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Alex Joseph's GeoCENS work shop on September 23, 2010

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  • Today we are both empowered by laptops connected to wireless high speed networks and swamped by information that that provides.For many this is a problem including organizations that collect data.However, if we could easily sort through this mess we have an opportunity.

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  • 1. Water and Environmental Hubsince 2010
    Alex JosephExecutive Director
    GeoCENS Workshop
    September 23, 2010
  • 2. if <this>
    data explosion
    open data
    high speed networks
    cloud computing
    </this> IS TRUE for WATER
    then {benefit} =
    > data open and accessible online
    < time and $ spent in acquisition
    > integrated management, eresearch, innovation, economic diversification
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  • 3. 1st region under water stress
  • 4. Diverse geography
  • 5. $22T water infrastructure
  • 6. If there’s all this data out there...
    Why do I and my students spend 50-75% of time trying to find it?
    |
  • 7. The Opportunity
  • 8. "The Water and Environmental Sciences Hub will be used by governments, industry, academia and the public to make more‐informed decisions regarding water and will create abetter understanding of this resource."
    ‐ Environment Minister Jim Prentice
  • 9. Vision
    To become the open source, web platform that connects water and environmental data with the tools and people needed to advance water research, integrated management, innovation, and economic diversification.
  • 10. Who
  • 11. Scope
    Water and Environmental Hub
    Surface
    Water
    Groundwater
    Snow & Ice
    Climate
    Water Quantity
    Water Quality
  • 12. Target Audience
  • 13. Access Points
  • 14. Approach
    Distributed: data stays with owners
    Scalable: exists in the cloud
    Seamless: acts as one virtual database
    Multi-access: multiple portals, tools
    Standards-based: use nat’l & int’l standards
    e.g. WaterML, Groundwater ML (GWML)
  • 15. Handling the Data
    Surface Water Quality Program (AENV)
    Water Survey of Canada
    TransAltaScheduled releases
    TransAlta Reservoir levels
    Naturalized stream flow projections (daily, weekly)
    Data Access Integration
    Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis
    NOAA WMS
    30 yr norms climate data
    PRISM dataset
    National Climate Data and Information Archive NavCanAviation Weather
    Wind Speed
    Radiation
    Potential Evaporation maps
    Climate surfaces
  • 16. Surface Water Quality Program (AENV)
    Water Survey of Canada
    TransAltaScheduled releases
    TransAlta Reservoir levels
    Naturalized stream flow projections (daily, weekly)
    Data Access Integration
    Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis
    NOAA WMS
    30 yr norms climate data
    PRISM dataset
    National Climate Data and Information Archive NavCanAviation Weather
    Wind Speed
    Radiation
    Potential Evaporation maps
    Climate surfaces
    AltaLIS 1:20K Base Features
    CanVec 1:50K, 1:250K
    Imagery (Landsat)
    Imagery (SPOT) – Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre
    Imagery (Orthophotos)
    LiDAR (SRD)
    Land Use (CLI)
    Soils (AgraSID)
    Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI)
    Wet Areas Mapping (Wetlands)
    PFRA Gross Watershed Boundaries
    National Road Network (NRN)
    National Hydro Network (NHN)
    GeoConnections Discover Portal
    Eastern Slopes Grizzly Bear Project – Land Cover
    Geological Survey of Canada (various)
    Alberta Geological Service (various)
    ERCB Pipes and Wells
    Alberta Agriculture RSS
    Soil Moisture
    Agricultural Capability (PFRA Landcover)
    Toporama
    Groundwater Information Network
    Groundwater Interoperability Experiment
    Alberta Water Well Information Database
    Groundwater Observation Well Network (GOWN)
    Potential Initial Data Partners
  • 17. Tools/Apps
    Client
    Mediator
    Wrappers
    Data
    Ontology
    UNGEMS
    GIN
    IP3/WC2N
    ...
  • 18.
  • 19. How will we know if we rocked the boat?
  • 20.
  • 21. Financial Sustainability
  • 22. INITIAL FUNDING
  • 23. Alex Joseph
    Executive Director - Water and Environmental Hub
    Cybera Inc.
    Direct: (403) 826-3915
    Email: alex.joseph@cybera.ca
    http://www.cybera.ca/project/water-and-environmental-hub