[ESIP-all] AGU Session Data Scientists Come of Age

Ruth Duerr rduerr at nsidc.org
Thu Jul 18 14:49:22 EDT 2013

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce Session IN010 entitled Data Scientists Come of Age at the 2013 Fall American Geophysical Union meeting on 9-13 December 2013 in San Francisco, California. Please consider submitting an abstract for this Earth and Space Science Informatics session (see abstract below).

AGU 2013 Meeting information is available at http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2013/.

Please note – the deadline for abstracts is 6 August 2013.

Session IN010: It is hard to click a Web page and not see mention of data scientists: in some they are even called sexy. In the past, most geoscientists did not have skills to effectively manage, curate, preserve and analyze complex volumes of digital data, whilst data professionals did not understand the science. Today the required skills lie in the domain of data scientists: people who know both the special needs of science data AND have domain expertise in science data, data structures, formats, vocabularies, ontologies, etc. This session seeks expositions from practicing data scientists to tell THEIR story – credentials, knowledge and skills; technical and scientific needs; and incentives and rewards that are important. We seek ways to make data science routine. 

We look forward to hearing from you and thank your for considering this opportunity to share your insights.  Please forgive us if you receive multiple postings as we are seeking to distribute this announcement broadly to reach as many disciplines as appropriate.

Peter Fox 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. 
pfox at cs.rpi.edu

Benjamin Branch 
Purdue University Libraries 
bdbranch at gmail.com

Ruth Duerr 
National Snow and Ice Data Center 
rduerr at nsidc.org

Lesley Wyborn 
Geoscience Australia 
lesley.wyborn at ga.gov.au

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