Around the Federation:
Open Data Day 2013, this Saturday, Feb. 23 To support our friends who are both organizing and participating in the Open Data Day 2013 Hackathon in Washington DC, the OpenGov Hub would like to bring everyone together afterwards to celebrate their hard work over a well-deserved Happy Hour.
Training workshop: Software tools and strategies for managing sensor networks We are pleased to announce a training workshop “Software tools and strategies for managing sensor networks” sponsored by the Long-Term Ecological Research program (LTER) and the University of San Diego (UCSD). The training will be held April 23-26, 2013, at the LTER Network Office in Albuquerque, NM. We have support to cover travel and lodging for participants that need it. Registration is now open with a deadline of March 4, 2013. Please see http://im.lternet.edu/imtraining/sensors_2013 and click on “Training application form” to register.
Announcing the Sloan-ICPSR Challenge Grants Program - ICPSR is pleased to announce a Challenge Grants program funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Through this program, ICPSR will fund innovative projects to promote open access to data, support research transparency, improve data citation, and more generally build good practice in data management and stewardship. Possible topics include but are not limited to training for researchers in data management, editorial workflows that integrate data management and access, and research on data replication practices. ICPSR expects to award three to five grants of up to $20,000 each. Proposals are due on April 15, 2013. You can read more about the Challenge Grants program here: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/datamanagement/sloan-challenge-2013.pdf.
Book Chapter Review Invitation for Spatial Cloud Computing - Phil Yang, GMU, is writing a book for spatial cloud computing and would like to seek review from potential readers with various background. You don't have to be a cloud computing expert to review the chapters and each chapter is about 20 pages double spaced. http://www.lists.esipfed.org/pipermail/esip-cloud/2013/000054.html
Competition to visualise World Government Data - Use your imagination: we want to see the best ways of exploring the data using the newest methods you can find. Use existing data visualisation tools - or develop your own new one. We want to be wowed - and educated. For all details: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2013/feb/12/government-data-free-our-data
Upcoming EarthCube Domain workshops
Date: March 4-5, 2013
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
Organizers: Kim Kastens (Education Development Center), Ruth Krumhansl (Education Development Center), Chery Peach (Scripps)
Contact: Cheryl Peach, cpeach AT ucsd.edu
Petrology and Geochemistry
Date: March 6-7, 2013
Location: National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
Organizers: Chuck Conner (University of South Florida), Elizabeth Cottrell (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution), Radjeep Dasgupta (Rice University), Kerstin Lehnert (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University), Abani Patra (SUNY Buffalo)
Contact: Kerstin Lehnert, lehnert AT ldeo.columbia.edu
Date: March 25-26, 2013
Location: University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Organizers: Marjorie Chan (University of Utah), David Budd, University of Colorado Boulder
Contact: Marjorie Chan, marjorie.chan AT utah.edu
Date: April 22-23, 2013
Location: Boulder, CO
Group Organizers: Louise Kellogg (University of California, Davis), Jennifer Arrigo (CUAHSI), Lorraine Hwang (Computational Infrastructure Dynamics), Scott Peckham (Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System), David Tarboton (Utah State University)
Contact: Ariel Shoresh, ariel AT geodynamics.org (Travel Logistics), Lorraine Hwang, ljhwang AT ucdavis.edu (Workshop Questions)