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GEOSHARE Prospectus and GEOSHARE Workshop Synthesis 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 

8 – 8:30am 

Continental Breakfast, MRGN cafe


Welcome by Ken Foster, Purdue University, Dave Gustafson, ILSI Foundation, and Ron Sands, USDA


Overview and lessons from the Pilot Project by Tom Hertel, Purdue University, Paul Hendley, ILSI Foundation, and Navin Ramankutty, University of British Columbia 


Why GEOSHARE? by Navin Ramankutty, University of British Columbia 

  1. Informing irrigation investments in Tanzania by Jawoo Koo, IFPRI

  2. Irrigation in India

10: 40am 

Coffee Break, MRGN cafe 


Why GEOSHARE? (continued)

  1. Productivity growth and poverty reduction in India by Andy Nelson, IRRI

  2. Predicting the spatial pattern of land conversion by Nelson Villoria and Jing Liu, Purdue


11: 50am 


Lunch in the MRGN cafe 


Overview of HUBZero by Carol Song, Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, Purdue University 


Demonstrating two GEOSHARE workflows on the HUB

  1. Connecting communities through HUBZero: The AgMIP tool for global impact assessment of climate change, presented by Nelson Villoria

    1. Accessing 36,000+ climate impacts results and aggregation to geographic and political units and reporting

    2. Implications for nutritional outcomes in 2050 (with Uris Baldos, Purdue)

  2. Integrating geospatial data sets on HUBZero:

    1. Open access SPAM for Ghana: Challenges and opportunities, Ulrike Wood-Sichra and Liangzhi You, IFPRI

    2. Running SPAM on the HUB and incorporating private and public sector knowledge, Paul Preckel and Jingyu Song, Purdue University 


Breakout sessions to discuss prospects and potential for HUBZero to transform the landscape for analysis of food and environmental security at global scale – 45 minutes for discussion and 15 minutes to report back to the group (Summary)


Coffee Break, MRGN cafe 


Institutional Design for GEOSHARE: Tom Hertel and Dave Gustafson presentations (20 min. total), breakout session (50 min.), report back and discussion (20 min.) (Summary)


Reception in MANN Hall; opening remarks by Al Rebar, Executive Director of Discovery Park and Mark Lundstrom, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and NCN founding director, Purdue University. 


Bus departs for hotels (meet in front of MRGN) 


Thursday, September 11, 2014

8 – 8:30am 

Continental Breakfast, MRGN cafe


The derived demand for geospatial data in global change analysis and the need for data endorsement: Ron Sands, USDA, Chair

  • -  Niven Winchester, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

  • -  Hermann Lotze-Campen, Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Research (PIK)

  • -  Petr Havlik, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) 


The future of geospatial data fusion: Implications for GEOSHARE


Breakout separate sessions on data fusion and the demand for geospatial data

  1. Derived demand for data, data validation and endorsement(Summary)
  2. Data reconciliation: How can we get a consistent data base?(Summary


Coffee break, MRGN cafe


Breakout groups report back, discussion 


Perspectives from prospective stakeholders 


Wrap up, next steps: Tom Hertel and Dave Gustafson 


Lunch, MRGN cafe