Research Data infrastructures for Environmental related Societal Challenges

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31 July 2015 6329 reads


Environmental data from various monitoring sources are becoming bigger, faster, and diverse than ever before. Transforming this 'data deluge' into scientific evidence for policy making or business opportunities requires to level up online capacities to discover, access, and integrate environmental data, knowledge and processing facilities in a distributed and globalised context. This requires a leap in the way scientific knowledge is produced and business models are conceived. It also brings the challenge of developing truly interoperable and easy exploitable enabling e-infrastructures.
This workshop will illustrate data value requirements in the specific context of developing food-, marine- and climate- services and exemplify several existing or planned e-infrastructures supporting user-oriented workflows for these domains contributing to environmental applications. Building on current development in international initiatives such as the Research Data Alliance (RDA), the Belmont Forum (BF) and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the workshop will be an opportunity to discuss trends of the current global landscape of e-Infrastructures for environmental data management and exploitation and for enhancing collaboration on a global level in support of sharing research and public sector data. The workshop will also identify opportunities and gaps to better match data and IT supply with the growing demand for services in the fields of food security, marine resources conservation and the transition to climate-resilient and low-carbon societies and economies.
The workshop intends to continue the discussion initiated during the “Research Data Alliance and global Data and Computing e-Infrastructure challenges” meeting organised in Rome in December 2014 under the Italian Presidency. Speakers and participants will notably be invited to address the three “Rome call for actions” emerged as outcomes of this meeting:
Rome call for action:
1. How the world of science and innovation is changing with data and computing infrastructures?
2. What are the gaps and needs to promote better and more social-aware science?
3. How to make it happen?





 Welcome and Objectives:  Donatella Castelli, CNR ISTI; Odile Hologne, INRA; Michel Schouppe, Policy Officer Climate action and Earth observation, DG Research & Innovation - European Commission


SESSION1 - Data infrastructure to address Climate change, marine and agricultural sustainability 

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-13:30  SESSION2 - Operational solutions, best practice and trends in infrastructures across the globe  (Part I)
13:30-14:30 Lunch

SESSION 3 - Operational solutions, best practice and trends in infrastructures across the globe (continued)

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

SESSION 4 – Panel and group discussion on Data and computing infrastructures for more social-aware science

  • Hervé Caumont ,Terradue
  • Jean-Pierre Vilotte, Institut de Physique du Globe - CNRS  & Belmont Forum
  • Gelsomina Pappalardo, CNR-IMAA & ESFRI ENV SWG chair
  • Michel Schouppe, DG Research & Innovation - European Commission
  • Augusto Burgueño-Arjona, Head of e-Infrastructures Unit, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology - European Commission
17:20-17:30 Summary and Conclusions, Donatella Castelli, CNR ISTI; Odile Hologne, INRA; Michel Schouppe , Policy Officer Climate action and Earth observation, DG Research & Innovation - European Commission









Workshop coordinated by Donatella Castelli (CNR), Odile Hologne (INRA) @Holo_08, and Michel Schouppe (European Commission - DG RTD). 

Programme Committee:


The workshop Programme Committee members are Mirko Albani (ESA), Max Craglia (JRC), Sylvie Joussaume (IPSL), Johannes Keizer (FAO), Andrew Treloar (ANDS), Philip P.E. Weaver (Seascape Consultant Ltd.) View the PC member profiles