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Agenda

Environmental Research Workshop 2010
July 14, 2010, Redmond, Washington

 (Last updated: July 19, 2010)

Time     Presentation/Activity  Speaker/Chair 

08:00–09:00

Continental Breakfast

09:00–09:05

Welcome

Yan Xu—Microsoft Research

09:05–09:20

Opening Speech:

Environmental Research at Microsoft

Dan Fay—Microsoft Research

09:20–09:40

Bridging the Gaps: Satellites to Sensors and Desktop to Cloud

Catharine Van Ingen—Microsoft Research

09:40–10:00

Virtual Environmental Observatories

Yong Liu—National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

10:00–10:10

A Global Tree Database

You-Wei Cheah—Indiana University

10:10–10:20

Tsunami Forecast Challenge: Development, Implementation, Information Dissemination

Vasily Titov—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

10:20–10:30

SQL Server Spatial—A Powerful Platform for Storing and Querying Geospatial Data

Ed Katibah—Microsoft SQL 
10:30–10:40  Break 

10:40–11:50

Roundtable Discussions

All / Chairs: A.J. Brush, Rob Fatland, Chris Pendleton, Evelyne Viegas

11:50–01:30

Group Picture, Lunch, and Group Presentations

Representatives from each group

01:30–01:50

Open Data Protocol

Pablo Castro—Data Framework, Microsoft

01:50–02:10

Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Research: A Case Study from a Field Campaign in a Brazilian Rain Forest

Andreas Teriz—Johns Hopkins University

02:10–02:20

SensorWeb

Suman Nath—Microsoft Research

02:20–02:30 

The Development of GeoCENS: Finding the Long Tail in Sensor Web

Steve Liang—Calgary University, Canada

02:30–02:40

Project Dallasa Data Marketplace in the Windows Azure

Christian Liensberger—Project Dallas, Microsoft

02:40–02:50 

Citizen Environmental Science and the Geospatial Web 2.0

Renee Sieber—McGill University

02:50–03:00 

Break

03:10–03:20 

Bing Maps

Chris Pendelton—Microsoft Bing Maps

03:20–03:30

Spatial Computing: Utilizing Spatial Principles and Distributed Computing to Support Environmental Sciences

Phil Yang—George Mason University

03:30–03:40

Seamless Integration and Visualization of Heterogeneous and Distributed Earth Science Data Using Bing Map

Hannes Wu—George Mason University

03:40–03:50

Forecasting Crop Disease Risk Using Mesoscale Weather Forecasts

Kathleen M. Baker—Westerdn Michigan University

03:50–04:50

Roundtable Discussions

All / Chairs: James Bellingham, Matt Heavner, Beth Plale, Chaowei Yang

04:50–05:50 

Group Presentations

Representatives from each group

05:50–06:00 

Closing Remarks

All

06:00

End