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May 23 @ 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM - Burton Morgan Center (MRGN 121)
We are pleased to announce a workshop this May 23, 2011 to “kick-off” the GEOSHARE (Geospatial, Open-Source Hosting of Agricultural and Environmental Data) pilot project. Details about the project are outlined in “A Global, Spatially-Explicit, Open-Source Data Base for Analysis of Agriculture, Land Use and the Environment,“ a proposal that was drafted by a team of authors led by Tom Hertel with funding from the Foresight Programme of the UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills (link to the full proposal: http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/foresight/).
Sponsored by the Global Policy Research Institute and hosted by the Purdue Climate Change Research Center and the Purdue Center for Global Food Security, this one-day workshop will bring together interested participants to discuss the use of geospatial data for analysis of the global agricultural system. Workshop objectives are to 1) provide a venue for exchange of information among leading researchers about what data are currently available (or attainable in the near term) and which pressing research and policy questions can be addressed with the data flowing out of this type of global spatial data base infrastructure, 2) discuss issues of institutional design and the long-run sustainability of a shared, global, spatial database architecture, and 3) define the broad technical and operational details of the GEOSHARE project.
Confirmed workshop presenters include:
The workshop will take place at Discovery Park’s Burton Morgan Center (MRGN 121) beginning at 8:00 a.m. with lunch provided and a reception after the final panel ends at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating, please contact Rose Filley at firstname.lastname@example.org; 765-496-3211. We hope you’ll consider joining us in May.
April 24 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Fowler Hall
May 2 @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Deans Auditorium at Pfendler Hall
May 12 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Deans Auditorium, Pfendler Hall
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