status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Helen Glaves, Danie Kinkade, Shelley Stall, Pedro Corrêa, Lesley Wyborn

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: enquiries@rd-alliance.org



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

 

Posts

24
September
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 18 draft programme now available

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Group Co-Chairs, The RDA Virtual Plenary 18 (VP18) draft programme is now available: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-18th-plenary-meeting-programme. Please note that the Plenary dates have been revised to 3-11 November 2021.
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16
September
2021

Oct. 7 RDA & ESIP Physical Samples Webinar - Supporting Interdisciplinary Sample Data Discovery, Integration, and Reuse

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Hello RDA WG and IG members - We invite you to the upcoming RDA & ESIP Physical Samples Webinar - Supporting Interdisciplinary Sample Data Discovery, Integration, and Reuse on October 7, 2021 at 20:00 UTC. Read more and register here. May we please also ask for your help in promoting this webinar through your network. Listed below are ways you can help. We hope this will provide easy and fast ways for you to reach out to your colleagues who may also be interested in this webinar. LinkedIn - Open > and "like" and "share"
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09
September
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 18 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences IG, The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) has completed its review of session applications for the RDA Virtual Plenary 18 (VP18) and has accepted your application titled New Developments in Earth and Environmental Science Data Infrastructures and Repositories. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance. Congratulations!
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12
August
2021

RDA VP18 Session Proposal Submission

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences IG members, Thank you for your session proposal for Virtual Plenary 18 titled “New Developments in Earth and Environmental Science Data Infrastructures and Repositories”. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 10 September.
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06
July
2021

WG: RDA I-ADOPT webinar

by Barbara Magagna

Hello RDA IG members! We hope you will attend and help us promote the upcoming RDA I-ADOPT Working Group Webinar > being held on 28 July 2021 at 15:00 UTC. Please help to promote this webinar through your social networking channels. See below for easy ways you can help, such as clicking the link and selecting “like” or “share” or “retweet”. We appreciate your help and look forward to seeing you at the webinar. Thank you. Best regards, Barbara on behalf of the co-chairs of the RDA WG I-ADOPT
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27
June
2021

Crowdsourcing the ESES-IG session for the next Virtual RDA plenary in November: let us hear from you!

by Lesley Wyborn

Dear members of the ESIP/RDA ESES-IG Yes!! it is time yet again to plan the next plenary – our session is due for submission by Friday 9th July, and already we have had quite a few suggestions for potential items to include.
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18
June
2021

Help with promotion and invitation to attend Physical Samples Webinar

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Our RDA Physical Samples and Collections IG and the ESIP Physical Sample Curation Cluster Group are, together, presenting a webinar series in 2021 and the first webinar, Supporting Reproducibility by Capturing Physical Sample Data and Metadata in a Connected Electronic Lab Notebook, will be held June 30, 2021, at 14:00 UTC.  Please read more and register here.  
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18
June
2021

Help with promotion and invitation to attend Physical Samples Webinar

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Our RDA Physical Samples and Collections IG and the ESIP Physical Sample Curation Cluster Group are, together, presenting a webinar series in 2021 and the first webinar, Supporting Reproducibility by Capturing Physical Sample Data and Metadata in a Connected Electronic Lab Notebook, will be held June 30, 2021, at 14:00 UTC.  Please read more and register here.  
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05
May
2021

Breakout notes from P17 Edinburgh now finalised

by Lesley Wyborn

  Dear all   The breakout notes have been finalised:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o991homDR33dqsFN91TC9OgJ5ye1wyj9WbUp...     Professor Fang Chen has kindly given us access to his presentation on the  "Chinese Academy of Science on Earth for the Sustainable Development Goals (CASEarth4SDGs) "  
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05
May
2021

A paper on "Call to Action for Global Access to and Harmonization of Quality Information of Individual Earth Science Datasets" has just been published in the Data Science Journal

by Lesley Wyborn

Dear all This paper, a "Call to Action for Global Access to and Harmonization of Quality Information of Individual Earth Science Datasets" was published today in the Data Science Journal.   This has been quite an international effort. The full citation and DOI is:
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