DisasterLifecycle telecon 2017-02-09

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Disaster Cluster Telecon Notes: Feb 9, 2017

In attendance: Brian Wee, Karen Moe, Ken Keiser, Greg Yetman, Maggi Glasscoe, Bruce Caron, Erin Robinson, Sean Barberie, Stephan Klene, Bob Chen,

Erin's charts on the Oct. 2016 3DM Workshop Report Out is available:
File:3DMBrief Jan27.pptx

Disasters Lifecycle Telecon 2017-02-09

Agenda topics:

Comments from our successful sessions at the 2017 ESIP Winter meeting in January 2017 South America exercise, NASA interest and possibly funding participation, related to GEOSS. Rapid response proposal vs open call...follow up needed OGC testbed call info HERE

Potential follow up on Trusted Data with Information Quality Cluster (after participation in their session at the Winter meeting)
Outcome of 3DM for us to look at a community-recognized data products (Erin)
Emphasis on low-latency but also need for continuing research data product with longer latency (and potentially historical data) (Ken)
Need to cognizant about the applications; e.g., from policy viewpoint regarding resilience for critical infrastructure is broader than disaster response (Brian) re3data.org
This could be a topic for one of the monthly calls. “Crowd source” ideas to address what is ‘trusted data’ and what features (and processes) will drive it; would we see data from ‘trusted providers’? (Sean)
Can we get input from the group on different factors that contribute to Trusted Data? E.g. Data sources, data curation process, validation and verification.
Look at re3data.org (registry for research data repositories) to see what we can use to build on in terms of “certifications” for trusted data on the level of repositories (and not datasets itself).
Importance of workflow for using ‘trusted data’

Data-Driven Decision Making workshop #2 held in late January

  • Dependencies between utilities and other critical sectors: this was mentioned during the meeting. Food for thought about how ESIP might be relevant to related critical infrastructure sectors. The diagram below (not shown at the meeting) is from the Department of Energy’s Quadrennial Energy Review (January 2017, Figure S-2):

BrianWee diagram 9Feb17.pptx

  • Mentioned: ESIP as an agent to help define what constitutes trusted data for disaster (Response? War-gaming? Resilience planning?)
  • ESRI demoed its web-accessible repository (via ArcGIS Online) of geospatial data for certain types of disasters.
  • CIESIN demonstrated and explained the role of SEDAC.
  • What constitutes usable/useful data? Two presentations:
  • a presentation on formal definitions of concepts related to usable data (e.g. discoverability, exposing metadata compliant with standards to crawlers, etc),
  • how to build “muscle memory” by using data within the context of workflows as a preparatory activity *BEFORE* disasters strike
  • We have a need for Hazards Data Sets.
  • Comment from NOAA ppl about building services on our data sets.
  • Utility, telecomm, food sectors involved in AHC focus
  • Ideas for ESIP Incubator projects in collaboration with AHC
  • Data overwhelm vs very specific data needs

Near-term plans
Potential coordinated 3DM workshop at the 2017 ESIP Summer meeting in Indiana in July
Next AHC / ESIP 3DM in NYC April 13 to hone in on specific types of data & clarify use case template
Need Disasters cluster member to lead ESIP role; Bob Chen can help with NYC meeting
Review our cluster’s strategic goals

Topics for future telecoms (including Sean Barberie’s work on drones in March timeframe)
Special meeting crowd-sourcing on the topic of trusted data
March 30 (5th Thursday) is booked for this discussion

Next telecom dates:
Mar 2nd (note Karen is traveling and unavailable)
Mar 30th discussion to define "trusted data"
Apr 6th
May need follow up on the April 13, 2017 3DM workshop in NYC (Bob)