EarthCube Geochronology – Sparrow workshop
We would like to invite you to the EarthCube Geochronology – Sparrow workshop (full circular), which will occur on Wednesday–Friday, October 21st to 23rd (full schedule) in a “virtual Montreal” beamed straight to your home office or lab.
If you have not already, you can express your interest via this Google form and/or join our Slack workspace by requesting an invitation here. We will send out invitations to the meeting Zoom room(s) through both of these channels prior to the start of the meeting.
The major goals of this workshop are to:
• Explore the utility of the lab-level database system in geochronology and geochemistry labs
• Explain the metadata management, visualization, and data-integration tools provided by the Sparrow data system
• Provide examples of how to integrate Sparrow into existing lab workflows
• Explore the potential contribution of a lab-level data store to community-level goals for data accessibility and archiving
The workshop content will be targeted at both geochronology lab scientists and geoinformatics researchers. Please feel free to forward this announcement to others who may be interested.
The program will start at 1pm CDT on Wednesday, October 21st, with plenary talks and panel discussions to set out the project’s goals and community context. Following this, we will discuss the technical design of the Sparrow data system and its integration with existing geochronology and geochemistry lab workflows. This first afternoon will present our project’s vision and current status; Wednesday 1-5pm is the centerpiece of the workshop.
Continued discussions on Thursday and Friday will provide community feedback for the Sparrow project, answer questions about the technology, and facilitate the integration of the Sparrow data system into various types of labs.
We will field questions and facilitate discussion on Slack for the duration of the workshop.