The Earth Science Data System Working Groups (ESDSWG) is a NASA organization established under the auspices of NASA Headquarters in 2004. The chartered role of the ESDSWG focuses on the exploration and development of recommendations derived from pertinent community insights of NASA's heterogeneous and distributed Earth science data systems.
The ESDSWG is comprised of working groups organized around key technology and information system issues. Each Working Group functions independently establishing their own work plans on germane data system issues and topics. The ESDSWG members are drawn from a broad range of NASA-funded science and technology projects, NASA information technology experts, affiliated contractor staff and other interested community members from academia and industry.
Following the review of the 2013 ESDSWG working group proposals, below is the list of working groups that have been approved for 2013 together with the nominated ESDIS POCs and technical chairs. Thanks to everyone who submitted proposals, participated in a very productive ESDSWG meeting, and contributed to the proposal review process.
ESDSWG Interest Areas
In the interest of consolidating related, small scale/short term activities, we have created two ESDSWG “Interest Areas”. These are “Data Stewardship” and “Standards”. Each interest area has a lead POC. Each individual task under them will have a Technical Chair/Lead. Depending on the level of effort required they may or may not have an independent ESDIS POC. The ESDIS POCs will work with the ESDSWG Manager to prioritize the activities. Some may start immediately, while others may delay starting until later in the year depending on priority and the availability of resources.
Data Stewardship Interest Area
Standards Interest Area
Other proposals not going forward at this time
There were several proposals that will not be going forward as ESDSWG activities at this time. They are the following:
What happens next?
The intention is that the working group chairs will review the action plans by the end of the year (or, more realistically, before the ESIP meeting) and agree the final action plan with their ESDIS POC. I will be contacting the technical chairs and POCs with some details on what needs to be done. The new groups should be ready to start work immediately following the January ESIP meeting.