This skills gap analysis is the first formal output of AT4. The skills gap analysis is based firstly on a survey completed by current practitioners in the science and data management of global change research and secondly on additional information gathered from complementary global organisations and professionals. The survey includes a catalogue of recommended existing training activities relevant to the Belmont Forum.
This paper presents the findings of the Belmont Forum’s survey on Open Data which targeted the global environmental research and data infrastructure community. It highlights users’ perceptions of the term “open data”, expectations of infrastructure functionalities, and barriers and enablers for the sharing of data. A wide range of good practice examples was pointed out by the respondents which demonstrates a substantial uptake of data sharing through e-infrastructures and a further need for enhancement and consolidation.
This final Community Strategy and Implementation Plan consists of a set of recommendations on how the Belmont Forum can leverage existing resources and investments to foster a more coordinated, holistic, and sustainable approach to the funding and support of global environmental change research.
A Steering Committee Meeting was held in San Francisco, USA, December 13-14, 2014 to decide the strategic direction of the Community Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP). Key discussion items and outcomes are summarized in this meeting report.
A Steering Committee Meeting was held in Vienna, Austria, April 26-27 2014 to review progress of the Work Packages (WPs)for Phase I of the Belmont Forum E-Infrastructure and Data Management Cooperative Research Agreement (CRA). Key discussion items and outcomes are summarized in this meeting report.
A 3-day Steering Committee Meeting was held in Windsor, United Kingdom, October 15-17, to jumpstart the E-Infrastructures and Data Management Project by defining a number of 18-month work packages in the areas of Governance and Architecture & Interoperability, and determining their leadership. Key outcomes are summarized in the meeting report.