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Meeting title:

From Observational Data to Information Interest Group (OD2I IG) Kick-Off Meeting

A short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group:

Following the Denver (P8) and Barcelona (P9) BoF meetings, this meeting is to kick-off the newly formed Interest Group “From Observational Data to Information” (OD2I IG). Broadly speaking, this IG aims to advance shared understanding of the relationship between data and information, primarily in the context of environmental research infrastructures for observational data and information about observed environments. Key issues are the distinction between data and information, in particular observations and derived information about environmental phenomena not observed directly, as well as the processes that evolve observational data into information. Our aim is to provide a platform for discussing and advancing this subject matter.

Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc:

* Floridi (2011): The Philosophy of Information. Oxford University Press.
* Floridi (2010): Information—A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
* Zins (2007): Conceptual Approaches for Defining Data, Information, and Knowledge. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.20508
* Aamodt and Nygård (1995): Different roles and mutual dependencies of data, information, and knowledge—An AI perspective on their integration. https://doi.org/10.1016/0169-023X(95)00017-M

Meeting objectives:

The meeting will kick-off the newly formed Interest Group and set the agenda.

Meeting agenda:

The meeting will provide an update of activities since P9 and discuss the next steps for the IG. A proposal is to collect comparable use cases that describe the evolution of observational data into derived semantic information in different contexts. We will present and discuss other proposals for the next steps, collected ahead of the meeting. We will also present and discuss a first draft for a IG Charter.

  • Welcome and short introduction [10 min, M. Stocker] 
  • Update on activities since P9 [10 min, M. Stocker] 
  • Update on Charter [10 min, M. Stocker] 
  • Introduction to biodiversity indicators use case [15 min, J. Konijn] 
  • Update on aerosol use case and introduction to new use cases [15 min, M. Stocker]
  • Moderated discussion [30 min, All] 

Target audience:

The Communities of Practice working on/with Earth Observation data.

Group chair serving as contact person: Markus Stocker (co-chairs: Ari Asmi, Stefano Nativi, Jay Pearlman)

Type of meeting: Working meeting

Session Room: Mansfield 2

Session Time:  Wednesday 20 September, Breakout 5, 13:30 - 15:00

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