Strategies for Open and Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Latin America: Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development


UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID) Community of Expertise: Education Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries (e-SDDC) - Launch Meeting


08:00 - 09:00 Registration

Session 1: Opening Session
Meeting Room: Salão Village

Chair: Dr. Krishan Lal, Co-Chair, e-SDDC Steering Committee, President of CODATA

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome

09:10 - 10:00 UN GAID Structure, Steering Committee and Latin American Regional Network

10:00 - 10:20 Science and the Crosse Boundary Solution of ICT for Development


10:35 - 12:35 Session 2: Interests of Scientific Communities in e-SDDC and e-SDDC Implementation Plan Overview

Chair: .Dr. Anna Maria Prat , Assistant to the President, National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile

Scientific Communities (15 minutes for each):

e-SDDC Implementation Plan Overview (30 minutes)

12:35 - 14:00 LUNCH

Session 3:

14:00 - 15:30: e-SDDC Action Lines (10 minutes for presentation and 20 minutes for discussions for each action line):

Chair: Leslie Chan, Professor of University of Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

14:00 - 14:30: Action Line 1: Think Tank Network

14:30 - 15:00: Action Lines 2: Scientific Data Center Network

15:00 - 15:30: Action Line 3: Technology Transfer and Assistance Network

  • Dr. Peter Baumann (LIU Chuang), Professor of Computer Science, International University Bremen, Germany

    15:30 - 15:45 BREAK

    Session 4: e-SDDC Action Lines (continued)

    Chair: Dr. YARIME Masaru, Associate Professor, Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan

    16:15 - 16:45:Action Line 5: Data Applications Network
    • Dr. QU Guosheng, Deputy Director and Chief Engineer, National Earthquake Response Support Services (NERSS), China Earthquake Administration (CEA)

    16:45 - 17:15: Session 5: Summary

    Chair: Dr. Rocio Cos, Project Manager of Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks, Mexico

    • Paul Uhlir, J.D., Outreach, Evaluation and the Near Future of e-SDDC: Co-Chair of e-SDDC Executive Committee and NAS, USA
    • Dr. LIU Chuang, Closing Remarks, Co-Chair of e-SDDC Executive Committee and Professor of Institute of Geography and Natural Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    17:15 ADJOURN

    18:00 RECEPTION

    • The Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries, of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, UN G@ID
    • U.S. National Committee for CODATA
    • Brazilian National Committee for CODATA.
    • CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries