Model Ontology

In Chapter 10 of the book we touch on organization of environmental models.

“Furthermore, by applying ontology‐based approaches for organizing models and techniques, we can set the stage for broader collections of such models discoverable by a general community of designers and analysts. Together with standard access protocols for context modeling,
these innovations provide the promise of making environmental context models generally available and reusable, significantly assisting the energy analyst.”

Energy Transition : Applying Probabilities and Physics

Although we didn’t elaborate on this topic, it is an open area for future development, as our 2017 AGU presentation advocates. The complete research report is available as

What we missed on the first pass was an ontology for citations titled CiTO (Citation Typing Ontology) which enables better classification and keeping track of research lineage. The idea again is to organize and maintain scientific knowledge for engineering and scientific modeling applications. As an example, one can readily see how the Citation Typing Ontology could be applied, with the is_extended_by object property representing much of how science and technology advances — in other words, one finding leading to another.