International Collaboration and Integration Strategies for Climate and other Geosciences Informatics (co-organized)
Convener: David Arctur  | Co-Conveners: Monique Petitdidier , Sandro Fiore , Mohan Ramamurthy 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 06 Apr, 15:30–17:00  / Room 2
 / Fri, 08 Apr, 15:30–17:00  / Room 19
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 07 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Thu, 07 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall XL
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD93 

Increasingly, the conduct of science requires strong international scientific partnerships and sharing of knowledge, information, data, and other assets. This is particularly true in the geosciences where the highly coupled nature of the earth system and the need to understand global environmental processes and their regional linkages have brought to the fore the importance of and growing need for collaborations and partnerships across national and continental boundaries. The climate system is far too complex a puzzle to be unraveled by individual researchers, groups or even nations. It is increasingly important to allow disparate organizations around the world to share climate and other geosciences data in an open manner, using common "community agreed" standards for web-based exchange. It is also crucial to long-term and interdisciplinary use of climate data in particular, to develop methods for collection, understanding, and preservation of provenance metadata.

The importance of institutional collaboration is resulting in international team efforts involving networked scientists and data providers to provide free, open, authoritative sources of quality data that are available with reliable and timely access for peer review and for collaborative purposes. Several of these collaborations and related technologies are presented in this session.

Related event: SPM1.5 – Space Weather Outreach Panel (public)
Wed, 06 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Room SM1