Presentation on theme: "1 The OneGeology project IC GS Ian Jackson, February 2007."— Presentation transcript:
1 The OneGeology project IC GS Ian Jackson, February 2007
2 Governance, management and related issues
3 Purpose of this presentation (and the next two by John and Harvey) To ……………. introduce everyone to the issues make sure we share the same understanding provide raw material and options for discussion in the break-out sessions later Not to ………… provide the final answers and solutions (that is what this Workshop is here to help progress!)
4 Contents of this presentation OneGeology – the context Managing the project – who and how? What are the timescales? Resources – where from? What are our strategies for nations needing assistance Relationships with other initiatives Who owns the data? (Intellectual Property Rights etc) What are the risks and problems How will we communicate the project to others ….. ….and continue to recruit additional geological surveys Workshop results and outcomes…..
5 OneGeology - the context
6 IC GS Steering Group Transparent Earth OneGeology (c1M) Geological Survey Leadership, Teams Leadership, Teams and Resources OneGeology (c1M) Geological Survey Leadership, Teams Leadership, Teams and Resources CGMW 5-25 proposal
7 Make available to OneGeology portal (raster or convert to GeoSciML) CGMW 5-25 proposal OneGeology (c1M) Geological Survey Leadership, Teams Leadership, Teams and Resources OneGeology (c1M) Geological Survey Leadership, Teams Leadership, Teams and Resources
8 Managing the project Who and how?
9 A possible management structure Project management and coordination GeologySpecificationTeam InformaticsSpecificationTeam AssistanceProgramme Portal & Delivery Design Team National data Generation Regional Group A... Regional Group n
10 What are the timescales?
11 A possible (simplistic) timeline Develop specifications Serve data to portal Manage and coordinate project March 2007August 2008 August 2012 Brighton Workshop IGC Oslo IGC Australia Build portal
12 Resources For what and where from?
13 Resources: Funds and staff-time Needed to: 1.generate map data for each nation 2.create the specifications 3.coordinate the project 4.operate the portal to provide access to the data
14 Potential sources of funds and staff-time Options……. Geological Surveys agree to fund own data generation? some Geological Surveys agree to provide support to those who cannot generate their own data? a core of Geological Surveys agree to provide resources to coordinate the project and operate the portal (BGS is prepared to be one of these) EU provide funds to take the project forward (there is a real possibility in the eContentplus programme) What other sources are available……..?
15 What are our strategies for nations needing technical and funding assistance?
16 Strategies for assistance Some nations will need technical and/or resource assistance to take part Possible solutions: OneGeology Help Teams to work with staff of the Survey Other Surveys agree to scan/convert/load data But……. How will we provide the assistance? How are we going to fund this?
17 Who owns the data? Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright
18 Who owns the data? Simple assumption - each Geological Survey provider retains ownership of the intellectual property of the data they contribute But what are implications if there are different use conditions applied by different Geological Surveys? –Will some geological Surveys wish to restrict use or charge? Can we develop a model (template) IPR Agreement which all can agree on? –This is what INSPIRE will do for European spatial data
19 Relationships with other initiatives
20 What other related initiatives are there and how do we link to them? For example - INSPIRE, GEOSS, AEGOS….. –(more on these on Thursday) How do we get to know about those initiatives which are relevant? How do we achieve a constructive and worthwhile links with them that add value?
21 What are the risks and problems?
22 The risks and problems Not getting the message across about what OneGeology is/is not Diverse views of what OneGeology should be and do –map or interoperability, simple or sophisticated Encouraging participation Perceived overlap/conflict with other international geoscience initiatives Ownership and geo-politics Internal national complications –(eg which survey/institute should be the representative; priority of OneGeology against other tasks) Range of participant capability Where will the funds/resources come from? Sustaining the initiative challenges and opportunities
23 How will we communicate the project to others …..?
24 Communication, PR and Marketing Do we assume we want to ……. Keep the profile of the project high? Use all ethical and legal means to do that? Produce scientific papers, conference presentations, articles, press and media releases? ….and …..? How do we best achieve this? Should we have one Team responsible for communication?
25 How will we recruit additional Geological Surveys …..?
26 Recruiting more Geological Surveys to OneGeology How do we continue to add more Surveys to the list of participants? Are there any obvious methods that we have not used to date? Can we use OneGeology Regional Teams and their contacts to help us to recruit more nations?
27 Workshop results and outcomes
28 We would like to use the Workshop to develop and AGREE a series of resolutions For example 1. "Geological Surveys will work together to create a distributed international geological information system of digital data through the use of a common standard and protocol, that does not impinge on ownership or control of data, and builds upon existing national data systems."
29 In summary The purpose of this presentation was to ….. introduce everyone to the issues make sure we share the same understanding provide raw material and options for discussion in the break-out sessions later this week