Open Earth Monitor — Global Workshop 2023

FAIR geospatial data: what stakeholders need and expect
2023-10-06, 11:15–12:15, EURAC Conference Hall

The Open-Earth-Monitor project aims to maximize the impact and uptake of FAIR environmental data. In the framework of the stakeholder engagement strategy, an online survey on FAIR environmental data was implemented to get a comprehensive picture of whether the geospatial community is aware of FAIR data principles and what importance is attached to each principle. During the workshop, first results will be presented and discussed with stakeholders. To collect their expectations and requirements for FAIR environmental data, different perspectives from the geospatial community should be represented in order to consider divergent opinions from data users and data providers.
Furthermore, the participants will get informed about the FAIR principles and further principles within the open data movement such as CARE (CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance) and TRUST (TRUST Principles for digital repositories). The CARE Principles go beyond FAIR to consider and protect the rights and interests of indigenous people and for this reason is also of great importance in the geospatial data context. The TRUST principles introduce a framework to develop best practices for digital repositories to provide access to resources and enable users to rely and manage the respective data. Thus, many of these principles are relevant for the ten GEO Data Management Principles (GEO DMP). The GEO DMP were specifically designed for geospatial and environmental data. They define the data management requirements to facilitate and share Open Data promptly and at minimum cost. Good data management implies a number of activities to ensure that data are discoverable and accessible, understandable, usable and maintained.

The workshop is intended for anyone interested in the topic of FAIR (and further principles) and would like to discuss the importance of the principles for geospatial data. In a moderated discussion, the different stakeholders (users, providers, prod-users) can exchange ideas and get to know each other's needs and expectations on geospatial data.

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OEMC Grant agreement ID: 101059548

Nora Meyer zu Erpen studied geography and has been working in satellite-based earth observation for more than 15 years. After 11 years in industry, she moved to the German Research Center for Geoscience in January 2021, where she works in EO technology and knowledge transfer. Since June 2022, she also supports the stakeholder engagement strategy of the Open Earth Monitor project.