ESC 2013 03 28

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Agenda (1) Status of ECS Reference Architecture (2) Petr Votava will talk about the NASA Earth Exchange (3) Suggestions for Summer meeting sessions?

Participants: Chris Lynnes, Brian Wee, Emily Law, Erin Robinson, Mee Mong, Petr Votava

1. Status of ECS Reference Architecture

  • Killer Apps
    • ESC tagger example
    • We need to put in Users and Scenarios
  • User Stories
    • We need put a few more user stories
  • Key Features
  • ESC Ref Arch Roser
  • Next Step:
    • send a message to people who signed up to be an author but haven’t authored anything
    • And take the people who were signed up as reviewers to have them review
    • We could add more context to the user stories, deadline of three weeks
  • New category of User called Data Scientists
    • expertise is in extraction of data
    • knowledge not necessarily in domain science
    • question is should we start looking at this group to see if they have unique needs
    • as a collaboratory can we help them
    • Chris was reading the Nate Silver book and realized he was a data scientists
    • not trying to figure out the science, they don’t use benchmark data sets
    • we might want to consider as a community to build benchmark data sets

2. Petr Votava will talk about the NASA Earth Exchange

  • Goal: collaborative environment, brings scientists and researchers together
  • three groups of people: NEX infrastructure, NEX Data/Software platform, NEX Science
  • drivers: people spend a lot of their time dealing with data, sharing knowledge is difficult, no standard mechanisms for transparency and repeatability
  • Target users: backend, research scientists, interdisciplinary, graduate student researchers
  • Data: climate datasets, prism, modis land,
  • web portal will be redesigned this year
  • Goal: StackOverflow for the Earth Sciences
  • Scaling up to global features
  • Collaboration portal, centralized data repository,
  • Summer workshop 2013: try to prepare some of these virtual machines with workflows, data, will provide students with access and hand on labs
  • Users: direct, API, and workflow, open source project
  • on ground floor of development
  • Types of Users:
    • Earth Science Community Users
    • NEX Science Users
  • Constraints:
    • Security
    • Policies
    • Resources: Disk, computing, time
  • User Contribution: Data, Tools, Models, Codes
  • Challenges:
    • Big-data may generate even more big data
    • Workflow Management: Vis Trails
    • Science Data Management: MySQL, Mondo DB, OpenDAP

Question from Chris Who’s allowed in the workshop: still trying to work out

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