EPOS Metadata Training within Geo-INQUIRE

Date and time: Thursday, 19 October 2023, from 10:00 to 12:00 CEST

Location: Virtual training course

Speakers: Rossana Paciello and Daniele Bailo

Presentation material

slides (pdf, open or download the file)
recording Daniele Bailo (mp4, watch or download the video)
recording Rossana Paciello (mp4, watch or download the video)

Scope: The training offers an exploration of metadata and their critical role within the European Plate Observing System (EPOS) Research Infrastructure. It will focus on how metadata, combined with semantics, contributes to data interoperability and accessibility in a federated, web-service-based distributed infrastructure encompassing diverse scientific domains within EPOS.

Description: The training will begin by elucidating the fundamental architecture of a 3 Tier distributed data infrastructure with a specific focus on the EPOS case, to give participants a clear understanding of the framework within which metadata operates. We will then delve into the metadata, covering its creation, curation, and application in describing heterogeneous assets such as datasets, web services, and software by means of extensions of well known standards like EPOS-DCAT-AP. We will illustrate the role of metadata for data integration, emphasizing the semantic aspects and their vital role in enhancing data interoperability. Practical examples will be provided to capture the basic features of a data integration system and how the combination of metadata, semantics and web-services contributes to a seamless user experience through a dedicated graphical user interface.

Open Invitation: This training is open to repository managers, catalogers, research infrastructure service operators, and anyone interested in metadata principles for data integration and accessibility.

We promote equality, diversity and inclusion under the advice of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel at all events organized as part of Geo-INQUIRE. In particular, we support registrations from women, early career scientists and people from widening countries.