Dear UIS Commission Officers,
I hope all of you are well in this turbulent time!
UIS internal life is also affected by situation with Corona virus, but it does not mean, it is completely stoped.
Below, you can find a message from Peter Matthews, leader of UIS Informatics Commission regarding KarstLink project.
Thank you very much.
UIS Vice President of Administration
Message from Peter:
Dear UIS Delegates and Commission Presidents,
A new group has started in the Informatics Commission to prepare an environment to facilitate data access and sharing between independent cave and karst databases via the web, using the latest W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) recommendations for Linked Data on the Semantic Web. This is to help the advance of cave and karst science, exploration and management.
It is important that the group has wide international participation from both the caving and karst science communities to ensure that its final facilities and recommendations work for everyone.
So it would be appreciated if you could circulate this message widely in your country or among your commission members so that all those who have an interest in this topic can have the opportunity to participate and offer their point of view. Work is already getting under way with the aim of a demonstration at ICS 2021, so the earlier that people join the better they can influence its direction and contribute to the work.
Full details of the project and links to its mailing list and wiki can be found on its web page at:
Thanks in anticipation,
Leader, Informatics Commission.
Member, KarstLink Management Team.