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

Attendance time: Thursday, 11 April 2019, 08:30–10:15 | Hall X1

Chairperson: Paolo Diviacco
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Irina Bastrakova, Nicholas Car, Graham Logan, and Aaron Sedgmen
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Guillaume Brissebrat, Damien Boulanger, Cathy Boonne, and Nicolas Pascal
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Carsten Hoffmann, Thomas Kühnert, Muqit Zoarder, Xenia Specka, Nikolai Svoboda, Einar Eberhardt, David Russell, and Uwe Heinrich
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Chris Lindholm, Thomas Baltzer, and Doug Lindholm
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Riccardo Rabissoni, Daniele Bailo, Rossana Paciello, and Valerio Vinciarelli
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Nicola Marco Pizzeghello, Luigi Sinapi, and Marta Pratellesi
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Isabelle Braud, Charly Coussot, Véronique Chaffard, Patrick Juen, and Sylvie Galle
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Charlotte Pascoe, Bryan Lawrence, Eric Guilyardi, Mark Greenslade, David Hassell, and Chris Blanton
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Rossana Paciello, Luca Trani, Daniele Bailo, and Keith G Jeffery