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Global Organization for Earth System Science Portal Meeting Agenda
Date: January 23rd and 24th, 2003 Location: National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado (See web site for Maps and Directions: http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov) Purpose: This meeting is intended to focus on the design of a web portal interface providing access to both observed and simulated earth-centric data sets with application to continuing scientific discovery, diagnostics and inter-comparison within the climate research community. Moreover this workshop will address the requirements needed for a climate community web portal interface, and initiate a design based upon the discussed requirements. Specified requirements for the back-end tools (security, registration, search, etc.) as needed to support the web interface will be discussed at a later time. This is intended to focus this workshop and keep the level of brainstorming activity focused on "Web Portal Interface Design". It is realized that other technical aspects must be agreed upon prior to an actual prototype is developed (i.e., a common API for the components of the web portal); we hope to address some of these concerns at this meeting. Workshop: Day 1: Each presenter will give a brief presentation on what they think are the requirements and important issues in the design of a web portal interface. Then lead a discussion on the main topics covered in their presentation. Each presenter is given 45 minutes. Due to the tight schedule, we must enforce the time constraints. Start the requirement brainstorming phase of the workshop. Adjourn for dinner. Day 2: Summarize what was learned from the previous day's session and come to a consensus on the requirements for the design of the web portal interface. List the projects that will be needed to design the web portal interface and come to an agreement on who will be responsible for each project. Poses a time-line on the tasks assigned to the groups. Establish a means for communication (i.e., e-mail, Access Grid, phone conference, another workshop, etc.). Workshop Summary: A detailed summary will follow the workshop describing in detail the web portal interface requirements and agreed upon design. A task list with time lines and all presentations presented at the workshop will also be included in the workshop summary. Workshop Agenda - Day 1 Thursday, January 23, 2003 SESSION 1. Welcome to the Web Portal Interface Design Workshop SCD Visualization Lab (Room 4G) 9:00 - 9:10 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory: Chris Kerr Review of Workshop Purpose and Goals/Outline Agenda 9:10 - 9:15 Round-table Participant Introductions SESSION 2. Collaborators Status Reports SCD Visualization Lab (Room 4G) 9:15 - 10:00 British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC): Bryan Lawrence BADC's Perspectives on the Design of a Data Portal Interface 10:00 - 10:45 National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR): Luca Cinquini A Brief Tour of ESG's and NCAR's Data Portal Design Activities 10:45 - 11:00 Break 11:00- 11:45 Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CLRC): Kerstin Kleese van Dam What do Data Portals Need to Offer - from a User and Developer Perspective? 11:45 - 12:30 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL): Eric Marshall Thoughts on the Design of a Data Portal Interface 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch 1:30 - 2:15 Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC): Roland Schweitzer Five Paths to Data Enlightenment at the CDC Web Site 2:15 - 3:00 Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL): Jon Callahan and Steve Hankin The Live Access Server within OPeNDAP 3:00 - 3:15 Break 3:15 - 4:00 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC): Chris Gokey and Brian Kendig GCMD Experiences in Building Earth Science Portals 4:00 - 4:45 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL): Bob Drach Characterization of Data Portal Users SESSION 3. Brainstorming Collaborators Discussion SCD Visualization Lab (Room 4G) 4:45 - 5:30 Round-table Web Portal Design Discussion: What do we think a web portal should contain (Requirements?) 5:30 End of Session - Day 1 Workshop Agenda - Day 2 Friday, January 24, 2003 SESSION 4. Brainstorming Collaborators Discussion SCD Visualization Lab (Room 4G) 9:00 - 9:05 Reiterate Workshop Goals/Review Action Items: Chris Kerr 9:05 -9:30 Summary of Previous Day's Discussion: Chris Kerr 9:30 - 10:45 Round-table Web Portal Design Discussion: Organize the order of importance of the requirements What should the web portal look like (Design?) 10:45 - 11:00 Break 11:00 - 12:15 Round-table Web Portal Design Discussion: What should the web portal look like? 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch 1:30 - 2:00 Round-table Web Portal Design Discussion: Markus Stobbs Demonstration of a Personnel Workspace SESSION 5. What's Next? Partnerships, System Requirements, Prototype SCD Visualization Lab (Room 4G) 2:00 - 3:00 Round-table Discussion: Components of ESP Roles and Responsibilities Time-lines and updates Communication mechanisms Prototype interfaces Software repository Summary report of workshop Time of next workshop 3:00 End of Workshop - Day 2