GABBs at ISDE 2015
Carol Song presented the GABBs project at the International Symposium on Digital Earth, Halifax, NS, Canada, on October 5, "Broadening access to geospatial data, computation and visualization". It generated much interests and questions from the international audience of scientists in various research domains. Questions range from "will you create a repository of earth system models" to "how can I get on MyGeoHub"!
In her keynote speech titled "Toward digital resilience", Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist of ESRI, listed seven ideas almost all of which are embraced by the GABBs goals and design. Among them, one is particularly resonating with the GABBs goal: "Ease leads to exposure, exposure leads to adoption". In other words, make it easy, and they'll come!