News, Technical

EDI repository system upgrades

The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) technical team is planning to upgrade all infrastructure servers with the latest Long Term Support version (18.04) of the Ubuntu operating system (OS) during April. This upgrade will bring parity to all servers managed by EDI and will ensure timely OS updates, which bring both new features and security to the systems. EDI will begin this process by first upgrading the development environment, followed next by the staging environment, and then finally the production environment. This sequence allows us to formulate and test a solid upgrade plan, while evaluating re-configured software applications, including the use of OS-based Tomcat and Jetty servlet containers and the Nginx front-end web server. In addition, all SSL certificates will be provisioned by LetsEncrypt, a non-profit certificate authority run by Internet Security Research Group. Our upgraded infrastructure will position EDI to operate a seamless and secure infrastructure well into the future.

Events, News

EDI announces workshop on “Publishing data packages in the EDI repository”

EDI is hosting a workshop at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM on 4-6 June 2019 on how to create metadata compliant to the Ecological Metadata Language (EML) standard, prepare quality controlled data packages and how to publish the data in the EDI data repository. The goal of this workshop is to enhance research projects’ efficiency in archiving their data packages in accordance with the standards developed by the ecological research community. For more information see here.

Important dates:

  • Workshop: June 4 – 6, 2019, UNM, Albuquerque, NM
  • Travel days: June 3 and June 7, 2019
  • Application deadline: April 26, 2019
  • Participation acceptance information: May 3, 2019
Events, News

EDI hackathon announcement

The Environmental Data Initiative invites you to participate in the continuing development of the Information Management Code Registry with a hackathon at UNM in Albuquerque, NM on June 10 – June 14, 2019 (Monday, June 10 and Friday, June 14 are travel days). All coders and wannabe coders who have at least some experience with R or Python and an interest in writing new code or contributing existing code to the Registry are invited to contact us. EDI will cover all travel, meal and lodging expenses. The theme of this hackathon is “Data Visualization for Assessing Data Fitness for Use.” For more information, please see here.