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Introductory presentation by Stuart Phinn at ESA conference workshop 1 October 2014

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Intro and overview phinn

  1. 1. Advances in data management practices and technologies for ecosystem science A workshop for the Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference Alice Springs, October 1 2014: 1300 – 1630 hrs
  2. 2. Presentation Aims To provide researchers who collect and re-use multiple types of ecosystem data with a practical overview and demonstrations of data collection, storage, management, publication and sharing practices for use in ecological sciences and management. To recognise different needs of researchers in different position and stages in research careers.
  3. 3. Presentation Learning Objectives • What do we want people to walk away with? - high level of knowledge of what ecosystem data is available and how to get it; - understanding of why good data management matters and what the benefits are for you; - understanding of spectrum of options for data collection and management; - understanding of how TERN and similar facilities fit into that spectrum; - understanding of data collection, publishing and sharing options; and - entry level appreciation of what new things are possible with this advanced infrastructure.
  4. 4. Expectations for Workshop? • Increase research impact and capability • Enable transition to more open, transparent scientific culture • From a technical side - Data Collection, Data Assurance, Data description, Data preservation and Access, Data discoverability, Data re-use, Analysis and Integration. • From an ecological side: improved data collection, use, re-use, applications, solutions, publications, collaborations and impact
  5. 5. Review Pre Workshop Surveys https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14jdfBjv_QjwxqpkVE3T99yXfHmmgkWfBYk WNjp25qTU/viewform?usp=send_form 1. What is your area of work, research or teaching, and what is your involvement with ecosystem research and data management? 2. Have you previously searched for and downloaded ecosystem data using an online data repository or portal? If yes, please tell us which repositories or portals you have used: 3. Have you downloaded or used –on-line tools for data collection and processing ? If yes, which one(s):
  6. 6. Review Pre Workshop Surveys https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14jdfBjv_QjwxqpkVE3T99yXfHmmgkWfBYkWNjp25qTU/ viewform?usp=send_form 4. Have you ever deposited your research data in a publicly accessible repository ? If yes, which one(s): 5. Have you ever written metadata to describe your research data? If yes, which metadata standards and authoring tools were used? 6. Have you used another scientist's data to conduct your research? If yes, briefly outline the benefits and challenges you experienced: 7. What are you hoping to get out of the workshop? 8. Are there any specific topics or questions that you would like to be covered?
  7. 7. Your Presenters! • TERN - Stuart Phinn • TERN Ozflux – Peter Isaac • TERN Ausplots – Andrew Tokmakoff • TERN Ecoinformatics – Anita Smyth • TERN Auscover - Matt Paget • ANDS – Angeletta Leggio • Nectar BBCVL Virtual Lab – Willow Hallgren & Hamish Holewa
  8. 8. Workshop Outline Time Title Presenters 13:00 – 13:20 Introduction and Context Stuart Phinn 13:20 – 13:50 Adding Value to Data: A Rake’s Progress Peter Isaac 13:50 – 14:10 Collecting Data: Mobile field data collection with prescribed methodologies Andrew Tokmakoff 14:10: 15:00 Data management and publishing for ecologists Anita Smyth and Matt Paget 15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break Coffee/tea Provided 15:20 – 15:40 Preservation and Data Angeletta Leggio 15:40 – 16:10 The Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL): Where Ecology Mets Big Data Willow Hallgren 16:10 – 16:30 Wrap-up and close Stuart Phinn
  9. 9. Introduction – Ecological Data Collection and Sharing Data Collection: • Methods, protocols and technologies • Manual, visual, instrumental, semi-automated, and automated • Quality checking, assurance and standards Data Sharing: • A range of approaches can be used for this! • Data curation, meta-data, licensing and data publishing
  10. 10. • A Data Publishing Continuum? http://www.tern.org.au/Data-publishing-pg26249.html
  11. 11. Introduction – Ecological Data Collection and Sharing Data Collection: • Methods, protocols and technologies • Manual, visual, instrumental, semi-automated, and automated • Quality checking, assurance and standards Data Sharing: • A range of approaches can be used for this! • Data curation, meta-data, licensing and data publishing Relevant national data infrastructure: • Covering TERN, ANDS and Virtual Lab Program today…. • Focus on Australia’s Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network
  12. 12. • National infrastructure for Australian ecosystem data
  13. 13. What is TERN? • Infrastructure and networks to support coordinated, collaborative ecosystem science community • Enabling sustained, long-term collection, storage, synthesis and sharing of ecosystem data • Connecting science with policy and management
  14. 14. • TERN’s infrastructure for ecosystem science
  15. 15. Instruments + Sensors Policy + Management Analysis + Synthesis Modelling Data Searching Data Sharing Data Curation + Publishing Data Storage Processing + Analysis Collection Methods
  16. 16. Data analysis, integration and synthesis Storage, preservation and discoverability of data r Ecosystem Science Enhanced ability to revise, question and expand knowledge Data + meta-data, licensing Research output: new data and publications Enables large scale and coordinated data collection, sharing and multiple re-uses Knowledge gap: research questions Proposal and planning Data collection, verification, quality assurance and control This afternoon……..
  17. 17. TERN’s data portals and meta-data structure: Auscover Ozflux Ausplots, and Transects Soils Coasts Supersites Network and LTERN eMAST AeKOS Ecoinformatics TERN Data Discovery Portal
  18. 18. TERN Data: TERN facility Kind of data available Where can I access [+ submit] data ? AusCover Remote sensing data and derived products covering: land cover; ecosystem variables; fire; surface radiation, meteorology; base satellite data and inputs to satellite processing; site-based datasets. Via TDDP or AusCover portal: www.auscover.org.au/data/product-list [Submit - matt.paget@csiro.au] AusPlots Vegetation and soil surveys and samples; photopoints. Over 330 sites sampled so far. As at March 2014: data from ~130 rangelands sites available, with more coming soon. Via AEKOS data portal www.aekos.org.au or Soils to Satellites soils2sat.ala.org.au/ (In future will also be searchable from TDDP) Specimens (vegetation voucher samples and soils) ian@ausplots.org.au Photopoints: Contact ben@ausplots.org.au ACEAS (Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis) Synthesised data products from ACEAS working groups. Via TDDP or ACEAS portal: aceas-data.science.uq.edu.au/portal/ [Submit – s.guru@uq.edu.au]
  19. 19. TERN Data: TERN facility Kind of data available Where can I access [+ submit] data ? ACEF Key datasets include coastal Via TDDP or ACEF portal: Australian bathymetry, coastal habitats, water acef.tern.org.au/portal/ Coastal quality, beach morphology, turtle Ecosystems distribution and habitat [Submit – jonathan.hodge@csiro.au] Facility Australian SuperSite Network (ASN) Vegetation composition, structure and cover; fauna surveys; soil properties; gas and energy flux (see OzFlux below); meteorology; surface, ground and soil water Via TDDP or ASN portal: www.tern-supersites.net.au/knb/ [Submit – shiela.lloyd@jcu.edu.au] Australian Transect Network (ATN) Vegetation and soil surveys, including specimens. Via AEKOS data portal www.aekos.org.au or Soils to Satellites soils2sat.ala.org.au/ (In future will also be searchable from TDDP) Specimens (vegetation voucher samples and soils) stefan.caddy-retalic@adelaide.edu.au Eco- Informatics Ecological data from individual sites, and from broadscale surveys. Data from AusPlots and the Australian Transect Network, alongside key data from State and Federal partners. See AEKOS data publication schedule for more detail. www.aekos.org.au (In progress of submitting metadata to TDDP) [submit - www.aekos.org.au/access_shared]
  20. 20. TERN Data: TERN facility Kind of data available Where can I access [+ submit] data ? eMAST Modelled climate and land surface data Ecosystem derived from surface observations. Modelling and Scaling Infrastructure Partially available via eMAST: www.tern.org.au/e-MAST-Data-Products-pg26355. html (In progress of submitting metadata to TDDP) [Submit - bradley.evans@mq.edu.au] LTERN Long-Term Ecological Research Network Vegetation composition, structure and cover; fauna surveys; surface, ground and soil water Via TDDP or LTERN portal: www.ltern.org.au/knb/ [Contact emma.burns@anu.edu.au ] OzFlux CO2 and other gas concentration and fluxes; evapotranspiration; surface energy balance; carbon and water cycles Via TDDP or OzFlux portal: ozflux.its.monash.edu.au/ecosystem/home [Submit -pisaac.ozflux@gmail.com ] Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia Functional soil attributes and key landscape features. Under development. Best available data products via TDDP: http://portal.tern.org.au/search#!/q=soils/p= 1/tab=collection/group=Soils/num=10 [Submit - mike.grundy@csiro.au]
  21. 21. • Other data stores and sources?
  22. 22. • Other data stores and sources?
  23. 23. • Other data stores and sources?
  24. 24. Data Collection Examples of Open Data Collection Options and Tools • Open Data Kit and Google Tables/Maps/Engines • TERN Auscover applications • ALA applications • Other government examples for citizen science
  25. 25. Data Collection Examples of Open Data Collection Options and Tools • Open Data Kit and Google Tables/Maps/Engines
  26. 26. Data Collection Examples of Open Data Collection Options and Tools • TERN Auscover applications - http://www.auscover.org.au/xwiki/bin/view/Field+Sites/ODK+Forms
  27. 27. Data Collection Examples of Open Data Collection Options and Tools • TERN Auscover applications https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid=1Cy-tes5- za7XAGfYueIgwZWUDecRzETT4KZFM6Fk#map:id=3
  28. 28. Data Collection Examples of Open Data Collection Options and Tools • Other government examples for citizen science https://ir3h5.enketo.formhub.org/webform
  29. 29. Topic Presentations
  30. 30. Summary and Exit Survey Australian Ecosystem Science Long Term Plan – six key directions
  31. 31. Summary and Exit Survey Summary: Learning objectives - revisited • What do we want people to walk away with? • high level of knowledge of what ecosystem data is available and how to get it; • understanding of why good data management matters and what the benefits are for you; • understanding of spectrum of options for data collection and management; • understanding of how TERN and similar facilities fit into that spectrum; • understanding of data collection, publishing and sharing options; and • entry level appreciation of what new things are possible with this advanced infrastructure
  32. 32. Summary and Exit Survey Exit Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G5KSGCV
  33. 33. International Partners TERN is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and the Super Science Initiative
  34. 34. Questions? Stuart Phinn s.phinn@uq.edu.au Siddeswara Guru s.guru@uq.edu.au www.tern.org.au

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