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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Thursday, January 28 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Carbon Management, Food, Agriculture, Human well-being: Using informatics to connect the climate action dots

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The Biden plan for a “Clean Energy revolution and environmental justice” includes the objective “decarbonizing the food and agriculture sector, and leveraging agriculture to remove carbon dioxide from the air and store it in the ground”. This session will focus on science, technology, and policy relevant to that objective and selected UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Agriculture and Climate Cluster (ACC) has recently focused on science and technology topics that wrap around the transdisciplinary pipeline connecting data to decisions. This fall, the Cluster organized a do-a-thon to semantically tag selected SDG targets, and are planning further joint activities with the Research Data Alliance’s SDG Interest Group (the RDA SDG IG). The SDGs are a useful conceptual vehicle to place activities borne out of a national climate action plan in context.

In this session, three speakers will present a blend of science, technology, and policy topics relevant to the Biden plan objectives and the SDGs. The ACC will then present a network-graph representation of how concepts from those three presentations inter-relate to topics discussed in ACC meetings, including ontologies, natural language processing, data needs for near- and long-term land and hazard management, soil morphology, aquatic nutrient pollution, wildfire mitigation, wildfire response, and climate resilience. The network-graph will be used as a basis to discuss proposed 2021 activities co-helmed by the ACC and the RDA SDG IG.

How to prepare for this session: The Agriculture and Climate Cluster’s Wiki page has a complete provenance of our activities, including meeting minutes, links to meeting recordings, presentations, etc. The Wiki page is at: https://wiki.esipfed.org/Agriculture_and_Climate.

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Bill Teng

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Brian Wee

Founder and Managing Director, Massive Connections, LLC
Transdisciplinary scientist and thought leader on the use of environmental data and information for science, education, and decision-making for challenges at the nexus of global environmental change, natural resources, and society. Strategized and executed initiatives to engage the... Read More →

Thursday January 28, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Room 6
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