The Belmont Forum endorsed a Data Skills Curricula Framework to enhance information management skills for data-intensive science at its annual Plenary Meeting held in November. The Framework was developed by the Forum’s e-Infrastructures and Data Management (e-I&DM) Project to improve data literacy, security and sharing in data-intensive, transdisciplinary global change research.
The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce that Dr. Mustapha Mokrane, Executive Director of ICSU World Data System, has been selected as Co-Lead of the e-Infrastructures and Data Management Project (e-I&DM). Dr. Mokrane will succeed Dr. Robert Gurney, co-creator of the initiative, who completed his term as Co-Lead at the end of September. Dr.
If you deal with megabytes of environmental sample data, or gigabytes of sensor data, or terabytes of model data or petabytes of remote sensing data, then I’d like you to take a survey. If you create, look after, analyse, publish on or manage datasets for global change then I’d like to find out what are the necessary and emerging skills you need.
The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert J. (Bob) Samors as Coordination Officer (CO) for the Forum’s e-Infrastructure and Data Management (eI&DM) Project. Bob brings a wealth of expertise and talent to this key position, drawing from his most recent role as Senior External Relations Manager for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).
Dr. M. Lee Allison, Arizona State Geologist and Director of the Arizona Geological Survey, died on August 16 from a critical head injury incurred over the weekend. Lee was a passionate advocate for geoinformatics and new ways to share, collect, and use information relating to the geosciences, and held leadership roles in geoinformatics projects of national and international significance.
Pierre-Philippe Mathieu, member of the Steering Committee and Work Package 1 (Data Integration for Multidisciplinary Research) gave the lecture "Taking the Pulse of Our Planet from Space" at TEDxHamburg (http://www.tedxhamburg.de) published on 17 July, 2016. The talk touches on how satellite data from the Copernicus mission can be shared and integrated with local knowledge to improve knowledge of Earth's systems and quality of life.