Breakout Sessions-Day 1

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

January 9, 2008

Breakout Sessions #1, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Technical Breakout 1a - Building Better Metadata

Time Session Leader
1:30-2:15 FGDC and ISO Geospatial Metadata Standards Ted Habermann
2:30-3:15 The Proliferation of Metadata Standards and the Evolution of NASA’s Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Standard for Uses in Earth Science Data Discovery Jianpinig Mao

There is the possibility of an additional educational metadata best practices session as well (TBA)

Technical Breakout 1b - Semantic Web

First hour

  • Developing ontologies (has some use case elements in it)

Second hour (depending on audience)

  • Query Languages
  • Rules
  • Use cases for semantic web development

Issue Breakout 1 - Air Quality Cluster Meeting

Session Topics

  • Introduction and overview of the ESIP Air Quality Cluster Activities
  • Capturing air quality project networking through metadata pages (DataSpace and DataSheets) and their relationship to metadata catalogs
  • ESIP preparation for the EPA Air Quality Data Summit
  • Overview of demo session at the evening reception

View AQ Cluster Session page for more information

Breakout Sessions #2, 3:45-5:45 p.m.

Technical Breakout 2a - Registering Data and Services (GCMD, GOS)

Time Session Leader
3:45-4:15 Registering Earth Science Data and Data Related Services Using NASA’s Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Tyler Stevens
4:30-5:00 GOS Registration Model(s) (harvesting, metadata upload) John Kozimor
5:15-5:45 Registering air quality web services with metadata catalogs Stefan Falke

Technical Breakout 2b - Developing an Ontology for Services

  • Classifying services and describing service interfaces to support "smart" workflow composition (presentations by Liping Di & Rahul Ramachandran)
  • Begin development of core services ontology
  • Exchange experiences with semantic software stacks (triple stores, inference engines, rules engines, etc.)

Issue Breakout 2 - Water Management Cluster Meeting

Session Leaders Tim Owen, NOAA/NCDC and Will Pozzi, CREW/WaterNet
Session Rapporteur Carol Meyer, ESIP Federation
Session Objectives
  • To connect portal and ontological development in water management with user requirements for products, services, and data discovery tools; and
  • To consider these connections in the context of an emerging climate cluster (to include water management, air quality, and the carbon cycle)

Time Session Leader
3:45 Opening Remarks Dick Wertz
3:50 Preamble Presentations: Portal Synergies in Water and Drought and Ontological Development as a Foundation for Products and Services in Water Management Tim Owen, Will Pozzi, Jeff Arnfield, and Lola Olsen
4:10 Review of Submitted ‘One-Pagers’ (click here for template) Will Pozzi
4:25 Moderated Panel Discussion (use case TBD) Tim Owen
5:30 Summary of Discussion and Next Steps Carol Meyer

Potential Discussion Topics
  • Ontologies
  • Metadata/registries
  • Inventories
  • Knowledge directories
  • Data discovery from GCMD portal perspective (ECV, WaterNet, CUASHI)
  • On-line catalogues, networking, and screen scraping capabilities
  • Standards and service-oriented architecture (USGEO/ADM perspectives)
  • Matching resources (data tools, models, research papers, visualization overlays) with accessibility (RISA/AASC/REACT perspectives)
  • Semantic capabilities – textual and graphic – of targeted user groups

  • Brand Niemann's work at EPA [1]