02 Dec 2016

Results from St Petersburg - Data Sharing Recommendations

As promised, here is the second part of the blog.  At the event, held in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Plenary XIII, where I represented RDA, we spent all day discussing the value and best practices around data sharing.  From the draft notes, here are the recommendations from that event:

"GEO Members and POs should:

continue reading

08 Nov 2016

Live from St. Petersburg, Russia.....

Yes, it’s cold up here; it’s been snowing for two days and there’s no talk of ‘accumulations,’ and yes, people just deal with it.  It’s wonderful!  Despite the cold, though, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is focusing this Plenary, in the words of GEO Secretariat Director Barbara Ryan, on “GEO Initiatives [that] support global, regional and national development programmes, as well as disaster risk reduction, protection of biodiversity and efforts to mitigate climate change. The GEO-XIII Plenary in St.

continue reading

23 Oct 2015

AGU and RDA – How Partnerships Grow

Some of you may have heard me talk about or reference ‘AGU’ from time to time, and when I do, it’s almost always met with blank stares, or questions of ‘What’s that?’  It’s time to partially answer that question, and give at least one reason I talk about the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  Turns out that AGU and RDA complement each other’s work, so I thought I share a bit about the organization, where I see synergies, and why it’s important to talk about other organizations.  [Full disclosure – I’ve been an AGU member for quite awhile, have served on their Meetings Committee, and regular

continue reading