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UNDRR SRSG Mami Mizutori speaks in Auckland Fiji: Cyclone Early Warning System for Pacific goes live Countdown starts for Sendai 2020 deadline Data For Now Inception Workshop in Rwanda Bangladeshi farmers reap the benefits of new weather forecasts Asia and the Pacific set priorities for accelerated disaster risk reduction NASA Space Data Can Cut Disaster Response Times, Costs Read the full?Disaster Risk Reduction and Open Data Newsletter Title:?A Comprehensive Video Dataset for Multi-Modal Recognition Systems? Schloss Dagstuhl Event 19413 A week-long workshop was held on the subject of standards in cross-domain data use for science, health, and social science at Schloss Dagstuhl - the Leibniz Center for Informatics in Wadern, Germany, 6-11 October 2019. The meeting was sponsored by CODATA, the data-focused arm of the International Science Council (ISC), and the DDI Alliance, an international member-driven consortium which provides technical standards for research data in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences. CODATA is currently working towards a launch of a decadal programme on cross-disciplinary data as part of the ISC’s Science Action Plan. The DDI Alliance is now developing an information model for integrating data across domain boundaries. The workshop was subsidized by Schloss Dagstuhl - the Leibniz Center for Informatics. This workshop was the second addressing this important topic, the earlier one also taking place at Dagstuhl in October 2018. Both focused on specific real-world use cases: the first was an exploration of specific issues encountered in the use of data across domain boundaries; the second aimed at producing practical guidance for addressing them.? Among other outcomes, the first workshop contributed to the work on the next-generation DDI model, making it a more suitable tool for dealing with cross-domain data integration independent of the social sciences. Other standards and models were also examined (e.g. spatio-temporal aspects of DCAT). This focus on practical guidance for cross-domain data use is expected to continue into the ISC’s decadal programme. Workshop participants included representatives of use cases and technology and standards experts across several different domains, including the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, geophysical and environmental science, health research, disaster risk reduction, urban planning and policy, and the (SDGs). Standards concerned with statistical and research data and metadata were an important consideration (e.g., DDI, SDMX) and specialized application schemas (e.g. OBO vocabularies from the life sciences, ISO 19115 from geospatial data community). Technical experts ranged from those involved in developing standards to systems implementers.? Almost half of the participants overlapped with the first workshop.
Title:?The Norwegian National Ground Segment; Preservation, Distribution and Exploitation of Sentinel Data
Author: Trygve Halsne, Lara Ferrighi, Bard Saadatnejad, Nico Budewitz, Frode Dinessen, Lars-Anders Breivik, ?ystein God?y
Title: “Data Stewardship Wizard”: A Tool Bringing Together Researchers, Data Stewards, and Data Experts around Data Management Planning
Author:Robert Pergl, Rob Hooft, Marek Suchánek, Vojtěch Knaisl, Jan Slifka
Title:?A Discussion of Value Metrics for Data Repositories in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Author: Cynthia Parr, Corinna Gries, Margaret O'Brien, Robert R. Downs, Ruth Duerr, Rebecca Koskela, Philip Tarrant, Keith E. Maull, Nancy Hoebelheinrich, Shelley Stall
The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction and the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, recently spoke on resiliency and sustainable development at Tonkin + Taylor’s Auckland office. Click above for a link to the livestream video.
An operational system has been developed and implemented for the Fiji Islands to produce and disseminate new early warning information on coastal flooding, which will help save lives and protect property in low-lying, populated coastal areas.?For more on the CIFDP click the link above, and to listen to an interview with Bapon Fakhruddin on the development of the system,?click here.
Target (e) of the Sendai Framework's seven targets,?sets a 2020 deadline for developing national and local strategies for disaster risk reduction. The same deadline applies?to UN member states?finalising National Adaptation Plans under the Paris Agreement on climate.
SDSN TReNDS recently joined the World Bank, the UN Statistics Division, The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and representatives from eight very diverse countries (Bangladesh, Columbia, Ghana, Mongolia, Nepal, Paraguay, Rwanda, and Senegal) in Kigali, Rwanda to discuss priority data needs as part of the new Data For Now initiative.
Customised weather forecasts delivered to smartphones and rural meeting halls are helping farmers in Bangladesh better manage crops in the field as rain becomes more erratic.
In the face of growing disaster losses and risk in the Asia-Pacific region, government disaster risk management agencies, international organizations, and civil society groups met in Brisbane to agree on priorities for accelerating action for reducing the risk of disasters.
According to a new study, emergency responders could cut costs and save time by using near-real-time satellite data along with other decision-making tools after a flooding disaster.
Title:?Reviving an Old and Valuable Collection of Microscope Slides Through the Use of Citizen Science
Author: John Pring,?Lesley Wyborn,?Neal Evans
Title: Efficient Stratified Sampling Graphing Method for Mass Data
Author:?Jianjun Wang,?Yingang Zhao,?Jun Chen,?Suqing Zhang,?Xudong Zhao,?Yufei He
Author: Anand Handa,?Rashi Agarwal,?Narendra Kohli?
Title:?Proper Attribution for Curation and Maintenance of Research Collections: Metadata Recommendations of the RDA/TDWG Working Group
Author: Anne E. Thessen , Matt Woodburn, Dimitrios Koureas, Deborah Paul, Michael Conlon, David P. Shorthouse, Sarah Ramdeen
Title:?Intelligent Electronic Management of Library by Radio Frequency Identification Technology
Author: Qinglan Huang, Hongyi Huang
Title: The History and Future of Data Citation in Practice
Author: Mark A. Parsons, Ruth E. Duerr, Matthew B. Jones
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