Post 2014 winter meeting

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Next Steps to the Data Study

ESIP writes a report

  • Systhesis, analysis of prior work
    • gap analysis
      • what, identify:
        • what was implemented and what was not, gap analysis
        • impact of those that were implemented
      • how:
        • read reports
        • interview report writers, associates?
      • analysis:
        • commonalities across studies: recommendations, implementation barriers, ...
  • Ask why same questions for the past decade? What are we doing wrong? Is it political?

ESIP Writes Recommendation to Agencies, draft charge letter

From that report, produce ESIP recommendation to agencies accompanied by a draft charge letter and supporting material to the NRC

  • Make sure ESIP agency reps are part of the process: Martha, Michael Goodman (Martha acting replacement), Jeff dlb, EPA Sontag? USGS Kevin Gallagher? Tailor for their perspective.
  • Have broad publicity all along

Find the messengers

Get the right messengers to communicate message to Congress. CEOs, etc. Stan knows someone.

Implementing the writing of the report


  • grad student work
  • a seminar
  • a new ESIP fellow
  • shop around a statement of work, e.g., to UCSB Center for Information Technology and Society

Notes about the study itself

Part of study might be the gap analysis between where we are now wrt to data and cool applications that could be possible, something like

Approach the study from various societal benefit perspectives: climate, health, etc. What is needed to enable the functionality they need?

Limit focus to Earth and Space science simply because of resources.

Slides, notes from the workshop and meeting

Anne's slides for the breakout session: File:Data Study full presentation.pdf

Anne's slides for and from the working session: File:Data study working session.pdf