Cyberinfrastructure Summer Institute for Geoscientists

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San Diego Supercomputer Center
August 13-17, 2007
San Diego, CA

CSIG 2007 Group Photo

A week-long Cyberinfrastructure Summer Institute for Geoscientists (CSIG) will be held from August 13-17, 2007 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, San Diego. The CSIG is designed to introduce geoscientists to commonly-used as well as emergent information technology (IT) tools.

This year’s target audience will be university faculty and instructors with the goal of promoting the development of curricula and courses in geoinformatics. Individuals who are planning to teach such courses are highly encouraged to apply to this Institute.

Topics to be covered in this week-long Institute include:

  • introduction to Geoinformatics;
  • scope, impact, and organization of the Geo Community;
  • data sharing portals and networks;
  • data integration challenges;
  • Service Oriented Architecture and Web services including examples using the GEON LiDAR Workflow (GLW);
  • GIS: Introduction to open standards, WMS, WCS, GeoSciML. Serving maps with ArcIMS, Minnesota Map Server, Google.
  • knowledge representation and ontologies. Ontology-enabled data discovery and integration in the Geosciences;
  • scientific workflow software;
  • visualization of 3-D and 4-D data;
  • use of supercomputer resources for education, with examples based on synthetic seismogram models and LiDAR data analysis.

As in previous years, partial funding (Institute and local expenses)  will be available to participants. 

This CSIG is made possible through funding provided by NSF (http://www.nsf.gov).