DisasterResponse telecon 2015-03-17

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When: Tuesday March 17, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Pacific) / 1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern) / 9:00 - 10:00 am (Alaska)

Organizers: Karen Moe, Emily Law, Sean Barberie


  • Testbed update
  • Disasters cluster collaboration with the EarthCube proposal on "CCube: Community-Driven Solutions to Data Discovery and Access across Heterogeneous Environments based on Adaptable Standards and Web Crawling”
  • OSTP initiative: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/03/06/unleashing-innovation-disaster-response-and-recovery
  • Summer meeting planning / discuss topics and determine one session or two?
  • AGU FM15 session proposals due in April
  • Doodle poll to find new day/time for future telecom


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1. Go to https://esipfed.webex.com

2. Click the “Meeting Center” tab

3. Select the DISASTER RESPONSE|[1]

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Attendee access code: 231 403 58


Karen leading the meeting

In attendance: Karen Moe, Sean Barberie, Chandra Bales, Maggi Glasscoe, Chung-Lin Shie, and an unknown call in user.

Topic: starting with the collaboration with the proposal for the EarthCube grant.

  • Completing for the earthcube integrated activities and want to partner with us, the climate cluster, and ESIP--proposed a methodology for data discovery and access techniques that would be applicable to standards and webcrawling features. Think: advertising tag for web content. pertains to us in terms of information architechture. If successful would get webinars and workshops.
  • May be useful for tagging disaster data
  • Q: documentation for more info? Contact them over email. Ruth Ellen Duerr <rduerr(AT)colorado.edu> Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa <sjsk(AT)nsidc.org>
  • Q: opt in from members? Not quite, see how their proposal goes and follow on from there.

Topic: OSTP Initiative

  • Related to disasters.data.gov.
  • Information awareness for our team.

Topic: AGU Fall meeting

  • Call for sessions is open until the 27th of April, so we have four or five weeks.
  • Last year we sponsored a session.
  • Natural hazards group collaborated with us last year.
  • If you have ideas that you would like to contribute to an AGU session, contact Karen.

Topic: Testbed. Maggi Glasscoe leading.

  • Has not yet had a chance to meet up with Dave to get the data integrated but is currently working on generating new products for the may capstone exercise.
  • Q: focused primarily on data products? A: Yes, but there is some question of what services we can connect to. (the scope may be expanded).
  • Could we do some preliminary work on our testbed procedures so that it would be easier for other people to join our testbed with their products? In the short term it would be good to have these procedures identified and then we could discuss them in detail at the summer session.
  • Q: what kind of data products do we want? Do we have a model for what kinds of projects we want to attract to our testbed? A: Not specifically, but it is something that we may want to work on outlining.
  • Lets add to the summer meeting agenda a discussion of our use-cases and of what types of products we want for our testbed.

Topic. Do we have any plans for sessions for the summer meeting

  • Chandra Bales at the Earth Data Analysis Center: what you are talking about in terms of floods is of great interest to us as a technical partner with FEMA. We are also interested in wildfires mitigation/response.
  • Interest from Sean Barberie (university of Alaska) in collaboration on wildfire work.
  • site: NMWatch.org, data services for wildfires.
  • Chung-Lin Shie is also interested in droughts and wildfires on the data distribution side.
  • Maggi Glasscoe: the may capstone will be completed by the meeting, so we can do an update session on how it went and since it is in CA, a lot of the CA stakeholders may be able to attend.
  • Everyone keep an ear out for local speakers who we may be able to bring to the meeting--particularly with regards to the drought.

Topic: Just a reminder, doodle poll to change time.

Topic: Announcement from Sean Barberie, Drone Cluster started.

  • Karen, drones may be able to accommodate cubesats.
  • Drones to prototype satellite instrumentation before putting it in orbit: Dan Mandel is doing prototyping work.

Gratitude, close.