Environmental data, available in unprecedented richness, are of utmost relevance to society nowadays: they are the basis of our adaption to dramatic environmental changes. Projects yielding such data – i.e. collecting, reprocessing or generating them – thus have a particular responsibility: rendering their outputs usable for society and fellow researchers. This year’s Environmental Computing Workshop shall therefore deal with data management in environmental IT projects of all kinds, from sensor-network to simulation projects. A proper Research Data Management guarantees efficient re-use of data and thus indispensable added value.
Contributions to the workshop shall discuss projects, shedding light on their “pure data management” (systems, performance, security) as well as their “metadata management” aspects (annotation mechanisms, standards, data publication and persistent identifiers). The aim is to compare approaches, bringing out best practices to make environmental data FAIR – i.e. findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable – in the spirit of modern Research Data Management.
3F, Building for Humanities and Social Science, Academia Sinica