also evaluation and improvement of metadata collections, translation proofing. Ask me about the Metadata Game.
SL

Shannon Leslie

DAAC Data Stewardship Lead, NSIDC
avatar for Renee Pieschke

Renee Pieschke

Cloud Data Manager/Operator, Innovate! Inc., Contractor for USGS EROS


Tuesday January 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Oakley

4:00pm

Introduction to Cognitive Computing and Earth Science Data
In a well- attended session at the Summer ESIP Meeting (https://goo.gl/ExQ9bA), it was agreed that there could be an important role for cognitive computing in the curation and mediation of Earth science data. The hope is that we could reduce the bottleneck of data curation and begin to automatically uncover hidden (latent) biases and tacit knowledge. A goal would be to begin to automatically understand certain levels of context, this reducing human cognitive burden, and answer the difficult “why” questions such as “why is this the better data set for this application?”

To begin to address these challenges, we need to encourage a dialog and collaboration between cognitive scientists, computer scientists, and data professionals. We need to encourage cognitive computer scientists to address Earth science data problems. We also need to educate Earth science researchers and data professionals on the general theory, methods, possibilities and current limitations of cognitive computing.

In this session, invited speakers will provide a general introduction to cognitive computing and how it relates to artificial intelligence, deep learning, natural language processing, and other advanced computer sciences. We will then explore how different approaches might best apply to data stewardship issues relevant to Earth sciences.

Moderators
avatar for Peter Fox

Peter Fox

Constellation Chair, Tetherless World Constellation, RPI

Tuesday January 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Salon E
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  • Tags Discovery, Documentation, Data Analytics, Semantic Technologies, Science Software, VR/AR

4:00pm

Place-based community resilience: Demonstrating the socioeconomic value of Earth Science data
Place-based community resilience has emerged as a U.S. national priority with the expectation that it can improve human livelihoods, address environmental change, and prepare communities and households to cope with hazards and disasters (Cutter et al. 2013; NSTC 2014; PCAST 2011). Increased application of Earth Science data for urban and place-based community decision-making can help to inform and enhance social and infrastructural resilience to environmental events and climate change. In this session, we seek to identify specific ways that Earth Science data and the ESIP community can contribute to enhancing place-based community resilience. As our case study for the session, we focus on small- to medium-sized US towns that have city planning staff.

This session builds on previous work conducted at ESIP on community resilience (summer 2015) and integration of multidisciplinary datasets (winter 2017), and current work conducted by the co-organizers on city resilience planning and community development, climate resilience decision-making (Data to Decisions for Climate Resilience ESIP cluster), and capacity-building for stakeholders of city resilience through the use of existing templates.

In this session, we first highlight the data challenges that have been identified in specific cases of U.S. towns that address community resilience issues in their city planning, and architecture, engineering and construction companies that tactically work on the digital infrastructure aspects of city planning. Then, we will introduce some examples of how these challenges may be addressed (e.g., reproducible, traceable, data-driven analytical approaches for integrating societal values and biogeophysical models; emerging technologies for monitoring the environment; indicator datasets; development of templates). We offer some thoughts on how we could realize the value, as well as the cost of not having data, data services, and planning in place to support community resilience.

For the remainder of the session, we lead a discussion with the participants that focuses on: 1) What are potential linkages between data-driven community resilience and other ESIP work, as well as with the overall Earth Science data community?; and 2) What are specific ways that ESIP can contribute specifically to place-based community resilience? We propose that supporting the Earth Science data needs for place-based community resilience and sustainability may be one of the most appropriate spaces for ESIP to direct and emphasize its socioeconomic impact.

Moderators
avatar for Brian Wee

Brian Wee

Managing Director, Massive Connections
Issue that I deal with include: technology (data, informatics, e-infrastructure, knowledge commons, technical interoperability), science (climate change, earth sciences, ecology, environmental observation interoperability), policy (biodiversity and ecosystem services, science funding... Read More →
avatar for Christine White

Christine White

Technical Advisor, Esri

Tuesday January 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
White Flint
 
Wednesday, January 10
 

8:30am

State of the Federation | ESIP Federation Annual Business Meeting (Open to any interested)*
  1. Call to Order & Sign in
  2. State of the Federation
    1. President's Report - Emily Law (10 mins)
    2. Collaboration Highlights + quick ESIP video (10 mins)
    3. Staff Report - Erin Robinson (10 mins)
    4. Sponsor Reports (30 mins)
      1. NASA
      2. NOAA
      3. USGS
    5. Other Partner Reports (20 mins) 9:40
      1. NSF
      2. All Hazards Consortium 3DM
      3. Google
    6. 2018 Looking forward 10:00
  3. Type Caucus (20 mins) 10:10  
  4. Adjourn - 10:30

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Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Jeff de La Beaujardière

Jeff de La Beaujardière

Data Management Architect, NOAA
Jeff de La Beaujardière received his B.A. in physics in 1985 from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in astrophysics in 1990 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Since 1994 he has been working on public accessibility and usability of Earth observations at... Read More →
avatar for Erin Robinson

Erin Robinson

Executive Director, ESIP


Wednesday January 10, 2018 8:30am - 10:30am
Salon E
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10:30am

Break
Wednesday January 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Foyer E-H

11:00am

PLENARY TALK
Watch it live on Youtube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZ1aUblEE0

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Barbara Ryan

Barbara Ryan

Secretariat Director, GEO
Barbara J. Ryan, is the Secretariat Director of the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Geneva, Switzerland. GEO is comprised of 104 Member States, the European Commission, and 118 international scientific and technical partner organizations. Under Ryan’s leadership... Read More →


Wednesday January 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Salon E
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11:30am

PLENARY TALK | Powering the Data Revolution - Earth Data in the hands of Decisionmakers
Watch it live on Youtube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZ1aUblEE0

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Ian Schuler

Ian Schuler

CEO, Development Seed
As the CEO of Development Seed, Ian oversees the technology strategy and development capacity, keeping it pointed at the most interesting problems in development. Ian has a rich history of building teams and communities at the intersection of technology and human rights. Ian was a... Read More →


Wednesday January 10, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Salon E
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12:00pm

PLENARY PANEL | Wildfires, Hurricanes, and Drought Oh My! Evaluating the role of earth science data discovery and accessibility in evaluating socioeconomic impacts from severe weather events and climate change.
Live on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZ1aUblEE0
The ESIP Discovery Cluster proposes to host a plenary panel discussion on how to enable discovery of earth science data that support socioeconomic value and benefit of Earth science data. In this session, we will investigate the use of high value data sets that are incorporated into economic impact assessments with particular emphasis on severe weather events. This moderated discussion will focus questions to the panel on what earth science datasets are used to in their analyses, search techniques and tools used to locate relevant datasets, shortcomings with existing tools and potential solutions to improving the discoverability and accessibility of the data.
Takeaways:
  1. Insight into how key datasets sourced from across a diverse landscape are used to mitigate against the impacts of natural disasters
  2. Understand, from a discovery and accessibility perspective, how IT infrastructure supports prevention and reaction scenarios

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Josh Behr

Josh Behr

Dr. Joshua Behr, research associate professor, brings to VMASC social sciences research a background and expertise in healthcare delivery and emergency departments, complex social phenomena, election systems and political behavior, community vulnerability and emergency preparedness... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Chen

Jeff Chen

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
I'm a statistician and data science leader with experience spanning 40 fields and 150+ data projects. Over the years, I've been fortunate to serve as the data + tech advisor to executives, translating strategy into data-driven action. I like building technical capacity from the ground... Read More →
avatar for Bob Downs

Bob Downs

CIESIN
Dr. Robert R. Downs serves as the senior digital archivist and acting head of cyberinfrastructure and informatics research and development at CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, a research and data center of the Earth Institute of Columbia University... Read More →
avatar for David Neufeld

David Neufeld

NESDIS/NCEI/CIRES
I'm a Product Owner for a team of engineers developing scientific software at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. We build applications focused on ingesting satellite and ship borne observational data sets, as well as tools to discover and access the data. Please... Read More →
avatar for Megan Robinson

Megan Robinson

Executive Director, The Collider
Megan Robinson is the Executive Director of The Collider. The Collider is an innovation center for a changing climate, based in Asheville, North Carolina, and is the organizer of ClimateCon 2018. ClimateCon 2018 is convening thought leaders to move the needle on the development of... Read More →


Wednesday January 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon E
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1:00pm

Lunch | Peer Recognition Ceremony
Sit-down lunch.

Wednesday January 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon F-H

2:30pm

Cognitive Computing it’s Everywhere - but what about implications for the Earth?
Cognitive Computing, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence - these terms are bandied about everywhere these days and more importantly they are actually in use primarily in the private and government intelligence sectors. However, it isn’t obvious that ethical concerns such as privacy, security, etc. are often embedded within these systems.

In this session, we will present a number of use cases showing a variety of ways and places where these methods are being used (e.g., facilitating targeted crawls, analysing data, enriching the context of data or information). We welcome contributions of your own use cases.

The session will conclude with a discussion of the ethical implications for humanity and its environment.

Moderators
Wednesday January 10, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Forest Glen

2:30pm

Landsat Analysis Ready Data & Landsat Product Roadmap
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has improved Landsat data quality and usability through the creation of Analysis Ready Data (ARD) for the conterminous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Landsat ARD enables the Landsat archive to be more accessible, easier to analyze, and reduces the amount of time users spend on data processing. ARD are derived from Landsat Collection 1 Level-1 scenes, which are then processed and arranged in geospatially calibrated tiles and dense temporal stacks for immediate use in monitoring and assessing landscape change. Each ARD tile consists of top of atmosphere reflectance, brightness temperature, surface reflectance, and pixel quality assessment information. Additionally, Landsat ARD are the foundational data for generating applications-ready science data products of the land surface (e.g., surface temperature and burned area) that can be used to assess landscape resiliency and vulnerability to change associated with natural processes, land management policies, and land use practices.

The purpose of this session will be to describe the Landsat ARD product and outline the future roadmap for a new suite of Landsat science data products.

Moderators
avatar for Kristi Kline

Kristi Kline

Project Manager, USGS
I manage the Landsat holdings for the USGS.

Speakers + Moderators

Wednesday January 10, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Glen Echo

2:30pm

Categorizing Data Risk Factors
Data collections can face a variety of risk factors. This session will include presentations and discussion on an activity within the ESIP Data Stewardship Committee to to analyze and categorize risk factors that data collections may face. The goal of this activity is to inform and enable a) individuals and organizations who manage data collections, and b) individuals and organizations who are wanting to help to reduce the risks associated with data preservation and stewardship.

Moderators
Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Bob Downs

Bob Downs

CIESIN
Dr. Robert R. Downs serves as the senior digital archivist and acting head of cyberinfrastructure and informatics research and development at CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, a research and data center of the Earth Institute of Columbia University... Read More →


Wednesday January 10, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Linden Oak

2:30pm

Joint session between the Semantic Web cluster and Drone Cluster: Applying semantic tech to sUAS data
This joint session will continue the work being done at the upcoming DC VOCamp (Vocabulary Camp) in November. Members of the Drone Cluster attending VOCamp will begin outlining an ontology design pattern for the metadata needed science data generated by sUAS will satisfy FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). Outcomes from the VOCamp will be presented for community discussion, followed by an interactive workshop to gather Drone Cluster and Semantic Tech Committee input on the ontology design pattern and terminology, and to plan next steps. Ideally we would like to conclude this session with a set of terms to be posted to YAMZ for broader community review.

Moderators
avatar for Jane Wyngaard

Jane Wyngaard

University of Notre Dame

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Beth Huffer

Beth Huffer

Information Systems Engineer, Lingua Logica LLC


Wednesday January 10, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Salon E

2:30pm

Enhancing discovery and use of climate resilience solutions through provenance, text analytics, visualization, and semantics
The socioeconomic value and benefit of Earth science data, information, and knowledge (DIKW) could be better realized and more evident, when machine-facilitated methods are developed that allow for enhanced discovery and reuse of climate resilience solutions. These solutions are becoming more relevant, as the public becomes increasingly aware of the importance of “decreasing vulnerability by increasing resilience,” one of the objectives of NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation initiative. The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit (US CRT) is an essential resource for documenting climate resilience use cases. The goal of the documentation is to develop a cohesive package of data, tools, and information, so that other communities can re-purpose the solutions contained in those use cases.


This session will explore a number of thought-experiments on “what-ifs,” applied to a hypothetical future version of the US CRT that is enabled by various technologies.
* What if we document traceable resilience solutions as knowledge graphs that can be used by automated reasoners to repurpose a resilience solution for other contexts (e.g., for another location, a related climate stressor, a related climate impact; using related observations, related models, related policy instrument, etc.)?
* What if we crowd-source the contribution of these knowledge graphs with the use of web-based editors that tap into existing ontologies to reduce duplication of concepts?
* What if we design a knowledge graph editor modeled after the Open Science Framework that implements essential open science concepts like attribution, citation, collaboration, unique identifiers, and project forking; from which we could generate metrics to assess the utility of data, information, and applications?
* What if we apply feature-extraction and machine learning algorithms to trawl the ecosystem of climate resilience knowledge graphs, to produce visualizations that could be used to answer user queries? Could the resultant metrics be used by federal agencies to prioritize and justify their investments?
To help guide these thought-experiments, the session will utilize products that have been generated out of the “Data to Decisions for Climate Resilience” and the “Agriculture and Climate” clusters.

Moderators
avatar for Brian Wee

Brian Wee

Managing Director, Massive Connections
Issue that I deal with include: technology (data, informatics, e-infrastructure, knowledge commons, technical interoperability), science (climate change, earth sciences, ecology, environmental observation interoperability), policy (biodiversity and ecosystem services, science funding... Read More →

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Principal, Knowledge Motifs LLC
See my LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hoebelheinrich-0576ba3


Wednesday January 10, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
White Flint

4:00pm

Break
Wednesday January 10, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Foyer E-H

4:30pm

Cognitive Computing: Building Relationships and Next Steps
An essential step to recognizing and utilizing the capacity of cognitive computing for curation and mediation of Earth science data is to facilitate sustained dialogue among different stakeholder groups. As we hear about perspectives, definitions, and approaches to cognitive computing in the first proposed session on cognitive computing, the second session will take on the subject of encouraging collaboration and explore developing a community of practice in this area.

ESIP provides a great mechanism for interested parties to begin planning cohesive, longer term, group engagement and community development. In this session we will plan for future meetings that will bring together the cognitive scientists, computer scientists, data professionals and define any additional collaborators that should be included in this dialogue. We seek participants to bring ideas for future activities, methods for communication, and venues for interaction.

Moderators
avatar for Reid Boehm

Reid Boehm

Data Management Consultant, JHU Data Management Services

Wednesday January 10, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Forest Glen

4:30pm

ESIP as a knowledge and data commons
As a continuation of ESIP's internal conversation about commoning (breakout in Summer of 2016, plenary speaker Winter 2017, workshop Summer 2018) this breakout will discuss how the growing corpus of open Earth science and data—as public goods provided by agencies, or as science objects with open licenses—can be optimized for reuse through stewardship practices that can be called "commoning. " Commoning describes the governance of shared pool resources by a self-governed collective of users, who want to gain the most value from these while guaranteeing the future open availability of these resources. In many ways ESIP has long acted like an Earth data commons, now it is time to understand more fully how to maintain a knowledge and data commons in a world dominated by open competitive marketplaces. The larger picture of commoning in the academy and the need for civic trusts will also be covered.

Moderators
avatar for Bruce Caron

Bruce Caron

Executive Director, New Media Research Institute

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Peter Fox

Peter Fox

Constellation Chair, Tetherless World Constellation, RPI


Wednesday January 10, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Glen Echo

4:30pm

Software and Services Citations
After a very successful summer meeting session there is now a Software and Services Citations Cluster. This winter meeting will be our kick off meeting. We will discuss what is developing in Force11, DataCite and NASA’s ESDSWG for software citations and services. With this information we will generate a rough work plan for the upcoming year.

Moderators
Wednesday January 10, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Linden Oak

4:30pm

SWEET Ontology Suite v3: Development, Alignments and Use Cases
Version 3.0.0 of the Semantic Web for Earth and Environmental Terminology (SWEET) Ontology suite was recently released under new community management and governance by ESIP’s Semantic Technologies Committee. SWEET is a highly modular ontology suite with ~6000 concepts in ~200 separate ontologies covering Earth system science. SWEET is a mid-level ontology and consists of nine top-level concepts that can be used as a foundation for domain-specific ontologies that extend these top-level SWEET components. SWEET’s own domain-specific ontologies, which extend the upper level ontologies, can provide users interested in further developing a particular domain with a solid set of concepts to get started. SWEET ontologies are written in W3C Turtle; the Terse RDF Triple Language and are publicly available under the Apache License v2.0. This presentation will provide a three-pronged update on (i) advances in SWEET since its transition from NASA JPL over to the open source, community-driven management and governance structure now overseen by the ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee, (ii) ongoing alignment activities with existing semantic technology resources such as the OBO Foundry collection, W3C SOSA/SSN, W3C PROV-O, etc., and (iii) uses of SWEET across old, new and unexpected domains including architecture, engineering and construction, provenance of science data product generation, search and information retrieval query expansion, article and text tagging, and a whole host more. This session aims to attract both new comers and experienced Geospatial and Spatiotemporal Ontology and Semantics enthusiasts. Attendees will leave with a significantly improved understanding of what SWEET currently is, what it hopes to become, and how one can use it for a wide variety of scenarios.

Moderators
avatar for Beth Huffer

Beth Huffer

Information Systems Engineer, Lingua Logica LLC
avatar for Lewis John McGibbney

Lewis John McGibbney

Chair, ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee, NASA, JPL
My name is Lewis John McGibbney, I am currently a Data Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where I work in Computer Science and Data Intensive Applications. I enjoy floating up and down the tide of technologies @ The Apache Software Foundation having... Read More →

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Carlos Rueda

Carlos Rueda

Sr Software Engineer, MBARI
My areas of expertise and interest include scientific data management, visualization, data integration and interoperability, programming | languages, and semantic web. https://www.mbari.org/rueda-carlos/


Wednesday January 10, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Salon E

4:30pm

Tear down that wall! Crossing the communication boundary between your field and everyone else
You know you can write a great journal paper, and your colleagues assure you that your talks at professional meetings don’t (always) feel like “death by Powerpoint.” However, when you try to communicate the value of your contributions to folks outside your field, you find a lot of them don’t quite get it. If you’re interested in increasing the impact of your science by sharing it with a larger audience, here’s a place to start.

This session will explore some ways to share your science more broadly. We’ll show examples of various tools and trainings available (e.g., AGU’s Kudos(1), AAAS’s Communicating Science Resources(2), and others), look at some engaging examples (e.g., the film Chasing Coral(3), as well as others), and share personal journeys to improved science communication. All levels of experience are welcome; our goal is to help everyone improve.

Tentative agenda:
  • Five main science communication goals (LuAnn Dahlman lead)
  • Using plain language to broaden your reach (Denise Hills lead)
  • Memorable moments: Bridgin the connection between fine arts, liberal arts, and science arts (Christine White lead)

If you'd like your abstract to be used as an example for how to convert a scientific abstract into a plain language summary, please bring it with you to the session, or email it to one of the presentators ahead.

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(1) https://publications.agu.org/files/2017/04/Toolkit-for-authors.pdf
(2) https://www.aaas.org/pes/communicating-science-resources
(3) http://www.chasingcoral.com/

Moderators
avatar for Christine White

Christine White

Technical Advisor, Esri

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for LuAnn Dahlman

LuAnn Dahlman

Science Writer and Editor, NOAA Climate Program Office
The updated Climate Explorer application.
avatar for Denise Hills

Denise Hills

Director, Energy Investigations, Geological Survey of Alabama
Long tail data, data preservation, connecting physical samples to digital information, geoscience policy, science communication
avatar for Christine White

Christine White

Technical Advisor, Esri



Wednesday January 10, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
White Flint

6:00pm

Poster Session & Reception
Wednesday January 10, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Foyer E-H
 
Thursday, January 11
 

9:00am

EarthCube CDF General Assembly Meeting
The Council of Data Facilities (CDF) is committed to working with relevant agencies, professional associations, initiatives, and other complementary efforts to enable transformational science, innovative education, and informed public policy through increased coordination, collaboration, and innovation in the acquisition, curation, preservation, and dissemination of geoscience data, tools, models, and services. Existing and emerging geoscience data facilities – through the Council – are committed to serving as an effective foundation for EarthCube. The General Assembly meeting is open to the official representatives from all member data facilities, additional member organization personnel as desired by the members, as well as observers.

Agenda:

1.    Welcome,   Approve meeting minutes from the July 2017 CDF General assembly meeting

2.   9:15-10:00   Update on the EarthCube Registry sub-award project - Doug Fils (Consortium for Ocean Leadership) and Adam Shepherd (BCO-DMO)

3. 10:00-10:30     Update on the FAIR Data project - Shelley Stall (AGU)

Break 10:30-11:00

4.     11:00-11:30 Presentation on the World Data System (WDS) - Alex de Sherbinin (Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University)

5.      11:30-12:30 Panel discussion on metrics collection and reporting at the Data Facilities - Danie Kinkade (BCO-DMO), facilitator

Panelists:

·        Kerstin Lehnert (IEDA)

·        Rob Casey (IRIS)

·        Ethan Davis (Unidata)

·        Dave Vieglais (DataONE)

 



Thursday January 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Forest Glen

9:00am

Linking Knowledge Across Earth Science and Sustainable Development: Connecting ESIP Semantic Technology to the UN SDGs
Since 2015, United Nations Environment has been working with experts in knowledge representation technologies to map the complex interlinkages between the key entities referred to by the Sustainable Development Goals, their targets, and indicators. This semantic map - the SDG Interface Ontology - will allow information products from a multitude of sources and stakeholders to be linked to a common semantic layer. Further, it facilitates the disambiguation of terms with multiple meanings across disciplines, regions, and cultural contexts. This is critical to coherently linking information, data, and knowledge about sustainable development, as it helps preserve consistent interpretation long after content providers are no longer able to guide further usage. The technologies used to create this map are native to the Open Biological and Biomedical Ontologies Foundry and Library (obofoundry.org), and are currently being aligned to the ESIP-coordinated Semantic Web for Earth and Environmental Terminology (SWEET; sweet.jpl.nasa.gov). This session will briefly introduce the importance and value of this alignment, with emphasis on its interface to the SDGs and UN information systems. Most importantly, we will show how experts in any field can ensure that their knowledge is represented in this endeavour, laying the foundation for cross-domain collaboration and informatics.

Moderators
avatar for Beth Huffer

Beth Huffer

Information Systems Engineer, Lingua Logica LLC
avatar for Lewis John McGibbney

Lewis John McGibbney

Chair, ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee, NASA, JPL
My name is Lewis John McGibbney, I am currently a Data Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where I work in Computer Science and Data Intensive Applications. I enjoy floating up and down the tide of technologies @ The Apache Software Foundation having... Read More →

Thursday January 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Glen Echo

9:00am

EarthArXiv: A use case for ESIP's work in data citation, semantics, and open access
EarthArXiv is an Earth science preprint system, which is being supported by ESIP and the Center for Open Science. A preprint is the publication of research prior to peer review, along with associated data and software, and has been shown to make science more efficient. EarthArXiv has received over 100 submissions in just two weeks of operations. While an immediate benefit to Earth science research, this uptake also brings to the forefront issues in data citation and open access publishing along with a need for semantics. This working session aims to bring together a broad cross-section of ESIP interested in these topics. The background and goals of EarthArXiv will be presented along with emerging open challenges. We will discuss how EarthArXiv can serve as an application area for existing work within ESIP. We will also look to form new collaborations to address other emerging use cases.

Moderators
Thursday January 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Linden Oak

9:00am

Formulation of a White Paper on Earth Science Data Uncertainty
The Information Quality Cluster (IQC) conducted two sessions at the Summer 2017 ESIP Meeting on the topic of uncertainty as it relates to data and information quality. The first was a plenary session followed by the second, a break-out session. One of the key action items recommended during the break-out session was that a clear understanding of the concept of uncertainty, and its communication to users was essential, and that the IQC should develop a white paper on this topic. The purpose of the session being proposed here is to follow-up on that action with some further discussion leading to the formulation of such a white paper. The session will consist of a brief recapitulation of the outcomes from the summer meeting, presentations on statistical and scientific perspectives on uncertainty, subtopic breakouts and regrouping for formulation of the definition (both mathematical and conceptual) and recommended usages of uncertainty (crossing all Earth Science science disciplines and ranging from quantification to characterization) that will provide the foundation for the white paper and planning further actions. Although the scientific element of the white paper discussion intends to cover interdisciplinary Earth sciences, the primary emphasis will be based on use cases involving data, sensors, and retrieval algorithms from spaceborne Earth observing systems.
Agenda:
•Introduction – David Moroni (10 min)
•Panelist Presentations (30 min):
–Jonathan Hobbs (JPL)
–Jessica Matthews (NOAA/NCEI/CICS-NC)
–Robert Wolfe (NASA/GSFC)
•Panelist Q&A and Discussion (15 min)
•Focus Group Breakout and Discussions (20 min)
•Focus Group Lightning Summary (15 min) –Provides recommendations for White Paper topics.

Moderators
avatar for Ge Peng

Ge Peng

Research Scholar, CICS-NC/NCEI
Dataset-centric scientific data stewardship, data quality management
avatar for Hampapuram Ramapriyan

Hampapuram Ramapriyan

Research Scientist/SME, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Information Quality, Data Stewardship, Provenance, Preservation Standards

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Hampapuram Ramapriyan

Hampapuram Ramapriyan

Research Scientist/SME, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Information Quality, Data Stewardship, Provenance, Preservation Standards


Thursday January 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Oakley

9:00am

Cloud Onboarding
In 2015, Gartner reported Cloud and big data are no longer hype [Gartner, 2015].  Recognizing its many benefits and maturity, organizations are formulating strategies on incorporating Cloud Computing into their daily operation.  One common mistake companies make is thinking Cloud is just another hosting environment, that it is nothing more than moving applications from existing data centers.  This misunderstanding prevents organizations from developing more cost-effective strategy to fully utilize the Cloud environment.  In a recent InfoWorld publication [Kralj, 2017] on successful Cloud migration, the author identified Network and Connectivity, Security, Monitoring and Operation, and Authentication and Authorization as the four key areas in successful Cloud transformation.  While cost is the primary key factors in Cloud migration, effective refactoring and re-architecting existing applications will help significantly reduce the overall Cloud usage cost and to better leverage solutions and services available on the Cloud.  This session invites speakers to come share their experience, lessons learned, and strategy for making effective Cloud migration.

Presentations:
  • EOSDIS Cloud 2021 - Katie Baynes/EOSDIS
  • Architecture for Ingest of NASA's Earth Science Data - Patrick Quinn/EED2
  • NGAP 2.0 and Beyond - Brett McLaughlin/EED2

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Huang

Thomas Huang

Technical Group Supervisor, JPL

Thursday January 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Salon E
  • Remote Participation Link global.gotomeeting.com/join/495957445
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  • Remote Participation Access Code 495-957-445

9:00am

Operational Readiness Levels: Measuring the Benefit of Trusted Data for End Users
The Disasters Lifecycle cluster is advancing concepts for trusted data for the disasters management community from an end user perspective as contrasted with the science user viewpoint. Work is proceeding on defining Operational Readiness Levels (ORLs) for our ESIP partnership with the All Hazards Consortium. We see ORL assessments as a critical step in bridging the gap between eart science data providers and specific application users. In this session we will explore ways to provide appropriate linkages to existing earth observation repositories with the goal of identifying and tagging metadata with special purpose information such as ORLs.

Moderators
Speakers + Moderators

Thursday January 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
White Flint

10:30am

Break
Thursday January 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Foyer E-H

11:00am

EarthCube CDF General Assembly Meeting
The Council of Data Facilities (CDF) is committed to working with relevant agencies, professional associations, initiatives, and other complementary efforts to enable transformational science, innovative education, and informed public policy through increased coordination, collaboration, and innovation in the acquisition, curation, preservation, and dissemination of geoscience data, tools, models, and services. Existing and emerging geoscience data facilities – through the Council – are committed to serving as an effective foundation for EarthCube. The General Assembly meeting is open to the official representatives from all member data facilities, additional member organization personnel as desired by the members, as well as observers.


Thursday January 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Forest Glen

11:00am

Capstone Projects: The Who, What, When, Where and How
A capstone project is a multifaceted assignment that serves as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students, typically during their final year of high school or middle school, or at the end of an academic program or learning-pathway experience. This breakout session will cover the Who, What, When, Where and How's associated with the Capstone experience focusing on case studies representing previous, highly successful projects as well as ongoing projects. Attendees will leave with knowledge of how to utilize the Capstone experience to accelerate software development cycles, advance innovation and turn your hand to active mentorship all on a shoe-string budget.

Moderators
avatar for Lewis John McGibbney

Lewis John McGibbney

Chair, ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee, NASA, JPL
My name is Lewis John McGibbney, I am currently a Data Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where I work in Computer Science and Data Intensive Applications. I enjoy floating up and down the tide of technologies @ The Apache Software Foundation having... Read More →

Speakers + Moderators

Thursday January 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Glen Echo

11:00am

Moving a Successful Incubator Project into a Sustained Science Gateway
NSF has funded a multi-year project to help "incubator" projects providing services and information to research scientists into sustainable projects called "Science Gateways". Education about how that can be done is being provided by the Science Gateway Community Institute (SGCI) via Science "BootCamps." This session will provide an overview of the work of the SCGI generally and the approach taken in the Science Bootcamps, but the intention is to discuss experiences that people have had (or are having) with the process of moving from incubator to production using a number of incubator projects as case studies including the ESIP Data Management Training (DMT) Clearinghouse, projects coming through ESIP's incubator Lab (formerly known as the ESIP Products and Services Testbed), DataONE, and others.

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Principal, Knowledge Motifs LLC
See my LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hoebelheinrich-0576ba3

Speakers + Moderators
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Annie Burgess

ESIP Lab Director, ESIP
avatar for Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Principal, Knowledge Motifs LLC
See my LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hoebelheinrich-0576ba3
avatar for Jane Wyngaard

Jane Wyngaard

University of Notre Dame


Thursday January 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Linden Oak

11:00am

Information Quality - Progress on Many Fronts
The Information Quality Cluster (IQC) has been active over the last several years with the following goals as expressed in the Strategic Plan: 1. Bring together people from various disciplines to assess aspects of quality of Earth science data; 2. Establish and publish baseline of standards and best practices for data quality for adoption by inter-agency and international data providers; and 3. Build a framework for consistent capture, harmonization, and presentation of data quality for the purposes of climate change studies, Earth science and applications. As a part of accomplishing these goals, the IQC has been following progress in topics related to information quality in various organizations through either direct member participation, organizing open sessions at science and informatics conferences outside of ESIP (e.g., AGU), or a slate of invited speakers at monthly telecons. The purpose of this session is to report on the IQC’s progress and collect ideas for future work and collaboration.
Agenda:
  • Introduction - Ramapriyan (10 mins.)

  • NASA’s Data Quality Working Group - Yaxing Wei (12 mins.)

  • Data Quality Metrics for Socio-Economic Data - Bob Downs (12 mins.)

  • NOAA NCEI - Ge Peng (12 mins.)

  • WDS/RDA Working Group on assessment of data fitness for use - Bob Downs(12 mins.)

  • DataONE - Rebecca Koskela (12 mins.)

  • Discussion and ideas for further work - 20 mins.


Moderators
avatar for Ge Peng

Ge Peng

Research Scholar, CICS-NC/NCEI
Dataset-centric scientific data stewardship, data quality management
avatar for Hampapuram Ramapriyan

Hampapuram Ramapriyan

Research Scientist/SME, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Information Quality, Data Stewardship, Provenance, Preservation Standards

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Bob Downs

Bob Downs

CIESIN
Dr. Robert R. Downs serves as the senior digital archivist and acting head of cyberinfrastructure and informatics research and development at CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, a research and data center of the Earth Institute of Columbia University... Read More →
avatar for Hampapuram Ramapriyan

Hampapuram Ramapriyan

Research Scientist/SME, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Information Quality, Data Stewardship, Provenance, Preservation Standards


Thursday January 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oakley

11:00am

Data Analytics and Cloud Computing
Big Data pose great challenges for Earth and Space sciences. Cloud Computing emerged as a promising solution for supporting Big Data analytics in areas such as climate science, ocean science, atmospheric science, planetary science, and other geoscience domains for model simulation, data management, information mining, decision support, knowledge discovery and visualization. Topics include experiments, demonstration, studies, methods, solutions and solution discussion on 
  • Solutions for big data analytics
  • Big data management and mining
  • Application of open source technologies
  • Automated techniques for data analysis
  • Browser-based data analytics and visualization
  • Real time decision support

Invited speakers
  • Brian Killough - Open Data Cubes: A Big Data Solution for Global Capacity Building
  • Thomas Huang - Apache Science Data Analytics Platform
  • Ryan Abernathey - Pangeo: Dask and XArray for Big Data Analysis with Open Source Scientific Python
  • Matthew Rocklin - Pangeo: HPC and Cloud Deployment

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Huang

Thomas Huang

Technical Group Supervisor, JPL

Thursday January 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Salon E
  • Remote Participation Link global.gotomeeting.com/join/495957445
  • Remote Participation Phone # US: (312) 757-3119 Australia: +61 2 8355 1038 Austria: +43 1 2530 22500 Belgium: +32 28 93 7002 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373 Denmark: +45 32 72 03 69 Finland: +358 923 17 0556 France: +33 170 950 590 Germany: +49 692 5736 7300 Ireland: +353 15 360 756 Italy: +39 0 230 57 81 80 Netherlands: +31 207 941 375 New Zealand: +64 9 913 2226 Norway: +47 21 93 37 37 Spain: +34 932 75 1230 Sweden: +46 853 527 818 Switzerland: +41 225 4599 60 United Kingdom: +44 330 221 0097
  • Remote Participation Access Code 495-957-445
  • Tags Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Discovery, Semantic Technologies, Web Services

11:00am

All Hazards Consortium
Speakers + Moderators

Thursday January 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
White Flint

12:30pm

Lunch
Buffet-style lunch.

Thursday January 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Salon F-H

1:30pm

Shared Vocabularies Facilitate Data Use
To ask questions go to the sli.do for the winter meeting and choose SharedVocab:
sli.do: https://app.sli.do/event/7smcrsyj 

Tyler Stevens: GCMD Keyword Update
This talk explores the current status of the GCMD keywords, the value and usage that the keywords bring to different tools/agencies as it relates to data discovery, and how the keyword relate to SWEET.


Lewis McGibbney: SWEET Ontology
This talk will convey what is new in the SWEET 3.0 release and  show how Earth science metadata curators could utilize the SWEET ontology in their metadata and aid in data discovery. Use cases for using SWEET will be discussed. 

Moderators
avatar for Sean Gordon

Sean Gordon

Information Engineer, The HDF Group
Talk to me about the ESIP Labs project, ESIPhub a JupyterHub based shared computational environment for workshops at Meetings.My research focuses on the connections between documentation structures and the evaluation of content for the metadata needs of diverse communities of practice... Read More →

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Sean Gordon

Sean Gordon

Information Engineer, The HDF Group
Talk to me about the ESIP Labs project, ESIPhub a JupyterHub based shared computational environment for workshops at Meetings.My research focuses on the connections between documentation structures and the evaluation of content for the metadata needs of diverse communities of practice... Read More →
avatar for Lewis John McGibbney

Lewis John McGibbney

Chair, ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee, NASA, JPL
My name is Lewis John McGibbney, I am currently a Data Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where I work in Computer Science and Data Intensive Applications. I enjoy floating up and down the tide of technologies @ The Apache Software Foundation having... Read More →
avatar for Renee Pieschke

Renee Pieschke

Cloud Data Manager/Operator, Innovate! Inc., Contractor for USGS EROS
avatar for Tyler B. Stevens

Tyler B. Stevens

CMR Metadata Quality Team, NASA EED-2 / SGT



Thursday January 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Forest Glen

1:30pm

Semantic Technology Committee Business Meeting
The annual business meeting of the Semantic Technology Committee.

Moderators
avatar for Beth Huffer

Beth Huffer

Information Systems Engineer, Lingua Logica LLC
avatar for Lewis John McGibbney

Lewis John McGibbney

Chair, ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee, NASA, JPL
My name is Lewis John McGibbney, I am currently a Data Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where I work in Computer Science and Data Intensive Applications. I enjoy floating up and down the tide of technologies @ The Apache Software Foundation having... Read More →

Thursday January 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Glen Echo

1:30pm

Creating a safe, equitable space for innovation and leadership
We all know that ESIP is at the forefront of making Earth science data matter. But, ESIP can be (and often is) a leader in other ways, including how we do science and how we support those who do science.
Unfortunately, science has not always been a supportive, accepting environment. More and more bad behaviour is being brought to light. How can we get ahead of this bad behaviour, and more importantly, exemplify fair and equitable behaviour? Further, how do we inspire inclusiveness, growth, synergy and positive change?
ESIP is a harassment-free zone, and ESIP’s Code of Conduct (1) is a great start. SESSION GOAL: By exploring and welcoming other experiences, resources, and ideas, ESIP can be a model of a new place where these previously accepted behaviours become anathema.


(1) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nlAeEKF9Q-mGmdb3CYMkOiCn4c4w2WXaLNB21NWW8ww/edit


Tentative agenda:


  • Quick review of ESIP Code of Conduct
  • Overview of exisiting practical guidelines
  • Other experiences, resources, and ideas
  • What's next?

Moderators
avatar for Denise Hills

Denise Hills

Director, Energy Investigations, Geological Survey of Alabama
Long tail data, data preservation, connecting physical samples to digital information, geoscience policy, science communication

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Denise Hills

Denise Hills

Director, Energy Investigations, Geological Survey of Alabama
Long tail data, data preservation, connecting physical samples to digital information, geoscience policy, science communication
avatar for Christine White

Christine White

Technical Advisor, Esri


Thursday January 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Linden Oak

1:30pm

HDF Town Hall
The HDF Group has held a one day workshop during the ESIP Summer Meeting for the last five years. This session will update the ESIP community on HDF Cloud and other current topics.


Rich Signell: "Scalable, Data-Proximate, Reusable Workflows in the Cloud"

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Ted Habermann

Ted Habermann

Owner, Metadata Game Changers
I am interested in all facets of metadata needed to discover, access, use, and understand data of any kind. Also evaluation and improvement of metadata collections, translation proofing. Ask me about the Metadata Game.
avatar for Rich Signell

Rich Signell

Oceanographer, USGS
Ocean Modeling, Python, NetCDF, THREDDS, ERDDAP, UGRID, SGRID, CF-Conventions, Jupyter, JupyterHub, CSW, TerriaJS


Thursday January 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Oakley

1:30pm

Strategies for Data Management Training Clearinghouse Governance
As part of the ongoing work to move the Data Management Training Clearinghouse (DMTC) from incubator status to sustainable production, the DMT Working Group has been discussing options for ongoing governance of the Clearinghouse. Discussions have addressed advantages & disadvantages of expanding the Clearinghouse into a broader Science Gateway for Data Management Education that would include services designed to facilitate the teaching & learning of those who want / need to know about data management best practices, tips & techniques. This session is intended to learn from other incubator projects that have discussed options and made governance choices in order to move those discussions forward for the DMTC. The ultimate goal is to identify / invite those who are interested in participating in the governance discussions and to identify next steps for DMTC governance.

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Principal, Knowledge Motifs LLC
See my LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hoebelheinrich-0576ba3

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Bruce Caron

Bruce Caron

Executive Director, New Media Research Institute


Thursday January 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon E
  • Area data management training
  • Remote Participation Link global.gotomeeting.com/join/495957445
  • Remote Participation Phone # US: (312) 757-3119 Australia: +61 2 8355 1038 Austria: +43 1 2530 22500 Belgium: +32 28 93 7002 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373 Denmark: +45 32 72 03 69 Finland: +358 923 17 0556 France: +33 170 950 590 Germany: +49 692 5736 7300 Ireland: +353 15 360 756 Italy: +39 0 230 57 81 80 Netherlands: +31 207 941 375 New Zealand: +64 9 913 2226 Norway: +47 21 93 37 37 Spain: +34 932 75 1230 Sweden: +46 853 527 818 Switzerland: +41 225 4599 60 United Kingdom: +44 330 221 0097
  • Remote Participation Access Code 495-957-445
  • Tags Data Stewardship, DMT Working Group, Usability Cluster

1:30pm

All Hazards Consortium
Speakers + Moderators

Thursday January 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
White Flint

3:00pm

Break
Thursday January 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Foyer E-H

3:30pm

COR Developer Workshop
A workshop for anyone interested in learning more about the Community Ontology Repository.


Workshop Prep:

Speakers + Moderators
avatar for Beth Huffer

Beth Huffer

Information Systems Engineer, Lingua Logica LLC
avatar for Lewis John McGibbney

Lewis John McGibbney

Chair, ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee, NASA, JPL
My name is Lewis John McGibbney, I am currently a Data Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where I work in Computer Science and Data Intensive Applications. I enjoy floating up and down the tide of technologies @ The Apache Software Foundation having... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Rueda

Carlos Rueda

Sr Software Engineer, MBARI
My areas of expertise and interest include scientific data management, visualization, data integration and interoperability, programming | languages, and semantic web. https://www.mbari.org/rueda-carlos/



Thursday January 11, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glen Echo

3:30pm

All Hazards Consortium
Speakers + Moderators

Thursday January 11, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
White Flint