[ESIP-all] Call for data management posters at World Climate Conference

Mark A. Parsons parsonsm at nsidc.org
Thu Apr 7 09:28:06 EDT 2011

Esteemed colleagues in data,

Apologies for cross-posting. I want to bring your attention to a the World Climate Research Program Open Science Conference 24-28 October 2011 in Denver CO. http://www.wcrp-climate.org/conference2011/index.html

This is a unique conference in that it covers all aspects of understanding and predicting climate variability and change. It will bring together diverse research communities that usually meet separately, and it is timed to help establish future priorities for climate research. and  to provide strategic input into the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. Given the IPCC's heightened emphasis on data transparency and accountability, it is important to have a strong data management showing at the conference.

Please consider submitting an abstract to Session C21: Data Management, Archiving, and Access from Global to Local Scales (see description below)

The deadline for applying for financial assistance is 15 April 2011. The deadline for abstract submission is 30 April 2011.

I look forward to seeing you in beautiful Colorado



Session C21: Data Management, Archiving, and Access from Global to Local Scales
(conveners: D. Mocko, M. Parsons, D. Williams)
This session will focus on the management, access, interoperability, and use of various data products and services to enable scientific climate and weather research. As the volume and complexity of data archives continue to grow, with the addition of newer and finer-scale climate data sets, there is an increasing need for new and advanced data management approaches and services. One particular challenge is to have these data sets available in the necessary formats and locations, such as on supercomputing and other platforms, for scientific researchers. Furthermore, as data assimilation techniques are used in more applications, better solutions to bringing the data to the models will be required. There is a need for increased coherence in formats, data structures, and management systems between multi-scale models and diverse forcing, parameterization, assimilation, and validation data. 
This session solicits papers on remote data access tools (OPeNDAP, GrADS Data Server, OGC protocols, FTP, etc.), remote data services (sub-setting, format conversion, media and image distribution, data analysis, etc.), data set metadata and documentation, and methods to enhance interoperability between these various services. Customized data services for specific scientific applications will also be presented during this session. We welcome posters describing management, access, and interoperability solutions for data products on a wide range of spatial and temporal time scales. We also welcome submissions on creative on-line data analysis methods and approaches that will facilitate selection of key data sets/features from large archives to avoid large-volume data transfers across the web. Various international data archive and management groups are encouraged to participate.

Mark A. Parsons
Lead Program Manager
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado, 449 UCB, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0449, USA
+1-303-492-2359, +1-303-492-2468 (fax)
skype: mark.a.parsons
http://nsidc.org, http://eloka-arctic.org

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