EarthCube Community Webinar 12.19.13: NSF EarthCube Funding Solicitation 13-529


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Slides were presented by Eva Zanzerkia (NSF EarthCube Program Officer) and M. Lee Allison (EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance [ECTEG] Project PI, University of Arizona) during the EarthCube Community Webinar on December 19, 2013. Content includes an overview of the NSF EarthCube Funding Soliciation 13-529 (Amendment III), an announcement of the ECTEG Advisory Committee, and a list of upcoming virtual and in-person avenues to participate in the co-creation of EarthCube.

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EarthCube Community Webinar 12.19.13: NSF EarthCube Funding Solicitation 13-529

  1. 1. EARTHCUBE COMMUNITY UPDATES Monthly Webinar December 19, 2013 Organized by the EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance Project
  2. 2.  Welcome & Introductions  EarthCube  EarthCube  Advisory A Updates & EarthCube Solicitation Overview Test Enterprise Governance Committee Call for Your Participation  Audience AGENDA Q&A
  3. 3. EARTHCUBE FUNDING SOLICITATION 13-529 Amendment III Overview Q&A Eva Zanzerkia, NSF EarthCube Program Officer
  4. 4. EarthCube AGU Town Hall The Next Stage of EarthCube—NSF perspective
  5. 5. What is the Goal? A future state of geosciences cyberinfrastructure that serves the entire academic geosciences community  facilitates science on the Earth System  simple and easy access to data and information  seamless connection to tools and services  flexible and community-driven development
  6. 6. Governance Community Engagement Architecture Resource Leveraging Community Assessment Community Assessment  ACADEMIC GEOSCIENTISTS  GEO FACILITIES  CI/SOFTWARE ENGINEERS  AGENCIES NSF AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
  7. 7. Establish A Framework for EC RCN BB RCN CI Sciences CD Educators Academic Geosciences RCN BB CD Outcomes for 2013: 50 proposals Awards: TEG: 1 RCN: 3 CD: 3 BB:9 (6 full) $9.75M+$3.5M Test Enterprise Governance BB BB Institutional Resources BB BB NSF Resources Agency Services CD Each theme connects essential components of the geosciences research landscape
  8. 8. Test Enterprise Governance Project • Open Process for Charter Development • Awardees • CI Facilities • WS Conveners • Geoscientists • Professional Societies • Crowd-source component • Game theory used to test models • Multi-phase selection/review process Demonstration • Help BBs, RCNs, CDs • Provide a web presence • Outreach to the broader geosciences community • Facilitation community activities • Organize community event Planning Facilitation/Outreach University of Arizona; PI: Lee Allison; significant collaboration and expertise in organization activities—ESIP; OGC; social scientists; facilitator/evaluator • Stand up organization • Implement Charter • Support 1st year function
  9. 9. 2014 • Initial interactions between all groups 2015 2016 • Conceptual Design Reports • Design revisions • Building Block demos • Gaps/ Missing Pieces • Community meeting facilitated by TEG • RCN interaction • Pilots/Prototypes • Governance Terms of Reference • Demo Community Assessment-> Priorities • Decisions about Enterprise Governance
  10. 10. Timeline 9/13 9/14 9/15 Planning 9/16 9/17 Demo Enterprise Governance Wkshps RCN Pilot RCNs Building Blocks Building Blocks II Prototypes Conceptual Designs Refined Designs TEG-Run Event TEG-Run Event EG-Run Event EG-Run Event
  11. 11. 2014: Amendment III DEADLINE: 3-12-2014  Collaborative Proposals allowed.  Spreadsheet of collaborators/COIs still required ->submit to  RCNs  capitalize on activities/ideas from workshops  emphasize virtual organizations  Building Blocks  Opportunity to missing communities  Fill in some promising missing pieces using input from workshops, emerging activities  Continued close NSF guidance for PIs/communities
  12. 12. Community Engagement Research Coordination Networks  Planning activity for geosciences communities  Shared resources  Requirements for needed CI  Data/CI standards and policies  Not designed to build CI  Clear deliverable in 24 mo.  Broad representation of academic geoscientists  Communication and Participation in EarthCube Required
  13. 13. Building Blocks Building Blocks Objective: Develop, Integrate, and Use current CI to serve a broader segment of the geosciences  Broad collaboration and integration of facilities/resources across the geosciences  Demonstration of broadly applicable effective technology/techniques on a smaller set of communities Projects Must:  Demo utility to geosciences communities within 24 months  Have credible links to end-users geosciences communities—not just a subset of a community  Motivate how the solution might be broadly applied across ALL geosciences community o How does the approach extend and fit into “ecosystem”
  14. 14. Building Blocks What is not appropriate  Creation of databases or domain specific resources;  Creating resources or connecting two communities in a way that is not extensible;  Projects that do not deeply involve the academic geosciences and their resources  End-to-end solutions
  15. 15. • Forum • Existing Resources • Connections to CI specialists • RCNs • Building Blocks Geoscientist Community of geoscientists Facilities; CI resource CI Scientist with innovative ideas NSF partnership will guide you to the opportunity that matches your need/idea. EarthCube principles will apply. EarthCube Solicitaton Data SI2 BigData HPC
  16. 16. EARTHCUBE TEST ENTERPRISE GOVERNANCE A Call For Your Participation M. Lee Allison, University of Arizona EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance [ECTEG] Project, PI
  17. 17. 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?
  18. 18. Test Governance – Year 1 Stakeholders (Assembly) – governance ideas, testing Integrate stakeholder concepts crowdsource Synthesize and recommend to NSF: Draft charter, by-laws Test Governance – Year 2 Establish Test Governance Facilitate convergence on system design, data standards Evaluate results: basis for long term governance All Hands Meeting June 2426, 2014
  19. 19. DEMONSTRATION GOVERNANCE (YEAR 2) To be decided by you in Year 1
  20. 20. Richard A. Anthes University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Emeritus Paul N. Edwards University of Michigan, School of Information Holly Given Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO)/International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Linda Gunderson USGS Scientist Emeritus Thomas L. Hoffmann GeoScience Research Center Potsdam (GFZ) Beth Plale School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University John Towns National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign  ADVISORY COMMITTEE Additional Members TBD EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance Project
  21. 21. NEW COMMUNITY WEB PLATFORM The “Informational Site” Portal The “Workspace” The Workspace
  22. 22. • Assembly Stakeholder Meetings (Spring 2014) • Crowdsourcing: • Virtual Strategic Pathways Exercises (Spring 2014) • Feedback on Governance Models (Spring 2014) • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter) - Ongoing • – NEW! • EarthCube All-Hands Meeting, June 24-26, 2014 • Look for us at AMS, Ocean Sciences (Spring 2014) GET INVOLVED!
  23. 23.  Data Facilities  Arlington,  January VA 15-17, 2014  EarthCube Projects  NEON Offices, Boulder, CO  February 12-14, 2014  IT/CS/IS/FOSS  Boulder  Week or Denver, CO of March 3, 2014  End-Users Societies  Week  AGU & Professional of March 17, 2014 Offices, Washington DC ASSEMBLY STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS
  24. 24. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING! Join our next EarthCube Community Webinar January 23, 2014, 11am EST