An On-line Collaborative Platform for Earth Observation Scientists
<ul><li>An on-line platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Earth Observation Scientists </li></...
<ul><li>Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal rich with social networking features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tags, b...
Dashboard SC09  Nov. 14-20, 2009
Groups SC09  Nov. 14-20, 2009
<ul><li>Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Application Service (IAS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On-line, on-d...
Application Catalogue SC09  Nov. 14-20, 2009
Interactive Application Service SC09  Nov. 14-20, 2009
<ul><li>Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectral Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Store, share and browse spectral...
Spectral Library - Browse SC09  Nov. 14-20, 2009
Spectral Library - Metadata SC09  Nov. 14-20, 2009
Portal Usage <ul><li>Over 70 users from Europe, South America and North America </li></ul><ul><li>Used at IAI Internationa...
<ul><li>Apr 21, 2009 - CANARIE NEP-1 Synergy Workshop (Winnipeg) </li></ul><ul><li>Jun 22, 2009 - SpecNet Workshop (Lethbr...
<ul><li>R. Curry, C. Kiddle and R. Simmonds.  Social Networking and Scientific Gateways.  To appear in  Proceedings of the...
Project Team SC09  Nov. 14-20, 2009 Dr. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa University of Alberta Dr. John Gamon University of Alberta...
Virtual Organization SC09  Nov. 14-20, 2009
Contact Information SC09  Nov. 14-20, 2009 http://geochronos.org/ [email_address] http://grid.ucalgary.ca/ http://ceos.ual...
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Presentation shown as part of the GeoChronos Demonstration at SC09 in Portland on Nov. 17th and Nov. 18th, 2009. (Similar to the GeoChronos - CANARIE NEP Showcase Presentation with a few minor revisions.)

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GeoChronos - SC09 Demo Presentation

  1. 1. An On-line Collaborative Platform for Earth Observation Scientists
  2. 2. <ul><li>An on-line platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Earth Observation Scientists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration between scientists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Application access, management and sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data access, management and sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leveraging: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and social networking technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud computing technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic Web technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funded by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CANARIE - Network Enabled Platform (NEP-1) program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cybera </li></ul></ul></ul>( http://geochronos.org/ ) SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  3. 3. <ul><li>Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal rich with social networking features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tags, bookmarks, profiles, blogs, wikis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friends/contacts, groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions, message boards, calendars </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Status, activity feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal built on top of a social networking platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Initial prototype built in Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary prototype built on white label social networking platform Ning ( http://www.ning.com ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current portal built on open source white label social networking platform Elgg ( http://www.elgg.org ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan to keep using Elgg platform and upgrade as new versions released </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop new Elgg plugins as needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.e., plugins for more easily sharing publications and presentations </li></ul></ul></ul>Collaboration SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  4. 4. Dashboard SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  5. 5. Groups SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  6. 6. <ul><li>Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Application Service (IAS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On-line, on-demand access to scientific applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share application sessions and data with other users </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IAS is hosted on top of a cloud computing platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use ASPEN ( http://grid.ucalgary.ca/projects/DataCentre/ ) which can dynamically provision virtual machines to host applications based on user demand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Batch processing and automated workflow services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Handle longer running data processing tasks and simulations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automate data workflows involving data acquisition and transformation of data into different data products more suitable for use by scientists (i.e., mosaic, reproject and subset MODIS data) </li></ul></ul></ul>Applications SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  7. 7. Application Catalogue SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  8. 8. Interactive Application Service SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  9. 9. <ul><li>Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectral Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Store, share and browse spectral data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View spectral plots, metadata, ancillary data and maps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manage and generate metadata for spectra </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create and share metadata schemas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iRODS ( http://www.irods.org/ ) for data storage/management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic Web technologies such as RDF (Resource Description Framework) to link/relate data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generalization of spectral library solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire, store, manage, browse and share other types of data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MODIS and other satellite data </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flux tower and phenology tower data </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meteorological data </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other data </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Data SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  10. 10. Spectral Library - Browse SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  11. 11. Spectral Library - Metadata SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  12. 12. Portal Usage <ul><li>Over 70 users from Europe, South America and North America </li></ul><ul><li>Used at IAI International Wireless Sensor Networking Summer School in Edmonton in July 2009 (~40 participants) </li></ul><ul><li>On-going usage by Tropi-Dry community for collaboration and sharing documents </li></ul><ul><li>Slowly opening up portal to different communities of users as development progresses </li></ul>SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  13. 13. <ul><li>Apr 21, 2009 - CANARIE NEP-1 Synergy Workshop (Winnipeg) </li></ul><ul><li>Jun 22, 2009 - SpecNet Workshop (Lethbridge) </li></ul><ul><li>Jun 24-26, 2009 – Meeting of the Collaborative Research Network II (CRN2) and Small Grant Program for the Human Dimensions (SGP-HD) Principal Investigators (Montevideo, Uruguay) </li></ul><ul><li>Jul 6-18, 2009 - IAI International Wireless Sensor Networking Summer School (Edmonton) </li></ul><ul><li>Aug 15, 2009 – Elgg Camp (Boston) </li></ul><ul><li>Oct 14, 2009 – Summit 09 (Banff) </li></ul>Presentations/Demonstrations SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  14. 14. <ul><li>R. Curry, C. Kiddle and R. Simmonds. Social Networking and Scientific Gateways. To appear in Proceedings of the Grid Computing Environments Workshop , Portland, OR, November 20, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>N. Markatchev, R. Curry, C. Kiddle, A. Mirtchovski, R. Simmonds and T. Tan. A Cloud-based Interactive Application Service. To appear in Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science , Oxford, UK, December 9-11, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>J. A. Gamon, C. Kiddle, R. Curry, N. Markatchev, G. Pastorello Jr., B. Rivard, G. A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, R. Simmonds and T. Tan. GeoChronos: An On-line Collaborative Platform for Earth Observation Scientists. To appear in Proceedings of the AGU Fall Meeting , San Francisco, CA, December 14-18, 2009. (Abstract) </li></ul>Publications SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  15. 15. Project Team SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009 Dr. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa University of Alberta Dr. John Gamon University of Alberta Dr. Benoit Rivard University of Alberta Dr. Rob Simmonds University of Calgary Prinicipal Investigators Project Coordination Platform Development Domain Scientists
  16. 16. Virtual Organization SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009
  17. 17. Contact Information SC09 Nov. 14-20, 2009 http://geochronos.org/ [email_address] http://grid.ucalgary.ca/ http://ceos.ualberta.ca/ http://www.cybera.ca/

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