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For over 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth science data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth science data more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public. The theme of this year’s meeting is "Data for All People: From Generation to Use and Understanding."

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Tuesday, January 18 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Understanding Schema.org: Exploring its utility for research data on the web

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In the world of metadata schemas, there is nothing new about schema.org. You'll find the same types of structures and properties as most other schemas for describing datasets. The usefulness of schema.org is not in its comprehensive coverage of the discipline or its implementation simplicity. Rather, it draws its usefulness from how it's delivered from one party to another. By embedding metadata into webpages, schema.org offers a solution to the social challenges of sharing and adopting common protocols for distribution and dissemination. Since almost all repositories have a website to describe these data, schema.org leverages this same delivery channel to provide structured metadata to the world. Websites with schema.org metadata headers are already being indexed by Google's Dataset Search and EarthCube's GeoCODES project. The schema.org cluster has drafted guidelines to help implementers describe scientific datasets in webpages. Because of the enthusiasm surrounding the guidelines, the cluster seeks to have the ESIP Assembly endorse these guidelines.

This session seeks to unite newcomers to schema.org with current adopters to share use case stories, examples of implementation successes, and discuss how schema.org can help address the FAIR principles. If you are looking to better understand schema.org, bring your questions and ideas as together we discover what schema.org can do for you.

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  • Introduction to Schema.org & the ESIP Cluster [5min]
  • Success Stories from the Cluster [3-5min each]
    • Nick Jarboe, Magnetics Information Consortium (MagIC) - implementation story 
    • Melinda Minch, Polar Data Discovery Enhancement Research (POLDER)
    • Matt Jones & Stephen Richard, Harvester Interoperability at DataONE and EarthCube
  • Community Use Cases [3-5min each]
    • Pier Luigi Buttigieg, IOC-UNESCO IODE
    • Kathe Todd-Brown, Soil Ontology and Informatics
    • Andrea Thomer, the need for cross-discipline data discovery
  • Open Discussion & Dialogue
    • What can Schema.org do for these community use cases?
    • Where is the line between describing data discovery and data use with Schema.org?
  • Update on Submitting Science-on-Schema.org Guidelines for ESIP Assembly Endorsement

Recommended ways to prepare for this session:
1) https://science-on-schema.org
2) https://github.com/ESIPFed/science-on-schema.org/blob/master/guides/Dataset.md

avatar for Adam Shepherd

Adam Shepherd

Technical Director, BCO-DMO
Architecting adaptive and sustainable data infrastructures.Co-chair of the ESIP schema.org clusterKnowledge Graphs | Data Containerization | Declarative Workflows | Provenance | schema.org

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Matt Jones

Director of Informatics R&D, DataONE / NCEAS / UC Santa Barbara
DataONE | Arctic Data Center | Open Science | Provenance and Semantics | Scientific Synthesis
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Stephen Richard

Independent contractor, U. S. Geoscience Information Network
Stephen Richard is an independent contractor working from Tucson Arizona. He is currently involved in projects to implement a Geoscience ontology for the Loop3D project, the Technical Team for the EarthCube Office, and applications of geoscience vocabularies in AI applications. Interests... Read More →
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Kathe Todd-Brown

Assistant Professor, University of Florida
I\\'m a computational biogeochemist who uses data and mathematics to study how dirt breaths.

Nick Jarboe

Data Repository Manager/Data Analyst, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
I have a PhD in Earth Science from UCSC studying the paleomagnetism and geochronology of the Colombia River large igneous province. I have been at Scripps working on the MagIC paleo and rock magnetic database and repository (earthref.org/MagIC) since 2011. We are a small domain specific... Read More →
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Pier Luigi Buttigieg

Digital Knowledge Steward / Senior Data Scientist, Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration / GEOMAR Helmholtz Institute for Ocean Research
I research and develop advanced, operational-grade, and internationally adopted knowledge representation (KR) technologies for ecology, planetary science, and Sustainable Development. I apply these solutions in mobilising and analysing complex and high-dimensional data sets, while... Read More →
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Andrea Thomer

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Information
I'm an information scientist interested in biodiversity and earth science informatics, natural history museum data, data curation, information organization, and computer-supported cooperative work! 

Tuesday January 18, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
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