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1 2 nd APAN eScience Workshop Chris Elvidge U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service, National Geophysical Data Center 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado USA Tel Fax January 27-28, 2004 East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

2 In the Past Waves of Biological and Cultural Exchange Occurred Between Asia and the Pacific Islands

3 Two-Way Voyaging after Settlement According to Hawaiian oral traditions collected in the 19th century, voyaging continued between Hawai'i and the South Pacific after the original settlement of Hawai'i. The motives given for voyaging are various: 1. Maintaining Family Connections. 2. Marriage. 3. Burial in Homeland. 4. Escaping Flood and Famine. 5. Acquiring Mana from the Homeland. 6. Family Quarrels and Unhappy Love Affairs. 7. Sightseeing and Adventure.

4 Alternate Approach to Connectivity

5 eScience Commitee eScience is broadly defined as science activities that rely on high bandwidth network connections. This may include the transfer of data, building / operating distributed archives, distributed data processing, access to documents or training, remote operation of facility instruments, and interactive collaborations. APAN has a natural role in escience through providing bandwidth and network operating tools. The APAN ad hoc eScience committee has been asked to conduct three workshops and to provide a report to APAN on ways to promote eScience in the AsiaPacific region. A permanent eScience committee could: Provide a venue for discussion of eScience between scientists and network administrators. Promote eScience initiatives among APAN members. Promote eScience initiatives between APAN and other international groups. Conduct of eScience demonstration projects. Conduct of eScience training and outreach.

6 Charter Milestones 1. First eScience workshop and committee meeting: August, 2003 Busan, Korea. 2. Draft report on eScience recommendations: Outline distributed Jan., Second workshop and committee meeting: January, 2004 Honolulu, Hawaii. 4. Initiation of Climate Science Demonstration Project: January, Recommendation report submitted to APAN Secretariat: March, Implementation planning workshop: July, 2004 Cairns, Australia.

7 January 27 Keynote Addresses 8:00 The transformation of science and engineering through cyberinfrastructure. Prof. Tony Hey, Director, e-Science Core Program, UK Research Council. 8:30 Cyberinfrastructure - Revolutionizing discovery, learning and innovation in the 21st century. Dr. Deborah L. Crawford, Deputy Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, NSF.

8 January 28 13:00 Workshop introduction, Review of the eScience Committee charter, Draft report & Discussion. Chris Elvidge, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. 13:30 Large-scale linguistics archives of endangered Asia- Pacific languages. Dr. Linda Barwick, University of Sydney and Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). 14:00 Digitizing Aloha: Using Information Technology to Preserve and Present the History and Culture of Hawaii. Dr. Bob Schwarzwalder, Assistant University Librarian for Library Information Technology University of Hawaii at Mânoa.

9 January 28 14:30 The GLORIAD Project. Prof. Baoping YAN, Director, Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 15:00 The Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) V. Balaji, SGI/GFDL Princeton University 15:30 Cyberinfrastructure for Earth System Modeling. Don Middleton, Manager, Visualization and Enabling Technologies Section, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

10 January 28 16:00 Overview of the Earth Observation Summit and the GEO Initiative. Chris Elvidge, NOAA. 16:30 Discussion on: 1) building an APAN eScience community across organizational lines, 2) promoting eScience in the Asia Pacific.


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