Developing community recommendations for FAIR drone data

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27 Jun 2019
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 

Together with the broader drone community and particularly ESIP, a paper was recently submitted in part based on the work of this group [1].  In it 8 challenges to the drone community were set out:

  1. Sensor use procedure
  2. Operational practices
  3. Analytics and Error correction procedures
  4. Data and metadata data formats
  5. Data and metadata provenance practices
  6. Data product levels
  7. Data management and analytics tools
  8. Data management education

The Linked data And Networked DRoNeS project is working with the global drone community to build an Application Programming Interface (API) to serve as a tool for building drone data infrastructure.   In doing so it seeks to begin to address challenges 4-7 in part.  An essential parallel component to the code development for such is community discussion, particularly focusing on (4) and (6).  An RDA WG would be an appropriate vehicle to facilitate such discussion.

The primary objective of this session is therefore to draft a working group charter based on attendee input.

[1] Emergent Challenges for Science Suas Data Management: Fairness through Community Engagement and Best Practices Development,

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes 


20min Introductory panel: To facilitate  the drafting of a Working Group charter the session will see the above briefly introduced and some initial WG goals tabled.  Additional commentary will be added by invited speakers from associated RDA and external groups.

50min Unconference: A unconference style of engagement will be used to solicit input from the audience and online attendees regarding potential WG goals and charter text development.  

10min Conclusions and Wrap up

Target Audience: 

Drone  and/or drone data users, regulators, manufactures

FAIR, linked data, and ontology developers and researchers

Sensor and/or sensor data users and manufactures


Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The sUAS data IG seeks to be a forum for drone users to build appropriate drone data management infrastructure and norms collaboratively and in partnership with academia, industry, regulators, and standards bodies.

Short Group Status: 

Established since 2016, this will be our first attempt at spinning off a Working Group

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (2):