Presentation on theme: "FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 1 ICSU WDC Panel - Liaison Report David Clark Secretary, ICSU WDC Panel CEOS/WGISS – 23 Hanoi, Vietnam May 24,"— Presentation transcript:
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 1 ICSU WDC Panel - Liaison Report David Clark Secretary, ICSU WDC Panel CEOS/WGISS – 23 Hanoi, Vietnam May 24, 2007
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 2 World Data Centers… …were created nearly 50 years ago, after the IGY, to manage geophysical and solar data on a global scale …operate under the guidance of an ICSU (International Council for Science) panel …are supported by host nations …archive and disseminate data and information
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 3 WDC principles Full and Open Access WDCs will provide data to scientists in any country free of charge or at a cost not to exceed the cost of copying and sending the requested data. WDCs operate … for the benefit of the international scientific community and provide a mechanism for international exchange of data in all disciplines related to the Earth, its environment, and the Sun.
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FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 5 WDC Panel, March 2007 Jean-Bernard Minster, Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Chair Hartmut Grassl, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology – Vice Chair David Clark, NOAA/NGDC – Secretary Michael Chinnery, Treasurer Takashi Watanabe, Ibaraki University – Japan Representative Gennady Sobolev, Russian Academy of Sciences – Russia Representative SUN Honglie, Chinese Academy of Sciences – China Representative Ferris Webster, University of Delaware – US Representative
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 6 ICSU PAA for Scientific Data and Information Establish a Strategic Data and Information Committee –Develop a long term integrated framework for data and information –Establish a Scientific Data and Information Forum (SciDIF) SciDIF may not be needed, Strategic Committee for Information and Data (SCID) established for the next two years Recommendations for the World Data Centers –Implementation of new data management technologies –Adaptation to new scientific data collection methods –Relevance to existing ICSU programs –Relevance to new programs including GEO/GEOSS, IPY and eGY
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 7 Strategic Committee for Information and Data (SCID) An ad hoc ICSU strategic committee To guide and oversee the reform of the WDC system and the Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services (FAGS); To liaise with CODATA in the development of its strategic plan; To advise CSPR on any other actions that might be appropriate for ICSU in order to facilitate a coordinated global approach to scientific data and information.
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 8 SCID Membership Ray HARRIS [chair] Geography, UK Roberta BALSTAD [CSPR rep.] Social science, USA Nicole CAPITAINE [FAGS] Astronomy, France Michael DIEPENBROEK [WDC] Computer science, Germany Kim FINNEY [IPY] Oceanography, Australia Peter FOX [eGY] Mathematics, Australia/USA Alexi GVISHIANI [CODATA] Geophysics, Russia Toshio KOIKE [GEOSS] Engineering, hydrology, Japan Bernard MINSTER [WDC] Geophysics, USA/France Ruth NEILAN [FAGS] Geodesy, USA Ray NORRIS [CODATA] Astronomy, Australia/UK Alejandro PISANTY [CSPR nom] Chemistry/Computer Science, Mexico Daisy SELEMATSELA [ROA] Information Science, South Africa
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 9 Timetable March, 2007WDC Panel meet AprilFAGS Council meet May WDC Directors meet, Bremen July1 st SCID meeting Septemberinterim report to CSPR November2 nd SCID meet Feb.,2008report to CSPR March3 rd SCID meet Octoberreport to General Assembly
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 10 WDC Directors Conference Bremen, Germany, May Followed WDC Panel meeting, March at the ICSU Secretariat in Paris Attendance by ~35 WDC Directors, and others (ICSU, GEO, CODATA, IODE, National Data Center Directors, etc.) Agenda included splinter group sessions on: –Data quality and accessibility (open access) –Networking (infrastructures) –WDCs and GEOSS –Support of IPY Preliminary outcomes: Status quo not viable, must evolve to accommodate ICSU programs: IPY priority, work with GEOSS as it develops Closer coordination with FAGS and CODATA Seek participation of southern hemisphere and emerging countries collaborators Begin developing new WDC strategy for input to the SCID Data quality a major concern, data publishing a good option WDCs need to be networked and interoperable using modern IT techniques
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 11 Earth tides Geomagnetism (2) Glaciology Recent crustal movements Solar activity Solar-terrestrial physics Sunspot index Marine geology & geophysics Meteorology Oceanography Rockets & satellites Rotation of the Earth Solar-terrestrial physics Solid-earth geophysics Airglow Aurora Cosmic rays Geomagnetism Ionosphere Radioactivity Solar radio emission Space science satellites Glaciology Meteorology Marine geology & geophysics Oceanography Rockets & Satellites Rotation of the Earth Solar-terrestrial physics Solid-earth geophysics Seismology Astronomy Geology Geophysics Glaciology & Geocryology Meteorology Oceanography Renewable Resources Seismology Space Science Soils Atmospheric trace gases Remotely sensed land data Paleoclimatology Geomagnetism Solar-terrestrial science Human interactions in the environment Land cover Marine environmental science Atmosphere remote sensing Climate Biodiversity & ecology
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 13 The Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services (FAGS) Founded in 1956, re IGY Astronomical and Geophysical data analysis Services 12 permanent data services mainly linked to relevant unions Very different, e.g. Glacier monitoring or space environment Based in USA, Europe, Japan Overseen by the FAGS Council
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 14 CODATA Founded in 1966 to address generic data issues that transcend disciplines Own membership structure – National Members and Unions Broad range of activities including data policy development and capacity building
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 15 CODATA and the GEO Data Policy Task GEO 2006 Work Plan, Task DA (continuing in GEO Work Plan) –Furthering the practical application of the agreed GEOSS data sharing principles CODATA is now the lead on this task, working with the GEO Secretariat –White paper to be developed Declaration for next GEO Ministerial in South Africa in November 2007 to include data policy component
FAGS Meeting, April 2, 2007 J.B. Minster 16 Expected GEO Task Outputs 1)White Paper on Guidelines for Implementing the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles –Writing team to include Bernard Minster and Dave Clark, WDC Panel 2)New language on data policy in the Declaration planned for the November 2007 Ministerial Summit in Cape Town, S. Africa –Finally, the Declaration should address data sharing principles. Developing more open data policies and data sharing agreements in Earth Observation remains a priority for several GEO Members. The Declaration could identify specific goals to reduce data policy barriers to align with the GEO goal of free and open exchange by a target date. 3)Possibility of side event(s) in conjunction with Summit to address data policy issues