IG ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting

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Meeting title
ESIP/RDA Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences IG: Developing Global Connections and Collaborations

Collaborative session notes
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Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

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.

Additional links

Group page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/esiprda-earth-space-and-environmental...
Case statement: https://rd-alliance.org/sites/default/files/case_statement/EarthSpaceEnv...

Previous Meetings: 
11th RD-A Plenary Berlin IG Meeting: IG Earth, Space and Environmental Interest Group Inaugural Meeting: https://www.rd-alliance.org/ig-earth-space-and-environmental-sciences-rd...
10th RD-A Plenary Montreal BoF: EarthCube International Partnerships: https://www.rd-alliance.org/earthcube-international-partnerships-rda-10t...

Meeting objectives

1. Provide the represented organization as to the current status of the IG. Invite new attendees to join.
2. Provide updates on active projects.
3. Discuss potential projects to target with a view to accelerating collaboration.
4. Establish a mechanism to share project information and assess any dependencies, overlaps, and gaps. This needs to include allowing multiple efforts that are similar to proceed.
5. Discuss how to best manage potential collaborations with other RDA Working Groups and Interest Groups, given that the ESES IG overlaps with so many.
6. Provide/update a list of represented organizations and their representative who has accepted to be formally involved in this IG.

Meeting agenda

1. 0-10 Mins: Introduction and tour de table.
2. 10-15 Mins; Review the current status of the ESES IG (5 minutes), including published catalogue of represented organizations and their representative who are formally involved with this IG. Invite new participants to join.
3. 15-45 Minutes Provide project updates on key international projects:
a. Enabling FAIR Data publishing project - AGU/RDA/ESIP
b. OGC Geoscience Domain Working Group
c. ISC/CODATA project on data integration
d. Provide opportunities for those from the audience to contribute
4. 45-70 minutes: Review potential collaboration opportunities and prioritize.
a. TBD - Discuss the development of an ESES repository community that can share best practices and coordinate advocacy.
b. TBD - Globally linking data services from Solid Earth Observation Networks (Seismology, GNSS, Geomagnetism, Volcanology, ???)
c. TBD - Any other potential collaboration opportunities that the audience is aware of?
5. 70-85 Minutes: Discuss the best mechanism to share project information and assess any dependencies, overlaps, and gaps, in particular with other RDA groups.
6. 85-90 Minutes: Wrap up and next steps.


Our target audience includes participants and their organizations associated with Earth, space, and environmental science projects and efforts. In preparing for this meeting, participants should consider how collaboration with similar efforts in difference countries or organizations can benefit and bring efficiencies and extended services to their stakeholders.

Group chair serving as contact person
Shelley Stall

Type of Meeting
Working meeting