The Open Cloud Consortium is pleased to announce membership in the UK Federation. This allows researchers from participating UK Organizations to gain authenticated access to the Open Science Data Cloud. The UK federation uses the standards based Shibboleth software to facilitate the sharing of web resources that are subject to access control.
If your institution is an Identity Provider (IdP) associated with the UK Federation, but is not listed in the OSDC apply page, please contact us at email@example.com and we’ll work with you to get your organization to release the appropriate attributes.
Members of the Project Matsu team from NASA and PIRE fellows from University of Oklahoma are at the Flood and Drought Risk Management Workshop in Windhoek, Namibia this week. They will be discussing Project Matsu with experts from different disciplines to exchange experiences about the adaptation and mitigation of flood and drought related impacts.
Project Matsu is a collaboration between NASA and the Open Cloud Consortium to develop open source technology for cloud-based processing of satellite imagery to support the earth sciences.
The Flood and Drought Risk Management Workshop is organized by the Namibia Hydrological Services within Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry in collaboration with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, US space agency).
Today we spotlight a recipient of an OSDC resource allocation doing some very interesting research.
Neocodex is a collaboration between researchers and professors from Stanford Law School, Duke University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Autonomous University of Barcelona and other institutions to develop open source technology for integrating, analyzing and making available information from all international courts and national jurisdictions in open linked data standards, including the automated processing, analysis and visualization of social networks (neutrals, litigants, and other entities), semantic networks (citations, case-law contents, legal knowledge) and the publication of corpus collections with added metadata.
You can learn more at: http://youtu.be/p1Qh5L_QjX0 or http://weboflaw.com/
The Case for Linking World Law Data paper can be found at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2371795