Geo-Data Informatics: Exploring the Life Cycle, Citation and Integration of Geo-Data
Give us at least three ways to answer this hypothetical question a year from now:
March 2, Wednesday
A number of efforts have formed in the last few years to bring communities of practice in earth science informatics together. Come hear from four of these efforts in the federal and academic communities and hear updates on their latest endeavors and engage in a discussion on the future roles of these groups in earth science informatics. Panel members will include representatives from National Geoinformatics Community (NGC), the US Geoscience Information Network (USGIN), the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI), and the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP).
March 3, Thursday
March 4, Friday
Peter Fox, Rich Signell, Catherine Norton, Ken Casey, Tom Loveland, Kerstin Lehnert, John Helly, Bruce Wilson, Ruth Duerr, Steve Jackson, Linda Gundersen, Fran Lightsom, Steve Worley, Susan Carbotte.
The workshop will bring together the requisite scientists, information specialists, librarians, computer scientists and data managers who specialize and generalize in a broad variety of geo- discipline areas and applications, with the primary objective to: to substantially advance discussions and directions of data life cycle, data integration and data citation, with strong emphasis on end-use, and to provide a state-of-the-field report to NSF and the USGS of the geoinformatics community’s capabilities and needs that could in turn ultimately benefit from an academic-multi-agency community-focused set of development activities. Additional deliverables would include: a) Readiness assessment and identification of gaps for both technology and education around geo-data informatics and their priorities, b) Grand challenge opportunities as well as immediate next steps, c) Identification of additional stakeholders and means to include their inputs. The time is right for a series of discussions across the various geoscience discipline communities. The proposed workshop is a forum for this discussion and is an important component of the conversation, which must occur immediately. It is very likely that a highly distributed implementation will be required and these will rely upon a number of focused and coordinated efforts.
Provide a state-of-the-field report to NSF and the mission agencies (USGS, NASA, NOAA, EPA, DoE, ...) of the geoinformatics community’s capabilities and needs that could in turn ultimately benefit from an academic-agency community focused set of development activities. The report will also be linked from agency websites.
Additional deliverables would include:
Registration page - for more information contact Peter Fox (pfox at cs dot rpi dot edu)
o HOTEL INFORMATION
The workshop will be held at the Omni Interlocken Resort. We have a room block at the hotel. The hotel information is listed below.
Omni Interlocken Resort 500 Interlocken Blvd Denver (Broomfield), Colorado 80021 Phone: (303) 438-6600, Fax: (303) 438-7224 Event: Geodata Code: 15300035637 Room rate: $104.00 per night-Please note that the cutoff date for this rate is February 18.
o TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
Options for booking flights.
1. Book your travel with Empress Travel and request to direct bill to RPI. Let them know that you are a GeoData Workshop participant. Their contact information is listed below.
2. Book through Empress and pay with your own credit card and submit for reimbursement.
3. Book your own travel through other means and submit for reimbursement.
Empress Travel 1711 Union Street Schenectady, NY 12309 Telephone: 1-518-374-3176 Fax: 1-518-374-8766 Travel agent: Barbara Waterbury Email address: BWATERBURY@travelempress.com
Previous driving were taken from hotel website and were found to be erroneous. New directions will be posted.
Other transportation options from the airport:
•Taxi Service: Approximately $70 one way
•The Super Shuttle Service: Approximately $40 per person for a round trip and $25.00 per person one way. Operates 4:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. The discount code for making reservations at www.supershuttle.com is LQVAD. There is a link to the code-reservations webpage,
https://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=LQVAD. Passengers can also make reservations by calling 1-800-BLUEVAN (258-3826).
•Download Super Shuttle instructions [Download]
FROM ROCKY MOUNTAIN METROPOLITAN AIRPORT – 1 MILE
Exit the airport by Airport Way, turning left onto CO 128/Interlocken Loop. Take the first right onto Interlocken Pkwy. Turn left onto Interlocken Boulevard. The hotel is 3-4 blocks ahead on the right side.
•Complimentary Shuttle: Available 6:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. based on availability
FROM THE NORTH
Take I-25 South, exit on 104th Ave. and turn right. Proceed on 104th until you get to US 36 West and go towards Boulder. Exit on Interlocken Loop/Storagetek Drive and turn left. Proceed 1 block to Interlocken Blvd. and turn left. The hotel is located up the hill on the left side.
FROM THE SOUTH
Take I-25 North to US 36 West. Exit Interlocken Loop/Storagetek Drive and turn left. Proceed 1 block to Interlocken Blvd. and turn left. Hotel is located up the hill on the left side.
FROM THE EAST
Take I-70 West to I-25 North to US 36 West. Exit Interlocken Loop/Storagetek Drive and turn left. Proceed to Interlocken Blvd. and turn left. The hotel is located up the hill on the left side.
FROM THE WEST
Take I-70 East to I-25 North to US 36 West. Exit on Interlocken Loop/Storagetek Drive and turn left. Proceed 1 block to Interlocken Blvd. and turn left. The hotel is located up the hill on the left side.
Take US 36 East, exit Interlocken Loop/Storagetek Drive, make a right onto Interlocken Loop/Storagetek Drive, then make a left onto Interlocken Blvd. The hotel is located up the hill on the left side.
FROM DOWNTOWN DENVER
Take I-25 North to 36 West, exit at Interlocken Loop/Storagetek Drive and make a left. Proceed 1 block to Interlocken Blvd. and turn left. The hotel is located up the hill on the left side.
To process travel reimbursements, funded participants will be required to:
1. Complete a Travel Reimbursement Form. A hard copy of the form with a return envelope will be included in your workshop packet and given to you when you check-in. You may also download the form.
•Download Travel Reimbursement Form [Download]
2. Include the original receipts.
3. Mail the Travel Reimbursement Form and the receipts to the address:
Jacqueline Carley Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Tetherless World Constellation Winslow Bldg 2nd Floor, Rm 2108 110 8th Street Troy, NY 12180