Virtual SciDataCon 2021 Day Six (Mon 19 October), there are two themes: the strand Exploring Core Interoperability continues with an extremely important double session on ‘FAIR Vocabularies’, while the strand on Data for the SDGs concludes with three sessions, including a discussion of what the Data Together organisations are doing in relation to the SDGs.
The sessions are listed below to make it easier to register if you have not done so already.
Exploring Core Interoperability
Scientific Vocabularies: needs, status, validity, governance and sustainability, Monday 25 October, 11:00-12:30 UTC and 13:00-14:30 UTC: REGISTER
To maximize semantic interoperability, shared or harmonized terminology is essential: internationally-agreed
Data for the Sustainable Development Goals and Disaster Risk Reduction
Fishing from an ocean of data to foster the development of a knowledgeable and ocean friendly society, Monday 25 October, 11:00-12:30 UTC: REGISTER
An interactive workshop: The goal of the workshop is to explore the role of researchers and citizens in supporting community led action on marine sustainability, marine pollution, climate action, and community resilience through engagement and outreach. Co-designed in collaboration with European partners and community representatives, the workshop will explore opportunities and challenges in communication of scientific information to general public. A series of short introductions from the panel (including live links and/or recorded video messages from community groups) will precede group work on creation of dedicated ocean related actions to promote effective transfer of ocean related knowledge to citizens.
Systems analysis is applicable to a wide variety of problems facing our planet. Its many applications are spurred by the dramatic amount of data available and the remarkable new tools for using data to make better decisions and influence policy. This session will explore the interplay between data science/data analysis and systems analysis by focusing on complex socio-technological systems involving interactions of people and man-made devices with the natural environment, and specifically examining the challenges posed by destructive impacts from changing climates, droughts and floods, earthquakes, and other natural events, as well as by human activities including technological catastrophes, acts of terror, and cyber-attacks. The world-wide COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the vulnerability of our human and economic systems, challenging the ability of our healthcare system to provide needed services, the resilience of our supply chains to provide needed goods, and the ability of our social infrastructure to provide for economic well-being– all examples of issues that systems analysts address. We will explore the use of advanced approaches of Big Data collection and deep analytical processing to explore these problems of systems analysis.
Data Together Activities Evaluating Landscape Mapping concepts for the SDGs, Monday 25 October, 16:00-17:30 UTC: REGISTER
This session will explore the Data Together (CODATA, GO FAIR, RDA, WDS) organisations’ respective activities in relation to data for the SDGs. Given their commitment to open data science and the FAIR Principles, each organization can contribute to the availability of data, data management and re-use of data. Collectively they contribute to the broader global call for SDG data and as a group, they can synergize their impact for future SDG evaluations. In addition to identifying collective strengths and opportunities for collaboration, this session will identify challenges in facilitating the use of data and data science towards assessing and achieving the SDGs. Important topics for discussion include the role of data repositories, the necessary data granularity, data integration and
CODATA and WDS are very grateful to SpringerNature for sponsorship of Virtual SciDataCon 2021. This sponsorship has assisted us in running the conference without a cost-recovery access charge, for which we are extremely grateful.
Virtual SciDataCon 2021 is organised by CODATA and the World Data System, the two data organisations of the International Science Council – PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE – FULL PROGRAMME – please note that registration is free, but participants must register for each session they wish to attend.