[ESIP-all] *TODAY* 'Data to Action' Webinar: GeoEDF (10/25)

Megan Carter megancarter at esipfed.org
Fri Oct 25 09:42:07 EDT 2019

Join us on TODAY Friday (10/25) at 1 pm ET/10 am PT for ESIP's next 'Data
 to Action' Webinar.

*An Extensible Geospatial Data Framework (GeoEDF) for FAIR Science*
With the growing emphasis on FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable,
Reusable) science, science gateways need to enable scientific workflows
conducted on them to be compliant with the FAIR principles. In practice,
scientific workflows still involve a mix of non-reusable code, desktop
tools, and intermediate data handling; presenting significant challenges to
ensuring this compliance. In Earth sciences, the complexity of using
diverse, large quantities of data from remote repositories compounds these
challenges. For example, hydrologists and agricultural economists in
interdisciplinary research need to not only use diverse datasets for their
specialty domain but also connect their computational models through
exchange of data. Data sources can range from repositories managed by NASA,
USGS, etc., to sensor arrays in smart cities, and crowdsourcing. Due to the
inherent massive volume, high dimensionality, heterogeneous formats, and
variability in access protocols, researchers often spend a lot of time
manually collecting and processing data using custom code, instead of
focusing on scientific questions.

GeoEDF, an extensible geospatial data framework, aims to lessen and
possibly remove such barriers by creating seamless connections among
platforms, data and tools, making large scientific and social geospatial
datasets directly usable in scientific models and tools. GeoEDF is designed
to abstract away the complexity of acquiring and utilizing data from
diverse data providers. Extensible data connectors will implement common
data query and access a variety of protocols supporting both static and
streaming data. Extensible data processors will implement common and
domain-specific geospatial data processing such as resampling, format
conversion, or a scientific simulation model. A plug-and-play workflow
composer will allow users to string together data connectors and processors
into reproducible workflows that can be executed in heterogeneous
environments. Automated metadata extraction and annotation will be
integrated into such workflows, supporting FAIR science through ease
of data discovery
and reproduction. By bringing data to the science, GeoEDF will accelerate
data-driven discovery. This presentation will provide an overview of the
project, including its objectives, system design, scientific use cases, and
anticipated outcomes.

*Speakers: *Carol Song, Senior Research Scientist, Purdue University, &
Rajesh Kalyanam, Research Scientist, Purdue University
*When:* Friday October 25th, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
*Join:* https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/292855413
You can also dial in by phone: +1 (646) 749-3117, Access Code: 292-855-413
*More Info: *Here
*View Past Webinars: *YouTube Playlist

*More about the 2019 ESIP Webinar Series*
The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP <https://www.esipfed.org/>)
2019 Webinar Series, *Data to Action: Increasing the Use and Value of Earth
Science Data and Information*, explores activities within and outside of
ESIP that contribute to increasing the use and value of Earth science data and
information by addressing three main questions: How do these activities
contribute to increasing the use and value of Earth science data and
information? What are quantitative and qualitative ways that can be used to
assess and measure this use and value? And, what are the challenges and
opportunities that currently exist in further increasing the use and value
of Earth science data and information? Learn more here

Questions/Comments? Send to staff at esipfed.org.
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