The Collaborative Energy and Water Cycle Information Services (CEWIS) workshop, held June 15-16, 2010 at the Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center, examined the potential roadblocks facing multi-dataset research, and novel data archive and distribution mechanisms which would significantly aid such research efforts. In the current era, energy and water cycle data sets produced by individual researchers and research groups are proliferating. Some of the challenges facing the community are a) how to categorize these data sets; b) how to make them both available to other researchers and amenable to multi-dataset analysis and modeling, and c) how to reduce the time spent preparing data sets for research use.
At the workshop, five keynote presentations highlighted examples of multi-dataset compilations, case histories demonstrating the need for multi-dataset analysis, and potential ways that new information services architecture could address the challenges identified by the keynote speakers.
The five keynote presentations are provided on the "Presentations from the CEWIS workshop, June 15-16, 2010" Web page. All of the presentations are available in PDF for easy downloading.