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ADC-IARPC Semantics WG 2020-05-19

ADC-IARPC Vocabularies and Semantics Working Group

Meeting Agenda & Minutes


2020-05-19 19:00 UTC (01:00 PM MDT and 20:00 CEST)


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  1. Round table (who is attending)
  1. Mark Schildhauer, Allison Gaylord, William Manley, Ruth Duerr, Peter Pulsifer, Pier
  2. Regrets: Øystein
  1. Adoption of agenda
  1. Adopted
  1. Review of minutes of previous meeting
  1. 2020-04-21
  1. Adopted
  1. Review of action items
  1. Ruth/PIP to send an email out to repository reps re verifying their content for the Polar Semantics Planning Matrix (see below)
  1. This task will be postponed until the revised matrix is available. Then relevant records are sent to the respective “owners”. Keeping task for now.
  1. Allison, Bill, Ruth, and Øystein to review structure of the matrix of harvesting relationships. The structure is to be discussed in email with the whole group.
  1. Ruth to send a Doodle poll or equivalent to set this up
  1. Ruth to explore a data paper on the Polar Vocabularies Questionnaire with support from Pier Luigi, Mark and Øystein.
  1. Ruth - Doodle poll to the group to get this going…
  2. Pip has made recommendations for splitting out draft
  3. link to responses:
  4. Mark S. to review questionnaire and responses and perhaps add more
  1. Polar Semantics Planning Matrix updates
  1. The matrix is available at Matrix of metadata harvesting relationships
  1. Ruth proposed we use views and share views to get others to review their records by sending links via email.
  2. ~80 contributors, Pip volunteered to send out to contributors
  1. The matrix and other materials from this family of meetings are being documented in these two papers:
  1. PDPS White Paper Draft - Harvesting Portion
  1. Peter and Ruth to plan finishing paper (after April 1st). Planned for Data Science Journal.
  1. PDPS White Paper Draft - Recommendations Portion
  1. Ruth to finish recommendations section of the white paper,
  1. Polar Vocabularies Questionnaire.
  1. Nothing further (see actions)
  1. Linking MOSAiC parameter terminology to Polar Semantics resources (Pier)
  1. Details are in previous meeting notes.
  1. updates (Ruth)
  1. Details are in previous meeting notes.
  2. ESIP ( in mid-July is scheduled to have several work sessions focused on Advancing Science on on July 14, 15
  1. Status on modelling/visualisation of the harvesting matrix
  1. Brendan has generated a simple prototype visualization - not production ready but available here 
  1. This site require login credentials (information provided upon request)
  1. Details are in previous meeting notes.
  1. Awareness updates (roundtable)
  1. Bimonthly hackathon to support POLDAR semantics,, POAwg activities, etc.?  Needs branding consideration. Joint activity through several organizations.  May initiate June 30 or July 1?  (Peter)
  2. Rebecca Ingram making progress in CCADDI, could make a presentation in a couple months. (Peter)
  3. Polar Observing Assets working group (POAwg).  Core group meeting to scope and verify tasks. Website draft in progress, not fully vetted. Gearing up for first meeting.  Sign up form at   Awareness building to develop recommendations specifically for obs assets, high order discovery level details. Machine readable access points using standardized metadata lacking. (Bill)  
  1. Will POAwg really lead to greater convergence of efforts?  Effort needs to inform the polar observing community.  Look to and their effort to describe datasets and data repositories as a start.  Earthcube “GeoLink” did consider observing sites moved forward through 418, 419 and resource catalog. Review Geolink ontology for classes, types of obs assets, etc.  many generic roles for people, etc. modelled. (Mark S.)
  2. Also, review Resource Catalog and and (Ruth)

  1. Generate for observing assets from a spreadsheet?  (Ruth)
  2. iADOPT still developing use cases and questionnaires, reviewing models, some established standards (Mark. S.)
  3. GeoCODES form to generate  See. or more specifically  (Ruth)
  1. Mark notes that the next science on meeting he and Kai Blumberg will be talking about harmonizing measurements and 28th at 11:30 PDT
  1. Next meeting
  1. Agreed to do the third Tuesday of the month, at 19:00 UTC (21:00 CEST, 15:00 EDT, 13:00 MDT).
  1. Tentative date for the next meeting is Tuesday 16th June.
  1. Since not everyone is using Slack, emails should be circulated for each meeting.