From September 11-17, 2016, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in Denver, Colorado, USA for International Data Week (IDW). The theme of this landmark event is ‘From Big Data to Open Data: Mobilizing the Data Revolution’. As such, the International Data Week will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data-driven research and innovation. Details at http://www.internationaldataweek.org
I am pleased to inform that the next meeting of Geospatial IG of the Research Data Alliance will be held during RDA 8th Plenary in Denver 15th to 17th September 2016
Our meeting will be held on Friday, 16 Sept, 13:30 – 15:00.
The meeting objectives are to :
* Update on the Open Consultation on Open Geospatial Science – Vision 2030 
* Ideas for educational programs for Geospatial Data Science (for example building synergies with CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science )
* Discuss Ideas for starting new WGs (eg in Transport Data)
Draft meeting agenda at https://rd-alliance.org/ig-geospatial-rda-8th-plenary-meeting
Specifically to expand the discussions and ideas on Open Geospatial Science – Vision 2030  and how we can build synergies towards the vision of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for building a better world for all.
Details at https://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2016/07/how-can-we-contribute-our-efforts-for-united-nations-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-for-building-a-better-world-for-everyone-3/
We are also inviting ideas from the wider community for short presentation (max 5 min) from various research groups working in Geospatial Data Science for the Denver meeting to share your ideas and explore ideas for future research collaborations. There will be opportunity to join remotely for this session and present for interested participants . If you wish to contribute to this session or those interested to initiate new Working Groups for the Geospatial IG please email me or any of the cochairs by 20th Aug 2016.
Details at https://rd-alliance.org/groups/geospatial-ig.html
We welcome ideas and participation from those interested for contributing to this.
Dr. Suchith Anand
Geo for All – Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science