Dean of University Libraries
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Director, DICE Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Minnesota
This session will feature a review of two of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded DataNet projects: 1) TerraPopulus: Integrated data on population and environment, and 2) the DataNet Federation Consortium. The respective principal investigators will present and discuss the main tenets of their project, its progress, and challenges.
The goal of Terra Populus is to integrate the world’s population and environmental data across disciplines and data formats. Data that are interoperable across time, space, and scientific domain will allow us to understand the dramatic transformation of the earth’s inhabitants and their environment. TerraPop makes it easy for researchers to use data describing people in combination with data describing the places they inhabit.
The main goals of the DataNet Federation Consortium are to: 1) build a national data cyberinfrastructure through the federation of existing data management systems, 2) enable reproducible data-driven research, and 3) enable student participation in collaborative research.