[CODATA-international] TOMORROW at Virtual SciDatCon 2021: Data Policy and Data Stewardship – 22 October 2021

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Thu Oct 21 13:44:24 EDT 2021

We’re coming to the end of the first week of Virtual SciDataCon 2021.
There have been some wonderful sessions and we hope you have enjoyed it as
much as we have.

On Day Five, there are two themes.  We have another of the very strong
theme of data for this SDGs, on making Open Data work for agriculture, and
we have two sessions from CODATA Task Groups looking at data skills and
data stewardship.  The first is from the long running PASTD Task Group
reviewing their activities and looking at new directions. The second is an
interactive workshop or Do-A-Thon, looking at data on the brink: it should
be very engaging and fun!

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

*Making Open Data Work for Small Scale Farmers: A Case for Developing
Countries <https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/334/>, Friday
22 October, 11:00-12:30 UTC: REGISTER

Developing countries need to mainstream open data for smart and sustainable
development in various fields. Mainstreaming open data in agriculture
sector can be achieved through linking agricultural research databases,
fostering data sharing, management and interoperability in agricultural
research projects/programmes. Data sharing and innovation has the potential
to promote learning, improve the sustainability and create impact on
household nutrition and food security. The session will feature a set of
short ignition talks on the theme: How can research organizations and
academia make agricultural research open data work for farmers in
developing countries? Case studies include the following: 1) the Pest Risk
Information Service (PRISE) which uses cutting-edge geospatial
infrastructure and state-of-the-art algorithms to deliver solutions
to reduce crop losses caused by pests across six sub-Saharan African
countries; 2) The Kenya Agricultural observatory platform (KAOP) which
gives agricultural institutions access to high resolution geospatial
agro-meteorological data to help policy makers and farmers optimize their
decision making.
*Data Skills and Data Stewardship*

<https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/354/>, Friday 22

The PASTD TG has been convening policy and management workshops on
Scientific Data Sharing and integrated applications for interdisciplinary
communities as well as training workshops for young scientists and
early-career researcher throughout the Less Economically Developed
Countries (LEDs) for the past 19 years. For developing countries, the
technical methodology on research data sharing and best practices are of
similar importance as data policies and institutional guidelines. Data
publishing and full-open-free sharing in developing countries are crucial
for innovative development and reaching SDGs. The theme of the session
addressing in scope of  “Open Data, Innovation, Industry and Development”,
 focuses on open data publishing and capacity building in developing
countries, and best practices for improving and support
sustainable development (SDGs). As the expected result of the session is
the review of recent work of CODATA-PASTD and practical guidance
for planned activities in the following years.

*Data on the Brink: An Unconference / Do-A-Thon
<https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/346/>, Friday 22 October,

In 1966, NASA’s Lunar Orbiter 1 captured breathtaking high-resolution
imagery of our planet.  Unfortunately, these data were almost lost due to
non-existent curatorial practices.  When they were accidentally discovered
and recovered 42 years later, the general public was finally able to view
these images due to the enthusiastic efforts of a small group of undaunted
experts who virtually willed these data back into usable existence. Small
groups of undaunted experts get things done. Today, there are countless
underutilized datasets, and the level of Data Access and Reusability varies
widely by region, scientific discipline, and medium.

We propose CODATA’s first Unconference / Do-A-thon at SciDataCon 2021.
Unconferences are dynamically configured meetings, planned and run by
attendees on the day of the event.  Do-A-Thons are are specifically
focused workshops that have tangible, impactful goals that exploit the
skills of a variety of experts. Our aim is simple:  After 10-15 minutes of
case-study lightning talks at the beginning of the session, we will form
small groups to improve the access to and awareness of a small but diverse
collection of scientific data.  In realtime.

*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
- Earth
Sciences Data
- Data
Skills 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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