[CODATA-international] TOMORROW at Virtual SciDatCon 2021: Data Policy and Data Stewardship

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Tue Oct 19 14:39:44 EDT 2021

On Day Three (Weds 20 October) of Virtual SciDataCon 2021, we start the
strand of sessions on Data for the SDGs and DRR
and continue the Interoperability
with sessions on the I-ADOPT Framework
<https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/368/> and DRUM (Digital
Representation of Units of Measure)

The sessions are listed below to make it easier to register if you have not
done so already.
*Data for the SDGs and DR*

*Harnessing risk-based data for disaster and climate resilience
<https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/309/>, Wednesday 20

Data plays acrucial role in addressing a broad spectrum of challenges for
improving risk reduction and sustainable development. Data standardisation,
interoperability,availability, veracity, and accessibility are crucial
techniques to address arange of vulnerability factors acting at the macro
(i.e., national) andcommunity levels. For instance, standardisation of loss
data quantification can assist in identifying gaps in vulnerability or risk
assessment and simultaneously improving risk information. Likewise,
accessing under-utilisedor unexplored data or data sources could be a
valuable resource for assessingvulnerabilities and helping develop adaptive
capacity. The session will discuss the mechanisms and methods on how data
could be made accessible, available, interoperable, and standardised for
climate and disaster risk assessment and a Systematic approach to ensure
data coherence.

*Accelerating South-South Cooperation to unlock the value of data for
development <https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/316/>,
Wednesday 20 October, 11:00-12:30 UTC: REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION

South-South Cooperation (SSC) is critical to fuel technological innovation
to advance the Data for Development (D4D) agenda and progress towards the
17 Sustainable Development Goals.  However, it is broadly acknowledged that
SSC modalities for harnessing innovations in data for development remain
under-developed. To overcome this deficit, there is a need for more
documentation, discussion, and diffusion of lessons learned to spur
fruitful South-South and Triangular data collaborations. The Thematic
Research Experts Network for Data and Statistics (SDSN/TReNDS), established
in 2015, is global in reach with an objective to leverage knowledge from
both the Global North and South to put innovative data sources to work for
development. This session would draw from TReNDS members’ direct experience
in South-South and Triangular Cooperation processes with the aim of
distilling lessons learned and sparking a broader conversation with
SciDataCon participants about accelerating more fruitful data

*From Sendai to Send Data: Using Hazard Information Profile Data to
understand the impact of hazards
<https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/343/>, Wednesday 20
October, 13:00 – 14:30 UTC: REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION

With disasters increasing in intensity, severity and impacts across the
globe, improving risk information across all types of hazards is critical
to enhance our capacity to anticipate, prevent and respond to
disaster risks from the local to the global scales. One barrier to sharing
and using risk information effectively has been the lack of standardized
definitions of hazards and a lack of guidance on the full range of hazards
from hydrometeorological, extraterrestrial, geological, environmental,
chemical, biological, technological and  societal that need to be addressed
in risk management. Through the development of a set of over 300
Hazard Information
the Technical Working Group of the UNDRR/ISC Hazard Definition and
Classification Review <https://council.science/publications/hazards/> has
taken a significant step to improve the consistent reporting of hazard data
with benefits for governments, society and science. CODATA will now be
working to make the HIPs into a FAIR Vocabulary, following the guidelines
laid down in the article Ten simple rules for making a vocabulary FAIR
<https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009041>. This session will provide a
greater understanding of how the Hazard Information Profiles can facilitate
the data underpinning the work of national partners in their ability to
systematically and accurately attribute risks and impacts to hazards which
is key for disaster risk reduction and having a role in enhancing

*Enabling data interoperability through the I-ADOPT Framework:
implementation scenarios in the environmental science domain and beyond
<https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/368/>, Wednesday 20

The RDA InteroperAble Descriptions of Observable Property Terminology
(I-ADOPT) WG set out to produce an Interoperability Framework, co-developed
by a diverse community of terminology experts and users, for representing
and describing observable properties. By decomposing variable descriptions
into atomic components and linking them to existing vocabulary terms,
the framework helps to provide FAIR descriptions and to map between
terminologies without changing their original structure. At this session,
attendees will learn about the development of the I-ADOPT framework, and
will get insights from its early adopters including data service providers,
research infrastructures and research communities, from various domains.

*Improving Our World One Unit at a Time,
<https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/329/> Wednesday 20

The current state of the digital representation of units of measure (DRUM)
across domains is a significant problem relative to the interoperability of
data and it needs to be addressed urgently.  Across the scientific
disciplines there is a wide variety of knowledge about, focus on, and care
with the recording of a unit of measure with each piece of experimental,
calculated, modeled, or derived data. Much information is available
for annotation of units for humans, however there is no authoritative
source for how to represent and store units of measures in digital systems.
This is a fundamental problem for data science currently and a major
problem for the future integration of large, heterogeneous datasets both
within and across disciplines. This session will serve to inform
participants of the ubiquity and urgency of the issue, will bring to light
additional use cases and pain points, and will increase engagement from
multiple stakeholders.

*Virtual SciDataCon 2021 <https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/> is
organised by CODATA <https://codata.org/> and the World Data System
<https://www.worlddatasystem.org/>, the two data organisations of
the International Science Council <https://council.science/> – PROGRAMME AT
PROGRAMME <https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/programme/> – please
note that registration is free, but participants must register for each
session they wish to attend.*




*SciDataCon Strands: Sessions Exploring Core Interoperability
- Sessions
on Data for SDGs and DRR
- Global
Open Science
<https://codata.org/global-open-science-virtual-scidatacon-2021-strand/> - Open
Science and Data Policy
- Data
Repositories and Stewardship

<https://codata.org/events/conferences/scidatacon-2021/>** Virtual
SciDataCon 2021, 18-28 Oct: *register free for each session - PROGRAMME AT
 - FULL PROGRAMME <https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/programme/>

*ISC-UNDRR Hazard Information Profiles Launched*

*Data-Knowledge-Action for Urban Systems:* New Podcast Series

*DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call for Proposals to Host International Data Week
2025: *deadline 31 January 2022

September 2021 publications
the CODATA Data Science Journal <https://datascience.codata.org/>

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