[FOSSGIS-Talk] European Geoscience Conference (Mai 2020, Wien): Sessions und Deadlines

"Peter Löwe" peter.loewe at gmx.de
Do Dez 26 12:26:43 CET 2019

Hallo allerseits,

zur Info: die Deadlines für Beiträge zur EGU Konferenz endet zum 15. Januar 2020.

Wie in der letzten Jahren wird es auf der EGU wieder einen OSGeo event geben.

Ich leite gerne folgende Info zu mehreren Sessions weiter, die im Kontext OSGeo/FOSSGIS interessant sein können:


Dear all,

I'm forwarding a message regarding several sessions at the upcoming European Geoscience Union General Assembly (May 2020, Vienna, Austria) which might be of interest for the OSGeo community.
The deadline for abstract submissions is January 15.
Please note that as in the past years there will be an OSGeo-themed event at the EGU GA 

ear Colleagues


After AGU is before EGU, and before you know it, the deadline for EGU abstracts is approaching (15 January 2020). I am pleased to see that the EGU General Assembly 2020 again offers many opportunities to showcase your work in Earth Science Informatics, geoscience instrumentation and geoscience data systems.


In particular, I would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the following sessions:


Leveraging Web Architecture to Scale Metadata to Gigascale


Conveners: Jens Klump, Anusuriya Devaraju, Adam Leadbetter, Adam Shepherd


The technologies to access metadata and repository catalogues were developed alongside with the emergence of the internet. XML is fairly verbose and its mark-up adds a lot of bulk to the data payload, which is manageable with catalogues containing thousands to millions of entries, but becomes a significant burden once catalogues scale to billions of entries.

Indexing the Internet at large led to the development of lightweight encodings based on JavaScript Object Notation for Linked Data (JSON-LD). Leveraging web architecture patterns around structured data for the web gives access to the semantic web and ways to encode the context around data. This makes building a multi-domain network far easier. In addition, the use of web architecture allows third parties access use and provide offerings based on the open, well-known architecture.

This session will discuss how web architectures can be used to make metadata and repository catalogues available on a gigascale.


Best Practices and Realities of Research Data Repositories


Convener: Kirsten Elger, Helen Glaves, Florian Haslinger


In recent years, the number of Earth and environmental research data repositories has increased markedly, and so has their range of maturities and capabilities to integrate into the ecosystem of modern scientific communication. Efforts such as the FAIR Data Principles, the CoreTrustSeal Certification for the trustworthiness of research data repositories, and the Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement have raised expectations we have towards the capabilities of research data repositories. How do we know which ones meet these benchmarks and future expectations? What are the challenges and appropriate strategies?

This session seeks submissions from any research data repository for Earth and environmental science data. It aims to showcase the range of practices in research data repositories, data publication and the integration of data, software and samples into the scholarly publication process. The session invites repositories to discuss challenges they are facing in meeting these community best practices and expectations for maturity.


Data Science, Analytics and Visualization: The challenges and opportunities for Earth and Space Science


Convener: Emily Law, Simon Baillarin, Thomas Huang


Data science, analytics and visualization technologies and methods emerge as significant capabilities for extracting insight from the ever growing volume and complexity of scientific data. The rapid advancement of these capabilities no doubt helps address a number of challenges and present new opportunities in improving Earth and Space science data usability. This session will highlight and discuss the novelty and strength of these emerging fields and technologies of these components, and their trends. We invite papers and presentations to examine and share the experience of:

- What benefits they offer to Earth and Space Science

- What science research challenges they address

- How they help transform science data into information and knowledge

- In what ways they can advance scientific research

- What lessons were learned in the development and infusion of these methods and technologies


Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Earth and Space Science Informatics


Convener: Peter Löwe, Bernadette Fritzsch, Jens Klump, Edzer Pebesma


This session will look at the role of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the geosciences with a special emphasis on the interoperability among established and developing FOSS-tools within geoinformatics. The session will be a forum for the latest advances in FOSS-empowered research, for successful applications of existing FOSS tools for geoscientific tasks, as well as for new developments in geoscience related to FOSS.

Software is critical to the success of science. Creating and using FOSS fosters contributions from the scientific community, creates a peer-reviewed and consensus oriented environment, and promotes sustainability of science infrastructures.

Providing open access to source code also permits reuse of data, reproducibility of science, and creates scientific transparency. Open science is only possible when access to data is open, and data is analysed using open source software. This requires taking responsibility for software development, and adopting stewardship practices for managing, processing and disseminating scientific data products and related services. We will also discuss the review, publication and citation of scientific free and open source software as part of the general record of science and as part of the track record of the scientists who create or apply FOSS tools in their research.


The MacGyver session for innovative and/or self made tools to observe the geosphere


Conveners: Rolf Hut, Theresa Blume, Elisa Coraggio, Flavia Tauro, Andrew Wickert


The MacGyver session focuses on novel sensors made, or data sources unlocked, by scientists. All geoscientists are invited to present

- new sensor systems, using technologies in novel or unintended ways

- new data storage or transmission solutions sending data from the field with LoRa, WIFI, GSM, or any other nifty approach

- started initiatives (e.g., Open-Sensing.org) that facilitate the creation and sharing of novel sensors, data acquisition and transmission systems.

Connected a sensor for iPhone to an Arduino or Raspberri Pi? 3D printed an automated water quality sampler? Or build a Cloud Storage system from Open Source Components? Show it! New methods in hydrology, plant physiology, seismology, remote sensing, ecology, etc. are all welcome. Bring prototypes and demonstrations to make this the most exciting Poster Only (!) session of the General Assembly.

This session is co-sponsored by MOXXI, the working group on novel observational methods of the IAHS.


Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as a new, emerging instrument in Geosciences


Conveners: Misha Krassovski, Juri Klusak


An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Originating mostly from military applications, their use is rapidly expanding to commercial, recreational, agricultural, and scientific applications. Unlike manned aircraft, UAVs were initially used for missions too "dull, dirty, or dangerous" for humans. Nowadays however, many modern scientific experiments have begun to use UAVs as a tool to collect different types of data. Their flexibility and relatively simple usability now allow scientist to accomplish tasks that previously required expensive equipment like piloted aircrafts, gas, or hot air balloons. Even the industry has begun to adapt and offer extensive options in UAV characteristics and capabilities. At this session, we would like people to share their experience in using UAVs for scientific research. We are interested to hear about specific scientific tasks accomplished or attempted, types of UAVs used, and instruments deployed.


Detailed information on how to submit an abstract can be found at: https://egu2020.eu/abstracts_and_programme/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html


The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is 15 Jan 2020, 1300 CET.


Further information about the EGU General Assembly 2019 can be found at: https://www.egu2020.eu/


You can stay up-to-date with General Assembly information by subscribing to the EGU blog (http://geolog.egu.eu/) and following the EGU on Twitter (https://twitter.com/EuroGeosciences, #EGU20) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanGeosciencesUnion).


Looking forward to seeing you next year at EGU.




Jens Klump

Viele Grüße,

<peter.loewe at gmx.de>

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