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1 eGY Liaison Report Kathy Fontaine WGISS-23 Hanoi, Vietnam May 24, 2007

2 What is eGY? An initiative of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) Led by the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) Sponsored by –In-kind contributions from Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, NASA [Space Science Division], National Science Foundation, –Endorsements from IUGG, IAGA

3 Purpose Build upon the successes of I*Y (IGY, IPY, IHY, etc.) to provide a forum to collaboratively address the challenges of modern data management and integrative science –Distributed data –Cross-disciplinary data –Large, complex data sets, –Open data access and sharing, –Data, information, knowledge discovery –Data preservation and rescue –Interoperability –Data usability and quality –and more

4 Background The IGY of established effective, powerful principles of free and open data exchange in geoscience The last decade has seen development of new, cost-effective ways to acquire, store and exchange data Virtual Observatories offer the kind of forward impetus today that World Data Centers and the IGY offered 50 years ago Data access, sharing, and display are the common themes across all of the International Years (IYPE, IHY, IPY) The electronic Geophysical Year (eGY) is being incorporated into all the I*Ys and addresses key issues of data release, data discovery, and data preservation eGY – July 7, 2007 – December 31, 2008

5 Working Groups Virtual Observatory Working Group –Facilitating interoperability –Closely linked to the AGU focus group on informatics Best Practices for Data Management –What are the attributes of successful systems (including people) –Focus on access and usability –Initial effort sponsored by CODATA Data Integration and Knowledge Discovery –Truly interdisciplinary understanding of data and information Education and Outreach –Connecting teachers to virtual observatories

6 Participants Signatories and participants in eGY are drawn from: –National Academies of Science –National CODATA Committees –"International Year" initiative linked to the 50-year anniversary of IGY: IPY, IYPE, IHY, ILWS, CAWSES –Geoscience Societies such as the European Geosciences Union (EGU) –e-Science and digital network and digital library initiatives

7 Participants, contd. –ICSU –The GeoUnions is a new consortium for the Earth sciences comprising: IUGG-International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics IUGS-International Union of Geological Sciences IUSS-International Union of Social Sciences IGU-International Geographical Union ISPRS-International Soc. for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing –The World Data Centers –Global Observing bodies and programs (e.g., IGOSS, GEOS) –Science organizations: SCOSTEP, CODATA, etc.

8 WGISS Interest Charlie Barton attended WGISS-20, Kyïv –Introduced the concepts –Requested WGISS endorsement –WGISS agreed with principles but could not officially endorse –Agreed to establish liaison Liaison attends meetings and reports back –Recommend that continue through duration of eGY.

9 Activities Meeting March , Boulder, CO –Discuss relationships with other organizations –Discuss meetings and other forums to present eGY concepts First European eGY Workshop hosted at GFZ-Potsdam Kick-off of eGY at IUGG in Perugia, Italy July 7 –In conjunction with IGY+50 celebration Russia-sponsored eGY meeting Meeting Feb 26-27, 2008 in Boulder to assess effort and plan closing event for December 2008.

10 First European Electronic Geophysical Year Workshop Thursday, 12 April 2007 –09:30 Opening, Bernd Ritschel –09:45 Heritage and Objectives of the electronic Geophysical Year, Peter Fox –10:15 Virtual Observatories, Peter Fox –10:45 Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS), Markus Rothacher –11:45 GFZ Information System and Data Center (ISDC), Bernd Ritschel –12:15 GEOFONE Network, Winfried Hanka –12:45 Quality of Magnetic Field Observation Data, Monika Korte –14:00 A Short Introduction to the ISO Series of Standards, Knut Behrends –14:30 Web Services for Geosciences, Phelim Burgess –15:00 Sensor Web Enablement Framework, Peter Löwe –16:00 Publication and Citation of Data in the Earth Sciences, Jens Klump –16:30 Open Access and Changing Scientific Publication Landscape, Roland Bertelmann Friday, 13 April 2007 –09:00 eGY Europe - Roadmap to Organization, Mauro Messerotti –09:45 International eGY Activities, Peter Fox, Mauro Messerotti, Bernd Ritschel –11:00 Funding opportunities for eGY activities in the FP 7th framework, Andreas Küppers

11 eGY at the IUGG IUGG General Assembly and Conference, July 3-13, Perugia, Italy –eGY Launch and the IGY+50 Celebration on July 7 12:00 – 4:30 Posters and Demos of state of the art IT applications, status of the WDCs, IPY and other topics 5:00 Charlie Barton, President of IAGA: 10 minutes on the concept and evolution of eGY 5:10 JoAnn Joeselyn, Secretary General, IUGG: 5 minutes on the excitement of that IUGG has for eGY 5:15 Thomas Rosswall, Executive Director ICSU: 5 minutes on the role of ICSU in IGY and the ICSU perspective on eGY 5:20: Dan Baker, Chair of eGY: The official opening of the eGY and the lead in to the evening's events. The half hour or remarks will be followed by an hour or more of eGY and IGY+50 messages, some pretaped from around the world and some live. Current list of participants: –Space Exploration: Chuck Holmes (eGY) Space Station/Fisher (IGY) –Space Weather: Peter Fox (eGY) Syun-Ichi Akasofu (IGY) –Climate Change : Lonnie Thompson (eGY) Moana Loa/Keeling (IGY) –Seismology: IRIS -- Tim Ahern (eGY) From Tim? (IGY) –Polar Exploration: Mark Parsons (eGY) South Pole/Candide (IGY)

12 International Seminar: 50th Anniversary of IGY and Electronic Geophysical Year September 2007 Suzdal, Vladimir Region RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES –Earth Sciences Department RAS –Electronic Geophysical Year –National Geophysical Committee RAS –Russian Foundation for Basic Research RAS –Geophysical Center RAS –Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth RAS –CODATA Russian National Committee Seminar agenda (preliminary) –IGY: Scientific results 50 years later –eGY and International Polar Year (IPY) –Contemporary problems of geoinformatics in the changing world –Natural calamities and risks in the modern world –Global changes and climate –Russian-French research on volcanology and seismic danger


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