Work Package 1 Goal
The goal was to identify where other existing programs addressing this area are unable to fund or support activities that are necessary to enable the successful integration of heterogeneous multidisciplinary datasets, including those from the social sciences and humanities. This was thought likely to include the development of specialized thematic platforms allowing data manipulation and visualization, and consideration of the reuse of data and derived data such as models. These platforms were to ensure the long term credibility of the derived research findings. Specific focus areas included ontologies and semantics, discoverability, annotation, data provenance and identifiers, and combining standards for cross domain interoperability.
Work Package 1 Leads
Pierre Philippe-Mathieu of the European Space Agency (France)
Mustapha Mokrane of the ICSU World Data System (Japan)