DCO-DS Announcements

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TWed Discussion: DCO Data Science and Thermodynamic Data RescueTWed Discussion: DCO Data Science and Thermodynamic Data Rescue
October 26, 2015
TWed Discussion, Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:00pm ET, Winslow Building on the RPI Campus

Please join us as PhD student Hao Zhong, together with associate research scientist Xiaogang (Marshall) Ma, leads us in a discussion of the current work on thermodynamic data rescue as a boundary activity of the DCO Data Science team.
TWC release version 1.3 of DCO Single Sign-OnTWC release version 1.3 of DCO Single Sign-On
December 2, 2014
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 the Tetherless World Constellation's Deep Carbon Observatory Data Science Team released version 1.3 of the DCO Single Sign-On system.

Patrick West, John Erickson, Marshall Ma, Han Wang, and Yu Chen contributed to the release.

The release contained multiple bug fixes, new functionality and enhancements, and code that will pave the way for future enhancements such as a DCO User Management Dashboard and additional information collected from new users during registration.

The new features built upon linked data principles, tying assertions between systems and between people, organizations, communities, and interests. Information collected at registration are now pushed to the DCO Information Portal, which is based on VIVO. And that information is displayed within the DCO Community Portal, which is based on Drupal. All of this information is retrievable via web browser and is also machine accessible. The VIVO endpoint is available for querying of this new information.
Faculty, staff, and students representing TWC at ESIP Summer Meeting 2014Faculty, staff, and students representing TWC at ESIP Summer Meeting 2014
July 6, 2014
Peter Fox, Professor; Patrick West, Stephan Zednik, and Massimo Di Stefano, Staff; and James Michaelis, Linyun Fu, and Matt Ferritto, Students; are represneting the Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the ESIP Summer Meeting 2014 and co-located meetings DataONE User's Group and OPeNDAP Developer's Meeting. They will be presenting their work on various projects and research initiatives, co-leading various sessions throughout the week, and meeting with project colleagues.
Deep Carbon Observatory Data Science Day at RPI on June 05Deep Carbon Observatory Data Science Day at RPI on June 05
June 2, 2014
The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) will be hosting an Data Science Day symposium at RPI on 5 June 2014.

The DCO is mid way into a 10-year initiative to intensify global attention and scientific effort in the burgeoning field of deep carbon science, stimulated by funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Activities include infrastructure development, scientific workshops, novel technology development, and exploratory research and fieldwork. Funding is also intended to catalyze collaborative scientific efforts around the world, increase public and private sector spending in deep carbon science, and leave a thriving community of international scientists as its legacy. The DCO Data Science activity is led by Rensselaer and reaches into the four DCO science communities (Deep Energy, Deep Life, Extreme Physics and Chemistry and Reservoirs and Fluxes) to advance research and educational aspects of data science and data management among all DCO participants.

The DCO Data Science Day, taking place at Bruggeman Center / CBIS Building on 5 June 2014, will be an opportunity for the DCO community to discuss data management and data science activities within a broader audience. Leading researchers in the fields of Earth science and data science, including Fran Berman, Mark Ghiorso, Kerstin Lehnert, Bruce Watson and Bob Hazen, will give plenary talks in the morning session of the day. The symposium is open to the RPI community and your attendance is welcome.

You an learn more by visiting the symposium agenda. For further information, please contact Xiaogang (Marshall) Ma
TWC at AGU Dec. 9-13TWC at AGU Dec. 9-13
December 7, 2013
The Tetherless World Constellation will be well represented at the 2013 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), December 9 - 13. With 6 attendees and over 15 posters, presentations, and invited talks, as well as an Academic Booth in the Exhibit Hall (Booth 1316).

So if you're at AGU next week, stop by our booth, and check out the TWC Calendar of Posters/Presentations/Talks [Download]
Fox gives ISWC 2013 keynoteFox gives ISWC 2013 keynote
October 24, 2013
Prof. Peter Fox delivered one of the keynote talks at the International Semantic Web Conference on Thursday 25 Oct. 2013 in Sydney Australia
TWeD Talk: A First Look at the Deep Carbon Observatory Data PortalTWeD Talk: A First Look at the Deep Carbon Observatory Data Portal
October 23, 2013
There's always something happening on Wednesday evenings in the Tetherless World!

TWeD Talk, Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 7pm ET, Winslow Building on the RPI Campus

In support of the Deep Carbon Observastory the DCO-Data Science Team has adapted, extended, and integrated several open source applications and frameworks to create a novel Web-based collaborative research plaform well-suited to emerging science networks. In this talk the DCO-DS team will discuss how we have combined platforms including Drupal, VIVO, CKAN, and the Handle System in ways that leverage and reinforce knowledge networks inherent to the distributed research enterprise.

The DCO Data Portal is a Web-based service integrating an object-type repository, collaboration tools, an ability to identify and manage all key entities in the platform, and an integrated portal to manage diverse content and applications, with varied access levels and privacy options. In this informal talk we'll demonstrate how global science networks composed of people, diverse intellectual artifacts produced or consumed in research, organizational and/or outreach activities, as well as the relations among them can be modeled as knowledge networks, documented using formal ontologies and instantiated within platforms including the DCO Data Portal. Nodes within such networks may be people, organizations, datasets, events, presentations, publications, videos, meetings, reports, groups, and more. In such a heterogeneous ecosystem, common informatics approaches are used to co-design and co-evolve the needed research platforms to help ensure they reflect what real people want to use them for.