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For over 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth observation data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth observations more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public. The theme of this year’s meeting is Leading Innovation in Earth Science Data Frontiers.
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Thursday, July 22 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
GeoScience Ontology Landscape

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Community adoption of some representation of geoscience concepts and relationships is an important step towards streamlining data integration and interoperability of geoscience data across domains. This session is intended to understand the requirements and applications that motivate several geoscience-related ontologies, and to promote conversation on the differences and similarities between them. The session will include overview presentations of some current geoscience and related ontologies: 
1)      OntoGeonous ontology, (Lombardo et al. 2018); an implementation of the GeoSciML conceptual model, with application to geologic maps.
2)      GeoCore ontology, (Garcia, et al.,  2020   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2019.104387  ). Geoscience ontology, applications area in petroleum exploration.
3)      GeoScience Ontology; https://github.com/Loop3D/GKM , Developed for Loop3D project to provide background knowledge support for implicit generation of 3D geologic models. (Brodaric, Richard, GSC OFR https://doi.org/10.4095/328296 )
4)   SWEET and  ENVO; these are two widely used ontologies with broad scope; SWEET is managed by and ESIP Cluster, and efforts have been under way to update this ontology and align with ENVO.

The major discussion point is whether the use cases that have motivated these ontologies require different solutions, or if some convergence is possible into a more integrated and harmonized set of shared knowledge representations can be developed to promote interoperability.

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Organizers & Speakers
avatar for Stephen M. Richard

Stephen M. Richard

Independent contractor, U. S. Geoscience Information Network
Stephen Richard is an independent contractor working from Tucson Arizona. He is currently involved in projects to implement a Geoscience ontology for the Loop3D project, the Technical Team for the EarthCube Office, and applications of geoscience vocabularies in AI applications. Interests... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Whitehead

Brandon Whitehead

environmental data scientist, Manaaki Whenua -- Landcare Research
avatar for Luan Fonseca Garcia

Luan Fonseca Garcia

Researcher, UFRGS
I'm a computer scientist focused on the development of ontologies for geosciences.
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Alizia Mantovani

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche -IGG



Thursday July 22, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
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