Earth systems science is fundamentally cross-disciplinary, and increasingly this requires sharing and exchange of geoscientific information across discipline boundaries. This information can be both rich and complex, and content is not always readily interpretable by either humans or machines. Difficulties arise through differing exchange formats, lack of common semantics, divergent access mechanisms, etc.

Recent developments in distributed, service-oriented, information systems using web-based (W3C, ISO, OGC) standards are leading to advances in data interoperability. At the same time, work is underway to understand how meaning may be represented using ontologies and other semantic mechanisms, and how this can be shared with other scientists.

This session aims to explore developments in interoperable data sharing, and the representation of semantic meaning to enable interpretation of geoscientific information. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- standards-based information modelling
- interoperable data sharing
- use of metadata
- knowledge representation
- use of semantics in an interoperability context
- application of semantics to discovery and analysis
- metadata and collaboration

Convener: Paolo Diviacco | Co-conveners: Jon Blower, Paolo Mazzetti, Alaitz Zabala
| Tue, 09 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Room M1
| Attendance Thu, 11 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Hall X1

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 | Room M1

Chairperson: Paolo Diviacco
11:00–11:15 |
Alsayed Algergawy, Bernd Kampe, Hamdi Hamed, Birgitta König-Ries, and Udo Hahn
11:15–11:30 |
Alexandra Kokkinaki, Justin Buck, Adam Leadbetter, Rob Thomas, and Mark Hebden
11:30–11:45 |
Alizia Mantovani, Vincenzo Lombardo, and Fabrizio Piana
11:45–12:00 |
Rainer Haener, Sylvain Grellet, and Henning Lorenz
12:00–12:15 |
Stephen M. Richard, David A. Poole, Clinton P. Smyth, Christopher Ahern, and Victoria Wang
12:15–12:30 |
Jake McGregor, Clinton Smyth, and David Poole