Organised by Group on Earths Observations (GEO), the GEO Data Working Group will hold a weekly webinar to address both the theoretical and practical implementations of data sharing and management principles. They will present their newly released resources in an effort to support learning opportunities and the adoption of open knowledge principles in the development of Earth Observation tools and services, included in this is the GEO Work Programme. This virtual meeting will take place every Monday from 5th September to 24th October 2022, available online via Zoom.
On 19th September 2022, the topic of discussion will be ‘Discoverability (DMP1)’. Discoverability is a critical part of implementing the guidelines set by the GEO Data Management Principles (GEO DMP). Metadata for discoverability is a primary element of this, including advanced metadata catalogues, which will be made accessible to international communities. Prioritising user accessibility using HTML will establish open and easy access to resources.
The revised GEO Data Management Principles Implementation Guidelines state that ‘DMP-1: Data and all associated metadata will be discoverable, through catalogues and search engines; moreover, data access and use conditions, including licenses, will be clearly indicated.’ This sub-group webinar will primarily focus on metadata, FAIR principles, TRUST principles, and CARE principles related to ethical concerns linked to data.