Discovery Telecon 2016-09-13

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

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  • Tuesday, September 13th, 2016. 4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT

Goto Meeting Link:

You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (224) 501-3312 Access Code: 131-281-357


  • Doug Newman
  • David Neufeld
  • Sam Silva
  • Grace Peng
  • Annie Burgess

Pending Actions

  • ESRI and Open Search Best Practices - Sam, In Progress.
  • Re-visit NCEI geoportal server OpenSearch capabilities using CWICSmart OpenSearch Client - Sam, Yuanjie Li, In Progress
  • Finalize OpenSearch Best Practices document


  • Welcome Dave Neufeld as Discovery Cluster co-chair
  • Formalizing a mission statement on search relevancy.
Search relevancy and discovery governance process.
  • ESRI and OpenSearch Best Practices status
  • CMR OpenSearch Status


  • Welcome Dave Neufeld
  • Mission Statement for Search Relevancy.
    • Clarify how OneStop (NOAA), Earth Science Data Systems Working Group (ESDSWG NASA), and Discovery Cluster (ESIP) have differing roles and can work together
    • Possible outcomes for Discovery Cluster
    • Search relevancy potential indicies
      • Spatial relevancy - difficult
      • NLP of Scientific Literature see how often datasets are cited
      • Logging of dataset access to feed into popularity indicies


  • Sam Silva
    • Contact ESRI re: Discovery Cluster OpenSearch Best Practices
    • Share GotoMeeting setup / administration information with Dave N.
  • Annie Burgess
    • Post best practice document and make available for 30 day comment period via google docs.
  • Doug Newman, Sam Silva, Dave Neufeld
    • Solicit and confirm participation from an ESDSWG member to share input on potential areas of focus for search relevancy discussion.
  • Dave Neufeld
    • Draft the beginning of a mission statement for discovery cluster on search relevancy for review and discussion at next meeting