Polar Data Planning Summit


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DSC0784 Polar Data Planning Summit Group Photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Photo Credit: Chris McNeave

 

Dates and Location

22 - 24 May 2018

UMC 415-417, University Memorial Center
1669 Euclid Ave, Boulder, Colorado, 80309 (corner of Broadway and Euclid)

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado  USA

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Topic: PDPS Day 3

Time: May 24, 2018 8:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Background

A number of recent conferences, workshops and meetings have confirmed that there are many national, regional and local projects and programs that are active in polar data management and stewardship and that also have a mandate or desire to contribute to regional or international coordination of efforts and activities. Many of those initiatives have resources available and are making progress towards an envisioned connected, interoperable polar data system. The international polar data community is eager to improve cooperation and coordination of their efforts.

In the May of 2018, representatives from a wide range of different active programs and projects will come together to focus on work planning and coordination of effort. This meeting will complement past workshops and fora (e.g. IPY, Polar Data Forums etc.) that have been effective in defining important community challenges and technical issues. The focus of the Summit will be to generate detailed plans on how best to mobilise existing and soon-to-be initiated funded activities to develop a particular international data sharing case study or scenario. At the annual meetings of the Arctic Data Committee and the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management held in Montreal in September 2017, a focus on the sharing of meteorological observations and linking to existing terrestrial data networks was discussed as one possibility. Discussions on the precise nature of the case study will continue, a decision will be taken during the winter of 2018.

The meeting is being be co-led and co-organized by key polar data projects and programs. As of writing, organizers and partners include:

  • IASC/SAON Arctic data Committee
  • SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management
  • Southern Ocean Observing System
  • Global Cryosphere Watch and related WMO activities
  • GEO Cold Regions Initiative
  • Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • Polar View
  • Arctic Portal
  • International Arctic Social Sciences Association and representatives from the Arctic Social Science Community
  • University of the Arctic
  • EU Arctic Cluster including 8 current EU funded projects
  • U.S. Interargency Arctic Research Policy Committee (Arctic Data Sub-Team, association agencies and projects)
  • Canadian Consortium on Arctic Data Interoperability
  • Canadian Polar Data Workshop Network
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • National Institute of Polar Research, Japan
  • Research Data Alliance.
  • Inuit Circumpolar Council is part of the Summit.  Efforts are being made to support Indigenous organizations in engaging.  

The Summit is being support by the U.S. National Science Foundation and contributions from the organizers.


Agenda - Polar Data Planning Summit 2018

   Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018   
    Morning - Free time in Boulder, some participants arriving    
         
  Time  Topic/Item  Lead, Participants  
  13:00   Arrival, Refreshments    
  13:30 Welcome, logistics Peter Pulsifer, Colleen Strawhacker, Maribeth Murray  
  13:45 Introductions All participants  
  14:00 Review of Polar Data Community Activities and Outcomes Peter Pulsifer, Colleen Strawhacker, Maribeth Murray, Anton Van de Putte (tent), Pip Bricher  
  14:30 Examples of Operational, Interoperable,  Cyberinfrastructures and Initiatives    
    Global Cryosphere Watch Øystein Godøy  
    Polar Thematic Explortation Platform David Arthurs  
    FAIR data sharing principles Ruth Duerr  
    Semantics Working Group Ruth Duerr  
    Connecting data to Society, Science, Decision Making and Policy; Use of Scenario Planning Sandy Starkweather  
  15:30 Break All  
  15:45 Setting the Context and Introduction to Use Cases    
    Discovering and linking data to support our understanding of cryospheric extreme events in the past, present and future. Øystein Godøy  
    Sharing Biological and Oceanographic Data in Support of Marine Science and Resource Management Pip Bricher, Serge Scory, Taco DeBruin  
    Mobilizing Data and Information to Support Vibrant and Resilient Arctic Communities Colleen Strawhacker  
    GEO Cold Regions Initiative Yubao Qiu (Remote)  
  16:45

Lightning talks by participants:

Merged Observatory Data Files.., T, Uttal

NIOZ, M. Tacoma, T. de Bruin

CCIN PDC, E. LeDrew

ENVO Ontology, R. Duerr

EU PolarNet WP3, S. Scory

NWT Centre for Geomatics, D. Gibson

ARMAP/AOV, W. Manley

 

Open to all participants including virtual participants (3 minutes or less; can reference poster)  
  17:30  Adjourn    
  Evening Dinner on your own - recommendations will be provided and coordination of group dining facilitated    
   Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018   
  08:00 Arrival, Refreshments    
  08:30

Review of Day 1 and Overview of Working Sessions

Architecture Template and Examples

   
  09:00

Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure

Simon Riopel (Remote)  
  09:15 Interoperable Data Discovery    
    Working Session Working Session  
   

Technical Track

Live meeting notes

Context and Scenarios Track Faciliator
    Metadata standards, specficiations, protocols, services, federated search (facilitated by representative of Polar Federated Search Working Group) Identification of Actors (use cases will guide discussions) Lynn Yarmey
    Semantic Aspects of Data Discovery (facilitated by Ruth Duerr, Polar Semantics and Vocabularies Working Group) Drivers for data discovery  
    Focus on identifying and documenting key problems and solutions related to data discovery guided by Use Cases Known data infrastructures   
  10:30 Break Break  
  10:50 Working Session Working Session  
    Architecture Design:  develop a discovery architecture diagram and related narrative that describes a system that could support one or more use cases. Wherever possible, this architecture will address challenges identified and utilize solution identified in the previous session. Concept mapping - establish model of actors and infrastructures connected by drivers and other relationships. Sandy Starkweather 
  12:30 Lunch (provided)  Lunch (provided)  
  13:30 Technical Track Context and Scenarios Track  
    Data standards, specficiations, protocols, services (facilitated by participants including GCW, ASDI and others Looking to the future: building on the morning session, what actors, drivers, cyberinfrasturctures etc. might we expect in the near, medium and long-term? Identify different scenarios that we may need to plan for?  Link to different societal and environmental scenarios. Mark Parsons
    Semantic Aspects of Data Sharing (facilitated by Ruth Duerr, Polar Semantics and Vocabularies Working Group)  
    Focus on identifying and documenting key problems and solutions related to data sharing guided by Use Cases  
  15:30  Break Break  
    Architecture Design:  develop a data sharing architecture diagram and related narrative that describes a system that could serve one or more use cases. Wherever possible, this architecture will address challenges identified and utilize solution identified in the previous session. Synthesis.  Written document summarizing discussion in Context and Scenarios Track.  Target towards presentation at Arctic Observing Summit, Arctic Science Summit Week etc. All 
  17:30 Adjourn    
  19:00 Group dinner    
   Thursday, May 24th, 2018   
  08:00  Arrival, Refreshments    
  08:30 Review of Day 1 and Overview of Working Sessions    
  09:00 Working Session (Single Track)    
    Data processing, assimilation, synthesis etc.    
    Taming an Ocean of Data at AOOS Shane St Savage, Axiom Data Science/Alaska Ocean Observing System  
    The Concept of Synthesis Christopher Jones, NSF Arctic Data Center  
  9:30 Working session - linking outcomes of Technical and Context/Scenarios track. How can "Architectures" serve the Actors, Drivers and Scenarios identified All  
  10:30 Break    
  10:50 Working session continued    
  12:30 Lunch (provided)    
  13:30 Synthesis and the Future Peter Pulsifer & other faciliators  
    How do we actualize globally connected polar cyberinfrastructures?  How do we continue to coordinate efforts across the increasing number of polar data initiatives?  Discussion by all  
  14:30 Drafting statements and meeting outcomes for Arctic Science Summit Week, Arctic Observing Summit, Arctic Science Ministerial, GEO Plenary and other events. Conbributions by All  
  15:30 Adjourn    

Poster Session

Poster session from the start of Day 1 (set up before start of meeting or at first coffee break) and will run the last coffee break of Day 3.

 Poster Title Author
Identities and roles in international networks  Mark Parsons
The Arctic Observing Viewer: Visualization, Data Discovery, Strategic Assessment, and Decision Support for Arctic Observing  William Manley
Polar Thematic Exploitation Platform  David Arthurs
Data Sharing Initiatives in the Southern Ocean  Pip Bricher
EU PolarNet  Serge Scory
The WMO GCW Glossary  Ruth Duerr
The Bering Sea Project Archive: a Prototype for Improved Discovery and Access  Don Stott
NOAA's Data Niche at NSIDC Florence Fetterer
Polar Data Catalogue Antartic Activities Ellsworth LeDrew

  


Registered Participants

Name Affliation Country
David Arthurs Polar View Denmark
Pip Bricher Southern Ocean Observing System Australia
Andreas Cziferszky British Antarctic Survey / Polar View United Kingdom
Taco de Bruin NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research The Netherlands
Eric Coplin Battelle-NEON United States
Ruth Duerr Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship United States
Florence Fetterer NSIDC United States
Daniel Gibson Government of Northwest Territories Canada
Øystein Godøy Norwegian Meteorological Institute Norway
Sarah Inman University of Washington United States
Christopher Jones National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UC Santa Barbara United States
Peter Kirsch Polar Data Centre; British Antarctic Survey United Kingdom
Christine Laney Battelle-NEON United States
Ellsworth LeDrew University of Waterloo, Polar Data Catalogue Canada
Corrado Leone Italian National Research Council Italy
Simona Longo CNR  Italy
William Manley University of Colorado, INSTAAR United States
Heidi McCann CIRES/NSIDC United States
Maribeth Murray Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary Canada
Mark Parsons Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  United States
Peter L. Pulsifer University of Colorado at Boulder United States
Yubao QIU Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth China
Simon Riopel Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation / Natural Resources Canada  Canada
Hannele Savela Thule Institute, University of Oulu Finland
Serge Scory Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Belgium
Donna Scott National Snow and Ice Data Center United States
Aleksandr Smirnov Arctic Portal Iceland
Sandy Starkweather NOAA-ESRL/CIRES United States
Don Stott National Center for Atmospheric Research United States
Colleen Strawhacker National Snow and Ice Data Center United States
Shane St Savage Axiom Data Science (Alaska Ocean Observing System) United States
Marten Tacoma NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research The Netherlands
Chris Torrence NSIDC United States
Taneil Uttal NOAA United States
Thomas Vandenberghe Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Belgium
Naomi Whitty Polar Field Services United States
Ann Windnagel NOAA@NSIDC United States
Lynn Yarmey Research Data Alliance United States

 


Highlighted Use Cases

Discussion at the Polar Data Planning Summit will be focused around a number of use cases.  The title of the use cases are provided below.  More details will be provided here prior to the Summit, and they will be refined during the Summit.

Discussion will revolve around a general theme:  Data Sharing for Understanding and Responding to Environmental Change

At least three specific use cases are being developed:

Discovering and linking data to support our understanding of cryospheric extreme events in the past, present and future.

Draft Use Case Description

Summary Presentation

Sharing Biological and Oceanographic Data in Support of Marine Science and Resource Management

Draft Use Case Description

Summary Presentation

Mobilizing Data and Information to Support Vibrant and Resilient Arctic Communities

 


Background Resources 

General Background on Status and Requirements of Polar Data Management

 

Report of IPY Data Management Workshop (2006)

Report on SAON Data Management Workshop

Workshop on Arctic Data Coordination (2012 IPY Conference)

NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Polar Sciences

Communiqué of First Polar Data Forum

Communiqué of Second Polar Data Forum

Data Management for Arctic Observing

Response by the Polar Data Community to the OGC Request for Information on Arctic Spatial Data

OGC Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Phase I Report 

 

Organizational and Technical Resources

 

Arctic Observing Viewer Guide to Interoperability

Data Curation Centre - General Data Management

SeaDataNet Standards and Software

Research Data Alliance Working Groups

Research Data Alliance Interest Groups

 


Registration

The number of participants at the summit is limited.  As of Aprill 30th, registration for the Polar Data Planning Summit closed.

Transportation

The recommended airport is Denver International Airport (DEN).

There are many ways to get from DIA to Boulder. Below are a few:

Driving Directions to Best Western Boulder Hotel, 770 28th Street, Boulder, 303-449-3800

  • Fast Toll-route Shortest. 44 miles, 41 min, Toll $6.50 (recommended only during rush hour) Depart Denver International Airport via Pena Blvd. Exit right onto E-470 North. Continue on E-470N until you exit to US-36. Turn right on US-36 to Boulder. US-36 becomes 28th Street in Boulder. Take ramp to Baseline Rd. Go straight across Baseline onto the frontage road. Best Western Boulder Inn is 1 block on right.
  • Long Route, No Toll, 44 miles, 48-60 min Follow airport exit signs to Pena Blvd. After 9.7 miles, Pena Blvd. merges into I-70W. From I-70 W take the I-270N Exit (#279) towards Fort Collins. Merge onto US-36W for about 26 miles. Take Baseline Rd. exit, and stay in middle lane after exit. Go straight through traffic light onto the frontage road. Best Western Boulder Inn is 1 block on right.

Some simple rules for orienting in Boulder.  The Mountains run North-South and are always to the west.  Broadway is the main thoroughfare near campus.  Arapahoe is a major East-West road.  north-south roads are generally numbered from west to east. 

Driving directions from Boulder Inn to University Memorial Center (note that parking is very difficult to secure.  driving is not recommended)

Transit directions from Boulder Inn to University Memorial Center (fare $2.60 exact change required) 

Walking directions from Boulder Inn to University Memorial Center (this can be challenging for non-locals. bringing a phone for guidance is recommended)

Weather

Note that the weather in Colorado can be quite variable at this time of year.  Tempartures can vary tens of degrees over the course of a day.  Sunny skies are typical for Colorado, however participants should be preparred for precipitation as well.  For up-to-date information, please check services such as https://www.accuweather.com,  https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/colorado/weather-radar,

Contacts:

Content and themes: Peter Pulsifer
Travel Arrangements and Logistics: Heidi McCann

 


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