Finalized:Sunday, November 23, 2014
This document is a collection of all end-user workshop executive summaries as collected and compiled
by the EarthCube Office. It was last updated 12 December 2014.
In order to reach out to potential end-users of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) EarthCube
initiative, 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 and what they would like to do
in the future, in terms of accessing data and information within and outside their disciplines.
A specific goal of these workshops was to gather requirements on EarthCube science-drivers, data
utilities, user-interfaces, modeling software, tools, and other needs so that EarthCube can be designed
to help geoscientists more easily do the science they want and need to do. More specifically, science
that helps address the NSF’s GEO Vision, 2009: fostering a sustainable future through a better
understanding of our complex and changing planet.