Earth Science Data Analytics/2016-8-18 Telecon

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

ESDA Telecon notes – 8/18/16

Known Attendees:

ESIP Hosts (Annie Burgess), Steve Kempler, Emily Northup, Beth Huffer, Byron Peters, Lindsay Barbieri, Chung-Lin Shie, Shea Caspersen, Annie Burgess, Tiffany Mathews, Angela Li, Robert Downs, Joan Aron, Tripp Corbett


Agenda:

Agenda

1. Next steps for ESDA Cluster

2. Open Mic – What else should we be addressing?


Presentations:

None


Notes:

Thank you all for attending and participating in our telecon


For the topic, where can ESDA Cluster go from here, the following ideas were floated, consistent with our goals:

- Validate our work

- Prototype

- Have a sandbox for using the tools

- List DA projects that people are working on

- List potential problems that DA could be applied to

- List challenges to doing more DA

- List potential solutions to the challenges

- Move from tabular data to data visualization


We can also become more involved with interagency work:

- Intro/background related to Earth system science

- Current EPA/ORD/Earth science related work - Infrastructure, Analytics

- Intra-agency work/potential collaborations: EPA/CDC ecological niche modeling of vector borne diseases potential project; NASA/NOAA/USGS/EPA CyAN project; EPA/Chesbay Conservancy automated visual recognition projects

- Tools/techniques discussion/update


Other moving forward thoughts:

- What tools /techniques can we address first? What problem to solve

- Invite and drill into projects already utilizing data analytics (e.g.,EPA Projects)


1. Tiffany: Focus on what individuals are working on that use particular ESDA techniques. Should be Use Case driven. Bring light to tool/technique via use case. Would need to choose candidates

2. Protoype: Utilize a ESDA tool to solve a data problem. Could have breakout groups to look at different tools/technique

2A. Joan: Look at what other ESIP Clusters are doing that can be helpful. For example, talk to Dave Jones, Disaster Cluster, about the data analytics he is utilizing.

3. Shea: Brought up Chris Mattman’s SciSpark talk.

Can we be the conduit between ESIP ESDA tool interests (e.g., SciSPark) and heterogeneous data innsue (e.g., Disaster Data). This may be a good prototype that might experimentally benefit both groups, and be exemplary for further such prototyping.

Also, let’s take the opportunity to entice others interested in ESDA technologies

Also, let’s provde a activity slide for Annie for SciDataCon (Steve can do this)


Next Meeting:

September 15, 2016


Agenda:

1. Next Steps

2. Open Mic – What else should we be addressing?