Thanks to all of you for participating to the interest group session
during Barcelona RDA P9.
You can find attached the presentations given during the session. They
are also available on the IG RDA web page:
If you want to keep following the discussion, you can join the group
from the RDA website.
As discussed during the session, here are the main outcomes, IG
objectives and next steps. Let us know if we missed something.
1) Define Earth sciences data use cases:
Many of the issues addressed within our community already have IG and
WG inside RDA (data transfers, metadata, PIDs,...) but these IG
sometimes lack of real use cases. One objective of this IG could/should
be to define some small examples of real use cases where data is
involved. Then they should be presented to the appropriate groups to see
how they could be solved.
Within the next weeks, we (BSC) will propose a first idea of use case,
we invite you to do the same. It doesn't have to be very long but
presenting in a few lines what kind of issues you encounter in your
daily work that could be treated within RDA.
2) Identify other RDA Interest and Working groups with whose we should
These are the IG/WG that we already identified, please let us know if
you think we missed any. Once we have prepared some use cases, we will
liaise with the chairs from these groups.
-Array database assessment WG
-Big Data IG
-Data Citation WG
-Data type registries WG
-Domain repositories IG
-Metadata standards catalog WG
-Provenance patterns WG
-Research data provenance IG
3) Link with industry:
It might be useful to integrate some industries in this IG (GPS, car
industries) to integrate their needs in terms of data and eventually
reflect them in one of the use cases
4) Search for new co-chairs
We are currently 2 co-chairs from the same institute. If someone from
this IG wants to join us, that would give a good added value to the
We would like to take advantage of this email to remind you about the
RDA Spring School that we organize from 25 to 26th of May in Barcelona
on weather, climate and air quality. You can still register sending us
Thank you and keep in touch,
Francesco Benincasa and Pierre-Antoine Bretonnière
Weather, climate and air quality IG - Minutes and next steps
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