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EARTHCUBE
Transforming Geoscience Research
EISWG Spring Meeting
April 28, 2014
Anna Katz, EarthCube Project Coordinator
AGENDA
1. Introduction to EarthCube: Overview & Purpose
2. EarthCube Journey (a brief history)
3. Current Efforts
4. Quest...
EARTHCUBE PURPOSE & CALL TO ACTION
Holistic approach to understand more
deeply the planet and its interactions
Community...
EARTHCUBE VISION
 Transform the conduct of data-
enabled geoscience-related
research
 Create effective community-
driven...
Atmo-
spheric
Chemistry
Climate &
Large
Scale
Dynamics
Paleo-
Climate
Meteor-
ology
Aeronomy
Space
Weather
Magneto-
spheri...
Roadmaps & Concept Designs (technical roadmaps
and small prototype designs)
End-user Workshops & Stakeholder Alignment
(id...
SCIENCE
CHALLENGES
FROM END-USER
WORKSHOPS
Full List of End-User Workshops at:
http://earthcube.org/page/end-
user-worksho...
TECHNICAL
CHALLENGES
DERIVED FROM
THE END-USER
WORKSHOPS
TECHNICAL
CHALLENGES
DERIVED FROM
THE END-USER
WORKSHOPS
(IF YOU REMOVE THE
WORD “DATA”)
Roadmaps & Concept Designs (technical roadmaps
and small prototype designs)
End-user Workshops & Stakeholder Alignment
(id...
EARTHCUBE PORTFOLIO
Building Blocks Awards
 Deploying Web Services Across Multiple
Geoscience Domains
Tim Ahern, Incorpor...
EARTHCUBE PORTFOLIO
Conceptual Designs
 Developing a Data-Oriented Human-
Centric Enterprise Architecture for
EarthCube
P...
OCEANLINK: SEMANTICS AND LINKED
DATA FOR SHARING AND DISCOVERY
Roadmaps & Concept Designs (technical roadmaps
and small prototype designs)
End-user Workshops & Stakeholder Alignment
(id...
EARTHCUBE TEST ENTERPRISE
GOVERNANCE
An agile approach to
design a system that
catalyzes the field and
works for you
How d...
Stakeholders
(Assembly) –
governance
ideas, testing
Integrate
stakeholder
concepts –
crowdsource
Synthesize and
recommend
...
Crowdsourcing
Exhibit Booths
Social Media
Website
Professional
Societies
Assembly Workshops
7 Stakeholder
Communities
4 Wo...
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: CROWDSOURCING
 Geological Society of America, (Oct.
2013)
 American Geophysical Union (Dec. 2013)
...
EARTHCUBE.ORG & WORKSPACE
Crowdsourcing
Exhibit Booths
Social Media
Website
Professional
Societies
Assembly Workshops
7 Stakeholder
Communities
4 Wo...
ASSEMBLY STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOPS
 Data Facilities (Jan. 15-17)
 EarthCube Projects (Feb. 12-14)
 IT/CS/IS/FOSS (March 5-7...
ASSEMBLY SYNTHESIS WORKSHOP
 April 16-18, 2014
 Participants
 Champions from the Assembly
Workshops
 Purpose
 Craft t...
Crowdsourcing
Exhibit Booths
Social Media
Website
Professional
Societies
Assembly Workshops
7 Stakeholder
Communities
4 Wo...
EARTHCUBE ALL-HANDS MEETING
JUNE 24-26, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC For more information and to register, visit:
http://workspace....
THANK YOU!
Any questions?
SOCIAL MEDIA
 Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/NSFearthcube
 Questions, comments, networking
 Images
 Twitter
https:/...
END-USER SCIENTIFIC GRAND CHALLENGES:
CENTRAL THEMES
 Multi-disciplinary science to further understand our environment
 ...
END-USER TECHNICAL CHALLENGES:
CENTRAL THEMES
 Search and Access
 Lack of awareness of existing tools and resources
 Ne...
END-USER TECHNICAL CHALLENGES: CENTRAL
THEMES
 Sustainability
 Need support for long term archiving and retrieval
 More...
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  • Read out agenda and go over:1) There is a lot of content to present in the 20 minutes I have, so there a couple slides that have some great information on them that I have included at the very end of this slide show so that you may view them later. These slides will be posted But I’ll make sure Walt has a copy of this presentation if you’d like to revisit some of the information. I’ve also added links for more information on the bottom of nearly every slide.
  • EarthCube is NSF effort for the development of community-led cyberinfrastructure that will allow for unprecedented data access, understanding, analysis and sharingacross the geosciences. Its aim is to develop a framework over the next decade to assist researchers in better understanding and predicting the Earth system from the sun to the center of the Earth. EarthCube was established as a response to the 2009 NSF GEO Vision Report, which highlights the need to integrate existing data systems to explore the Earth as a system to solve 21st century scientific problems. In this way, EarthCube is not about building something brand new, or reinventing the wheel, but about leveraging existing resources and efforts to fulfill its purpose.
  • Transform the conduct of data-enabled geoscience-related researchCreate effective community-driven cyberinfrastructureAllow global data discovery and knowledge managementAchieve interoperability and data integration across disciplines
  • Introduction to EarthCube Stakeholders the NSF’s main focus is on the academic geoscientists such as Atmospheric and Space Weather, Oceanographers, Geologists, Polar, Geophysicists, Hydrologists, and many more. However, there are other players and interests, which can both contribute to, collaborate with, and benefit from EarthCube. This includes the Cyber and Science Infrastructure experts, software engineers, and data facilities from both the NSF and other agencies such as NOAA and NASA. This group is needed to develop that CI cloud in the middle of the image. Societal interests an important stakeholder as well including educators, government agencies and officials, the commercial industry and more. You will see these same stakeholder groups later on in the presentation, as they were included throughout the process of developing EarthCube. Given this wide array of stakeholders, to fulfill this mission, EarthCube is facilitating the creation of a commons-like environment where stakeholders can bring together existing and new tools, models, databases, software, knowledge and collaboration spaces to facilitate the conduct of research to transform the way we do science. And furthermore, the way we share science with the non-science world.
  • Here’s a look at EarthCube’s brief history: I will be using iterations of this slide several times to reference back to where different project milestones fit within the larger EarthCube journey. [CLICK]The GEO Directorate and Office of Cyberinfrastructure of the National Science Foundation (NSF) released a Dear Colleague Letter in June 2011 announcing their partnership in starting EarthCube and their initial goals for EarthCubeEarthCube held its first charrette (community event) November 2011, with the goal to gather as many ideas as possible from a broad representation of potential EarthCube participants to jump-start the planning and development processes for EarthCube. [CLICK]In advance of this event, NSF solicited a series of White Papers for EarthCube. These were written by interested individuals and organizations across the domain and computer sciences. These white papers provided a forum for people to propose what EarthCube should look like in terms of science requirements, technology solutions, designs, and governance. NSF also solicited Expressions of Interest, which formed the foundation for the creation of the first ‘EarthCube groups’. NSF formed and funded several EarthCube Community Groups and Concept Award Teams by merging the authors of Expressions of Interest under common themes. The goal of the Community Groups was to gather EarthCube user requirements through broad engagement of the geosciences and IT communities, while the Concept Teams evaluated and prototyped innovative key technologies.[CLICK] Each of the Community Groups and Concept Teams was tasked with writing Roadmaps regarding how to move their area of EarthCube forward. These roadmaps were the culmination of months of research, community outreach, and deliberations in virtual and physical meetings, and they identify initial EarthCube stakeholders and cyberinfrastructure components. They were presented to NSF and the EarthCube community at the second EarthCube charrette or community meeting.*****So you can really see that, from the beginning, EarthCube has been a community-guided effort. Which is quite unique to the NSF and other agencies. community engagement is truly at the heart of the project. The NSF is dedicated to ensuring the development of EarthCube’s technical and social components are created and vetted by the community. [CLICK] Following this continued dedicated to community input, NSF funded a series of two dozen EarthCube domain end-user workshops throughout mid-2012 to late 2013, targeting a broad spectrum of Earth, atmosphere, ocean, and related scientists, including senior and early career scientists. The purpose of these workshops was to allow geoscience communities to articulate and document their cyberinfrastructure needs.Complementing the efforts end user workshops is an on-going EarthCube Stakeholder Alignment Survey. The success of EarthCube will depend on the ability of diverse stakeholders to orient and connect with one another in new ways that advance both individual and shared objectives. So now will dive a bit deeper into these End-User Workshops as they were an important milestone and their results continue to influence what we’re doing in EarthCube today.
  • A specific goal of these workshops was to gather requirements for EarthCube to be allow scientists to do the science they wanted to do. Each domain end-user workshop developed several science grand challenges or questions that are critical to better understanding our complex Earth system - challenges they envision can be better explored and understood with the help of the collaborative environment EarthCube is seeking to create. This is a wordle that was comprised of all Science Challenges developed in the two dozen workshops. So here you can see that challenges for the geosciences community surround understanding processes, climate change, scales, earth systems, etc. Articulating Cyberinfrastructure Needs of the Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics CommunityHow do different physical, chemical, and biological processes come together to create more complex emergent properties in ocean ecosystems? What are the feedback loops among these processes and how do they give rise to biological, chemical, and genetic diversity in the oceans?
  • As well as Science Challenges, each workshop developed a list of Technical Challenges. Participants asked to identify key technological challenges they face in data acquisition, comparison, integration, curation, etc. in pursuing key science questions, as well as the desired tools, databases, etc. required. From this wordle, it is clear that the big challenge is DATA (and that should be no surprise to you).
  • This is the same word cloud as the pervious one w/ “data” removedHighlights what is really important when it comes to technical challenges instead of just lumping it all into one big “problem with data” (which is what we always hear). When we dig deeper, we see that the real challenges are with the access, visualization, and tools related to data. Something else that really stands out is the word, Community. Emphasizing that perhaps not all technical challenges, have technical solutions, but social solutions as well. And that really where EarthCube can step in. Engaging the Atmospheric Cloud/Aerosol/Composition Community 6. Supporting modeling and integrated analysis • On-line data integration and analysis services • Tools and services to manage, archive, and disseminate model outputs for facilitating modeling comparison • Sensor-model coupling for facilitating model verification and validation with observation data • Sensor web and models as services
  • In September 2013, the NSF announced $14.5 million in funding for EarthCube Projects that were to carry out prototyping activities that would begin to address the technical, scientific, and social challenges identified as part of the series of End-User Workshops, Community Charrettes, White Papers, and Concept Designs. More specifically, the awards included work on initial software components development for EarthCube (‘Building Blocks'), projects to develop broad architecture design (‘Conceptual Designs’), and Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) to advance community-building.Two really important aspects of these Solicitations echo the larger values of EarthCube and they are: 1) Promoting and rewarding work that involves collaboration between cyberinfrastructure experts or computer/information scientists and domain scientists and 2) Leveraging work (either scientific, social, or technical) that is already being done.
  • Here’s a look at the Building Blocks [look into a good way to describe building blocks] The objective of the Building Blocks is to contribute to the EarthCube enterprise by developing, integrating and utilizing current cyberinfrastructure in coordinated efforts to serve a broader segment of the academic geosciences community..Some of these awards include Web Services Across Domains, Integrating Discrete and Continuous Data, and Establishing Community Inventory or Resources for Geoscience Interoperability
  • Conceptual DesignsThe second type of EarthCube Projects are the Conceptual Design, which are Awards that are designing a possible reference architecture for EarthCube, these include the RCN’sEarthCube RCNs are intended to advance geosciences cyberinfrastructure through interaction, discussion and planning between geoscientists and cyberinfrastructure experts. A great example of this is the EC3 Award which has a series of field trips planned during which field geologists and computer scientists both watch and learn how the other does their job in different point of the data life cycle in order to address and remove Challenges in the collection, management, and integration of field data.
  • To give you an in-depth look into one of the projects, a video made by the PI of OceanLink BB, Tom Narock. This video was made…. [insert community engagement aspect]
  • Finally on this slide we get to the Test Governance Award, which is the project I work on and have the most knowledge about regarding current efforts.
  • Lee Allison of the Arizona Geological Survey is the Principle Investigator on the ECTEG Project. Lee wishes he could be here, but is currently in Vienne at the European Geology Union annual meeting. So we have a short video of Lee explaining our piece of the EarthCube portfolio.
  • As Lee mentioned the ECTEG project contains a broad, two-year time the first year consisting of collecting stakeholder needs and ideas about governance, integrating those concepts, and synthesizing them into a recommended governance model or “charter” to propose to the NSF. [CLICK] the start indicates where we are right now in this process and the next slide will look deeper into this point.
  • This image is really what we are calling our “Roadmap to a Charter”. As you can see, it’s a big of a daunting image so I am going to break it down into sizable pieces. First Where this star is, is our crowdsourcing efforts. Crowdsourcing can mean many things, depending on many factors such as subject domain and application. For our purposes, crowdsourcing is defined as obtaining information or input into a particular task or project by enlisting the services of a number of people. This plan focuses on two specific applications of crowdsourcing: To facilitate general communications and synergy among EarthCube stakeholder communities; and (more immediately) To enable stakeholder input and collaboration in developing the EarthCube governance charter.
  • One large component of our crowdsourcing efforts has been to attend a series of Professional Conferences. The American Meterology Society meeting is actually where I met Walt, introduced him to EarthCube, and established this communication. That is what these conferences are meant to do. Expand our outreach to the EarthCube community, get their feedback on what they think of the initative and encourage them to further engage with us. One method of that is social media.
  • Another is on Websites. We have two sites,
  • So as we return back to the roadmap to a charter, the next big milestone in the timeline was when the Test Governance team held a series of Workshops.
  • From January to March 2014, the EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance Projectheld a series of four Stakeholder Assembly Workshops, during which key EarthCube community groups were brought together to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate about how they might achieve their own goals as well as aligning those goals with EarthCube. These Assembly workshops also had the goal to solicit clear guidance on the governance of EarthCube as part of the development of an overarching draft charter, by-laws, and terms of reference to be presented to the EarthCube community during the EarthCube All-Hands Meeting in June 2014.Go through each stakeholder groupEach Assembly Workshop, and the workshop series as a whole, provided the EarthCube Test Governance Team with invaluable guidance on governance topics including coordination, collaboration, community building, messaging, and the project timeline/organization itself. The first workshop led to a significant ‘pivot’ in thinking of EarthCube ‘governing’ the community to instead EarthCube providing an array of services to the community through an EarthCube ‘commons’.In addition, some of the most concrete outcomes of the Assembly Workshops were the bottom-up formation of 17 working groups, each with associated milestones, deliverables and champions. These groups represent actionable next steps for each stakeholder community to achieve mutual goals moving forward with staff support from EarthCube Governance project’s Operations Center. Our task now is determining how/if these working groups will fit into the governance structure. Also, We realize that many of the working groups that were formed parallel many efforts be carried out by different groups and initiatives. A goal of ours is to design a governance structure that makes sure duplication of efforts is not a problem, and then different groups within the geoscience and cyberinfrstucture community can work together on common goals.
  • After the four Stakeholder Assembly Workshops was the Assembly synthesis workshop. True to it’s name, the purpose of this workshop was to synthesize the outcomes of the previous workshops, both Assembly Workshops and the End-User workshops spoke about earlier to craft the Draft EarthCube Demonstration charter. The Synthesis workshophad three major goals, which led to the successful creation of Draft Charter. These goals were to come to consensus on:Clear language defining the EarthCube vision, mission, and goalsThe primary functions of EarthCube governanceMajor components of governance necessary to support the identified functions The definition of the vision, mission, and goals in the Draft Charter is based on the grand science and technical challenges that came out of the End-User Workshops, as well as synthesis of discussions of requirements from the Assembly Workshops. Participants at the Synthesis Workshop participated in structured discussions based on this information answering the questions of what EarthCube could be in 10 years, and in 2 years. The answers to these questions were condensed, and refined into the stated vision, mission, and goals in the Draft Charter. Possible functions for EarthCube governance were derived from the discussions by the participants at the Assembly Workshops in addition to the science drivers and technical challenges identified by participants in the series of End-User Workshops [link]. From the many potential functions, participants at the Synthesis Workshop identified 19 critical functions grouped into three categories: leadership and vision, advocacy and engagement, and guiding technical implementation. Out of these functions, the group designed a proposed structure of what EarthCube governance would look like. And from that, a Draft Charter was created.
  • Back to this image one last time. This star actually represents where are now. While a considerable amount of work has been done on the Draft Charter thus far, it should by no means be considered final. Following the synthesis workshop, there were still several questions about EarthCube Governance that the group felt they could not answer, or that should not be answered by such a small group, but should be posed to the broader EarthCube community. Some of these questions include:Are the current vision, mission, and goals sufficient and correct?What constitutes “membership” in EarthCube?How do we ensure and promote collaboration and information flows between the various committees?How do we clarify the EarthCube “niche” among current and future efforts of a similar nature? How can we coordinate with those efforts to leverage existing knowledge and work?Answers to these questions, as well as a general feedback and input on the Draft Charter, will be gathered throughout May by groups including our own extended Governance Team, our Governance Project Evaluation Team, all of the Assembly Workshop participants including the Working Groups and Chartered Groups that were formed out of those workshops, and our top-level Advisory Committee. We will solicit the same feedback from larger EC community through our Newsletter, social media, and ListServs. Our Test Governance team will then synthesize the crowdsource responses and present a second draft Charter to our Advisory Committee for another review. The next iteration of this will then be presented at our EarthCube All-Hands meeting in June, vetted, and then finally sent for the NSF for review. If approved by the NSF, this draft charter will be put into
  • So here’s my final slide, an invitation to The EarthCube All-Hands Meeting. This meeting bring together project institutions, partners, collaborators, and scientists from across the globe to share their progress and experience with EarthCube thus far, and discuss and plan activities for the upcoming year.  Furthermore it will be where we review and vet the draft demonstration charter for EarthCube. Registration is now open and the link on this slide will take to you our All-Hands Meeting page online. Expect an active and interactive, hands on meeting. We have a call for sessions, and posters, as this designed in the collaborative spirit of EarthCube and will provide multiple opportunities for networking and meaningful work, as well as the chance to share your efforts and to learn from others.  
  • And that concludes my presentation. Thank you again for allowing me to share with you about EarthCube. Are there any questions? I will do my best to answer!
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  • Multi-disciplinary science to further understand our environmentE.g. physical, chemical, and biological processes in ocean ecosystemsUnderstand, adapt to, or propose changes in scientific approachUnderstand and test hypotheses and underlying controls of current scienceImproved prediction capabilitiesBetter use of available data or new ways of collecting/distributing dataChronological & Time-Series Data (distribution and analysis)Mutli-scale modeling – beyond increasing resolution, e.g. translation of variables, coupling between models, uncertaintiesAcquisition, assimilation, and modeling in cross-cutting regionsIntegration of long-tail scientific dataImproved collaboration and coordination among disparate funded projects/programs and disciplines; including improving upon the use of existing facilities and observatoriesCommunication of science (& data) to societyImproving science-based decision making in public policyWorkforce development & “data literacy”/”data savviness”
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    1. 1. EARTHCUBE Transforming Geoscience Research EISWG Spring Meeting April 28, 2014 Anna Katz, EarthCube Project Coordinator
    2. 2. AGENDA 1. Introduction to EarthCube: Overview & Purpose 2. EarthCube Journey (a brief history) 3. Current Efforts 4. Questions & Discussion
    3. 3. EARTHCUBE PURPOSE & CALL TO ACTION Holistic approach to understand more deeply the planet and its interactions Community-driven cyberinfrastructure for unprecedented data sharing CALL TO ACTION: ―Over the next decade, the geosciences community commits to developing a framework to understand and predict responses of the Earth as a system—from the space-atmosphere boundary to the core, including the influences of humans and ecosystems.‖ NSF GEO Vision report, 2009
    4. 4. EARTHCUBE VISION  Transform the conduct of data- enabled geoscience-related research  Create effective community- driven cyberinfrastructure  Allow global data discovery and knowledge management  Achieve interoperability and data integration across disciplines Dynamic Earth Changing Climate Earth & Life Geosphere- Biospheric Connection Water: Changing Perspectives
    5. 5. Atmo- spheric Chemistry Climate & Large Scale Dynamics Paleo- Climate Meteor- ology Aeronomy Space Weather Magneto- spheric Physics Solar Terrestrial Igneous Petrology & Volcan- ology Structure & Tectonics Geo Ed & Workforce Training Geodesy NCAR Geophysi cs & Geody- namics Geobiology & Paleoen- tology Cryosphere & Ice Dynamics Critical Zone & Soil Science Chemical Ocean- ography Geomor- phology Hydrology Sediment -ology & Strati- graphy Marine Geophysics Physical Ocean- ography Marine Geology Biological Ocean- ography Ocean Education Ocean Drilling & Engineer- ing Software & Modeling Bio- informatics Ecosystems Biology High Perf Computing Semantics & Ontologies Algorithm s & Data Mining EarthCube CI Solid and Aqueous Geochem -istry Who is EarthCube?
    6. 6. Roadmaps & Concept Designs (technical roadmaps and small prototype designs) End-user Workshops & Stakeholder Alignment (identifying community needs & wants) The EarthCube Journey White Papers & Expressions of Interest (Geo & CI) Dear Colleague Letter & Charrettes (2011-2012) Full History at: http://earthcube.org/page/history-and-progress 201120122013Present
    7. 7. SCIENCE CHALLENGES FROM END-USER WORKSHOPS Full List of End-User Workshops at: http://earthcube.org/page/end- user-workshops
    8. 8. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES DERIVED FROM THE END-USER WORKSHOPS
    9. 9. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES DERIVED FROM THE END-USER WORKSHOPS (IF YOU REMOVE THE WORD “DATA”)
    10. 10. Roadmaps & Concept Designs (technical roadmaps and small prototype designs) End-user Workshops & Stakeholder Alignment (identifying community needs & wants) Building Blocks, RCNs, and Conceptual Design Awards (current funded projects) The EarthCube Journey White Papers & Expressions of Interest (Geo & CI) Dear Colleague Letter & Charrettes Full List of Awards at: http://earthcube.org/page/earthcube-groups 201120122013Present
    11. 11. EARTHCUBE PORTFOLIO Building Blocks Awards  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  OceanLink: 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 More information on EarthCube Building Blocks at: http://workspace.earthcube.org/building-blocks
    12. 12. EARTHCUBE PORTFOLIO Conceptual Designs  Developing a Data-Oriented Human- Centric Enterprise Architecture for EarthCube Phil Yang, George Mason University  Enterprise Architecture for Transformative Research and Collaboration Across the Geosciences Ilya Zaslavsky, San Diego Supercomputer Center Research Coordination Networks  C4P: Collaboration and Cyberinfrastructure for Paleogeosciences Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University  Building a Sediment Experimentalist Network 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 More information on EarthCube RCN’s at: http://workspace.earthcube.org/rcns More information on EarthCube Conceptual Designs at: http://workspace.earthcube.org/conceptual-designs
    13. 13. OCEANLINK: SEMANTICS AND LINKED DATA FOR SHARING AND DISCOVERY
    14. 14. Roadmaps & Concept Designs (technical roadmaps and small prototype designs) End-user Workshops & Stakeholder Alignment (identifying community needs & wants) Test Governance Award (planning & demonstration phases) Building Blocks, RCNs, and Conceptual Design Awards (current funded projects) The EarthCube Journey White Papers & Expressions of Interest (Geo & CI) Dear Colleague Letter & Charrettes 201120122013Present
    15. 15. EARTHCUBE TEST ENTERPRISE GOVERNANCE An agile approach to design a system that catalyzes the field and works for you How do we bring your tools, standards, and skills into EarthCube?
    16. 16. Stakeholders (Assembly) – governance ideas, testing Integrate stakeholder concepts – crowdsource Synthesize and recommend governance model to NSF Establish Test Governance Facilitate convergence on system design, data standards Evaluate results: basis for long term governance Governance Timeline – Year 2 Governance Timeline – Year 1
    17. 17. Crowdsourcing Exhibit Booths Social Media Website Professional Societies Assembly Workshops 7 Stakeholder Communities 4 Workshops Synthesis Workshop Synthesize info from End-User & Assembly Workshops Develop Draft EarthCube Test Governance Charter Secretariat synthesis & analysis Evaluators analysis Chartered Groups & Workshop Participants Advisory Committee First Review Crowdsourced response Advisory Committee Second Review All- Hands meeting Charter Elements from Stakeholder Communities Governance Charter V 1.0 Released Governance Charter Presented to All-Hands Community Governance Charter Submitted to NSF Jan-April 2014 May-June 2014 July-Sept 2014
    18. 18. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: CROWDSOURCING  Geological Society of America, (Oct. 2013)  American Geophysical Union (Dec. 2013)  Ocean Sciences Meeting (Feb. 2014)  American Meteorological Society (March 2014)  Research Data Access & Preservation Summit (March 2014)  European Geosciences Union (April 2014)
    19. 19. EARTHCUBE.ORG & WORKSPACE
    20. 20. Crowdsourcing Exhibit Booths Social Media Website Professional Societies Assembly Workshops 7 Stakeholder Communities 4 Workshops Synthesis Workshop Synthesize info from End-User & Assembly Workshops Develop Draft EarthCube Test Governance Charter Secretariat synthesis & analysis Evaluators analysis Chartered Groups & Workshop Participants Advisory Committee First Review Crowdsourced response Advisory Committee Second Review All- Hands meeting Charter Elements from Stakeholder Communities Governance Charter V 1.0 Released Governance Charter Presented to All-Hands Community Governance Charter Submitted to NSF Jan-April 2014 May-June 2014 July-Sept 2014
    21. 21. ASSEMBLY STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOPS  Data Facilities (Jan. 15-17)  EarthCube Projects (Feb. 12-14)  IT/CS/IS/FOSS (March 5-7)  End-Users & Professional Societies (March 18-20)
    22. 22. ASSEMBLY SYNTHESIS WORKSHOP  April 16-18, 2014  Participants  Champions from the Assembly Workshops  Purpose  Craft the Draft EarthCube Demonstration Charter
    23. 23. Crowdsourcing Exhibit Booths Social Media Website Professional Societies Assembly Workshops 7 Stakeholder Communities 4 Workshops Synthesis Workshop Synthesize info from End-User & Assembly Workshops Develop Draft EarthCube Test Governance Charter Secretariat synthesis & analysis Evaluators analysis Chartered Groups & Workshop Participants Advisory Committee First Review Crowdsourced response Advisory Committee Second Review All- Hands meeting Charter Elements from Stakeholder Communities Governance Charter V 1.0 Released Governance Charter Presented to All-Hands Community Governance Charter Submitted to NSF Jan-April 2014 May-June 2014 July-Sept 2014
    24. 24. EARTHCUBE ALL-HANDS MEETING JUNE 24-26, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC For more information and to register, visit: http://workspace.earthcube.org/all-hands-meeting
    25. 25. THANK YOU! Any questions?
    26. 26. SOCIAL MEDIA  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NSFearthcube  Questions, comments, networking  Images  Twitter https://twitter.com/EarthCube  #EarthCube  Meeting Tweets & Pics  YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/EarthCubeNSF  Introductions to the EarthCube Awards  Webinar Videos  SlideShare http://www.slideshare.net/earthcube  Workshop Slides  Community Webinar Slides
    27. 27. END-USER SCIENTIFIC GRAND CHALLENGES: CENTRAL THEMES  Multi-disciplinary science to further understand our environment  E.g. physical, chemical, and biological processes in ocean ecosystems  Understand, adapt to, or propose changes in scientific approach  Better use of available data or new ways of collecting/distributing data  Improved collaboration and coordination among disparate funded projects/programs and disciplines; including improving upon the use of existing facilities and observatories  Communication of science (& data) to society Full list of Science Challenges at : http://workspace.earthcube.org/content/end-user-workshops-synthesis-science-grand-challenges
    28. 28. END-USER TECHNICAL CHALLENGES: CENTRAL THEMES  Search and Access  Lack of awareness of existing tools and resources  Need for improved tools to enhance discoverability  Need for increased awareness of resources within and outside of specific domains.  Need to incorporate legacy/dark data  Quality and formatting barriers to accessing found data  Storage  Tools  Software and algorithm development need to keep pace with research advances.  Need for Increased visualization capabilities, simpler tools  Lack of tools to facilitate capturing metadata and documentation Full list of Technical Challenges at: http://workspace.earthcube.org/content/end-user-workshops-synthesis-technological-grand-challenges
    29. 29. END-USER TECHNICAL CHALLENGES: CENTRAL THEMES  Sustainability  Need support for long term archiving and retrieval  More data producers than managers  Need for Increased training in data use and stewardship  Need for easier ways to move and share large data sets  Interoperability  Inconsistent/ incomplete metadata  Formats and archiving standards vary across projects, and domains  Compliance mechanisms for providing metadata at point of acquisition  Increased uncertainty comes w/ new sources, uncertainty needs to be communicated  Cultural  Lack of incentives for sharing data. Academic culture still very publication focused, need for better ways of recognizing academic merit of data.  Need for more communication between data producers and data managers and tool builders.  Need for different types of support for diverse users.
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