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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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Thursday, January 20 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Assessing the State of Community Knowledge Graphs

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Within the ESIP community, there are a growing number of projects that use knowledge graphs (KG) to store, annotate, create, and share data. KGs are a potentially innovative way of working with data in an open and flexible way, but there are still a lot of open questions regarding their adoption within the earth sciences. In this session, we bring together some ESIP KG users and developers to discuss our varied approaches, challenges and goals in using knowledge graphs. The session will start with a very short description of knowledge graphs, and then feature lightning talks from our panelists. We’ll then open the panel up for general discussion. We’ll ask panelists questions like:

In which ESIP committees and clusters is your work discussed, if any?
Who do you see as your community?
What do you see as your use cases or competency questions for your resources?
Who do you wish you could connect to?
What are your thoughts on KG completion approaches (like them, hate them, etc)?
Do you do any validation of your graph resources? According to what criteria/standards/ontologies?
How do you discover connections of use for your community?
What does "governance" mean in your community
What is your sustainability model?
How do you balance organic development of the graph with the use of standards?
What do you see as the biggest challenges in this space? What are the biggest open research questions or engineering obstacles?

Recommended ways to prepare for this session: If attendees are not familiar with knowledge graphs, they might wish to skim the following chapter: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2003.02320.pdf

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Doug Fils

Ocean Leadership
Talk to me about anything...I really enjoy server side development (so I'd rather talk to UI developers) ;)I really enjoy semantics... but I like to mix that with unstructured dataso, talk to me about anything...
avatar for Andrea Thomer

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! 

avatar for Doug Newman

Doug Newman

Data Systems Deputy Technical Manager, NASA ESDIS
avatar for Chantelle Verhey

Chantelle Verhey

Research Associate, International Technology Office & Ocean Networks Canada
Chantelle Verhey is a Research Associate for the World Data System-International Technology Office hosted at Ocean Networks Canada. She has a Masters of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Reading in the UK, and was dedicated to researching Forest fire trends... Read More →
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Simon Goring

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Simon Going is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and the outgoing Co-Chair of the earthCube Engagement Team/representative on the Leadership Council.
avatar for Sara Lafia

Sara Lafia

Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Sara Lafia works on a NSF project, Developing Evidence-based Data Sharing and Archiving Policies, where she is analyzing curation activities and automatically detecting data citations to develop metrics for tracking the impact of data reuse. Sara's research considers issues related... Read More →
avatar for Tom Narock

Tom Narock

Assistant Professor, Goucher College

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