Monday, November 16, 2009

Symposium on the Data Sharing Plans and on the Scientific Benefits of Data Sharing in GEOSS

Today in Washington. D.C, the CODATA organized Symposium on the Data Sharing Plans and on the Scientific Benefits of Data Sharing in GEOSS was held. Among other things, it looked at the draft GEOSS data sharing plan:

The Plan, now endorsed by 80 government Members and 56 Participating Organizations, highlights the following GEOSS Data Sharing Principles:
  1. There will be full and open exchange of data, metadata, and products shared within GEOSS, recognizing relevant international instruments and national policies and legislation.
  2. All shared data, metadata, and products will be made available with minimum time delay and at minimum cost.
  3. All shared data, metadata, and products being free of charge or no more than cost of reproduction will be encouraged for research and education.
Programme:
  • Part One: Implementing the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles
    • How We Got There and Where We're Going. Beth Greenaway. UK Environmental Observation Network
    • An Overview of the Key Substantive Provisions of the Implementation Guidelines. Robert Chen, of the Implementation Guidelines CODATA and Columbia University
    • Panel Discussion with the Symposium Participants Moderated by Roberta Balstad
  • Part Two: The Scientific Benefits of Data Sharing
    • Data Sharing and Innovation. Christopher Tucker, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Board
    • Understanding Ecosystems and Their Services. Anthony Janetos, Director, Joint Global Change Research Inst., PNL/University of Maryland
    • Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear Explosion: Open Data Exchange for Research and Monitoring. David Simpson, President, IRIS in Seismology

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Canadian National Committee (CNC) for CODATA

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