DisasterResponse telecon 2016-02-04

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

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Organizers: Karen Moe, Emily Law, Sean Barberie


  • Discussing strategic plan, plans for summer meeting, and direction forward

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ESIP Disaster Cluster Telecon

Our goal for this session is to look over the strategic plan

  • Want to focus on specific activities leading up to the summer meeting
  • The strategic actions for the federation seem to dovetail nicely with our goals as a cluster
  • This will serve as our roadmap both for work within the cluster and work with other clusters
  • Let's start with line 19: Promote Authoritative Data Sources
  • This is related to things we've already been discussing here in the cluster
  • There are a couple other areas too where we can tie in with symantics for promoting our products
  • At the winter meeting Karen did attend a session run by Rama and Bob Downs: the information quality cluster.
  • They are looking at use-case development. Have developed a template for integration and exposing the drivers for information quality needs.
  • This is definitely an area where we can do some work.
  • so for our strategic plan, we can actually show which ESIP priorities we can meet right now and even put dates for fulfillment or milestones.
  • How can we collaborate with the Information Quality Cluster in generating "trusted data set" examples? Perhaps we could provide use-cases using their template for our existing projects like those of Maggi and UAH.
  • How can added-value information be appended to existing data sets? It is easy to share data, it is very difficult to create value-added information...even things as simple as legends.
  • We should maybe put together a Google doc of all of our requirements for a trusted data source.
  • "It's not a trusted data source unless it comes with a legend and a clickable map" --Dave Jones
  • How can we not just expose maps, but create meaningful visualizations of these maps.
  • Sean will create a google docs document for this discussion to continue in a live-interactive environment so that we can figure out what our trusted data needs are.
  • Discussion of the testbed:
  • during the disaster cluster breakdown session we had a discussion with Tom of All Hazards Consortium.
  • Room for more collaboration between the disaster cluster and AHC.
  • AHC will be very useful in providing us with what community needs we should be aiming to meet.
  • March meeting: anything specific we want the group to do?
  • We might want to have a couple data sets to show.
  • If you're thinking about providing a sample dataset, send Dave an email.
  • Possible important key focus areas for the next few months: refine what it means to be "trusted data". So following up with this Google Doc.
  • Other important area: how we're organizing ourselves to do this testbed activity. How do we get our earth observation data organized so that it can be examined and tested by an external community?