CEDAR email: Timely new AGU Town Hall session: TH45A - Data Science and a New Scientific Frontier in Space Science
Mcgranaghan, Ryan (335G-Affiliate)
Ryan.Mcgranaghan at jpl.nasa.gov
Sun Dec 2 10:22:36 MST 2018
Frontiers in data collection, analysis, and discovery are transforming the way we think about and create new discovery across the sciences and engineering. Discussions across academia, government, and industry to take advantage of opportunities at these frontiers are ongoing and constantly evolving.
A new AGU Town Hall session (TH45A: Data Science and a New Scientific Frontier in Space Science - https://bit.ly/2Dgfhbe) will converge these conversations to address the growing need to leverage new data science approaches, innovations, and technologies across AGU science and engineering.
Please join us for this exciting Town Hall session. We will hear about efforts and ideas for making better use of scientific information from thought-leaders in academia, industry, and government and will highlight the convergence<https://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/convergence/index.jsp> between disciplines through methodology and technology transfer.
Your contribution is essential, so please mark your calendars on Thursday evening December 13 from 6:15-7:15 PM EST to help shape this developing and important conversation. More details may be found in the announcement below.
Looking forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.!
Ryan McGranaghan | Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove, M/S 138-314 | Pasadena, CA 91109
rymc1012 at ucar.edu<mailto:rymc1012 at ucar.edu> / ryan.mcgranaghan at jpl.nasa.gov<mailto:ryan.mcgranaghan at jpl.nasa.gov> | cpaess.uc<http://cpaess.ucar.edu/>ar.edu<http://cpaess.ucar.edu/>
In light of drastic data growth and the advent of data-intensive computing capabilities and sophisticated data science technologies, profound new opportunities now exist to transform research across all fields of science and engineering. These new opportunities are accompanied by important challenges, which are being discussed and navigated across scientific communities and coordinating groups. The goal of this town hall is to bring together these communities and groups from the field of space science to discuss cohesive approaches to the development of appropriate data infrastructures and to the creation of data-capable workforces. Though the emphasis will be on the discipline of space science, the discussion will be decidedly broad, addressing the connections between disciplines through methodology transfer.
This town hall will provide a brief introduction to current efforts to transform the field of space science through data-driven discovery, including the National Science Foundation’s “Harnessing the Data Revolution<https://www.nsf.gov/cise/harnessingdata/>”, the National Academy of Sciences Space Studies Board’s “Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science<http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/CurrentProjects/SSB_178892>”, and the NASA "Frontier Development Laboratory<http://www.frontierdevelopmentlab.org/#!/>". The session will feature updates from each agency and provide a discussion period for the community to engage with agency representatives.
1. 6:15-6:20 PM Opening Remarks: Ryan McGranaghan
2. 6:20-6:30 PM National Science Foundation’s “Harnessing the Data Revolution<https://www.nsf.gov/cise/harnessingdata/>”
* Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) perspective: Amy Walton (NSF)
* How do you go from data to discovery (from data discovery tools to knowledge discovery tools)?
* Going from foundational research into discipline-specific progress across a number of disciplines
3. 6:30-6:40 PM National Academy of Sciences Space Studies Board’s “Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science<http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/CurrentProjects/SSB_178892>”
* Chelle Gentemann (National Academy of Sciences co-chair for the Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science report and sit on the NAS standing Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space (CESAS))
4. 6:40-6:50 PM NASA "Frontier Development Laboratory<http://www.frontierdevelopmentlab.org/#!/>” and public-private partnerships
* Lika Guhathakurta (NASA HQ/Ames & FDL)
5. 6:50-7:10 PM Updates
* NASA HQ SMD Strategic Initiative for Scientific Data and Computing: Jeff Hayes (NASA HQ SMD)
* Full data lifecycle perspective: Dan Crichton (NASA JPL)
* Analytics-as-a-service perspective: Mike Little (NASA GSFC)
* Industry perspective: Matt Hancher - Google
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