RWBC News and Announcements

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Marciano was elected to a three-year term on the ERS Steering Committee

Today’s world is increasingly digital, and the preservation of critical electronic records for the future requires the stewardship and migration of digital data over generations of new technologies. Innovative partnerships between the Archival, Library, and Information Technology communities are being forged to address the challenges of preserving data over the long term. Dr. Richard Marciano, director of SDSC’s Sustainable Archives and Library Technologies laboratory, has been working closely with the archival community, and is the first computer science member of the Electronic Records Section (ERS) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). At a recent meeting of the ERS/SAA, Dr. Marciano was elected to a three-year term on the ERS Steering Committee – a prestigious honor and a recognition of his important work in the archival and information technology communities. Dr. Marciano heads a number of archival projects at SDSC and was part of the NARA-SDSC team that recently won an Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award. More information on Marciano’s election can be found on the SDSC website.

Friday, February 24, 2006

American Planning Association, Information Technology Division Award

UCSD Urban Studies and Planning professor Keith Pezzoli, collaborators, and SDSC staff members Richard Marciano and Ilya Zaslavsky were honored this month by the American Planning Association in the category of "Best Use of Technology for a University Urban and Regional Planning Program". The winning program, Urban Studies and Planning Program Senior Sequence, was recognized for "the most effective use of teaching with technology in preparing future planner for professional work". The Senior Sequence utilizes Internet-based tools and guides to help students maximize their educational research and workforce experience in the area of Urban Studies and Planning. Credit for this award also goes to Dawn Martin (UCSD Library) for sharing her expertise in GIS. For more information see: http://regionalworkbench.org/sequence/

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Forum on Earth Observations II, Feb. 15-16, La Jolla, Calif.

http://www.forumoneo.org/
If you use, process or produce information about the Earth, you should attend this important international event attracting participants from the United States and all over the world. A record-breaking hurricane season, lingering drought, out-of-control wild fires, scorching heat waves and rising global temperatures defined 2005.Join business, government and academic leaders as they explore strategies to better understand and respond to our changing planet. Help make 2006 the year of Earth-observation technology solutions. Be part of a proactive and creative group of U.S. and international entrepreneurs and policymakers when they meet in La Jolla, Calif., Feb.15-16, for the Forum on Earth Observations II: Managing Risk in the 21stCentury.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

SDSC Collaborates with State of California on Data Preservation

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, SDSC, and the State of California have been awarded funding by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), for the development of preservation cyberinfrastructure for California Geospatial records. SDSC's Richard Marciano and Reagan Moore are funded to deploy data grid infrastructure at the California State Archives, the California Resources Agency's California Environmental Resources Evaluation Systems (CERES) office, and at SDSC. The project's distinguished advisory board includes researchers from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Columbia University (the CIESIN project), the California Resources Agency, the Division of Library and Archives of the Minnesota Historical Society, the Metropolitan Water District, the University of Nevada Reno, and the California Department of Fish and Game. The visionary project will deploy persistent archival infrastructure across State agencies and create a working prototype.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Center for Earth Observations and Applications

In November, the Center for Earth Observations and Applications (CEOA) held its inaugural symposium, Science and Technology in the Global Earth Observing System of Systems: the Role of Universities" at Calit2. A solid terrain model produced by the Regional Workbench Consortium was on display at the event.

Webcasts of the speakers, along with their presentations, are now available on-line at:

Friday, October 21, 2005

Integrating Superfund Science and Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Richard Marciano, Co-Leader of the SBRP Community Outreach Core will be presenting at the upcoming 13th Annual Tribal EPA Conference with the U.S. EPA, Region 9 Office (October 26-28, 2005, at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, California).

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians and the Central Valley Tribal Environmental Consortium are co-hosting the event. The conference provides the Regions Tribal environmental programs with information on environmental issues affecting Indian country today.

Marciano’s will be giving an invited presentation titled: “Integrated Superfund, Science and traditional Environmental Knowledge: A Tribal Regional Workbench Approach”
http://www.chukchansigold.net/workshops.html

Integrating Superfund Science and Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Richard Marciano, Co-PI of the SBRP Community Outreach Core will be presenting at the upcoming 13th Annual Tribal EPA Conference with the U.S. EPA, Region 9 Office (October 26-28, 2005, at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, California).

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians and the Central Valley Tribal Environmental Consortium are co-hosting the event. The conference provides the Regions Tribal environmental programs with information on environmental issues affecting Indian country today.

Marciano will be giving an invited presentation titled: Integrated Superfund, Science and traditional Environmental Knowledge: A Tribal Regional Workbench Approach
http://www.chukchansigold.net/workshops.html

Monday, October 17, 2005

RWBC Progress Report (2000-2005)

RWBC publishes its Five Year Anniversary Report (2000-2005)
RWBC_5year_report(Aug05).pdf