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Lower Mekong Initiative Workshop

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The Lower Mekong Initiative Workshop overviewThank you to our partners at the University of Oregon, The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) for putting together this video of the event.

Cyberinfrastructure and Water Resources in the Lower Mekong Region

Last updates:  17-Aug (PDF for printing here)

PHOTOS

Monday, August 18, 2014 - Hoa Binh Hotel Ballroom on ground floor

Joint Plenary Session with all Participants

8:00-8:30 Registration desk open in lobby outside of Hoa Binh Ballroom on ground floor
8:30-8:40 Introduction of dignitaries
8:40-9:00 Workshop opening ceremony (Vietnam partners)
9:00-9:30 Workshop Goals:  Jennifer Schopf, Indiana University and Dale Smith, University of Oregon, USA (slides en / vn)
9:30-10:30 Plenary Talk:  Infrastructure and policy for research and education: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Van Cu and Dr. Bui Quang Hung, Vietnam National University, Vietnam (slides - en / vn)
10:30-11:00 Tea Break
11:00-12:00

Panel:  Importance and role of the NRENs in supporting science
Moderator: Jennifer Schopf, Indiana University, USA

Dale Smith, University of Oregon/NSRC, USA (slides: en / vn)
Dr. Nguyen Hong Van, NASATI/VinaREN (slides: en / vn)
BK Kim, TEIN*CC, Korea (slides: en / vn)
Chalermpol Charnsripinyo, NECTEC/ThaiREN, Thailand (slides: en / vn)

12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Science Plenary – “Science, Technology, and Policy Rising to the Challenge of Food Security” – Brian Wee of the US National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) (slides-updated)
14:30-15:00 Tea Break note: per diem available for participants from Lower Mekong Countries (list by country)

15:00-17:00

Lightning talks (6 minutes each talk)  Participants will prepare a short talk about what their water-related research interests are, what are the challenges/barriers to that research, and what do you hope to get out of this event. 

Bernhard Peucker
Daroonwan Kamthonkiat
Erland D Jensen
Ilya Zaslavsky
Jo Brianne Louise Briones
Khamkeng Chanthavongsa
Khamnhong Sichanthavong
Khin Su Su Htwe
Nguyen Kim Loi
Lindsay Correa
Ngo Duc Thanh
Nguyen Dang Tinh
Nguyen Hieu Trung
Nguyen Hong Quan
Phingsaliao Sithiengtham
Tran Ngoc Anh
Sengphasouk Xayavong
Veerachai Tanpipat
Van Pham Dang Tri
18:00 European Union co-funded Dinner with TEIN as the sponsor for all participants.
Buses will depart Hoa Binh Hotel at 18:00.  Dinner will be at Su Buffet,
64 Nguyen Du, Hanoi

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Meeting rooms at NASATI Offices

8:00 - 8:30

Per diem available for participants of Lower Mekong Countries  (list by country)

8:30-10:00

Panel (Room 407): Big Science Challenges related to Monitoring and Understanding the Surface and Ground Water Systems (including cyberinfrastructure challenges

Moderator:  Daroonwan Kamthonkiat, Thammasart University, Thailand

Tracy Collier, Puget Sound Partnership, USA (slides)
Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink, Woods Hole Institute/Global Rivers, USA
Chris Elvidge, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA (slides)

10:00-10:30 Tea Break - Note: per diem available for participants from Lower Mekong Countries. (list by country)
10:30-17:00 Two separate tracks:
 

Network Engineer Track (Room 612)

10:30-12:30 Campus Network Best Practices (for details see https://nsrc.org/workshops/2014/science-ci-mekong/)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:00 Layer 2 lectures (for details see https://nsrc.org/workshops/2014/science-ci-mekong/)
 

Science Track: Monitoring and Understanding the Surface and Ground Water Systems (Room 407)

10:30-11:30 A global look at satellite data and monitoring: Chris Elvidge of NOAA, USA (slides)
11:30-12:30 NASA/SERVIR: Satellite-based Earth observation and science applications for emerging regions: Ashutosh Limaye, US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA (slides)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Metadata and data standards (WMO/WIS, etc).  Include discussion about how can data be shared openly in collaborative fashion.  Looking at modern best practices for water data:  Ilya Zaslavski, University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA (slides)
14:30-15:15 Survey of the importance of sensor networks and trying to find out what is happening in individual countries. What exists for sensor networks, data repositories, and data sharing: Dr Surajate Aroonnet, Hydro Agro Informatics Institute (HAII), Thailand (slides)
15:00-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-16:15 Hydro Agro Informatics Institute (Thailand) collaboration with Laos on monitoring:  Mrs Khamnhong Sichanthavong, Deputy Director General, Department of Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Science and Technology, Laos (slides
16:15-17:00 Collaboration between the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, CUAHSI and UCSD on hydrologic data management in Southern Vietnam: Dr. Nguyen Hong Quan, Vietnam National University and Ilya Zaslavsky, UCSD (slides)
18:00-20:00

Poster Session sponsored by Internet2 at Hoa Binh Hotel in ground floor ballroom.

Daroonwan Kamthonkiat
Erland D. Jenson
Ilya Zaslavsky
Jo Brianne Louis Briones
Khamkeng Chanthavongsa
Khamnhong Sichanthavong
Khin Su Su Htwe
Nguyen Kim Loi
Lindsay Correa
Ngo Duc Thanh
Nguyen Dang Tinh
Nguyen Hiew Trung
Nguyen Hong Quan
Phingsaliao Sithiengtham
Tran Ngoc Anh
Sengphasouk Xayavong
Veerachai Tanpipat

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Meeting rooms at NASATI Offices

8:00-8:30

Per diem available for participants from Lower Mekong Countries (list by country)

8:30-10:00

Panel (Room 407): Big Science Challenges: How to use water data to produce knowledge for water security (including cyberinfrastructure challenges). 

Moderator:  Phil Papadopoulos, University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Jon Pollak, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Science Inc. (CUASHI), USA (Slides)

Ashutosh Limaye, National Aeronatics and Space Administration (NASA)/SERVIR, USA (Slides)

10:00-10:30 Tea Break - Note: per diem available for participants from Lower Mekong Countries.  (list by country)
10:30-17:00 Two separate tracks:
 

Network Engineer Track (Room 612)

10:30-12:30 Layer 2 hands on labs (for details see https://nsrc.org/workshops/2014/science-ci-mekong/)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:00 Layer 3 lectures (for details see https://nsrc.org/workshops/2014/science-ci-mekong/)
 

Science Track: How to use water data to produce knowledge for water security (Room 407)

10:30-11:30 PRAGMA virtual data and compute resource sharing: Phil Papadopoulos, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA (Slides)
11:30-12:30 Open and Free Community Resources for Environmental Research: Don Middleton, US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA (Slides)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00

Demonstration of Projects

Jon Pollak, CUASHI:  demonstration of tools for sharing water data (slides)

Ilya Zasloavsky, UCSD: EarthCube CINERGI: Community Inventory of EarthCube Resources for Geoscience Interoperability (slides)

Chris Elvidge, NOAA:  Nightly global mosaic (VIIRS) (Website)

Jo Brianne Brions, Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH), Philippines (slides)

Ashutosh Limaye, NASA/SERVIR, USA (slides)

Van Pham Dang Tri, Can Tho University, Vietnam (slides)

15:00-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-17:00

Break out groups: OVERVIEW SLIDES

Water quality, lead by Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink (Woods Hole Institute/Global Rivers), in Room 407 (notes)

 Climate change, lead by Brian Wee (NEON), in Room 201 (notes)

Natural hazards, lead by Jon Pollak (CUASHI), in Room 202 (notes)

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Meeting rooms at NASATI Offices

8:00-8:30 Per diem available for participants from Lower Mekong Countries (list by country)
8:30-10:00

Panel (Room 407): Big Challenge: Visualization and communication of derived knowledge to policy makers at different levels (including cyberinfrastructure challenges)

Moderator:  Chris Elvidge, NOAA, USA

Brian Wee, NEON, USA (slides)

Ilya Zaslavsky, UCSD, USA (slides)

Nguyen Hieu Trung, Can Tho University, Vietnam (slides)

10:00-10:30 Tea Break - Note: per diem available for participants from Lower Mekong Countries (list by country)
10:30-17:00 Two separate tracks:
 

Network Engineer Track (Room 612)

10:30-12:30 Layer 3 hands on labs (for details see https://nsrc.org/workshops/2014/science-ci-mekong/)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:00 Introduction to Network Monitoring and Management (for details see https://nsrc.org/workshops/2014/science-ci-mekong/)
 

Science Track: Visualization and communications of derived knowledge to policy support at different levels (Room 407)

10:30-11:30

Case studies on failures in communications

Flooding in Thailand: Veerachai Tanpipat, HAII, Thailand (slides)

11:30-12:30 Storms: Typhoon Haiyan:  Ms. Jo Brianne Brions, Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH), Philippines (slides)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
14:00-15:00

Communication between scientists and decision makers: the science/policy interface :  Lindsay Correa, Delta Stewardship Council and Tracy Collier, Puget Sound Partnership, USA

15:00-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-17:00 

Break out session to discuss three dimensions of communications and communications challenges.  Rooms 407, 201, and 202.  Break out groups:

  1. Communications among the Science Communities
  2. Communications between the Science Communities and Policy/Decision Makers
  3. Communications across regions, cultures, and disciplines

Break out session organizers Tracy Collier (Puget Sound Partnership), Lindsay Correa (Delta Stewardship Council), Brian Wee (NEON).

BREAKOUT SETUP SLIDES

Short report back at 4:30

18:00

NASATI sponsored dinner. Buses will depart Hoa Binh Hotel at
18:00.  Dinner is buffet at Sen Tay Ho at 614 Lac Long Quan, Hanoi

Friday, August 22, 2014 – Meeting room at Hoa Binh Hotel

8:00-8:30 Per diem available for participants from Lower Mekong Countries  (list by country)
8:30 - 8:35

Morning agenda - Jen Schopf (slides)

8:35-10:00

Reports from Break Out sessions from Wednesday and Thursday

Report from NSCR training workshop Dean Pemberton
Water Quality Bernard Peuker-Ehrenbrink
Climate and Land use Change Brian Wee
Hazards Jon Pollak
Communications among science communities Tracy Collier

Communications between science communities and policy makers

Jon Pollak
Communications across regions, cultures Brian Wee
10:00-10:30 Tea Break - Note: per diem available for participants from Lower Mekong Countires (list by country)
10:30-12:30 Discussion of next steps, how to address issues raised in report outs