ICA OSGeo Lab Network 2013-05-02

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This meeting is scheduled for the 2nd of May 2013 at 14.00 UTC

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  • Decide on who will take meeting minutes to post on wiki
  • Introductions with 2min overviews from each participant (All)
  • Website update (Manuel)
  • Updates on relevant training opportunities, bid opportunities (All)
  • FOSS4G 2013 Nottingham Update (Suchith)
  • ICC 2013 Dresden update (Suchith)
  • Date and time for next meeting (All)


  • Presiding: Suchith
  • Scribing: Jeff & Arlete
  • Attendance:
 * Arlete Meneguette, from Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
 * Silvana Camboim, from Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Brazil
 * Charlie Schweik, from University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 * Ela Woloszynska-Wisniewska, from UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre, Poland
 * Helena Mitasova, from North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC, USA
 * Jason Sadler, from U of Southampton, England
 * Jeff McKenna, President of OSGeo, lives in Nova Scotia, Canada
 * Luis Bermudez, from the OGC
 * Manuel Haro, from Laboratorio de Software Libre, Mexico
 * Marco Negretti, Maria Brovelli, and Ludovico Biagi from Politecnico di Milan, Italy
 * Nataliya Tkachenko, from the School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, UK
 * Phillip Davis, from Corpus Christi Texas USA.
 * Serena Coetzee, from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
 * Sergio Acosta y Lara, from Sección Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Dirección Nacional de Topografía, Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas (MTOP), Uruguay
 * Thuy Vu, from the University of Nottingham, UK
 * Suchith Anand, from the University of Nottingham, UK
  • Website update (Manuel)
    • demo site available later this week (www.conlibre.org/osgeolabs)
    • everyone should try and provide feedback through the mailing list
    • Manuel's plan is to provide accounts to network members, to add content ourselves
    • tech architecture is WordPress/Drupal CMS
  • Updates on training/bid opportunities
    • MundoGEO#connect event
      • (Arlete & Silvana) planning a Brazilian ICA-OSGeo Labs meeting during this event
      • on June 18th
      • Luis will also be there
    • SAVI program (Charlie)
      • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13073/nsf13073.jsp
      • (Phillip) SAVI award is expected to vary from $50,000 to $400,000 per year for up to five years. NSF funds will support only the U.S. participants. That's upto $2M over 5 years.
      • should plan to draft a proposal by this network
    • COST program (Maria)
  • FOSS4G 2013 Nottingham update (Suchith)
    • program to be announced shortly
  • FOSS4G-NA (Minnesota) this month
    • Charlie may speak about network
  • FOSS4G-CEE (Romania) in June
    • Jeff will speak about network
  • ICC 2013 Dresden update (Suchith)
    • Serena will likely attend
    • good opportunity to spread the network, as this event is very international (happens only once every 2 years)
  • Next meeting
    • same time of day is good for everyone
    • Phillip will host again
    • date to be determined