A town hall meeting at the American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco explores how RDA can both benefit and learn from the Earth science community.
Research Data Alliance — The Value Proposition for Earth Science
Monday, 9 December, 12:30 pm
Moscone West 2006
Introduction to RDA (10 min)
- Mark Parsons, Managing Director, Research Data Alliance/United States
Panel Discussion (20 min)
- Ruth Duerr, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Co-Chair RDA Preservation e-Infrastructure Interest Group
- Peter Fox, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Member RDA Technical Advisory Board
- Brian Wee, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Inc.
- Lesley Wyborn, National Geoscience Information Infrastructure, Geoscience Australia.
Questions to the panel:
- How might the Earth and space sciences take advantage of RDA? Why do geosciences need RDA? Do they? We have ESSI, ESIP, GEOSS, etc.
- What are some of the key Earth and space science informatics issues that could benefit from the perspectives of other disciplines? Correspondingly, what might geoinformatics teach other disciplines.
- Can we determine a return on investment for engagement in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, organizations like RDA?
- What are some of the key organizations that need to be involved in RDA from a Geoscience perspective? Why?
Community Discussion and Q&A (30 min)