Global Water Information IG

IG

Group details

Chair(s): 
Ilya Zaslavsky, Sylvain Grellet, Tony Boston, Matthew Fry
Secretariat Liaison: 
Kathy Fontaine
TAB Liaison: 
Larry Lannom
Case Statement: 
 

The proposed Global Water Information Interest Group (GWIIG) will serve as a platform leading to formation of RDA working group; as a venue for communication among RDA WGs and IGs focused on both technical eInfrastructure aspects (e.g. brokering; metadata and catalogs, dynamic data citation) and on related research domains (e.g. geosciences, agriculture, biodiversity); and as a coordination mechanism across a wide group of water information stakeholders, in particular those not previously involved in the OGC/WMO water standardization work.

Recent Activity

18 Sep 2017

“R programming language to manage metadata, data complying with OGC standards and controlled vocabularies: the case of Tuna Fisheries”

Dear IG's / WG's,

We would like to invite you to an RDA related event that we believe to be relevant to your activities; “R programming language to manage metadata and data by complying with OGC (EML, CF conventions) standards and controlled vocabularies: the case of Tuna Fisheries” .

When: Tuesday 19 September 2017, from 11:30 to 13:00 local time

Where: room: Mansfield 10, RDA Plenary Meeting, Montreal, Canada

15 Sep 2017

GWIIG session at RDA next week: how to join

Dear All,
We hope you can join us for the Global Water Information IG session at the upcoming RDA plenary. Please see https://www.rd-alliance.org/ig-global-water-information-rda-10th-plenary... for the session agenda and remote connection information. I also include several critical items below:
Session Time: Thursday 21 September, Breakout 8, 11:00 - 12:30 (Montreal time)
Collaborative session notes:

17 Aug 2017

new version of Water Data Portals

Dear Colleagues, With the help of my scientific assistant, Marianne Leuzinger, version 3 of the Water Data Portals list is now available on the Open Science Framework (https://osf.io/8mn3q/). The specific improvements are:
(1) The list is in Excel (instead of Word) to allow sorting on column entries (note that a pdf version is also posted)
(2) Page names are distinguished from site owners to allow searching on either
(3) Additional qualifiers for pages/links have been included

24 Jul 2017

GWIIG Water Data Portals Telecon

Dear All,
Thanks for adding your availability for the telecon. It will take place on July 25th ([9am New York == 6am San Diego == 2pm UK == 3 pm Paris== 11pm Canberra]). If you cannot make it on that date, but would like to contribute to this topic, please let us know.
The google doc from the last time is at https://docs.google.com/document/d/13P2qtp42idYuDZ7vH0BFxk-1CXuZuUJ2GML0...

07 Jul 2017

GWIIG sessions at P10 in Montreal, and a Doodle poll on water portals/discovery

Dear All,
Our group will participate in two sessions at the P10 in Montreal. The sessions are now approved. You can see all proposed sessions at https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-10th-plenary-breakout-session-applicatio... , but the schedule isn't setup yet, and the session descriptions are not yet final.
Descriptions of the two sessions are here:

16 Jun 2017

Hydrological data rescue- past examples and future demand

Dear RDA GWIIG
RDA has a very active Data Rescue Interest Group (https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/data-rescue.html). Data rescue, particularly of historic data to extend records back in time, is often of interest to the water community, can be hugely important for research, and there is a lot of demand out there for rescuing hydrological data that's at risk of loss.

07 Jun 2017

Upcoming Hydrology DWG workshop - continuing water portals and data citation discussion

Dear All,
See the agenda of the OGC/WMO Hydrology Domain Working Group annual workshop at
http://external.opengis.org/twiki_public/HydrologyDWG/WorkshopTuscaloosa...
and note that on Thursday June 22nd , 1:30 - 2:30pm Eastern, we'll be discussing GWIIG issues, in particular the water data portals and dynamic data citation.

07 Jun 2017

Re: [globalwaterinformation] Vocabularies for water data

Hi all,
We have several ´data structures and vocabs´ within the French water information system both for Features and parameters (chemical, bio, ....).
Mapping those to international ontologies is in the radar
I ˆd too be interested in such telco
Sylvain
Envoyé de mon iPhone
Le 7 juin 2017 à 09:57, "Matthew Fry" <***@***.***> a écrit :
We use a simple ontology / set of vocabularies for data from our analytical chemistry labs:

07 Jun 2017

Vocabularies for water data

Hi Harald,
Sorry for the delay (travel). Nice collection of water-related ontologies. Additional relevant vocabularies/ontologies would be CSDMS names, CF, Hy-Features. You may be also interested in the Cinergi ontology (see http://hydro10.sdsc.edu/cinergi_ontology/): it combines several ontologies, and tries to reconcile them for automatic metadata enhancement using a few special annotation properties (cinergiParent, cinergiFacet, cinergiPreferredLabel).