Research Data Alliance — The Value Proposition for Earth Science

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09 Dec 2013

Research Data Alliance — The Value Proposition for Earth Science

 

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 

 

Agenda:

 

Introduction to RDA (10 min)

  • Mark Parsons, Managing Director, Research Data Alliance/United States

 

Panel Discussion (20 min)

 

Panelists:

  • 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)