March to #AGU17

Greetings,

it’s been a minute and the team is excited to head to AGU with a few updates in the bag. First of all, thanks to the nearly 100 of you who answered our survey on paleoclimate data standards. The period of public comments closed on Nov 10, and we are hard at work collating all the feedback and turning it into a paper describing this community-driven standard. In the coming week, @Linked_Earth will be Tweeting out tidbits as a preview of the (invited) talk  “LinkedEarth and 21st century paleoclimatology: reducing data friction through standard development“, which Deborah will give on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 from 10:53 – 11:08 (not a typo; the scheduling gnomes have been mischievous this year).  Details here.

There will also be 3 demos at the EarthCube booth (1633):

  • Tuesday 3:30 – 4:00 CST: Nick and Julien will give a “LiPD clinic”, explaining all that you’ve always wanted to know about LiPD but were afraid to ask, with some real bits of science in there.
  • Wednesday 1:30 to 2:00 CST: Deborah and Daniel will give a more ontology-focused demo
  • Thursday  2:30 to 3:00 CST: Deborah will demonstrate how to upload and annotate a dataset onto the LinkedEarth wiki.

In addition, LinkedEarth products (especially LiPD) are supporting a growing number of climate studies, including estimates of the continuum of climate variability and its use in model evaluation,  longitudinal studies of water isotope records (iso2k project) and investigations of the relation between temperature and hydroclimate on paleo time scales.   Because, yes, we are doing this for the science.

See you in Nawlins!

Julien for the LinkedEarth crew

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