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Welcome to the Summer Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)! The 2017 theme is Strengthening Ties Between Observations and User Communities. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years.
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Wednesday, July 26 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Annotating datasets with measurement classes from the Ecosystem Ontology (ECSO)

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A new measurement ontology, the Ecosystem Ontology (ECSO), is now available, as is a system for annotating datasets in DataONE. Because ontologies include parent-child structure, synonyms and enable formal logic, the data discovery process can be streamlined when dataset metadata incorporates annotations from ontologies. The ECSO project currently focuses on measurements related to carbon cycling - such as fluxes (e.g., ecosystem exchange, NPP, respiration) and concentrations (of pigments, carbon compounds). Measurement descriptions include units, applicable observed entities (both terrestrial and aquatic), and methods, and are based on a broad corpus of datasets found in DataONE. Additions are planned to add other classes of measurements to ECSO. During this workshop, we will explore the ECSO ontology and demonstrate the annotation system. Participants are invinted to bring their own EML-described datasets for advice on annotating them with the ECSO ontology.

Speakers | Moderators
avatar for Margaret O'Brien

Margaret O'Brien

Data Manager, University of California, Santa Barbara
My academic background is in biological oceanography. Today, I am a data specialist working with the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) plus ecosystem-level projects conducting primary research, like the LTER network, and a marine Biodiversity Observation Network. My primary data... Read More →
avatar for Mark Schildhauer

Mark Schildhauer

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


Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm MDT
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