Dear all,

We are pleased to inform you that the first meeting of SoilSpec4GG, a USDA-funded Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics Tools Coordinated Innovation Network, is coming up in two weeks. This is an important stage as this project wants to be an asset to the soil spectroscopy community. Eventually, we will form a series of working groups to address topics including calibration transfer, model choice, outreach & demonstration, and use of spectroscopy to inform topics such as global carbon cycle modeling. To achieve this aim, we need your participation sharing your knowledge and experience and interactive discussion to learn more about what each of you would like to get out of being a part of this network.

You are cordially invited for the first meeting with two different time slots to hopefully accommodate all time zones.

Please RSVP at

Check back here next week for the meeting agenda.Print

3:00 – 3:15Welcome housekeeping code of conduct; overview (Sanderman)
3:15 – 3:30Presentation: Sharing and using large spectral libraries (Gholizadeh)
3:30 – 3:35Transition
3:35 – 3:50Presentation: Proposed data architecture & web services (Opengeohub)
3:50 – 4:00Q&A
4:00 – 4:05Break
4:05 – 4:20Breakout session 1: Purpose statement; What do you want to get out of participating
4:20 – 4:30Report back to broader group
4:30 – 4:45Breakout session 2: Feedback on proposed data architecture; hurdles and pitfalls
4:45 – 4:55Report back to broader group
4:55 – 5:00Closing remarks and next steps

We are looking forward to meeting you, soil spectroscopy enthusiasts. If you can’t make the meeting, we will record it and place the minutes on the website.

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Asa Gholizadeh

Asa Gholizadeh

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