2006-07-30 GEOSS User V - AQ Data Systems

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
Architectures and Technologies for Agile, User-Oriented Air Quality Data Systems

Current and Near Future AQ Information System of Systems

Goals of AQ Information Systems is to Aid:
Provide Sataus and Trand info
Monitoring Progress
Informing and Educate the Public
Formulating Policy and

Specific Objectives of IT Technoloies is to Facilitate the 5 Cs:
Cooperation - Sharing Resources, Tools. Collection of Resources - Foraml Catalogs (GCMD, ESG), Web Search (Google, del.icio.us, Flickr), User submissions
Coordination - Community webplaces; Goals White paper (wiki); Status indicators; ToDo lists; Calendars
Communication - Discussion forum - Reports, Blogs, Discussion pages,
Competition - Market place (??)
Coopetition - Where to cooperate, where to compete

..Current Situation

Observational an model data are emegrin on the internet; large resitance to usage ; poor integration; Dedicated 'Stove Pipe' Systems -> Stiff and limited decision support

..Near-Term Furure

Diverse users, More sensory/model data-GEOSS; Extensive integration and 'mashing'-Web 2.0; Network effect ->Responsive decisin support

..Possible Group Activites to Get There

ESIP AQ workgroups, wiki workspace for resource collection, sharing and discussion
White paper prepared by an ad hoc virtual workgroup (using open collaborative technolologies
Recruting and presentation venues: GEOSS User Workshop, Jul 2006, Denver; Fall AGU, Dec 2006, San Francisco; HTAP Workshop (?)
Interop Experiments (GALEON, GSN, NASA)
Rapid Prototyping Plaforms; Google (rapid, continuous upgrades, sloppy) or Microsoft (slow, perfection) philosophy?
Focused app areas: Real-time AQ Monitoring Consoles; Informing the Public; Regulatory Event Analysis

..White Paper

Purpose: Community assessment of AQ IT; User feedback to GEOSS Architecture; Aid to agency planners
Group Approach: White paper - we all participate; we all use it in for our respective environment, we all benefit

AQ Data System Architectures

..User-Driven: User Drives Design; Info Value (to the User) is the Measure

..Distributed: Structure Extends over Many Dimensions

..Loosely Couppled: Software Components, System of Systems, Architcture of Participation

Information Technologies

..Software Components: Data as Service, Web Services

..Interoperability Technologies: Standards/Conventions, Wrappers and Adopters, Workflow Engines

..Web 2.0 Technologies: Searching, Tagging, RSS, AJAX, O'Riley for AQ...


..Human Factors

The 5 C's: Communication, Coordination, Cooperation, Competion, Coopetition
Attracting user participation


Maximize the 'Network Effect'....


Grasping and harnessing Web 2.0

AQ IT Support for End Users, Programs, Agencies and Projects

====..End Users: AQ Managment, Science