Confluence Retirement

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CDI Monthly Meeting - 20180314

The Community for Data Integration (CDI) meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.


Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 740 3766 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 338 586 400

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US: +16699006833,,338586400# or +14087403766,,338586400# 

Meeting Recording

Meeting recordings are available to CDI Members approximately 24 hours after the completion of the meeting. Please login to view the recording. If you would like to become a member of CDI, please email

During the call, you can ask and up-vote questions at, event code #D448.

Agenda (in Eastern time)

11:00 am FAIR Data: I and R are for Interoperable and Reusable

11:05 am Welcome - Cheryl Morris, Director, Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries [PDF]

11:10 am Working Group Announcements [PDF]

11:20 am  Science for a Risky World: A USGS Plan for Risk Research & Applications - Kristin Ludwig, USGS

11:35 am  CDI FY17 Funded Project Presentations (10 minutes each): 

Kate Allstadt - An Interactive Web-based Application for Earthquake-triggered Ground Failure Inventories

Richard Erickson - Flocks of a feather dock together: Using Docker and HTCondor to link high-throughput computing across the USGS

Jeff Peters - Visualizing community exposure and evacuation potential to tsunami hazards using an interactive Tableau dashboard

Rich Signell - Exploring the USGS Science Data Life Cycle in the Cloud

Survey for FY18 RFP Feedback

12:30p  Adjourn


Science for a Risky World: A USGS Plan for Risk Research & Applications 

Abstract: The forthcoming Science for a Risky World: USGS Plan for Risk Research and Applications builds on priorities outlined in Holmes and others (2013), with a specific focus on risk, where hazards and societal values intersect. The Plan aims to initiate a USGS community of practice focused on risk research and applications to improve internal communication, collaboration, and resource sharing across the bureau.  Importantly, this Plan provides specific recommendations for addressing mechanisms to ensure that risk research and applications are supported, prioritized, and incorporated in USGS work. These recommendations range from identifying new pathways for connecting and coordinating expertise and resources across the Bureau to articulating new opportunities for training, mentoring, and regularly convening scientists and stakeholders for product development. The recommendations also draw attention to the need for improved capacity and capabilities in areas including technical expertise, product delivery, and expanding information technology capacity. Throughout this Plan, case studies highlight how USGS risk research and applications show meaningful ways to connect with stakeholders, leverage existing investments, overcome challenges, and capitalize on new opportunities. A collection of new project ideas envisions how the goals of this Plan could be embodied in future investments.

Bio: Kris Ludwig is a staff scientist in the USGS Natural Hazards Mission Area and is part of the Department of the Interior Strategic Sciences Group, which supports decision making during environmental crises such as Deepwater Horizon and Hurricane Sandy. Kris contributes to several projects focused on translating hazards science to risk assessments and serves on multiple interagency committees for hazard preparedness and community resilience. She holds a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.


Presentation: Slides are available to CDI Members. Please login to download the slides. If you would like to become a member of CDI, please email


  1. Calling for volunteers to help shepherd a USGS Software Management Website (like the Data Management website, but for software!): contact
  2. Card sorting activity - help to organize the USGS Data Management Website with a quick card sorting activity
  3. Quick Feedback form on the FY18 Request for Proposals - help us improve our process next year
  4. Landslide Inventory Web Application:
  5. Data Series Report for the Earthquake-triggered ground-failure inventories:
  6. Code for semi-automation of metadata creation for landslide inventories:
  7. Code repository for the HTCondor project:

  8. Tsunami Evacuation Tableau app:

  9. USGS Data Life Cycle in the Cloud:


A Participant Report is available to CDI Members. Please login to download the report. If you would like to become a member of CDI, please email