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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
The OSGeo Board of Directors met with the UN GIS team at FOSS4G in Seoul, Korea of September 2015.  The UN GIS team is very interested in having OSGeo "at the table", and is interested in an exchange of official letters (an MoU would take many years to pass through on their side apparently) to formalize the relationship.
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The OSGeo Board of Directors met with the UN GIS team at FOSS4G in Seoul, Korea in September 2015.  The UN GIS team is very interested in having OSGeo "at the table", and is interested in an exchange of official letters (an MoU would take many years to pass through on their side apparently) to formalize the relationship.  Mr. Kyoung-Soo Eom, chief of the UN Geospatial Information Section, nvited OSGeo to be part of a working group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters.
  
== Motivation ==
 
 
There is currently no established interface between the OSGeo communities and geoscience organisations like the American Geoscience Union (AGU) or the European Geoscience Union (EGU). At the same time OSgeo members publish their scientific work, which is based on FOSS and open data, within such organisations, often without being aware of each other. Further, students and young scientists who are using FOSS as a base for their work need information on how to share this work and reap the recognition within Acemdia which they deserve.
 
 
Within geoscience, the new role model of "Open Science" or "Science 2.0" is emerging. Many desiderata for future "open scientists", including publication of both the data and software, active international networking and reach out to industry and society are already common practice within OSGeo. Therefore OSGeo can provide guidance by best practices on how these practices can be established within Academia.
 
  
 
== Goals ==
 
== Goals ==
  
* Launch the discussion how to address "Open Geoscience" among all stakeholders within OSGeo.
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* Develop a closer relationship with the UN.
  
* Development of best practices within and beyond OSGeo.
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* Establish a formal agreement between OSGeo and the UN.
  
* Establish communication with scientific communities such as EGU and AGU.
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* Establish communication between the UN GIS team and the OSGeo community.
  
 
== Communication ==
 
== Communication ==

Revision as of 08:52, 30 October 2015

Background

The OSGeo Board of Directors met with the UN GIS team at FOSS4G in Seoul, Korea in September 2015. The UN GIS team is very interested in having OSGeo "at the table", and is interested in an exchange of official letters (an MoU would take many years to pass through on their side apparently) to formalize the relationship. Mr. Kyoung-Soo Eom, chief of the UN Geospatial Information Section, nvited OSGeo to be part of a working group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters.


Goals

  • Develop a closer relationship with the UN.
  • Establish a formal agreement between OSGeo and the UN.
  • Establish communication between the UN GIS team and the OSGeo community.

Communication

Activities

Next steps

Meetings

Members