National Capability

One of the more important parts of this project is to facilitate and deliver a number of workshops across the data management community aimed at increasing the awareness and importance of adopting common approaches to implementing and managing scientific information infrastructures.

1. Data and Information Modelling (2 day workshop, February 19th/20th 2009 – 12 Places at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire)
A new pilot course, covering how ISO and OGC methodologies are used for describing data and information features, including computer based exercises that demonstrate how this is done in practice. See workshop page.

2. Structuring Scientific Metadata (1 day workshop, 13 May 2009 - 6 Places at CEH Lancaster)
Covering the OGC observations and measurements framework and plans for complementary NERC metadata to extend traditional discovery metadata frameworks. See workshop page.

3. Scientific Data Services (2 day workshop, March 18th/19th 2009 - 10 Places at British Antarctic Survey, Cambridgeshire)
Covering standard data delivery and visualisation services (e.g OPENDAP, KML and the OGC webservices). See workshop page.

4. Vocabulary Services (1 day workshop, February 25th 2009 - 12 places at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire)
Covering how to construct, serve, manage and communicate controlled vocabularies, thesauri and ontologies. See workshop page.

5. The future of data and information integration in NERC (1 day workshop May 2009) See workshop page.
A facilitated workshop to help shape future data integration within and beyond NERC, exploiting, but not limited to, tools and concepts introduced in the previous workshops.

NDG3: Capability, Discovery, Vocab, Software, MOLES, Security, Community, Roadmap, Management