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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.
  • water and environmental hub - geo cens

    1. 1. Water and Environmental Hubsince 2010<br />Alex JosephExecutive Director <br />GeoCENS Workshop<br />September 23, 2010<br />
    2. 2. if <this><br /> data explosion <br /> open data<br /> high speed networks <br /> cloud computing<br /></this> IS TRUE for WATER<br />then {benefit} =<br /> > data open and accessible online<br /> < time and $ spent in acquisition<br /> > integrated management, eresearch, innovation, economic diversification<br />1<br />0<br />
    3. 3. 1st region under water stress<br />
    4. 4. Diverse geography<br />
    5. 5. $22T water infrastructure<br />
    6. 6. If there’s all this data out there...<br />Why do I and my students spend 50-75% of time trying to find it?<br />|<br />
    7. 7. The Opportunity<br />
    8. 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."<br />‐ Environment Minister Jim Prentice<br />
    9. 9. Vision<br />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.<br />
    10. 10. Who<br />
    11. 11. Scope<br />Water and Environmental Hub<br />Surface<br /> Water<br />Groundwater<br />Snow & Ice<br />Climate<br />Water Quantity<br />Water Quality<br />
    12. 12. Target Audience<br />
    13. 13. Access Points<br />
    14. 14. Approach<br />Distributed: data stays with owners<br />Scalable: exists in the cloud<br />Seamless: acts as one virtual database<br />Multi-access: multiple portals, tools<br />Standards-based: use nat’l & int’l standards<br />e.g. WaterML, Groundwater ML (GWML)<br />
    15. 15. Handling the Data<br />Surface Water Quality Program (AENV)<br />Water Survey of Canada<br />TransAltaScheduled releases<br />TransAlta Reservoir levels<br />Naturalized stream flow projections (daily, weekly)<br />Data Access Integration<br />Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis<br />NOAA WMS<br />30 yr norms climate data<br />PRISM dataset<br />National Climate Data and Information Archive NavCanAviation Weather<br />Wind Speed<br />Radiation<br />Potential Evaporation maps <br />Climate surfaces<br />
    16. 16. Surface Water Quality Program (AENV)<br />Water Survey of Canada<br />TransAltaScheduled releases<br />TransAlta Reservoir levels<br />Naturalized stream flow projections (daily, weekly)<br />Data Access Integration<br />Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis<br />NOAA WMS<br />30 yr norms climate data<br />PRISM dataset<br />National Climate Data and Information Archive NavCanAviation Weather<br />Wind Speed<br />Radiation<br />Potential Evaporation maps <br />Climate surfaces<br />AltaLIS 1:20K Base Features<br />CanVec 1:50K, 1:250K<br />Imagery (Landsat)<br />Imagery (SPOT) – Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre<br />Imagery (Orthophotos)<br />LiDAR (SRD)<br />Land Use (CLI)<br />Soils (AgraSID)<br />Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI)<br />Wet Areas Mapping (Wetlands)<br />PFRA Gross Watershed Boundaries<br />National Road Network (NRN)<br />National Hydro Network (NHN)<br />GeoConnections Discover Portal<br />Eastern Slopes Grizzly Bear Project – Land Cover<br />Geological Survey of Canada (various)<br />Alberta Geological Service (various)<br />ERCB Pipes and Wells<br />Alberta Agriculture RSS<br />Soil Moisture<br />Agricultural Capability (PFRA Landcover)<br />Toporama<br />Groundwater Information Network <br />Groundwater Interoperability Experiment <br />Alberta Water Well Information Database <br />Groundwater Observation Well Network (GOWN)<br />Potential Initial Data Partners<br />
    17. 17. Tools/Apps<br />Client<br />Mediator<br />Wrappers<br />Data<br />Ontology<br />UNGEMS<br />GIN<br />IP3/WC2N<br />...<br />
    18. 18.
    19. 19. How will we know if we rocked the boat?<br />
    20. 20.
    21. 21. Financial Sustainability<br />
    22. 22. INITIAL FUNDING<br />
    23. 23. Alex Joseph<br />Executive Director - Water and Environmental Hub <br />Cybera Inc.<br />Direct: (403) 826-3915 <br />Email: alex.joseph@cybera.ca<br />http://www.cybera.ca/project/water-and-environmental-hub<br />

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