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Hi Kerstin
The inclusion of ‘Space’ in the ESES Interest Group name was originally meant to infer Planetary Science and followed the meaning of the term ‘Space’ in both the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and European Geophysical Union (EGU) Earth, Space and Environmental Informatics Sections/Divisions.
Unfortunately, in RDA, the context of ‘Space’ got a bit confused with geospatial data, meaning geography and mapping (i.e., location/place based) and there already was a Geospatial Data Interest Group.
Moving forward, there is no reason why you could not have a deep dive in this session on Planetary Data Systems – do you want to propose it?
Whether or not we change the name to Earth, Planetary and Environmental Science IG would be up to the IG!
Take care
From: “ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences IG” on behalf of “ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences IG”
Reply to: Kerstin Lehnert
Date: Thursday, 17 February 2022 at 12:06 am
To: “ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences IG”
Subject: Re: [eses-ig] ESES-IG session at P19
Somehow the “Space” in the name of the IG has gotten a bit lost. I would like to put it back in there as there is a lot of activity going on in that data ecosystem as well. Maybe there can be some more engagement of the Planetary Data Ecosystem in the IG.
On 2/15/22 22:12, Lesley Wyborn via ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences IG wrote:
Dear all
The ESES-IG chairs are starting to put together a our session proposal for RDA P19. Session proposals are due on 26 February.
Our last plenary was titled: New Developments in Earth and Environmental Science Data Infrastructures and Repositories (…).
We had a format of a series of short 5 minute lightning presentations on new developments in Earth and environmental data infrastructures, followed by 2 longer deep dive breakouts.
We think we will use the same formula again, so if any of you would like to present a short lightning presentation or suggest (and maybe lead) one of the deep dives pleae let us know.
Take care

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Dr. Kerstin A. Lehnert
Doherty Senior Research Scientist
Director, Geoinformatics Research Group
Director, Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance
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