This initial workshop will be organized by GLEON, PRAGMA, and NCHC, a founding member of both organizations, and convened during the first week of December 2012, to explore data infrastructure building blocks in this network science landscape. The workshop will focus on three application areas that have an overlapping interest in and the need of integrating data, in particular remote, land-based data and additional data from other sources, to advance their science: Limnology, in particular the science conducted by GLEON; Biodiversity, to understand how plants, animals, and microbes adapt to extreme environments, changing climate, and toxic conditions; Disaster mitigation and recovery, to help reduce impact of natural disasters through integrating data with predictive models .
The workshop would look at current and future impediments, technical and sociological, in and across each of these areas with a focus on practice and technology solutions to improve data integration across multiple data sources. The activity would support approximately 12 researchers from the US to interact with approximately the same number from Taiwan or other parts of Asia.
At the end of the workshop there would be a report about next steps to help focus discussions on community involvement to define key components of the data infrastructure that overlaps these three communities. In particular the report would be a preliminary step to define a “sustainable data infrastructure that will be discoverable, searchable, accessible, and usable to the entire research and education community.”
December 3rd (Mon) ~
December 6th (Thu)
No.22, Keyuan Rd.,
Central Taiwan Science Park,
Taichung City, Taiwan, R.O.C
Ms. Karen Chang