Discovery Telecon 2015-04-14

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

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  • Tuesday, April 14th, 2015. 4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT

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  • Doug Newman
  • Ruth Duerr
  • Chris Lynnes
  • Eugene Yu
  • Kang Li
  • Soren Scott

Pending Actions

  • Completed - Flesh out 'global data discovery' presentation - Doug
  • Completed - Eumetsat access - Yonsook
  • Completed - Reach out to ESRI regarding Open Search Best Practices - Doug. Next step convene initial meeting


  • Continue 'common mechanism for discovering services' discussion - done.
  • Global OpenSearch presentation @ Summer ESIP meeting - done.
  • Presenting OPeNDAP urls wrt Best Practices - next session


  • Summer ESIP presentation
  • Global Open Search should be a plenary or workshop topic to reach the right audience
  • Self-describing services session - ESIP IT&I group? We have ’solved’ the discovery problem. Now we need to ‘Understand what we find’ Vertical integration needs to be achieved.
  • Next steps for 'common mechanism for discovering services'
  1. List of candidate services
  2. Prioritize list (OPeNDAP, CSW, THREDDS)
  3. Produce Best Practices for candidates concentrating on self-description
  4. Produce Validator for Best Practices


  • Ruth Duerr: Provide a list of canidates for Service Best Practices and Validators
  • Provisional list includes OPeNDAP, CSW and THREDDS