[icoads_usa] Fwd: National Science Foundation Update Daily Digest Bulletin

Shawn R. Smith smith at coaps.fsu.edu
Thu Nov 14 12:46:14 MST 2013


Steve,

I will talk with my R2R and ODIP colleagues over the next few weeks and get their thoughts on a future direction. Both R2R and ODIP are much more focused on data stewardship vs. hardware R&D, so they likely know the NSF program managers that may be appropriate.

More soon...

Shawn

On Nov 14, 2013, at 1:47 PM, Steve Worley wrote:

> Shawn,
> 
> Thanks for this note.  I don't know anyone in particular at NSF, so much has changed in the 
> leadership there it is time to rebuild some relationships.  I usually get disheartened when I
> dig a little deeper into articles as you highlight below.  Prior to saying why, I would be happy for
> someone to tell me I'm all wrong.  The programs noted seem focused on computer science R and D.
> They certainly have a place in the NSF, but what we are trying to do is more data stewardship: 
> build the data content, improve the quality, and make incremental steps forward in user access.  
> 
> Nevertheless, let us keep talking about it and brainstorming.  I would like to find a sympathetic ear
> at the NSF that would at least point us in a direction that has some chance of success.
> 
> Regards,
> Steve
> 
> On Nov 14, 2013, at 10:43 AM, "Shawn R. Smith" <smith at coaps.fsu.edu> wrote:
> 
>> Hey all,
>> 
>> You probably have seen this news from NSF, but I thought I would forward the article. It clearly shows a huge investment by NSF into data discovery. What we need to do now is figure out how to get ICOADS/IVAD on the radar of these programs.
>> 
>> Steve - are you familiar with any of the program managers in this area at NSF? Maybe we should plan to visit NSF in early 2014 to brief them on ICOADS activities and future goals for data introperability.
>> 
>> Time for some brainstorming.
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> 
>> Shawn
>> 
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> 
>>> From: Meredith Field <mfield at fsu.edu>
>>> Subject: Fwd: National Science Foundation Update Daily Digest Bulletin
>>> Date: November 13, 2013 8:17:10 AM EST
>>> To: Shawn Smith <ssmith at coaps.fsu.edu>
>>> 
>>> Shawn,
>>> 
>>> Here's a story on data you might be interested in.
>>> 
>>> Meredith
>>> 
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: National Science Foundation Update <nsf-update at nsf.gov>
>>> Date: Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 6:38 AM
>>> Subject: National Science Foundation Update Daily Digest Bulletin
>>> To: mfield at fsu.edu
>>> 
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> 
>>> NSF advances national efforts enabling data-driven discovery
>>> 11/12/2013
>>> You are subscribed to News - All NSF News for National Science Foundation Update.  This information has recently been updated, and is now available.
>>> 
>>> NSF advances national efforts enabling data-driven discovery
>>> 11/12/2013 09:00 AM EST
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> National Science Foundation (NSF) officials today are spotlighting the development and implementation of novel, multi-stakeholder partnerships that promise progress in big data discovery, education and innovation at a White House-sponsored event, Data to Knowledge to Action, in Washington, D.C.
>>> 
>>> The event follows last year's launch of the Administration's National Big Data ... 
>>> 
>>> More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=129244&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
>>> 
>>> This is an NSF News item.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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