ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences IG

IG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Sarah Ramdeen
IG Established
 

The Earth, space, and environmental science communities are developing, through multiple international efforts, both general and domain-specific leading practices for data management, infrastructure development, vocabularies, and common data/digital services. This Interest Group will work towards coordinating and harmonizing these efforts to reduce possible duplication, increase efficiency, share use cases, and promote partnerships and adoption in the community.

 

This Interest Group builds on the BOF specific to EarthCube held at the RDA P10 meeting.  Results from that session showed strong interest in intenational collaboration for Earth, space, and environmental infrastructure concerns that are currently be addressed in RDA across all the sciences and external to RDA across many geographically oriented efforts. 

 

Key participating groups and their use cases include:

1. The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is expanding to include communities outside of the United States.  Specifically the next area of growth is Australia.  ESIP is an independent forum used to address topics of interest to the Earth science data and technology community, such as data management, data citation and documentation. The work of the ESIP community is advanced through our collaboration areas, where participants contribute their expertise toward resolving common problems of the Earth science data and technology community.

2. The Australian AuScope program provides research infrastructure to the Earth and Geospatial Science research communities with a focus on data discovery, delivery and interoperability with an increasing focus on FAIR data principles.  AuScope has been developing related data and interoperability platforms for the last decade and is currently focusing on increased international collaboration.  AuScope is Federally funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure (NCRIS) program.

3.  The European Union funded European Plate Observing System (EPOS) is in the midst of its implementation phase, with increasing interest to be interoperable with their international counterparts. EPOS, the European Plate Observing System, is a long-term plan to facilitate integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe.

4.  The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is leading an international community-driven effort, Enabling FAIR Data, to adopt existing and develop new leading practices that result in data supporting a publication to be preserved in an appropriate repository with proper data citations placed in the reference. Data will no longer be in the supplement of the paper. This effort seeds to coordinate across similar and supporting efforts. Partners include RDA, ESIP, ANDS, NCI, AuScope, Nature, Science, PNAS, and the Center for Open Science.

5. The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) is an NSF-funded project meant to accelerate curation and archive of environmental data, emphasizing data from projects funded by the NSF DEB.  Programs served include Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB), Organization for Biological Field Stations (OBFS), Macrosystems Biology (MSB), and Long Term Ecological Research (LTER). 

6.  The U. S. National Science Foundation’s EarthCube effort is moving into implementation phase and reaching out internationally to be informed and coordinate efforts. EarthCube, initiated by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2011, transforms geoscience research by developing cyberinfrastructure to improve access, sharing, visualization, and analysis of all forms of geosciences data and related resources.  

7. The Open Geospatial Consortium has a series of Domain Working Groups including Earth Systems, Geoscience, Hyrdology and Marine. These Domain Working Groups provide a forum for discussion of key interoperability requirements and issues, discussion and review of implementation specifications, and presentations on key technology areas relevant to solving geospatial interoperability issues. However, their supporters come mainly from the Government and Industry Sectors, and it is hoped by linking through this interest group there will be greater connectivity to those equivalent activities in the academic/research sector.

 

It is hoped that this Interest Group will focus on awareness, and coordination where applicable, of dependent efforts across the international Earth, space, and environmental science communities. This group is different from other current activities as it is focused on the scientific domains specific to the Earth, space, and environmental sciences.  Some overlap potentially exists with interdisciplinary work in the biological community and social science community.

 

Within RDA, we hope to leverage the existing working groups and interest groups to help integrate and coordinate the needs of the Earth, space, and environmental sciences with the objectives and deliverables across those related efforts. 

 

The Catalogue: our Key Output

The catalogue is a list of Groups building Earth, Space & Environmental Science Groups building data, samples and software infrastructures. It is diviieded into two parts: the first is a list of groups that are exclusively within the Earth, Space and Environmental Science groups, whlst the second group is a list of interdisciplinary groups that also contain Earth, Space and Environmental science data. Please check if you group is on this page and add it if it is not!!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IoH3U3oxjdJCzL1cCLoWyvXMEms8f3YP.

 

Past Plenaries:

14th RD-A Plenary Helsinki IG Meeting:Globally Networking within ESES data infrastructures, as well as beyond to those of other domains

13th RD-A Plenary Philadelphia IG Meeting: Consolidating Connections and Collaborations

12th RD-A Plenary Gabarone IG Meeting: ESES IG: Developing Global Connections and Collaborations

11th RD-A Plenary Berlin IG Meeting: IG Earth, Space and Environmental Interest Group Inaugural Meeting

10th RD-A Plenary Montreal BoF: EarthCube International Partnerships

 



Recent Activity

09 Dec 2019

WDS PICO Session at EGU 2020: Call for Abstracts

(Apologies if you receive this through multiple channels.)

Dear Colleagues,

If you know an Early Career Researcher or Scientist (ECR) in research data management who is planning to attend EGU 2020, then please encourage them to submit an abstract to the below WDS PICO session.

Please share far and wide.

Many thanks!
Rorie

 

06 Dec 2019

RDA Plenary 15 Announcements - Registration And Calls For Co-Located Events And Posters Now Open

 

RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC (https://mcec.com.au/).   This event will be hosted by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) with the support of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).

28 Nov 2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

Dear RDA members, 

 

RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020 

 

The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC.

16 Nov 2019

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