WORKSHOP TO IDENTIFY GROUND-BASED DIGITAL AQUISITION, ANALYSIS, AND VISUALIZATION NEEDS OF THE GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE COMMUNITY Conveners: John S. Oldow, University of Idaho Carlos L.V. Aiken, University of Texas at Dallas J. Doug Walker, University of Kansas Xu Xueming, University of Texas at Dallas Date: 7-8 April, 2006 Location: San Diego Supercomputer Center, San Diego, California We extend an invitation to you to participate in a two day workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation and GEON (geongrid.org) to assess the community needs for the ground-based digital acquisition, analysis, and visualization of geologic information. The goals of the workshop are to: (1) identify the methods and technologies required for digital data acquisition, (2) to explore database and analysis tool requirements, (3) outline a vision for the architecture of national system for equipment accessibility, training, analysis, and data archiving, (4) initiate a discussion on data standards, required metadata, and information formats for databases, (5) identify the visualization requirements associated with digital acquisition methods, (6) develop a strategy for community involvement and implementation of the digital acquisition system, and (7) outline the relation of the digital acquisition system to existing or planned cyberinfrastructural initiatives in the earth sciences. We anticipate attendance of 25-30 earth scientists representing a wide range of expertise in digital acquisition, database development, information management, and the application of data analysis tools. Background in these areas, however, are not a requirement for attendance. The findings of the workshop will be presented to the geologic community at the 2006 National Meeting of the Geological Society of America and the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Community participation and acceptance is vital for the success of this effort and a website hosted by GEON will be developed to facilitate discussion and input before completion of the final report. Respond: If you have any questions, contact J.S. Oldow (firstname.lastname@example.org). We have funds to cover your expenses and need to have a commitment before the end of December.
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