workshop is being financed by the Government of the Czech
Republic and the logistics are being dealt with by COMENIUS,
Pan-European Society for Culture, Education and Scientific
& Technical Cooperation.
A Terrestrial Carbon Observation (TCO)
data warehouse building workshop will be held in Prague, Czech
Republic,16-21 November 2002. Carbon scientists, data holders
and programmers from the CEE region will be invited to the
workshop and will participate in finding, formatting and preparing
data and information which will then be made available to
the general and scientific communities. Data gathering and
formatting will occur before the workshop and data will be
combined with the relevant data sets already available including
those from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed
Active Archive Center (DAAC).
from the workshop will be built into a warehouse, using FAO's
data management software (Dynamic
Atlas), which can then be used by participants and other
scientists. Participants will also have the opportunity to
receive training in the use of the Dynamic Atlas to allow
them to implement and use the software in their home institutions.
2002 (new date)
are now closed.
Presentations, data, metadata, and any other material that
is in electronic form should be supplied on a CD-ROM so that
data can be easily transferred to other computers.
of data and metadata
Each participant is requested to write a description of less
than 300 words on their institutes' interests which are relevant
to carbon cycle monitoring and research. This description
should include the role and position of the institute at the
country and regional level and should describe its data collection
activities and data holdings.
be placed, with accompanying metadata forms, on the GTOS ftp
server in the folder "Prague_data". Please place
all your data and metadata in a folder with your surname and
name (e.g. SESSA_Reuben). Please contact the GTOS Secretariat
for details on the ftp address.
the data should be arranged in the ISLSCP format (this can
also be done during the workshop).
metadata forms should be sent to the GTOS Secretariat by 5
November 2002. If you have not done so you should send this
be prepared using the standards of the International Satellite
Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP)
During the working sessions there will often be a need to
check information (e.g. units, methods, resolutions, etc.).
It is therefore important that participants bring to the workshop
manuals and documents (including publications relevant to
their data sets). We ask that each participants brings over
5 manuscripts which can then be used as the reference library
during the workshop. Please label with your name any document
that you want returned.
A specialized module is being developed in TEMS for scientists
working on carbon issues. The core part of this module is
the list of sites which are carrying out relevant work. It
would be of great assistance to the GTOS Secretariat if participants
register their (and others) research sites in TEMS. Registration
can be carried out at www.fao.org/tems.
Participants with the possibility of brining laptops to the
workshop are encouraged to do so as this equipment will be
needed during the working sessions. It is also advisable that
participants bring blank disks and/or CDs for file transfer.
Please remember that data will need to be downloaded and retrieved
from your computers.
The Czech Republic has a 220v and plugs with 2 round pins.
All the main sessions of the workshop will be held in Classroom
No. 181. Dynamic Atlas training will be held in Computer room
Provisional list of participants
GTOS CEE Implementation Plan
TCO Rio de Janeiro
TCO Ottawa report
CEE Dynamic Atlas workbook
Maps v3.0 manual
Dynamic Knowledgebase v3.0 manual
Dynamic Web Maps v3.0 manual
Dynamic Publisher v3.0 manual
Dynamic Atlas software
COMENIUS will provide a welcome service at
the airport which will take participants from/to the airport/hotel
on the 16 and 21 November.
workshop will be held at the Hotel
Krystal, Jose Martiho Street / 407, 160 41 Praha 6. Phone:
+420 2 2056 3411, Fax: +420 2 2056 1627. The hotel is situated
between the city center and the airport.
will be provided with badges should be worn at all times.
Badges are also required to enter the restaurant at the Hotel
On Sunday, 17 November 2002, there will be a welcome party
at the Villa
Bertramka, Mozart´s Prague Museum, which will begin
with a concert. Participants should be in the main hall of
the Krystal Hotel by 4pm. Mr Novak (COMENIUS) will be waiting
at the Hotel Reception Desk.
During November the weather in Prague is usually cold with
an average temperature of 3.5 degrees Celsius. Up
to date information
exchange rates are approximately 1 Euro = 1 USD = 30 CZK (Czech
Republic Koruny). The most up-to-date exchange rate can be
obtained from the following site: http://www.xe.com/ucc/.
It is possible to exchange money at exchange offices which
are located at the airport, train stations and the city center.
Money can also be withdrawn from cash machines using a credit
card (usually the best exchange rate).
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
I-00100 Rome Italy
Reuben Sessa, GTOS
Mr Géraud Servin,
UN House, nám.Kinských 17, 150 37 Praha 5
Phone: +420 2 57890 111, -240, -241
Fax: +420 2 53 30 32
0603 465 348 - Ing Julius JESZTREBI
0603 465 314 - Mr Stanislav NOVAK
Secretariat can also be reached at the Hotel Krystal, room
for participants can be sent to Comenius.email@example.com
Forest monitoring network
overview of the spatial data infrastructure in Europe
with public flux/meteo data from the carbodata project
International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP)
FAO :: Global Terrestrial Observing
System - GTOS :: 11 November