Help needed on weather data standards and farm data standards

24 Apr 2017

Dear All,

I'm addressing this message to those in the IGAD group who work with weather data (and, by any chance, with weather data used in farm management services?).

We're doing a survey of weather data standards and we would need some help with the exercise of:

* Identifying the core and closely related domains (meteorology, climatology, geography, environment?, earth sciences?, oceanography?) and the relevant data(set) types (weather historical data, weather forecasts, climate data, weather stations / instrumentations, geospatial data, soil profiles) for those who work with weather data

* Identifying existing data standards for those domains and data types (we already started, but we need feedback from experts)

* Assessing these data standards according to their authoritativeness, level of adoption, ease of use...

* Identifying areas where standardization is less advanced and needed

Unfortunately the only thing we can offer in return is acknowledgement, both in reports and in the online map of data standards where these results will be made available: http://vest.agrisemantics.org/content/credits.

This map of standards is also in some way relevant to the work of the Agrisemantics WG.

Thank you to anyone who can provide even minimum input.

Best regards,

Valeria

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Valeria Pesce
Information Systems Manager and Project Manager
GFAR - The Global Forum on Agricultural Research
c/o FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153, Rome, ITALY
Tel: +39 06 570 56316

  • Imma Subirats Coll's picture

    Author: Imma Subirats Coll

    Date: 25 Apr, 2017

    Dear Karna and Rob,

    Do you have the names of the people who participated at the IGAD in Barcelona related to Weather Data? Could you send to them this call in case they are not subscribed to the RDA Website and this mailing list?

    Thanks!

    Imma Subirats Coll
    Information and Data Access Services Team Leader

    Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development Division (OPC)
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    Viale delle terme di Caracalla
    00153 Rome, Italy
    Tel: +39 06 570 54301
    Skype: immasubirats

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    Subject: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig] Help needed on weather data standards and farm data standards

    Dear All,

    I'm addressing this message to those in the IGAD group who work with weather data (and, by any chance, with weather data used in farm management services?).

    We're doing a survey of weather data standards and we would need some help with the exercise of:

    * Identifying the core and closely related domains (meteorology, climatology, geography, environment?, earth sciences?, oceanography?) and the relevant data(set) types (weather historical data, weather forecasts, climate data, weather stations / instrumentations, geospatial data, soil profiles) for those who work with weather data

    * Identifying existing data standards for those domains and data types (we already started, but we need feedback from experts)

    * Assessing these data standards according to their authoritativeness, level of adoption, ease of use...

    * Identifying areas where standardization is less advanced and needed

    Unfortunately the only thing we can offer in return is acknowledgement, both in reports and in the online map of data standards where these results will be made available: http://vest.agrisemantics.org/content/credits.

    This map of standards is also in some way relevant to the work of the Agrisemantics WG.

    Thank you to anyone who can provide even minimum input.

    Best regards,

    Valeria

    --------------------------
    Valeria Pesce
    Information Systems Manager and Project Manager
    GFAR - The Global Forum on Agricultural Research
    c/o FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153, Rome, ITALY
    Tel: +39 06 570 56316

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