Presentation on theme: "Report of the Science and Technology Committee GEO Plenary VIII Istanbul, Turkey 16 November 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Report of the Science and Technology Committee GEO Plenary VIII Istanbul, Turkey 16 November 2011
Folie 2 STC Objectives GEO Terms of Reference Solicit inputs from S&T community Ensure S&T integrity and soundness of GEO Work Plans Monitor and review output of GEO Work Plans Help identify experts to participate in GEO working groups Facilitate linkages and partnership with relevant research programmes and organizations willing to contribute to GEO Target 4:Ensure full interaction and engagement of relevant science and technology communities […] enabling the research community to fully benefit from GEOSS
Folie 3 The Science and Technology Roadmap Accepted by GEO at 6 th Plenary Session (Washington D.C., 2009) STC overseeing Roadmap implementation Much of the work taken up by Tasks ST-09-01 / ST-09-02 New Workplan places Roadmap implementation under Task ID-03 Recommendation 1: Oversight for implementing the S&T Roadmap should be included in the Terms of Reference of a relevant body under any new Work Plan Management, e.g. the „Institutions and Development“ Implementation Board.
Folie 4 Main items to report on Scientific Review of the GEO Work Plan Development of a GEO Label Showing GEOSS at Work Catalyzing research and development funding Review of Work Plan Tasks Development of a Gap Analysis Strategy Development of a GEOSS Citation Standard
Folie 5 Scientific Review of the GEO Work Plan STC mandated to “Ensure scientific and technological integrity and soundness of GEO Annual Work Plans” Review report “GEO and Science” of WP2009- 2011 prepared under Task ST-09-01 Report informed development of new Work Plan STC will develop concept by end of 2011 Members and PO invited to support process by providing (limited) resources Recommendation 2: GEO Work Plan 2012-2015 should be reviewed for scientific soundness. WP Review GEO Label GEOSS@Work R&D Funding Task Reviews Gap Analysis Strategy Citation Standard
Folie 6 Development of a GEO Label GEO Label helps users to assess quality and reliability of a GEO component or service presents an incentive for providers to register Work ongoing in ST-09-02, mainly through EGIDA, GeoViQua Progress on conceptual development Test implementations planned for 2012 WP Review GEO Label GEOSS@Work R&D Funding Task Reviews Gap Analysis Strategy Citation Standard
Folie 7 Showing GEOSS at Work Compelling examples of GEOSS benefits to S&T applications can support engagement of – and contributions by – scientific communities Task ST-09 has compiled a set of showcase examples: http://www.geo-tasks.org/geoss_portfolio/ Continues to be updated WP Review GEO Label GEOSS@Work R&D Funding Task Reviews Gap Analysis Strategy Citation Standard
Folie 8 Catalyzing Research and Development Funding Aim to make R&D resources available for GEOSS by linking to major R&D programmes Task ST-09-01 established links to International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research (IGFA) Belmont Forum (“Council of Principals for IGFA”) OECD Issues: (How) Can programmes support GEOSS implementation? WP Review GEO Label GEOSS@Work R&D Funding Task Reviews Gap Analysis Strategy Citation Standard
Folie 9 Review of Work Plan Tasks for Societal Benefits STC has conducted “SBA-Reviews” since 2009: Health (Nov 2009) Disasters (Mar 2010) Water (May 2010) Biodiversity and Ecosystems (Sep 2010) Agriculture (Apr 2011) Assessed process in Sep 2011 WP Review GEO Label GEOSS@Work R&D Funding Task Reviews Gap Analysis Strategy Citation Standard Recommendation 3: Plenary recognizes the need for a process that allows Components in the Tasks of the GEO Work Plan to raise science or technological barriers to a higher level of visibility and identifies the responsible body in GEO.
Folie 10 The need for a strategic GEOSS Gap Analysis Proposal for Earth Observation Capacity Assessment reported to GEO-VII Working Group presented report to 21 st Executive Committee. Recommended comprehensive process. Failed to attract consensus support in the Executive Committee. Referred to “post-2015 process”. WP Review GEO Label GEOSS@Work R&D Funding Task Reviews Gap Analysis Strategy Citation Standard Recommendation 4: Plenary tasks the post-2015 Working Group, or another group with a similar mandate, with preparing a decision by GEO on what gap analyses are needed for informing the future development of GEO. The findings of the Gap Analysis Working Group would inform this decision.
Folie 11 Developing a GEOSS Citation Standard Data Citation important issue for Recognizing contribution of providers Establish transparency of sources Active discussion in many fora (IPY, DataCite, ESIP, ICSU) STC report proposes GEO position statement (Annex) Recommendation 5: GEO should clearly position itself to call for full recognition of data sources used in scientific investigations and any applications and services building significantly on these sources. WP Review GEO Label GEOSS@Work R&D Funding Task Reviews Gap Analysis Strategy Citation Standard
Folie 12 Summary of recommendations 1. Include oversight for implementing the S&T Roadmap in Terms of Reference of a relevant body. 2. GEO Work Plan 2012-2015 should be reviewed for scientific soundness. 3. Maintain process for Tasks to S&T barriers („SBA Review“). 4. Assign responsibility for gap analyses. 5. Accept position statement calling for full recognition of data sources.