Confluence Retirement

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is scheduled for retirement on January 27th, 2023. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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  1. Generate common semantics for a small, multidisciplinary integrative modeling problem, via a 1-week semantics workshop.
  2. Serve & semantically annotate key data resources on the web (i.e., Semantic ScienceBaseUSGS Science Data Catalog, e.g., data already hosted on This sets the stage for wider use of semantic interoperability in ScienceBase, and a framework for other data repositories to follow to allow their products to work together.
  3. Code/wrap key models and contextualization information in the k.LAB semantic modeling environment, enabling their use within a linked data & modeling environment.
  4. Provide a few model runs that illustrate the results.


  1. Model calibration/testing & validation of predictive power
  2. Production version of above to address additional integrative science challenges (building new cross-disciplinary ontologies and models)
  3. Setup semantic modeling node to enable full control of confidential/not-yet-released data
  4. Web explorer for key products – Decision Support System-style "front-end" for nontechnical users
  5. Semantic annotation navigator: Design a metadata editor plugin that enables semantic annotation of new products in ScienceBase by technical support staff (i.e., GS-7 to 9 level).