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For over 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth observation data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth observations more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and the public. The theme of this year’s meeting is Leading Innovation in Earth Science Data Frontiers.

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Wednesday, January 27 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Advances in Semantic Harmonization: from the Cryosphere, to the Earth System

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A major goal of the ESIP Semantic Harmonization Cluster is to promote common understanding and encourage discussion with other ESIP clusters that are developing vocabularies, thesauri, metadata schemas, or ontologies to increase the FAIRness of Earth Science data in potentially specialized domains (e.g. Marine, Soil, or Biological data). By adopting shared approaches among these efforts whenever possible — such as re-using terms, implementing common design patterns, and standardized tooling for vocabulary harmonization — semantic harmonization should vastly increase the capability of researchers to more effectively pursue their science. Thus, we are seeking to build new collaborations with domain experts from various disciplines to harmonize and further develop semantic resources relevant to their respective fields.

This session will continue ongoing discussion of the benefits, goals, and progress in semantically harmonizing Earth Science terminologies, data models and ontologies. Using actual examples integrating vocabularies from the Cryospheric domain, and with a focus on the SWEET and Environment (ENVO) Ontologies, we will present lessons learned for “good enough”/“working practices” learned during our efforts to harmonize the glacial and crosphere terminology between SWEET and ENVO. We hope that our efforts to date can inspire new collaborations and set novel harmonization activities in motion.

How to prepare for this session: For more Information see our ESIP page: https://wiki.esipfed.org/SemanticHarmonization, as well as our running meeting notes: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IFA6AsCdxESh9mZB5W1bZ_vARFkF3OvnL-KgdGNcp60/edit&sa=D&ust=1604399963101000&usg=AOvVaw0-fqz1-MEOZYXx5PsongvZ, and our ESIP summer 2020 session: https://2020esipsummermeeting.sched.com/event/cIuW/semantic-harmonization-see-it-in-action-bridging-metagenomics-and-earth-science-data.

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avatar for Gary Berg-Cross

Gary Berg-Cross

Consultant, Ontolog Board Member
Cognitive Psychologist and long-time data and knowledge engineer. Board member of the Ontolog Forum. Activities including hosting VoCamps to develop modular ontologies and harmonize semantics between terminologies, conceptual models and ontologies.
avatar for Kai Blumberg

Kai Blumberg

Ontologist, BCODMO
Kai Blumberg is an ontologist BCODMO and a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona. #FAIR-data #ENVO #BCODMO #UO #OBO #Interoperability
avatar for Mark Schildhauer

Mark Schildhauer

Senior Technology Fellow, NCEAS/UCSB
Data semantics, Ecoinformatics training, Arctic data, LTER data, Ecological synthesis
avatar for brandon whitehead

brandon whitehead

environmental data scientist, Manaaki Whenua -- Landcare Research


Wednesday January 27, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Room 3