[ESIP-all] AGU Fall Session IN022: Envisioning Improvements for Earth Science Data Access

Moses, John F. (GSFC-5860) john.f.moses at nasa.gov
Wed Jun 27 10:33:19 EDT 2012

Friends and Colleagues:

Envision long timeseries of Earth science observations from multiple instruments which  command scales from global to local environments.  Now imagine that academics, industry and government agencies have lowered the most common data access barriers.

What technologies will influence data access in the future?  What scalable capabilities are being planned and implemented? What solutions are there to the tough problems that still challenge?

We encourage you to take this opportunity to bring your priorities for evolving our next generation data systems by submitting a paper to the following session.

Abstracts for the AGU Fall Meeting (3-7 Dec, SFO) can be submitted until August 8th.

Session IN022: Envisioning Improvements for Earth Science Data Access

Session Abstract: New Earth observations and data access methods are expected to enable and advance research opportunities.  Capabilities are being implemented orplanned by institutional centers and facilities that hold collections of Earth science data.
These data systems generally aspire to a set of tenets which include:  stewardship of data through its lifetime, data and system interoperability, rapid data delivery, multiple search and access paths through open interfaces, data transparency, client/user access to data set experts, and system evolution responsive to changing user needs.

The session covers topics on expected improvements in Earth science information services for data centers.  We also request submissions from the data center and data producer communities, which assess their progress on the above stated tenets.   Special interest topics include scalable systems and projects which guide effective Web services portals for complexdata types; user data access methods and tools, interoperability among centers including Open Search protocols, use of standards such the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) and the Open Network Data Access Protocol (OpenDAP), ISO metadata, standard formats such as NetCDF, HDF or Geotiff and archive information packaging.

Please consider submitting an abstract.  We would like to here from you about your ideas and plans.  The AGU website has instructions on abstract submission at

John Moses,  john.f.moses at nasa.gov<mailto:john.f.moses at nasa.gov>
David Meyers,  dmeyer at usgs.gov<mailto:dmeyer at usgs.gov>
Ron Weaver,  weaverr at nsidc.org<mailto:weaverr at nsidc.org>

We expect faster, animated access to longer time series from near real time to the earliest in-situ observations. We want immediate access to the newest Earth Science observations. Access to observations and model output at global and local scales increases biosphere awareness. Bundle systems of physical parameters with guidance.

John F Moses
ESDIS Project Code 423
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