EARTHCUBE OFFICE

Benefitting geoscientists and the wider research community through tools, methods, standards, architectures, and community connections

Our vision is to:

  • Promote clear communication to stakeholders

  • Ensure goals are reached and metrics are tracked

  • Identify synergies between EarthCube and related community activities

  • Translate governance and NSF directives into actions and outcomes


Our desired outcomes are:

  • Increased adoption and participation from the community

  • Effective facilitation of the emerging community-defined tool platform

  • Increased adoption of EarthCube outputs and integrations

  • Bridging science and technical (builders) for community needs

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Christine Kirkpatrick

Principal Investigator

San Diego Supercomputer Center

Expertise: research data, (at scale) research computing, instructional technology & design

Fun Fact: Most people think my accent is from the Midwest, but I'm a fifth generation Californian who grew up on the Central Coast.

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Cathy Constable

Co-PI, Overall science advisor

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

Expertise: Earth's magnetic field, databases, geophysical data analysis, and modeling

Fun Fact: I like hiking.

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Michael Bobak

Development
NCSA, University of Illinois

Expertise: scientific software development, AI

Fun Fact: Returned to the midwest after 10yrs in the Bay Area.

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Melissa Cragin

Informaticist
San Diego Supercomputer Center

Expertise: Science work practice; research infrastructure; data policy

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Doug Fils

Development
Ocean Leadership

Expertise:

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Lucie Gustin

Web Designer

Expertise: Website Management & Graphic Design

Fun Fact: I'm from France and I travelled the whole world for 3 years with my backpack !

Kimberly Mann Bruch

Science Writer

San Diego Supercomputer Center

Expertise: Writing, editing

Fun Fact: In my spare time, I'm a sing-a-long storyteller and science educator for City of San Diego Public Libraries and Community Centers.

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Steve Richard

Advisory and technical coordination
USGIN

Expertise: Geology, Geochronology, Data Models, Geoinformatics, XML, XSLT

Fun Fact: Mineral collector, and guitar backup for traditional fiddle tunes.

Chris Battistuz

Fund (fiscal) Manager
San Diego Supercomputer Center

Expertise: Accounting

Fun Fact: I love to camp!  I have been to 5 national parks and I hope to visit more in the future.

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Lynne Schreiber

Director

San Diego Supercomputer Center

Expertise: project & conference management

Fun Fact: I am the biggest Toy Story fan, ever.

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Kenton McHenry

Co-PI, Technical Lead

NCSA, University of Illinois

Expertise: scientific software development, cyberinfrastructure, machine learning

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Megan Carter

Outreach & Engagement
Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Expertise: Community engagement, fate and transport of heavy metals in the environment, data management

Fun Fact: One of the coolest experiences in Megan's life thus far was studying abroad in New Zealand.

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Mike Dwyer

Website Hosting
San Diego Supercomputer Center

Fun Fact: I drive an EV and love it.

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Lisa Gatzke

UX/UI Design
NCSA, University of Illinois

Expertise: Senior user interface and user experience designer

Fun Fact: I’m from Illinois and I love her, but my favorite adopted state is Oregon!

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Daniel S. Katz

Software sustainability
NCSA, University of Illinois

Expertise: cyberinfrastructure, research software, computer & information science

Fun Fact:  once worked on how to make commodity computers work in space

Keith Maull

Metrics

NCAR

Expertise:

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David Valentine

Development

San Diego Supercomputer Center

Expertise: Information models and spatial databases

Fun Fact: I like to say my PhD was paddling around in a canoe and playing with mud.

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Julius Eshabarr

Contracts, reimbursements, fiscal
San Diego Supercomputer Center

 

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Catherine Cramer

Assistant Director

San Diego Supercomputer Center

Expertise: Development and management of partnerships and programs focused on data science, learning and equity.

Fun Fact: I play drums in a jazz trio!

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Karen Stocks

Science Lead

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

Expertise: Scientific data curation, ocean informatics

Fun Fact: Dave Valentine and I must have done the same PhD, because I also paddled a canoe around and collected mud.

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Kevin Coakley

Development
San Diego Supercomputer Center

Expertise: Enterprise architecture, cloud computing

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Helen Evans

Science Engagement Coordinator

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

Expertise:  paleomagnetism, stratigraphy

Fun Fact:  I am from Wales.

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FAIR/RDM
Knowledge Motifs LLC

Expertise: Data curation, metadata, research data education, knowledge organization & representation

Fun Fact: I'm an avid birdwatcher and wellness instructor (Let's dance!)

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Rob Kooper

Development
NCSA, University of Illinois

Expertise: scientific software development, cyberinfrastructure, geospatial, devops

Fun Fact: Worked on Virtual Reality in the early 1990s.

Matt Mayernik

Metrics

NCAR

Expertise:

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Managing Technical Direction

San Diego Supercomputer Center

Expertise: Spatial and temporal data integration/analysis, Geographic information systems, cyberinfrastructure, spatial data science

Fun Fact:  I used to be a geographer and spent months in expeditions.

External Advisory Group 

  • Ari Asmi, University of Helsinki

  • Nirav Merchant, University of Arizona

  • Gwen Jacobs, University of Hawaii

  • Jeff Dozier, UC Santa Barbara

  • Cathy Constable, UC San Diego ("ex officio")