OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 5, Number 25

GEOSS WORKSHOP XXIII - SCIENCE MODELING AND DATA POLICY (sponsored by OES and the IEEE Committee on Earth Observation) Quebec City Convention Center

September 15, 2008

The IEEE, GEO and the NSF are hosting a special one-day workshop of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) focused on Global Science Modeling and Data Policy. The workshop will take place on Monday September

15 in conjunction with the OCEANS '08 Conference in Quebec City . Four major questions will be addressed:

1) how can GEOSS facilitate new environmental science and modeling capabilities?

2) how can results from models of disparate phenomena such as oceans and atmosphere be integrated more effectively into products? and

3) how can new science and modeling advances be used to facilitate user services as provided through GEOSS?

4) What data policies are necessary for practical use of global data access and for applications?

These questions are raised as a means of identifying the key current and potential contributions of GEOSS to science and modeling and the issues associated with GEOSS policy that will enable the envisioned societal benefits. The Data Policy segment of the workshop will focus on global access to earth observation data within the context of GEOSS. This session will acquaint the audience with the "implementation guidelines for the GEO Data Sharing principles".

This Workshop, sponsored by the IEEE Committee on Earth Observation (ICEO) and the IEEE OES, is free and open to all. However, registration is recommended. Registration to the OCEANS conference is not required, but there will be significant intellectual crossover and therefore should be considered.

For more information on the Workshop and to register visit: http://www.ieee-earth.org/ and select conferences/workshop.

For specific questions contact:

Joe Czika (j.czika@ieee.org) or Francoise Pearlman (jsp@sprintmail.com).

For information on other OES activities, go to http://www.oceanicengineering.org

Send comments regarding this newsletter to the editor, Dr. Diane DiMassa, ddimassa@ieee.org