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Haiti Earthquake a Year Later What Has Space Learned

Guest Blog: Haiti Earthquake a Year Later: What Has Space Learned?

Adriane Cornell, Space News, January 12, 2011

… After a disaster strikes, current practice ideally has it that the affected country requests aid from the United Nations, and the International Charter Space and Major Disasters is then activated. Space derived data is collected from organizations that are part of the Charter and this information is sent to other organizations who then produce maps and informational reports on the disaster. These organizations then send their information to the disaster responders and the international community. The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) tries throughout the process to support the complicated information exchange. …

For full text of this article, visit Guest Blog Haiti Earthquake a Year Later What Has Space Learned | SpaceNews.com.

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National Geospatial Advisory Committee Interagency Data Sharing – A Primer

National Geospatial Advisory Committee – June 2011
One of the challenges of the geospatial community is to foster data sharing and collaboration among multiple agencies and organizations, across multiple levels of public, private and not-for-profit entities. Successful interagency data sharing and collaboration is based on adopting guiding principles, identifying best practices and recognizing the challenges, which may include policy issues, scientific issues and technological issues.

For a PDF copy of the primer, visit the FGDC Website: http://www.fgdc.gov/ngac

Presentations from National Academies’ Symposium on International Scientific Data Sharing

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From Paul Uhlir, Director, Board on Research Data and Information, National Academy of Sciences:
Presentations from Symposium on International Scientific Data Sharing The Board of Research Data and Information (BRDI) at the U.S. National Academies co-sponsored a free, two-day symposium on April 18-19th in Washington, DC on international scientific data sharing, with focus on developing countries. The presentations from the event are available online. The symposium sought to address the following questions:
1. Why is the international sharing of publicly funded scientific data important, especially for development? What are some examples of past successes and what are the types of global research and applications problems that can be addressed with more complete access to government data collections and government-funded data sources?
2. What is the status of public data access internationally, particularly in developing countries?
3. What are the principal barriers and limits to sharing public data across borders?
4. What are the rights and responsibilities of scientists and research organizations with regard to providing and getting access to publicly funded scientific data? How can international scientific organizations, government agencies, and scientists improve sharing of publicly funded data to address global challenges, particularly in less economically developed countries, more successfully?

International Symposium on the Case for International Scientific Data Sharing: A Focus on Developing Countries

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International Symposium on the Case for International Scientific Data Sharing:

A Focus on Developing Countries

Board on International Scientific Organizations and the U.S. Committee on Data for Science and Technology, Board on Research Data and Information, National Academy of Sciences in consultation with the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science, International Council for Science

to be held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC on 18-19 April 2011

Find the agenda at:  BISO-BRDI-CFRS Joint Symposium Agenda.

SUMMARY

The Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO), and the U.S. Committee on Data for Science and Technology (US CODATA) under the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), in consultation with the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science (CFRS) of the International Council for Science ICSU), are organizing a 2-day international symposium. The meeting will be held on Monday-Tuesday, 18-19 April 2011, at the National Academy of Sciences’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC.

The symposium will address the following questions:

1. Why is the international sharing of publicly funded scientific data important, especially for development? What are some examples of past successes and what are the types of global research and applications problems that can be addressed with more complete access to government data collections and government-funded data sources?
2. What is the status of public data access internationally, particularly in developing countries?
3. What are the principal barriers and limits to sharing public data across borders?
4. What are the rights and responsibilities of scientists and research organizations with regard to providing and getting access to publicly funded scientific data? How can international scientific organizations, government agencies, and scientists improve sharing of publicly funded data to address global challenges, particularly in less economically developed countries, more successfully?

A proceedings from the symposium will be published by the National Academies Press.

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Open Source Software Hits a Strategic Tipping Point

Open Source Software Hist a Strategic Tipping Point

Laurie Wurster, The Conversation Blog, Harvard Business Review, March 9, 2011

…mainstream adopters of IT solutions across a widening array of market segments are rapidly gaining confidence in the use of open source software,… Because most open source software is cheap if not free and all of it repudiates the notion of proprietary code, it has the potential to be a serious disruptor of the traditional, commercial closed-source software business. … Most organizations, it revealed, have not established a policy framework to guide decision-making on the use of open source software. A proper framework would outline types of licenses acceptable to the organization, guidelines pertaining to intellectual property, regulations governing contributions to external projects, and an approved vendor/project list. …

For full text of the article visit Open Source Software Hits a Strategic Tipping Point – Laurie Wurster – The Conversation – Harvard Business Review.

Haiti Earthquake a Year Later What Has Space Learned

Guest Blog: Haiti Earthquake a Year Later: What Has Space Learned?

Space News, Wed, 12 January, 2011 Submitted by: Ariane Cornell

…After a disaster strikes, current practice ideally has it that the affected country requests aid from the United Nations, and the International Charter Space and Major Disasters is then activated. Space derived data is collected from organizations that are part of the Charter and this information is sent to other organizations who then produce maps and informational reports on the disaster. These organizations then send their information to the disaster responders and the international community. The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) tries throughout the process to support the complicated information exchange….

For full text, visit Guest Blog Haiti Earthquake a Year Later What Has Space Learned | SpaceNews.com.

U.S. Federal Agency R and D Budget Briefing Schedule FY 2012

AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program

For information and analysis of the U.S. federal R&D budget, visit: http://www.aaas.org/spp/rd/

Appropriations Progress Chart

AAAS Analysis of R&D Investment in Appropriations
Status of Appropriations Legislation for Fiscal Year 2011

Agency Budget Briefing Schedule FY 2012

OSTP

When: Monday, February 14, 2011, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Where: AAAS Auditorium, 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC (entrance at 12th and H)
Metro: Metro Center (red, blue, and orange lines)
RSVP: Press should RSVP to Phil Larson
Details: Live webcast will be available at http://www.aaas.org/go/ostp

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