Call for Airborne Data Abstracts for AGU 2022
The lead of IMPACT’s Airborne Data Management Group, Deborah Smith, is co-convening two sessions at AGU’s 2022 Fall Meeting focused on the use of airborne Earth observation data:
These two sessions are aimed at bringing greater awareness and discussion of airborne and field data issues and solutions. One focuses on ways to make the data more easy to reuse, especially to use with other types of data. The second session will explore open source science with respect to airborne data analysis and use. We invite anyone with information and ideas to share to please submit and join in these conversations.
Both sessions are seeking abstract submissions (the submission deadline is August 3, 2022). Details on each session along with links to the more details are provided below.
One of the challenges for working with airborne and field data is the degree of heterogeneity in data organization and presentation, depending on when the data were collected, the organization which collected the data, the specific purposes for which the data was collected, and the organization which is distributing the data. This session focuses on the approaches and tools for improving the FAIRness of airborne and field data, particularly in terms of interoperability and reusability and in terms of integrating airborne and field data with data from other sources.
NASA is making a long-term commitment to open source science. The Open-Source Science Initiative (OSSI) is a commitment to the open sharing of software, data, and knowledge, including algorithms. NASA recently held its first Airborne and Field Data Workshop as an open forum to learn about the concerns of users and producers of airborne Earth observations. The workshop participants overwhelmingly stressed that the highly diverse, heterogeneous, and cross-disciplinary nature of these data provides unique challenges for those who want to use airborne Earth observations for scientific research and applications. This session will focus on open source science tools and collaborations aimed at NASA’s airborne and field data that respond to the concerns of the user community. Our aim is to use open source science to improve airborne data discovery, the analysis and integration of airborne data with related ground and satellite measurements, and to lower barriers for non-expert data users.