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Call for Presentations: 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop

Share and disseminate how the NASA Giovanni data system is being used for scientific research

Call for Presentations: 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop

The 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop will be held November 10 and November 12-14, 2014.

Call for Presentations: 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop


Purpose:  The purpose of the 2014 Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop (November 10, November 12-14, 2014) is to share and disseminate the multitude of ways that the NASA Giovanni data system is being used for scientific research. Other objectives include fostering discussions on (1) applications of Giovanni to environmental and disaster monitoring; (2) using Giovanni for geoscience and climate change education; and (3) the current development and implementation of Giovanni-4, and desired enhancements suggested by the user community.


Call for Presentations: The workshop will consist of online presentations in the form of either a slide show (Powerpoint) or PDF “poster.” Live presenters will give their presentations online using Adobe Connect.  Live presentations will be 20-30 minutes long with 10 minutes for questions.  This will allow for a break between consecutive presentations.
Submission deadline for presentation abstracts is:
Presentations do not have to be of original (unpublished) research – the goal of this workshop is to share how Giovanni has contributed to scientific research in many different fields of Earth science. A description of a published paper or meeting presentation is acceptable.
The live presentations will be recorded, so that participants unable to attend the live sessions will be able to access the recorded presentations after the workshop.
Registration and abstract submission information follows below. 
An outline of the schedule for the 4-day workshop is presented subsequently.  November 11 is a national holiday in the United States, so the dates of the workshop are November 10 and November 12-14, 2014.
We will be selecting only 10-12 abstracts for live presentations, with preference given to respondents who have indicated they would like to give a live online presentation.  All other participants can take part in the 24-hour Global Poster Session, which will be accomplished both by email and by Twitter!
Registration:  If you are reading this online or have received it by forwarded email, please register by sending your name and preferred email address to If you do not indicate a preferred email address, the “From:” email address in your message will be used.
Abstracts: We will publish a complete workshop schedule with abstracts one week prior to the workshop. Abstracts should briefly describe the subject of the presentation and the use of Giovanni. Previously published abstracts can be used; however, if Giovanni was not mentioned in the abstract, please add a brief description of how Giovanni was used. Abstracts should be in English and no longer than 500 words.  Recorded presentations will be placed online following the workshop with author permission.
Please submit the information listed below with the abstract to
First Author Name
First Author Institution (if applicable)
First Author Email Address (Email addresses will be provided with “at” substituted for “@” to facilitate communications between participants.)
Co-Author Name(s) and Affiliations

Presentation Time Preference or Poster ? – Please see schedule for live presentation times.




Day 1:  November 10, 2014

(Times are given for U.S. Eastern Standard Time and Universal Time, as EDT/UTC.)
Opening Remarks: Greetings, Acknowledgments
Current Status – Data portals, data sets, analytical functions, and visualizations
Status of Giovanni-4
Research Highlights and Connecting with the Giovanni Community
11:30 – 13:00 / 16:30 – 18:00
13:00-14:00 /18:00 – 19:00  
Live Presentation 1
Live Presentation 2
15:00-16:00/20:00 – 21:00
Live Presentation 3
End of Day 1

Day 2:  November 12, 2014

09:00 – 10:00 / 14:00 – 15:00  
Live Presentation 4
10:00-11:00 /15:00 – 16:00
Live Presentation 5
11:00 – 12:00 / 16:00 – 17:00   
Live Presentation 6
12:00 - 14:00 / 17:00 – 19:00
14:00 – 15:00 / 19:00 – 20:00   
Live Presentation 7
15:00-16:00 / 20:00-21:00
Live Presentation 8
End of Day 2

Day 3:  November 13, 2014

10:00 – 11:00 / 15:00 – 16:00 
Live Presentation 9
11:00 – 12:00 / 16:00-17:00
Live Presentation 10
12:00 – 14:00 / 17:00 – 19:00  
14:00 – 15:00 / 19:00 – 20:00
Live Presentation 11
15:00 – 16:00 / 20:00 – 21:00  
Live Presentation 12
End of Day 3

Day 4:   November 14, 2014 –  24-Hour Online Global Poster Session

The 24-Hour Online Global Poster Session will begin at 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (U.S.) / 14:00 UTC on November 14, 2014, and continue to the following morning. Those electing to give a presentation in the Poster Session will prepare a PDF (slides or a single-page poster) that will be displayed on the workshop Web site.  During the 24-Hour Online Global Poster Session, participants can email the author to ask them questions about the presentation, similar to a face-to-face conversation in front of a poster.  However, this mode of interaction allows participants who speak different languages more time to compose responses rather than provide a verbal response. 
The list of poster author email addresses will only be sent out to workshop participants requesting to participate in the Poster Session.   Alternatively, those wishing to submit questions by Twitter can submit the question as a message to the nasa_giovanni Twitter account, indicating the poster number, and the question will be forwarded by email to the author.   (Note:  Questions submitted by Twitter during nighttime hours on the U.S. East Coast will be forwarded the next day, a Saturday, and may not be immediately answered by the author.)


Following the Poster Sessions, authors will have the option to summarize their answers to any interesting questions and add them to the Web page with their presentation.


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