EarthCube: A Community-driven Cyberinfrastructure for the Geosciences – A Progress Report

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Room 10AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Mohan K. Ramamurthy, UCAR, Unidata, Boulder, CO

The National Science Foundation’s EarthCube program is a community-driven activity aimed at transforming the conduct of geosciences research by creating a well-connected cyberinfrastructure for sharing and integrating data and knowledge across all geoscience disciplines in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner and to accelerate our ability to understand and predict the Earth system. EarthCube is now transitioning into an implementation phase. In the first phase of implementing the EarthCube architecture, the project leadership has identified the following architectural components as the top three priorities, focused on technologies, interfaces and interoperability elements that will address: a) Resource Discovery; b) Resource Registry; and c) Resource Distribution and Access.   We will present the progress of EarthCube on a number of fronts and engage geoscientists and data scientists in the future steps toward the development of EarthCube. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the AMS community to provide input to the EarthCube project.

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