Webinars & Events

Previous events with links to available recordings and presentation slides.

Monthly Webinars

We host our webinars on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2pm Eastern Time (11am Pacific). Please register and obtain the connection information with the links provided below. Many of the webinars are recorded and available in our YouTube archive.

We present unique as well as re-occurring topics on data publishing best practices, tools and new developments and you have the opportunity to join us with your questions on everything EDI during our regular “Town Halls”.

  • June 15, 2021 at 2pm ET: “Updating schema.org metadata for data packages in the EDI Data Portal to provide rich semantic information that can be utilized by search engines and Google Scholar.” Speaker: Mark Servilla (EDI), Registration and connection information.

In this webinar we will give an overview of how the EDI technical team is now updating the schema.org metadata that accompanies every data package landing page on the EDI Data Portal with new recommendations from the ESIP SOSO project (https://github.com/ESIPFed/science-on-schema.org). EDI initially released schema.org metadata for each data package in Fall 2018. Along with the sitemaps.org metadata, the schema.org metadata provides rich semantic information about the data package that can be utilized by search engines (e.g., Google, Microsoft, Yandex, and even domain specific tools like EarthCube’s Gleaner and DataONE schema.org indexers) and associated applications. For example, data packages that are archived in the EDI data repository are discoverable through Google’s Dataset Search interface because of the detailed information provided to Google’s search engine indexer via the schema.org metadata.

  • July 20, 2021 at 2pm ET: EDI Town Hall. Speaker: EDI-Team

The webinars are announced through our website, newsletter and an email to our list a few days before the webinar. Contact us at info@environmentaldatainitiative.org if you have a requests for a webinar topic.

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