[Esip-dds] Esip-dds Digest, Vol 2, Issue 8

Anne Wilson anne.wilson at lasp.colorado.edu
Sat Feb 16 13:38:45 EST 2013

Hi Siri Jodha,

Thanks for chiming in and asking about these things!  The following is 
my $.02.  All, please correct me if I say something wrong.

citizen science:

Right now we're not scoping the survey itself, but rather options for 
the survey.

(The way the survey process works is that agencies or organization 
request the NRC to conduct the survey and pay for it.  I see our role as 
a cluster as identifying options for the survey in order to determine 
whether agencies are interested in taking the step of requesting and 
funding the survey.)

In providing a report of options, we should at least mention citizen 
science to make sure it's on the radar.  We should also consider the 
mapping of citizen science activities to the data life cycle - they may 
be different and we should think about that.  Though, in glancing at the 
model, I don't see any glaring conflicts...

multi-purpose sensor networks:

???  What concerns you about them?

sernedipitous discovery:

Again, a more specific concern?  Like citizen science, I don't see 
conflicts with the life cycle model.

Unanticipated repurposing:

That subject is on my radar, anyway.  It appeared in several of the 
models.  I believe that is captured in the life cycle model we're using 
by the implicit loopbacks.  (We had a conversation about that: 


On 2/14/13 2:21 PM, Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa wrote:
> I hope no one minds me jumping into the discussion.
> Are we adequately taking into account non-traditional data
> gathering/generation methods such as citizen science, multi-purpose
> sensor networks, serendipitous discovery and unanticipated re-purposing
> of data collected for entirely different reasons? The nature and
> sequence of activities and concerns may be quite different from what's
> currently being considered.
> Or is this considered out of scope?
> SiriJodha

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