[ESIP-all] EGU 2014 - Abstracts due by 7am on January 16

David Arctur [UT] david.arctur at utexas.edu
Sat Jan 4 18:30:45 EST 2014

Dear Colleagues, please consider submitting an abstract for these sessions at EGU 2014, due by 16 January, 07:00am US EST. Please follow the link below each session title for submitting abstracts to that session. For any questions, please reply to the relevant conveners (all are included in cc list). The complete ESSI session program can be found here: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/sessionprogramme/

Thanks and best wishes for the New Year!

New Data Paradigms, Modeling, and International Collaboration Strategies for Earth System Sciences
Conveners: David Arctur, Joan Maso	
Increasingly, the conduct of science requires strong international scientific partnerships and sharing of knowledge, information, data, and other assets. This is particularly true in the geosciences where the highly coupled nature of the earth system and the need to understand global environmental processes and their regional linkages have brought to the fore the importance of and growing need for collaborations and partnerships across national and continental boundaries. 	
The climate system is far too complex a puzzle to be unraveled by individual researchers, groups or even nations. It is increasingly important to allow disparate organizations around the world to share data in an open manner, using common "community agreed" standards for web-based exchange. Collaboration on simulation software development is equally important. Truly integrated models of the Earth system require expertise that is beyond any individual institute, hence the need for reusable libraries/components/programs that are easily coupled to others.	 	We encourage submission of your examples of institutional collaborations and  international team efforts involving networked scientists and data providers to provide free, open, authoritative sources of quality data and software that are available with reliable and timely access for peer review and for collaborative purposes.

Managing data and models: full lifecycle, uncertainty and large scale analytics
Conveners: Edzer Pebesma, Ross Hoffman, Bryan Lawrence, Sandro Fiore, David Arctur, Dan Cornford

This session explores the full lifecycle of data and model management in the geophysical setting. This include large scale analytics and the representation, estimation, propagation and use (visualisation, decision making) of uncertainty in environmental systems. 

Presentations are encouraged on:
 - managing data (and models) in their full lifecycle;
 - large scale analytics applied to geophysical data;
 - theoretical aspects of uncertainty and its management, including conceptual frameworks and modern developments in managing uncertainty (e.g. emulators / surrogate model approaches);
 - informatics approaches to managing and propagating uncertainty, including mechanisms for representing, propagating and visualising uncertainty;
 - theoretical and applied work on observation uncertainties, including attempts to quantify, estimate or infer observational uncertainties. Links to data quality concepts and issues of spatial and temporal support (of both observations, reality and models);
 - theoretical and applied work on model error (or discrepancy modelling), the link between models and reality, the role of observations (model calibration under uncertainty) and the role of models / approximations in scientific study;
 - practical applications within which uncertainty quantification plays a key role, or is a major focus. 

The session seeks to bring together practitioners from various disciplines including statistics, mathematics, philosophy, computer science, informatics and environmental science broadly to explore and define the state of the art in managing uncertainty in environmental data and models. The aim is to have a presentation of the key issues in uncertainty management across the environmental sciences, both from a theoretical and an applied perspective.

Real Use of Standards and Technologies - Live Demonstrations
Conveners: John van de Vegte, David Arctur

ESSI-RUST is a session where standards and technologies meet end users by demonstrating leading-edge and ready-to-use services and applications. Focus will be on (but not exclusively) OGC based services, data interchange encodings (GML, netCDF, HDF), CF-conventions and their use in applications and services. Future challenges in RUST will also be addressed.
The intended audience includes ESSI and all EGU divisions dealing with cross-domain information exchange that would benefit from use of standardized technologies. The session should act as catalyzer for:
 - End users, becoming aware of existing technologies that are ready to use in their own domain.
 - Developers implementing standards for services and applications that can benefit from demonstrated solutions.
 - Standardization bodies, to consider refining standards based on real user experience.
Only authors of accepted oral abstracts will show results via live demonstrations on self-provided computers in the demo session (internet connectivity is expected in the meeting room). Slide show (simulated) presentations may also be prepared in case of network difficulties. 
Poster selected abstracts will be presented as a poster (the possibility to demonstrate with your own computer next to your poster in poster session is expected)

David Arctur, PhD
Research Fellow, Jackson School of Geosciences & Cockrell School of Engineering
Adjunct Faculty, School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
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Research/Academic Advocate, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
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