Kevin – I am very excited for this opportunity to hear about these projects. Linda and I discussed the need to make sure the ELT is aware of this community as well as the contributions this community is making. I am extremely proud of this group and the way they’ve come together. We have put a lot of time and energy in into the annual process of selecting projects and thought a lot about the guiding principles to identify work that will move USGS down the road to better data integration. The Datablast will show off the results as a big and brilliant important step and will embolden support for this group. We keep hearing about the need for data integration and we are making tremendous inroads.
Linda – These are some great projects and it is very timely to get it in front of the ELT and USGS now that we have a framework. Need to do more of a roll out and the science strategy will provide us an opportunity to integrate this work with the future science goals. We want to create more opportunities to show the community what we’re doing.
Kevin – Linda and I were very disappointed in making the hard decision of no face-2-face meeting but it was necessary because of the scrutiny over travel. We will commit to creating opportunities to keep the momentum going with the Datablast and the virtual meeting. We are far from relaxed in our focus.
Linda – I would like to add that sister agencies really admire CDI.
Poster handouts and live demos will be available during the Datablast.
Posters available on confluence - https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/display/cdi/DataBlast+July2012
No time for CDI working group reports.