Formal Response of the Leadership Committee (LC) to the Reverse Site Visit
In March 2016, the EarthCube Advisory Committee presented EarthCube with a report of their Reverse Site Visit. The report contained critical insights about the trajectory of the efforts made over the first five years of EarthCube’s existence as an NSF-funded initiative, and made many excellent recommendations to adjust our efforts so that we may realize our vision to transform geoscience research by developing cyberinfrastructure to improve access, sharing, visualization, and analysis of all forms of geosciences data and related resources.
In the ensuing nine months since the RSV report was delivered, EarthCube exerted substantial effort and resources to re-direct the path of the program and implement change in accordance with the findings presented within the report.
In November, the EarthCube Leadership Council (LC) released its report to the NSF, the EarthCube Advisory Group, and the greater EarthCube Community highlighting the progress made by the LC and the EarthCube community in addressing these concerns with the trajectory of the program and its efforts to re-focus and move forward in the right direction to achieve its overall goals and scientific objectives.
Below are the EarthCube Advisory Committee’s Reverse Site Visit Final Report, as well as the LC’s Formal Response and Introductory Letter from the LC Chair, Kerstin Lehnert.