EarthCube at UCAR

Presenter: Mohan Ramamurthy
Date: Monday, November 14, 2016

This video is about NSF's EarthCube initiative, a data and cyberinfrastructure project for the geosciences with its Science Support Office at UCAR.

EarthCube's Beginnings: EarthCube was initiated by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2011 to transform geoscience research by developing cyberinfrastructure to improve access, sharing, visualization, and analysis of all forms of geosciences data and related resources. As a community-governed effort, EarthCube's goal is to enable geoscientists to tackle the challenges of understanding and predicting a complex and evolving solid Earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and space environment systems. The NSF's Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) and the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) partnered to sponsor EarthCube, which NSF anticipates supporting through 2022.

Since the beginning, the key principles guiding community-driven development of EarthCube cyberinfrastructure have been:

  • standards for interoperability;
  • leveraging and exploiting advanced technologies to better integrate, visualize, and analyze data;
  • democratizing and improving access to data.

The EarthCube Community: EarthCube has attracted an evolving, dynamic virtual community of more than 2,500 contributors, including earth, ocean, polar, planetary, atmospheric, geospace, computer and social scientists, educators, and data and information professionals. We actively seek to engage individual researchers, students, and partners from across the geosciences and cyberinfrastructure sectors. Membership is free and open to anyone working in these fields; please register to become a community member. EarthCube community members work together to:

  • influence how data will be collected accessed, analyzed, visualized, shared and archived;
  • participate in interdisciplinary and collaborative research;
  • contribute to the transformation of geoscience research through the emerging practices of digital scholarship, data and software stewardship, and open science.
Topics:Earth System, Research Tools, Data and Data Analysis
Audience:Higher education, Graduate/professional

Copyright: UCAR

Production/Editing: T. Eastburn