Published on March 6, 2014
Imagine a World….
Imagine a World…. • With easy, unlimited access to scientific data and applications from any field • Where you can easily analyze data of interest and display them any way you want • Where you can easily model your results and explore any ideas you have These are goals of EarthCube – Cyberinfrastructure framework for the 21st century as built by the Geosciences
EarthCube is a Collaboration • Among Earth, atmosphere, ocean, polar, computer, information, and social scientists • Jointly funded by the NSF GEO Directorate and Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI)
GEOSCIENCES ARE READY • Cyberinfrastructure (CI) is part of the research fabric of Geosciences • Geoscientists are sophisticated CI users and creators • NSF and other agencies support substantial infrastructure and research that will form the foundation of EarthCube • Community is connected by the science and collegial relationships
Why EarthCube? • Nature does not recognize separate disciplines • EarthCube will democratize access to data • EarthCube will increase research time by reducing time needed to find, access, and analyze data • EarthCube will enable more interdisciplinary research and the pursuit of new questions • EarthCube will accelerate the pace of discovery • EarthCube will give all scientists the same chance of making major contributions regardless of institution size or institutional endowment
The EarthCube Strategy CUASHI DataOne Unidata An alternative approach to respond to daunting science and cyberinfrastructure challenges NCAR IRIS IEDA • Engage all stakeholders: EarthCube is an outcome and a process OOI EarthCube: next generation CI to transform the conduct of geosciences Geosciences end-users Geosciences and CI facilities CI and Computer Science specialists • Build EarthCube iteratively, with community input and assessment • EarthCube built on existing resources, different geosciences communities cannot be uniformly served 6
A Social Endeavor www.EarthCube.org & http://workspace.EarthCube.org/ >1800 members to the EarthCube website 113 white paper submission;185 respondents to capability survey 27 Community/Special Interest Groups; 18 Roadmaps Untold number of hours of pro-bono contributions by the community ~80 formal Expressions of Interest 13 Building Blocks, RCNs, Governance, & INSPIRE awards Significant international engagement and building interagency engagement (currently)
• An approach to respond to daunting science and CI challenges • An outcome and a process • A knowledge management system • An infrastructure • An integrated framework • An integrated system • A cyberinfrastructure • An integrated set of services • An architectural framework
Software Big Data People Hardware
Guiding Principles 1. Serve advancement of interdisciplinary science through collaboration among community members and with other CI initiatives 2. Rely on open, transparent processes; vet and inform decisions through active community engagement 3. Encourage environmentally sustainable processes and practices 4. Support development that draws from best practices based on interoperability and reuse of resources 5. Strive for free and open sharing of data, information, software and services 6. Evolve with changing technologies, practices and user needs while remaining robust
Jan-March 2014 April-June 2014 July-Sept 2014 Crowdsourcing Social media Website Strategic Pathway Exercises Exhibit booths Testing during workshops Professional societies Online exercises Secretariat synthesis & analysis Assembly Workshops 7 stakeholder communities in 4 venues Evaluators analysis Crowdsourced response Assembly Advisory Council AllHands meeting Workshop Advisory Committee Advisory Council First Review Second Review Charter Elements from Stakeholder Communities Governance Charter V 1.0 Released Governance Charter Presented to All-Hands Community Governance Charter Submitted to NSF
Current Projects Test Enterprise Governance • EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance: An Agile Approach M. Lee Allison, University of Arizona Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) • C4P: Collaboration and Cyberinfrastructure for Paleogeosciences Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University • Building a Sediment Experimentalist Network (SEN) Wonsuck Kim, University of Texas at Austin • EC3: Earth-Centered Communication for Cyberinfrastructure - Challenges of Field Data Collection, Management, and Integration Matty Mookerjee, Sonoma State University Conceptual Designs • Developing a Data-Oriented Human-Centric Enterprise Architecture for EarthCube Chaowei Yang, George Mason University • Enterprise Architecture for Transformative Research and Collaboration Across the Geosciences Ilya Zaslavsky, San Diego Supercomputer Center INSPIRE • Enabling Transformation in the Social Sciences, Geosciences, and Cyberinfrastructure through Stakeholder Alignment and New Institutional Theory, Methods, and Analytics Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana Building Blocks • Deploying Web Services Across Multiple Geoscience Domains Tim Ahern, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology • Specifying and Implementing ODSIP, A Data-Service Invocation Protocol David Fulker, OPeNDAP • A Broker Framework for Next Generation Geoscience (BCube) SiriJodha Khalsa, National Snow and Ice Data Center • Integrating Discrete and Continuous Data David Maidment, University of Texas at Austin • Leveraging Semantics and Crowdsourcing in Data Sharing and Discovery Thomas Narock, University of Maryland • A Cognitive Computer Infrastructure for Geoscience Shanan E. Peters, University of Wisconsin at Madison • Earth System Bridge: Spanning Scientific Communities with Interoperable Modeling Frameworks Scott Peckham, University of Colorado at Boulder • Software Stewardship for the Geosciences Yolanda Gil, University of Southern California • Community Inventory of EarthCube Resources for Geosciences Interoperability (CINERGI) Ilya Zaslaysky, San Diego Super Computer Center
Something Tangible • An Opportunity for Computer Scientists & Software Developers! • Join the EC3 RCN (Earth-Centered Communication for Cyberinfrastructure: Challenges of field data collection, management, and integration) for a field trip to Yosemite and Owens Valley – DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: March 10 • Sign up at http://workspace.earthcube.org/ec3
Some Resources • • • • • www.EarthCube.org & http://workspace.EarthCube.org YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/EarthCubeNSF GitHub: https://github.com/earthcube Social Media – Facebook & Twitter SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/earthcube
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