[ESIP-all] BESSIG: Data Rescue, Wed, Sept 29, 4:00, Gondolier
anne.wilson at lasp.colorado.edu
Thu Sep 24 13:13:57 EDT 2015
We're busy having interesting meetings here in Boulder! If you're in
Boulder next Wednesday, you could come to one yourself.
Next week, Dr. Elizabeth Griffin from the Dominion Astrophysical
Observatory will be visiting Boulder in preparation for an international
2016 Data Rescue workshop sponsored by the Research Data Alliance, also
to be held in Boulder.
In conjunction, Elizabeth has agreed to speak to the Boulder Earth and
Space Science Informatics Group on Wednesday on:
Rescuing Vanishing Heritage Data: Why, How, Who, Where, & When? A brief
"Data Rescue has never been more relevant than today, when quantitative
information on matters pertaining to long-term climate change and other
environmental properties of Planet Earth is sorely needed. Yet progress
is seriously patchy. We review what is driving current activities, the
status of group efforts, the hurdles, and the outlook."
Dr Elizabeth Griffin is a research astrophysicist, educated in the UK
and carrying out research in Cambridge (UK) for 30 years, then in
Oxford, and is now continuing those projects at the Dominion
Astrophysical Observatory (Victoria, Canada). Early experience with
photographic recording of data (before computers and CCDs were on the
horizon) encouraged her to pioneer the rescue (through programmes of
digitization) of the information on many of Astronomy's plates regarding
stellar variability, and from there to team up with other similar
projects in a diversity of scientific fields. She co-Chairs (with David
Gallaher) an international WG for Data Rescue, and meets all types of
reactions to Data Rescue, from hugely supportive to downright sceptical.
Following Elizabeth's presentation to the BESSIG, there will be a group
discussion of opportunities and logistics for the workshop. As it offers
the chance to bring data programs together from across the Front Range,
we would like to identify workshop organizing committee members and
workshop partners who can take the lead on planning and supporting a
fantastic international event. Please bring your great ideas and data
rescue experiences to share in this exciting conversation!
Full meeting information is available here:
If you're in Boulder next week, come on by!
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