January 4, 2012

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Time Session Details Location
7:00 Registration Desk Open New Hamphsire Foyer
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome Remarks New Hampshire
9:00 - 9:45 Tim Killeen, Assistant Director, Directorate for Geoscience, National Science Foundation New Hampshire
9:45 - 10:30 Jack Kaye, Associate Director for Research of the Earth Science Division (ESD), NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) New Hampshire
10:30 - 11:00 Break New Hamphsire Foyer
11:00 - 12:30 Panel Discussion/Town Hall on Collaboration & Partnerships with: Gary Foley (EPA), Lawrence Friedl (NASA), Kevin Gallagher (USGS) and Zdenka Willis (NOAA/IOOS) New Hampshire
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch with Award Presentation City Center
2:00 - 3:30 Earth Science Collaboratory's Four-Pronged Approach Potomac
Energy: Dynamic Decision Tools Catalog and Community of Practice Foggy Bottom
Applying GIS for Integrated Discovery, Access, and Analysis Dupont
ESIP 101 Georgetown
Realizing the Benefit of (Re-)using Open Source Software (Talk Notes) Mt. Vernon
3:30 - 4:00 Break & Poster Set-Up (City Center) New Hamphsire Foyer
4:00 - 5:30 Semantic Web Demo Session Potomac
Energy: Dynamic Decision Tools Catalog and Community of Practice Foggy Bottom
Geoportal Server: Open Source Software for Data Discovery and More (Talk Notes) Dupont
Assessing and Addressing ESIP's Professional Development Needs Potomac
Drupal as a Platform for Collaboration and Semantic Web: Capabilities, Use Cases and Community Mt. Vernon
5:30 - 7:30 Reception & Poster Session (see abstracts) City Center


Contents

2:00 - 3:30 Breakout Sessions

Earth Science Collaboratory's Four-Pronged Approach

Room: POTOMAC
Session Lead(s): Lynnes

Description: Join us to develop strategies in the four key areas to establish an Earth Science Collaboratory: (a) Technical: architecture, design, implementation
(b) Sociological: what induces scientists to share (or not share) knowledge, tools, methods and results?
(c) User Stories: what pivotal science research, education and application results will the ESC enable?
(d) Programmatic: how do we best leverage agency, academic, non-profit and commercial programs to actually realize the ESC?
ESIP Collaboration Areas: Disc, Prod. & Services
Expertise Level: Beginner
Topic tags: DL, Tech

Energy: Dynamic Decision Tools Catalog and Community of Practice*

Room: FOGGY BOTTOM
Session Lead(s): Eckman, Kumar

Description: One of the challenges Federal agencies face when reviewing energy related projects (e.g. wind power site selection) is a method to assess risks associated with those projects. Developers proposing these projects and NGOs evaluating environmental impacts have similar concerns. There are a number of tools that can be used but they don’t have the transparency in terms of the models used, and the data that went behind the tools. What could help is a dynamic decision tools catalog and community of practice to build transparency of the decision tool architecture, data, and functionality. This would aid the decision maker in tool selection and use appropriate to their planning goals and help identify gaps and improvements needed to the kit of decision tools.

ESIP can play a coordinating role by engaging universities and industry along with the Federal agencies and NGOs in a cross-sector understanding of the needs, maintaining such a catalog of decision tools, engaging the community in a dialog and discussion, and facilitating partnerships in further tool development and application. Some of the Federal agencies that could have interest in this project and have related initiatives are Fish and Wildlife Service, USGS, DoE, NREL, and Bureau of Land Management.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring government agencies, researchers, and developers together to identify what the stakeholder needs are and discuss an approach we could take (as a group participating within ESIP) to address this problem. One of the targeted outcomes is a framework for ESIP to undertake this project. A white paper will be generated to capture the results that could serve as a statement of needs for the Federal agencies to consider RFI/RFPs.

Presentations in this session are on Agency / End User Needs:
• DOE Wind Power Installation Requirements – Patrick Gilman / Stan Calvert, DOE
• USGS Sustainability Requirements – Kevin Gallagher/ Sky Bristol, USGS
• Current tools and Gaps - Laurie Allen, USGS

ESIP Collaboration Areas: Energy & Clim.
Expertise Level: Beginner
Topic tags: SB, Tech

Applying GIS for Integrated Discovery, Access, and Analysis

Room: DUPONT
Session Lead(s): Bagwell, Raskin

Description: This interactive session will apply use cases to demonstrate how complete end-to-end solutions can be achieved using GIS - without the need to leave this software environment. A GIS can provide discovery services to locate non-scientific and scientific data, access services to obtain and overlay this data, and analysis services to carry out scientific analysis. This session will help kickoff the restart of the ESIP GIS Cluster. ESIP Collaboration Areas: GIS
Expertise Level: Beginner
Topic tags: Tech

ESIP 101

Room: GEORGETOWN
Session Lead(s): Lenhardt, Meyer

Description: As the ESIP Federation has grown in size and scope of activities, many new faces have been drawn into our community. For those new to the ESIP Federation or anyone interested in learning more about its activities, join us for an overview presentation that will highlight the history, current activities, opportunities for involvement and how to become a partner. Bring your burning questions to this informal session. ESIP Collaboration Areas: Executive Committee
Expertise Level: Beginner
Topic tags: Org

Realizing the Benefit of (Re-) using Open Source Software

Room: MT. VERNON
Session Lead(s): Mattman

Description: This session will build upon last Summer's 2011 ESIP Federation Open Source in the Sciences Workshop that Chris Mattman led. He intends to cover a host of topics in open source software and how best to use it and develop it for your agency. This includes: • Commercialization/Licensing/Redistribution issues
• Legal/IP
• Community Building
• Successful Governance Models
• Examples of useful open source software
• Best practices for Community interaction
The session will be interactive, and will also feature a panel of selected experts to discuss their experience in the open source community at various agencies including NASA, DOE and the NSF.

ESIP Collaboration Areas: Disc, ESC, ESDSWG Software Reuse WG
Expertise Level: Beginner
Topic tags: DL, Tech, Org

4:00 - 5:30 Breakout Sessions

Semantic Web Demo

Room: POTOMAC
Session Lead(s): Wilson

Description: There will be series of 15-minute demos of tools and applications using semantic technologies:

  • Introduction (Brian Wilson)
  • Linked Open Data for AGU Abstracts, Sessions, & People (Eric Rozell, Tom Narock)
  • The ESIP Collaboration Network (Erin Robinson)
  • Noesis 2.0: Smart Search for Collections & Services (Rahul Ramachandran)
  • Saving & Querying Production Provenance Graphs using RDF (Hook Hua)
  • Graph Visualization Tools (Ruth Duerr, Joe Glassy)

ESIP Collaboration Areas: Semantic Web
Expertise Level: Beginner
Topic tags: Tech, SB

Energy: Dynamic Decision Tools Catalog and Community of Practice*

Room: FOGGY BOTTOM
Session Lead(s): Eckman, Kumar

Description: For full description see Wednesday Breakout, 2-3:30. 4:00-4:45 Current implementations, Gap Analysis

  • Open EI and energy.data.gov, Robert Bectel, DOE
  • GIS-based Tools, Madeleine West, Western Governors Association
  • Geosciences Network, Steve Richards

4:45 – 5:30 PM Energy and Air Quality Joint Session

  • Public-Private Partnership – Open Discussion

ESIP Collaboration Areas: Energy & Clim.
Expertise Level: Beginner
Topic tags: SB, Tech

Geoportal Server: Open Source Software for Data Discovery and More*

Room: DUPONT
Session Lead(s): Yuanjie

Description: The goal of this session is to introduce geoportal as one of the data discovery and access services from the US National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) and other NOAA data centers.

  1. Christine White (ESRI)- Introducing Geoportal Server-12 minutes
  2. Ken Casey (NODC)-Bringing it all together: NODC's Geoportal Server as an integration tool for interoperable data services (possible topic) -12 minutes –a little beyond the discovery
  3. John Relph (NODC)-NODC Metadata Management for Geoportal Server and Beyond-12 minutes
  4. Dave Neufeld (NGDC)-Progress from NGDC on Geoportal's ISO metadata implementation (possible topic)-12 minutes
  5. David Parrish (EPA)-Progress from EPA on Geoportal Server Implementation with a demo-12 minutes
  6. Yuanjie Li (NODC)-Progress from NODC on Geoportal Server and some usability test results from AGU (possible topic)-12 minutes

ESIP Collaboration Areas: Disc., Prod. & Services
Expertise Level: Beginner
Topic tags: Tech

Assessing and Addressing ESIP's Professional Development Needs

Room: GEORGETOWN
Session Lead(s): Dahlman, Mooney, Student Fellows

Description: This debut session of ESIP's newest working group will showcase the results of a needs assessment conducted by our inaugural group of student interns. Through the fall of 2011, the interns interviewed key ESIP members about their communication- and education-related challenges. The Communication and Education Services Working Group will share results of the interviews and provide overviews of a range of solutions to the most commonly cited challenges.

ESIP Collaboration Areas: CCEWG, Educ, Prof. Dev.
Expertise Level: Beginner
Topic tags: Org, Tech

Drupal as a Platform for Collaboration and Semantic Web: Capabilities, Use Cases, and Community Adoptions

Room: MT. VERNON
Session Lead(s): Caron, Pan

Description: We have invited Acquia’s Sean Crowley and Chris Brown to speak about the benefits of Drupal as a platform for collaboration and semantic web. Topics will be covered include: Drupal’s capability in collaboration and semantic web, Drupal’s adoption rates in government and science community, collaboration use cases, and Drupal’s advantages. In addition to a formal presentation, the session will include open, interactive discussions on any Drupal technical or business issues.

ESIP Collaboration Areas: Drupal
Expertise Level: Beginner
Topic tags: Tech


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