[ESIP-all] Call for Subject Matter Experts to Join the Semantic Web for Earth and Environmental Terminology (SWEET) Governance Panel

Mcgibbney, Lewis J (398M) Lewis.J.Mcgibbney at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon Jun 5 18:32:38 EDT 2017

Hello all ESIP'ers,

In recent months the ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee [0] has been hard at work transitioning the Semantic Web for Earth and Environmental Terminology (SWEET) suite of ontologies over to their new home at ESIP.

What is SWEET?
SWEET provides an upper-level ontology for knowledge representation across Earth System Science. SWEET is highly modular with ~6000 concepts in ~200 separate ontologies, meaning that it covers a wide variety of domains.

So why might I be interested?
The Semantic Technologies Committee is currently in the process of revitalizing SWEET as a true community resource. This includes

  *   availability of the resource within the ESIPFed Organization Github [1] through the SWEET repository [2],
  *   provisioning of the resource under the permissive Apache License v2.0 [3],
  *   use of a vetted community development model for sustainable and inviting development of the resource, and
  *   last but not least, a community-based peer review and governance model ensuring that SWEET is a technically, scientifically and practically accurate resource for semantic's and knowledge representation enthusiasts across the Earth Sciences.

OK... so what do you want help with?
The Semantic Technologies Committee is extending an open invitation to ALL interested parties with a special emphasis on Subject Matter Experts from across the following disciplines

Integrative Topics

  *   Natural Phenomena (Macroscale e.g. ecological, physical)
  *   Human Activity (commerce, decisions, environment, jurisdiction, research)
  *   Data (provenance, formats, modeling, products, services, analysis, geospatial, reduction, validation, processing)
Faceted Topics

  *   Living Substances
  *   Non-Living Substances
  *   Physical Processes (microscale)
  *   Earth Realm
  *   Physical Properties (observation)
  *   Space
  *   Time
  *   Units
  *   Numerics

... and many many more. If this grabs your interest, please contact the Semantic Technologies Committee via out mailing list [5] and register your interest at the following Github Issue [6].

Thank you in advance,
(On behalf of the ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee)

[0] http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Semantic_Technologies
[1] https://github.com/ESIPFed
[2] https://github.com/ESIPFed/sweet
[3] https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
[4] https://github.com/ESIPFed/sweet#how-to-work-with-us-on-github
[5] http://lists.esipfed.org/mailman/listinfo/esip-semanticweb
[6] https://github.com/ESIPFed/sweet/issues/3

Dr. Lewis John McGibbney Ph.D., B.Sc.
Data Scientist II
Computer Science for Data Intensive Applications Group (398M)
Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section (398)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
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