Finalized:Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Author(s):Edited by Yolanda Gil
The 2015 EarthCube Highlights book celebrates our progress toward our mission and goals, and outlines the work yet to come. EarthCube activities continue to demonstrate that a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach is able to transform and quickly advance understanding of the fundamental processes of the Earth system.
In addition, EarthCube members engage in outreach activities that establish relationships with organizations, agencies and cyberinfrastructure projects, while also leading initiatives that inspire and support the next generation of scientists.
EarthCube’s most significant achievement from the past year is the development of an initial EarthCube governance. This governance structure was implemented in the fall of 2014 and is now developing processes to coordinate community input and ongoing work.
In addition, four types of projects were funded that helped further EarthCube’s vision: Research Coordination Networks, Building Blocks, Conceptual Design and Governance. The results of these projects, described in this highlights book, will influence the direction of EarthCube, including architecture and cyberinfrastructure developments across the geosciences.