[CODATA-international] Open Science at ITU

Berkman, Paul A Paul.Berkman at tufts.edu
Wed May 6 17:46:59 EDT 2020

Hi Geoffrey,

Two stimulating messages…

In a significant manner, a globally open science cloud already exists, as discovered with geospatial analyses involving Google BigQuery and space-time cube innovations.  As an example, rapid processing at nominal costs in the cloud are being delivered with big data from the oldest and longest continuous satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) record of maritime ship traffic north of the Arctic Circle (please see attached).

I look forward to your next message 😊 and hope all is going well.   Stay healthy!!!

With best regards,


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Science Diplomacy: Antarctica, Science and the Governance of International Spaces (2011), available from the Smithsonian Institution (https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/16154<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__repository.si.edu_handle_10088_16154&d=DwMGaQ&c=c6MrceVCY5m5A_KAUkrdoA&r=-W0tYttYY2ls6FBzaQ0jgJPAJ_UDNvL6lzYvZV2flVs&m=46vGdcaSbcBSii0f6dt1E0uGahHxHfgSB-xoWuu2xgk&s=1t_bNYHOMf2kGVxYcj60ClpnwrL6hU0fGCcFgssdg-E&e=>) as the first book on Science Diplomacy, evolving into the Springer book series on Informed Decisionmaking for Sustainability (2020) with Volume 1. Governing Arctic Seas: Regional Lessons from the Bering Strait and Barents Sea (https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030256739).

From: CODATA-international [mailto:codata-international-bounces at lists.codata.org] On Behalf Of BOULTON Geoffrey
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:24 AM
To: h sherief <hussein.sherief at gmail.com>
Cc: BOULTON Geoffrey <Geoff.Boulton at ed.ac.uk>; codata-international at lists.codata.org
Subject: Re: [CODATA-international] Open Science at ITU

Dear Hussein Sherief

The International Science Council’s report to UNESCO will include a recommendation on the potential for a Global Open Science Commons, to which a globally open science cloud could be of considerable support. It would also be of great interest to emerging regional open science platforms, including the African Open Science Platform. I will come back to you with ideas of potential linkage between ITU and these initiatives.

Many thanks for making contact.

All good wishes

Geoffrey Boulton

Geoffrey Boulton OBE FRS FRSE
Regius Professor of Geology Emeritus
University of Edinburgh
Grant Institute
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On 6 May 2020, at 11:55, h sherief <hussein.sherief at gmail.com<mailto:hussein.sherief at gmail.com>> wrote:

Dear Geoffrey Boulton,

I noticed that UNITAR’s contribution to Open Science was being considered for the report to UNESCO . At ITU, we have submitted documents requesting that Global Open Science Cloud (GOSC) be considered as a new tool for SDG’s Disaster Risk.  If the ITU-D Study Group adapts GOSC at its coming October meeting in Geneva, then GOSC will be available as a new Globally Open Science Cloud tool for its member states. From there,  a global framework and guidelines will be worked out by the study group leading to ISO standards.

Here are the link to the submitted documents:

Utilizing telecommunications/ICTs for disaster risk reduction and management

Submission to ITU-D Study Group 2



I do not know if this information is of any use with respect to the report  to UNESCO, if you think it is , you can further contact ITU-D Study Group 2.

Hussein Sherief

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