Symposium on the Data Sharing Plans for GEOSS and on the

Benefits of Data Sharing for Science*

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars                                                    6th Floor Auditorium
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza

Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC


16 November 2009


Preliminary Agenda


15:30               Introduction by the Symposium Chair                Roberta Balstad,

                                                                                                            Columbia University

                                                                                                            and US CODATA


15:35               Welcoming Remarks                                                     Jose Achache, GEO



Part One: Implementing the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles


15:45               An Overview of the Key Substantive Provisions            Robert Chen,

                        of the Implementation Guidelines                                   CODATA and

                                                                                                            Columbia University


16:05               How We Got There and Where We’re Going   Carlos Angelis,

                                                                                                            INPE, Brazil


16:20               Panel Discussion with the Symposium Participants                    

-         Moderated by Roberta Balstad      


* The Symposium is organized by the U.S. National Committee for CODATA of the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Research Data and Information, together with the National Committee for DIVERSITAS and the U.S. National Committee on Geodesy and Geophysics, and in collaboration with the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat, the GEO Data Sharing Task Force, and the Environmental Change and Security Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.







Part Two: The Scientific Benefits of Data Sharing


16:30               Data Sharing Benefits Though Google Earth                  Michael Jones,

                                                                                                            CTA, Google Earth



16:50               Understanding Ecosystems and Their Services   Anthony Janetos,

                                                                                                            Director, Joint Global

Change Research Inst.,

PNL/Univ. of MD


17:10               Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear Explosions:            David Simpson,

                        Open Data Exchange for Research and Monitoring        President, IRIS

                        in Seismology


17:30               Reception hosted by CODATA


18:30               End of Symposium