Standing Committee Meeting Report Data Services
September 2017

Fall 2017 Action Items

Action Items from the Spring 2017 DSSC Meeting

Action Item S2017:5

Development of the Jupyter notebook template for user interaction with MUSTANG system is recommended, with a caveat that actual development be delayed until the Fall when funding environment is clearer.
Responsible: DMC QA Group
Status:  QA Staff have started looking into creating Jupyter notebook tutorials about using MUSTANG for quality assurance

Action Items from the Fall 2017 DSSC Meeting

Action Item F2017:1

Previous Action Item S2017:4 addressed the issue related to the HPCWG effort lead by Carl Tape initially started by the DSSC.  It is felt that the CIG is the more appropriate organization to act as the coordinator of IRIS.  IRIS should continue to participate in this effort as a member of this effort, not as the lead organization.
This decision should be communicated to the CIG and their reaction to this recommendation communicated to the IRIS DSSC.
Responsible: Ahern

Action Item F2017:2

Previous Action Item F016:1 Follow up with Greg on archiving historical data, often from other agencies. Are there potential sources of funding within other parts of NSF?
Responsible: Stump will assume full responsibility but the point of contact should move from Anderson to Benoit.
Responsible: Stump

Action Item F2017:3

The modified Data Provider Agreement (DPA) was approved by the DSSC with the addition that wording will be added to assist contributors of non-seismic data sets to understand the formatting requirements of the timeseries data (miniSeed) and the metadata (dataless Seed or StationXML) as well as the identification of tools that can assist in creation of the timeseries and the metadata and if necessary consult the Data Services Director for assistance.
Responsible: Ahern
Status: The modified DPA was posted on the DSSC page as version 1.5.  Considered complete.

Action Item F2017:4

When the outcome of the NGEO proposal is known, organize a teleconference of the DSSC to discuss the outcomes of the award with specific DSSC impacts.  Identify this as something that all Standing Committees should consider as well.  Consider having the Spring 2018 DSSC in Boulder with overlap with the UNAVCO GDSAC.
Responsible: Stump

Action Item F2017:5

Ahern to send Data Services component of the NGEO proposal to new members of the DSSC (Thomas, Holtkamp, Pyle, Rubenstein)
Responsible: Ahern

Action Item F2017:6

DSSC members should review the governance document distributed at the meeting and provide specific feedback to Stump to take to the COCOM and BOD meetings.
Responsible: Stump and DSSC

Action Item F2017:7

DMC staff should demonstrate the EMC capabilities and how to interact with it at the IRIS AGU Booth.
Reposnible: Ahern

Action Item F2017:8

Discuss the development of EMC as an educational tool and consider involving IRIS EPO in this discussion.
Responsible: Trabant, Levin, and Taber

Action Item F2017:9

Take the idea of development of EMC tutorials, workshops, etc. to the COCOM and bring EPO into this activity.
Responsible: Stump and Ahern

Action Item F2017:10

Resume the DMC-DCC meetings on an annual basis targeting a single day meeting.
Responsible: Benson

Action Item F2017:11

Communicate to Woodward the need for the ISSC to recommend a new QAAC chair. The DSSC recommends letting Levin chair the next QAAC meeting with participation of the new ISSC appointee. DSSC recommendations for various QAAC positions are identified in the minutes.

  • Holtkamp as vice-chair,
  • Alexandros Savvaidis (TexNet), and
  • Fan-Chi Lin for Large-N

Responsible: Ahern, Levin, Stump

Action Item F2017:12

DSSC decided to not move forward with the HVSR product. Instead they encourage DMC staff to draft an SRL article describing the application, making the code available on GitHub.  Victor Tsai will help find relevant co-authors to participate.
Responsible: Ahern, Trabant and Tsai                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Action Item F2017:13

The DSSC endorsed to plan related to developing the miniSeed3 prototype format. This includes the development of a miniSeed2 to miniSeed3 convertor, modifications to libmseed to make many clients support either miniSeed2 or miniSeed3 formats.
Responsible: Ahern

Action Item F2017:14

DSSC endorsed the DMC managing data from the pre-digital CIW data assuming that they meet the requirements in the Data Provider Agreement. Communicate this to CIW and at that point no further action required.
Responsible: Ahern

Action Item F2017:15

The parties responsible below will develop a short (2-3 pages) “Strategic Priorities of Data Services Looking Forward”.  It will be circulated to the DSSC for comment and improvements.
Responsible: Levin, Ahern, Stump, Thomas

Action Item F2017:16

Explore the idea of recommending the BoD consider seeking an NRC study related to seismology, seismological infrastructure, etc. that could be presented to the NSF. Perhaps a one-day NRC panel to discuss the long-term health of seismological infrastructure in the US.  Take to COCOM.
Responsible: Stump and Ahern

Action Item F2017:17

Respond to the ISSC that the DSSC considered ways to move forward regarding the concept of “data bricks, real or virtual”. The committee was enthusiastic in its support for robust datasets that can be rapidly accessed after they are built locally.  The response will be sent to the ISSC and presented at Cocom.
Responsible: Stump and Ahern

Action Item F2017:18

The DSSC endorsed the plan presented by Ahern related to unfinished tasks and carryover. Regarding carryover it specifically endorsed the following use of carryover for three tasks and all or part of a fourth task depending on

  • Task 1: Replace DMC and ADC DBMS Servers
  • Task 2: Expand Hitachi Storage System
  • Task 3: miniSeed2 to miniSeed3 bidirectional format translator
  • Task 4: Expand SeisComp3 web services
    • Subtask 4.1 matchtimeseries option in the station web service
    • Subtask 4.2  availability web service
    • Subtask 4.3 timeseries web service
    • Subtask 4.4 timeseriesplot web service

Action Item F2017:19

The DSSC discussed potential new members of the committee.  Four possible members were identified and will be taken to the CoCom.  Also take the name of the DSSC liaison to IDSC to Cocom.
Responsible: Stump and Ahern

Action Item F2017:20

The DSSC hopes to have the next DSSC meeting in the Boulder area in conjunction with UNAVCO.  Ahern to check with Meertens as to the viability of meeting at UNAVCO.
Responsible: Ahern

Action Item F2017:21

Consolidate responses regarding the IRIS DS Data Workshops including their direct benefit to IRIS and their importance to long-term IRIS goals and needs.  When ready take to the BoD for their guidance.
Responsible: Ahern