[ESIP-all] Request for Information on Development of a National Plan for Civil Earth Observations

Marshall X Ma max7 at rpi.edu
Fri Nov 8 17:28:15 EST 2013

I will stand with Mark and Ruth. And just a few more comments:


I was reading the questions listed in that call and thought those three are
closely relevant to the works done by the ESIP-Preserve and ESIP-Semantic
Web as well as other ESIP working groups, such as DOI for data
publication/citation and reducing redundancies, annotation for data
discovery, URI schema for agent/activity/entity registration, provenance for
research reproducibility, toolMatch for data usability, etc. We can use
those detailed works to answer those questions and to back up the key
message raised by Mark.


8. Can advances in information and data management technologies enable

observing and the integration of observations from multiple U.S. Government

observation platforms?

9. What policies and procedures should the U.S. Government consider to
ensure that its

Earth observation data and information products are fully discoverable,
accessible, and


10. Are there policies or technological advances that the U.S. Government
should consider to

enhance access to Earth observation data while also reducing management

across Federal agencies?







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Xiaogang (Marshall) Ma



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I second that! - Ruth


On Nov 8, 2013, at 2:31 PM, Parsons, Mark <parsom3 at rpi.edu> wrote:

Thanks Carol. Important stuff. 


Might I be so bold to suggest that the ESIP membership sing in a harmonious
voice on one key message: 


Involve data scientists/managers/curators/stewards directly in the science
and observations early and throughout the process at all levels (senior
planning to field/lab support). This means funding data science as an
integral part of the scientific and observing effort and before, during, and
after the observation period.





On Nov 8, 2013, at 12:37 PM, Carol Meyer <carolbmeyer at esipfed.org> wrote:

Please comment as you deem appropriate. This plan has been coming for some
time and it likely will inform many policies for our collective future.


Kind regards,



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stryker, Tim <Timothy_S_Stryker at ostp.eop.gov>
Date: Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Subject: Request for Information on Development of a National Plan for Civil
Earth Observations
To: "Stryker, Tim" <Timothy_S_Stryker at ostp.eop.gov>

Dear Colleagues in Earth Observations,


On Tuesday, November 12, the Federal Register is scheduled to post OSTP's
Request for Information (RFI) on development of the U.S. National Plan for
Civil Earth Observations.   In the meantime, the RFI is publicly accessible
via the on-line Federal Register, through the link below:



We  would welcome your input as we develop the Plan.  If you wish to provide
input, I would encourage you to do so via the RFI's downloadable form, which
should be sent to earthobsplan at ostp.gov.


With thanks and best regards,


Tim Stryker




Tim Stryker

Director, U.S. Group on Earth Observations Program

U.S. National Science and Technology Council

Executive Office of the President

(202) 419-3471 <tel:%28202%29%20419-3471> 

tstryker at ostp.eop.gov




Carol B Meyer
Executive Director
Foundation for Earth Science
www.esipfed.org <http://www.esipfed.org/>  

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