Sensor management best practices workshop, April 2 - 4, 2013

Workshop participants:
In-person:
Don Henshaw (AND)
Corinna Gries (NTL)
Renee Brown (SEV)
Adam Kennedy (AND)
Richard Cary (CWT)
Mary Martin (HBR)
Christine Laney (UTEP, JRN)
Jennifer Morse (NWT)
Chris Jones (DataONE)
Branko Zdravkovic (Univ of Saskatchewan)
Scotty Strachan (Univ of Nevada-Reno)

Remote:
Jordan Read (USGS)
Jason Downing (BNZ)
Wade Sheldon (GCE)

Agenda

Tuesday April 2, 2013
Time Activity
8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast catered at LNO
8:30 am - 8:45 am Don Henshaw: Introduction, review of past workshops, survey results
8:45 am - 10:00 am
  • Short introduction to sensor set ups of participants (three slides/five minutes max)
  • Please present the one problem statement that is most burning to you right now (example)
10:00 am - 10:15 am break
10:15 am - 10:30 am Chris Jones: The DataONE perspective on managing streaming sensor data
10:30 am - 10:45 am Jordan Read: USGS and streaming sensor data management
10:45 am - 11:00 am TBD: CUAHSI's ODM2 activities
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Discuss goal, audience, and scope of BP document
review sensor best practice outline and break into working groups
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm lunch on your own
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Breakout groups:
  • Data acquisition and transmission
    • Leader: Renee
    • Members: Richard, Scotty, Branko, Adam, Chris
  • Sensor management, tracking, and documentation
    • Leader: Corinna
    • Members: Jen, Christine, Mary, Don, Jordan
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm report back from breakout groups and plenary discussion
Wednesday April 3, 2013
8:00 am - 8:30 am breakfast catered at LNO
8:30 am - 11:30 am Breakout groups
  • Streaming data management middleware
    • Co-leaders: Christine, Branko
    • Members: Chris, Corinna, Jordan, Renee, Richard
  • Sensor data quality assurance/ quality control (QA/QC)
    • Co-leaders: Mary, Don
    • Members: Wade, Jen, Adam, Scotty
11:30 am - 12:30 pm report back from breakout groups and plenary discussion
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm lunch on your own
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Breakout groups
  • Sensor Data archiving
    • Leader: Don
    • Members: Chris, Mary, Richard, Corinna, Branco, Christine
  • Sensor, site, and platform selection
    • Leader: Adam
    • Members: Renee, Jen, Scotty
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm report back from breakout groups and plenary discussion
Thursday April 4, 2013
8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast catered at LNO
8:30 am - 12:00 pm breakout groups clean up their materials and post on ESIP wiki
12:00 pm adjourn

In preparation for the workshop, please:

  • Prepare 3 slides max describing the sensor system at your site (or other key information you wish to share)
  • Prepare problem statements for your site. Consider one topic and describe your most pressing issue.
  • Review current outline of your selected areas. Begin to identify community standards, sources of materials from other groups and agencies pertaining to your selected areas. Consider a decision tree for organizing best practices materials
  • Post resource links or documents on the Drupal page
  • Review other posted notes (http://im.lternet.edu/node/1145). The HBR 2011 workshop notes may offer good suggestions (http://im.lternet.edu/node/956)
  • Summarize existing surveys (Christine, Mary – Smart Forests)
  • Example of a wiki page: http://www.landscapetoolbox.org/ (from Christine)