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BELMONT FORUM E- INFRASTRUCTURE & DATA MANAGEMENT US Delegation Introduction Call March 10, 2014 Lee Allison, Steering Committee Co- Chair and US Delegation.

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1 BELMONT FORUM E- INFRASTRUCTURE & DATA MANAGEMENT US Delegation Introduction Call March 10, 2014 Lee Allison, Steering Committee Co- Chair and US Delegation Lead Genevieve Pearthree, US Secretariat Team Lead

2 AGENDA 1. Introductions 2. Belmont Forum: background & drivers 3. Infrastructure & Data Management CRA (Cooperative Research Agreement) 4. Timeline 5. Work Packages 6. Knowledge Hub 7. Questions and Discussion

3 US DELEGATION  Allison, Lee: Arizona Geological Survey  Arrigo, Jennifer: Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.  Cavalier, Darlene : SciStarter  Chandler, Cynthia : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution  Chen, Robert : Columbia University – Center for International Earth Science Information Network  Contreras, Jorge : American University – College of Law  Entwisle, Barbara : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Department of Sociology  Foster, Ian : University of Chicago – Department of Computer Sciences  Hedstrom, Margaret : University of Michigan – School of Information Sciences  Lehnert, Kerstin : Columbia University - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)  Michener, William : University of New Mexico - DataONE  Parsons, Mark : Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Research Data Alliance  Reichman, Jerome : Duke University – School of Law  Rose, Kevin : * University of Wisconsin  Wee, Brian : National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc.  Wilbanks, John : Sage Bionetworks  Zaslavsky, Ilya : San Diego Supercomputer Center *This person is not funded by the NSF to participate in this effort.

4 STEERING COMMITTEE  Stefano Nativi, Italy - Italian Natural Resource Council  Dale Peters, South Africa - University of Cape Town  Andrew Treloar, Australia – Australian National Data Service  Jean-Pierre Vilotte, France – Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris  Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR  Christoph Waldmann, CoopEUS – University of Bremen  *Robert Samors, GEO/GEOSS  Lee Allison, Co-Chair (US – Arizona Geological Survey)  Robert Gurney, Co-Chair (UK – University of Reading)  Roberto Marcondes Cesar, Brazil - University of São Paulo  Roberto Cossu, GEO/GEOSS - European Space Agency  Birgit Gemeinholzer, Germany - University of Giessen  Toshio Koike, Japan - University of Tokyo  Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR  Mustapha Mokrane, ICSU *GEO/GEOSS is not supporting a National Assembly Delegation.

5 US-UK SECRETARIAT STAFF SUPPORT US: Arizona Geological Survey  Lee Allison  Genevieve Pearthree  Anna Katz  Rachael Black  Kate Kretschmann  Kim Patten UK: University of Reading  Robert Gurney (Lead)  Kathie Bowden  Kim Oakley  Barbara Percy

6 AGENDA 1. Introductions 2. Belmont Forum: background & drivers 3. Infrastructure & Data Management CRA (Cooperative Research Agreement) 4. Timeline 5. Work Packages 6. Knowledge Hub 7. Questions and Discussion

7 WHAT IS THE BELMONT FORUM? 7 Established to foster global environmental change research; Initiated June 2009 by NSF & NERC, building on IGFA World’s leading funders of global environmental change research and international science councils

8 ► Australia ► (Austria) ► Brazil ► Canada ► China ► France ► European Commission ► Germany ► Japan CURRENT MEMBERSHIP  (Italy)  India  (Norway)  South Africa  UK  USA  Int’l Council for Science  Int’l Social Science Council

9 Belmont Forum Member Countries

10 BELMONT FORUM VISION  Provides a basis for research funders to broker new partnerships with international stakeholders from the science community, operational service providers and users, to align and mobilise our collective resources and expertise toward a global environmental research mission for sustainability  Seeks to add value to strategies that are currently evolving within the environmental change research and operational service provider communities.

11 THE BELMONT CHALLENGE To deliver knowledge needed for action to avoid and adapt to detrimental environmental change including extreme hazardous events, requiring:  Assessments of risks, impacts and vulnerabilities, through regional and decadal-scale analysis and prediction  Information on the state of the environment, through advanced observing systems  Interaction of natural and social sciences  Enhanced environmental information service providers to users  Effective international coordination mechanisms

12 INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND  Interdisciplinary : Natural & Social sciences  Clear links to research users  Policy makers, regulators, NGOs, communities, industry  Address the Belmont Challenge  Societally relevant global environmental change challenges  Support for capacity building  Minimum of 3 Belmont Forum countries

13 Freshwater Security (USA) Coastal Vulnerability (UK) e-Infrastructures & Data Management (USA & UK) Food security and land use change (Brazil, France & UK) Arctic Science (Canada) Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (France, Germany) Climate Services (France, India) International Opportunities Fund Research Themes 21 Feb 2013 13

14 QUESTIONS?

15 AGENDA 1. Introductions 2. Belmont Forum: background & drivers 3. Infrastructure & Data Management CRA (Cooperative Research Agreement) 4. Timeline 5. Work Packages 6. Knowledge Hub 7. Questions and Discussion

16 Towards a global e-infrastructure and data management plan

17 E-INFRASTRUCTURES & DATA MANAGEMENT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH AGREEMENT “….the need to address global environmental challenges requires a more coordinated approac h to the planning, implementation, and management of data, analytics and e- infrastructures” through international collaboration. Belmont Forum, New Delhi, February 2013

18 MEETING THE BELMONT CHALLENGE Developing capable e-infrastructures :  Linking sensors and data repositories to understand environmental vulnerabilities and dynamics  Making accessible data & information systems, advanced data products, visualization tools for non-specialists, stakeholders, and decision makers  Improving coordination between existing observational and data/information systems and between academic and operational systems

19 THE NEED  Need for heterogeneous data to be:  Integrated  Made interoperable  Explored and re-purposed by researchers in disparate fields  Available for a myriad of uses across institutional, disciplinary, spatial and temporal boundaries

20 TRENDING ISSUES Competition Incentives Data Hoarding Security Ownership Trust Quality Certification Terminology Data Integrity & Standards Technical Cultural Behavioural Training Needs analysis Use cases User Engagement Tools Models Access Reuse

21 ULTIMATE GOALS  Making environmental data/information more visible and accessible to a wide range of potential users  Tools to facilitate the integrated analysis of data/information from both natural and social sciences, visualization of results  Development of new knowledge from public and private sector data and information assets

22 PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES  Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)  Brazil: Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)  European Commission (EC)  Germany: 1) Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BBMF); 2) Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)  France: National Research Agency (ANR)  International Council for Science (ICSU)  Italy: Natural Research Council  Japan: Science and Technology Agency (JST)  South Africa : National Research Foundation (NRF)  United Kingdom : Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC)  United States of America : National Science Foundation (NSF)

23 Belmont Forum e-Infrastructure and Data Management Knowledge Hub 18-month long process International Steering Committee 1 member per country/organization Co-Chair – Robert Gurney, University of Reading Co-Chair – Lee Allison, Arizona Geological Survey Assembly ~ 10 members per country ~ 120 people Secretariat – jointly funded by US (NSF) and UK (NERC) Knowledge Hub Web platform

24 RDA vision - An open, seamless, self-regulatory global digital data infrastructure that is the foundation for discovery and progress. Cooperation between the US and the EU in the field of environmental research infrastructures Resources And many more…..

25 AGENDA 1. Introductions 2. Belmont Forum: background & drivers 3. Infrastructure & Data Management CRA (Cooperative Research Agreement) 4. Timeline 5. Work Packages 6. Knowledge Hub 7. Questions and Discussion

26 TIMELINE & GOALS  Multi-step, multi-funding cycle program to use feedback & knowledge from early phases to better address community needs.  Phase One: Building Communities and Developing a Community Strategy and Implementation Plan: 18-month “Knowledge Hub” programme over 2013 – 2014  Phase Two: Delivering the future of data and e- infrastructures– potential call in 2015 or later

27  July 2013 – November 2014 : Program of international community building and strategy development activities, including mapping exercises, workshops, exchanges, summer-schools (Phase I).  October 2013 : First Steering Committee In-Person Meeting (Windsor, UK)  November 2013 – January 2014: National Delegations are selected; Work Packages are refined  February –November 2014: Work Packages scoping activities  April 2014: Second Steering Committee Meeting (Vienna, Austria)  October – December 2014: Steering Committee and Secretariat compile material from WPs for Draft Community Strategy and Implementation Plan  December 2014: Draft Community Strategy and Implementation Plan produced, with recommendations for Phase Two Belmont Forum Call to develop ‘Exemplars’  Early 2015: Final Community Strategy and Implementation Plan produced Specific deliverables will vary for each WP within the overall timeline.

28 QUESTIONS?

29 AGENDA 1. Introductions 2. Belmont Forum: background & drivers 3. Infrastructure & Data Management CRA (Cooperative Research Agreement) 4. Timeline 5. Work Packages 6. Knowledge Hub 7. Questions and Discussion

30 WP1: StandardsWP2: Improved Data/Computation InterfaceWP3: Harmonisation of global data infrastructureWP4: Data SharingWP5: Open DataWP6: Capacity Building WORK PACKAGE THEMES

31 WORK PACKAGE METHODOLOGY 1.Establish current Best Practice Use Cases as advisory exemplars for on-going study. 2.identify Barriers to integration and collaboration 3.Identify Gaps in current knowledge and activities 4.Develop Guidelines and Recommendations in areas where the Belmont Forum could make a significant contribution through its involvement and intervention.

32 WP 1 – STANDARDS FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY OF RESEARCH To enable data integration of heterogeneous multidisciplinary datasets including social sciences and humanities, enabling manipulation and visualisation, reuse of data and models and ensuring credibility. Mustapha Mokrane, ICSU Roberto Cossu, EC

33 WP2 – IMPROVED INTERFACES BETWEEN COMPUTATIONAL AND DATA INFRASTRUCTURES Identification of the interfaces and the existing gaps in synergy between data and computing infrastructures – from a user perspective Jean Pierre Vilotte, France Toshio Koike, Japan

34 WP3 – HARMONISATION OF GLOBAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES FOR SHARING OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA Christoph Waldmann, Germany  Foster interaction of data infrastructures across domains, identifying synergies with FutureEarth, RDA and GEO/GEOSS

35 WP 4 – DATA SHARING Identify the values and incentives that encourage the deposit and sharing of data; User perceptions of trust in data curation practice, infrastructure management, and organizational continuity; Legal issues that affect the protection of data privacy, the IP rights of data providers, and liability of infrastructure management. Dale Peters, South Africa

36 WP 5- OPEN DATA Birgit Gemeinholzer, Germany Andrew Treloar, Australia Develop strategy to promote open data across groups with an interest in environmental data - at various stages of technical maturity Enable research communities to draw on work done by civil society/crowdsourcing, and enable civil society to analyse results generated by research community.

37 WP 6 – CAPACITY BUILDING (CROSS-CUTTING ACTIVITY)  Support the development of a new generation of data scientists and data curators  Investigation into resource gaps, including Data Infrastructure, Legal and Security Issues, related to capacity building  Cross-disciplinary education and training and across work package – issues to identified as work progresses  Formulate holistic recommendations for education and training. Lee Allison, USA Robert Gurney, UK

38 AGENDA 1. Introductions 2. Belmont Forum: background & drivers 3. Infrastructure & Data Management CRA (Cooperative Research Agreement) 4. Timeline 5. Work Packages 6. Knowledge Hub 7. Questions and Discussion

39 Knowledge Hub www.bfe-inf.org

40 Knowledge Hub Web Assets 1. The online community hub for digital, dynamic content that is frequently updated 2. A space that provides communications among project participants (content creators and users) 3. An open space – both in terms of transparency as well as inclusiveness to project participants 4. Searchable – a crucial component to help people easily find content within the platform

41 KNOWLEDGE HUB FUNCTIONALITY  Shared Group Workspaces with:  Group-level calendars  Events  Assigned tasks  Discussion Forums  Document upload and editing (basic file extensions—DOC, PPT, XLS, PDF, JPG, FLV, etc.)  Links to editable Google Docs that the group is currently working on  Photos

42 US DELEGATION WORKSPACE www.bfe-inf.org/united-states

43 AGENDA 1. Belmont Forum 2. E-Infrastructure & Data Management CRA 3. Timeline 4. Work Packages 5. Knowledge Hub 6. Participants 7. Questions and Discussion

44 QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION


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