A semantic web for sustainability: Revolutionizing how we write, find, link and reuse data and models
OCTF seminar followed by drinks – all welcome

In the digital age, we need scientific data and models to be FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable – to help individuals, businesses, and governments make informed decisions. A fully connected information landscape using open, safe, accurate “Wikipedia-like” sharing and linking of data and models can enable data-intensive science, management and governance on a scale yet unimagined.

In the last years, the ARIES (ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Service) platform has become the most promising application of a semantically integrated modeling technology, automatically assembling the ecosystem service models that offer the most context-accurate view of each human-natural systems under investigation.

Using ARIES as an example, Ferdinando Villa will describe the main pillars of innovation for semantic modeling:

Semantics
Open, linkable data and models
Software infrastructure

Stefano Balbi will illustrate examples of socio-environmental applications that the described approach would facilitate, including the modeling of: (a) environmental human migration, (b) the sustainable development goals (SDGs), (c) risk to environmental defenders.

Lastly, they will give an early preview of the fledgling Integrated Modeling Partnership, bringing together institutions that will contribute to designing and building a fully integrated information landscape for the science of the future.
Date: 4 May 2018, 16:15 (Friday, 2nd week, Trinity 2018)
Venue: Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: Herbertson Room
Speakers: Prof Ferdinando Villa (Basque Centre for Climate Change), Dr Stefano Balbi (Basque Centre for Climate Change)
Organising department: Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Organiser: Jane Applegarth (University of Oxford, Oxford University Centre for the Environment)
Organiser contact email address: jane.applegarth@eci.ox.ac.uk
Host: Professor Yadvinder Malhi (University of Oxford)
Part of: Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests
Topics: Modeling, Sustainability
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://bookwhen.com/octf
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Jane Applegarth