Hi Thomas,

On 23/11/2010 17:00, Thomas Bandholtz wrote:
Hi Brian,

this looks like a valuable contribution.
Thank you.  Just a start I think.
I also came in contact with your colleague Stuart Williams who is working on bathing water quality data in Cube Data RDF.
Indeed - I shall wave across the room to him :)

If you want to participate this group you may also try a W3C Invited Expert Application:
Whilst I have a strong interest in eGov in general, until I learn to do with less sleep, I should keep focused on sustainability and environmental stuff.  If the eGov group does work on environmental LOD then we can look at whether I have a contribution to make and how best to make it.

There should be some home for Linked Environment Data workers somewhere anyway.
Yes I agree.
A W3C eGov project would be fine, but it may also be hosted by the EEA or JRC.
EEA = European Environment Agency[1]?  JRC = EU Joint Research Centre [2]?

Indeed, though I am unfamiliar with those organisations.  I personally, based on past experience, have a lot of respect for the open, global and principalled approach of W3C.  Which is not to say that the organisations you mention are not open or principalled - only that I am unfamiliar with them.

I do think that there is more to environmental data than government data - well I would - I'm working on data flow along supply chains.  But I also think that government collects a lot of relevant data and is good position to take a lead.  It also seems to me that this is a common topic affecting all governments. 

I sense a growing interest in environmental LOD.  If we were to write a list of groups working in the space, how long do you think it would be?
We'll be talking about that at the Ecoinformatics meeting early December.
Which meeting is that?


[1] http://www.eea.europa.eu/
[2] http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/index.cfm

Am 22.11.2010 15:21, schrieb Brian McBride:
> Am 19.11.2010 16:17, schrieb Michael Hausenblas:
>>> My contribution would be around the use case of Linked Environment Data
>>> http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Linked_Environment_Data
>> +1

I too have a strong interest in linked environmental data.

> Our Green and Sustainable IT unit [1] has some interesting contributions
> regarding this topic as well.

I am working on the Earthster project which is working on publishing Life Cycle Assessment
data as LOD.  There is a strawman LCA ontology at [1]

As we are not a W3C member we are not able to be Participants (with a capital 'P')
but are contributing in this area.

> I guess this could best be fit into the planned eGov IG.

> I am pleased to hear you found out that green is green ;-)
> Does this unit has also data about power consumption and  environmental
> life cycle assessment which should be published and linked?

We are working on both data and tools for that.


[1] http://code.google.com/p/earthster/

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