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:

Fun Fact:

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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.

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Ouida Meier

Science Liaison
University of Hawaiʻi

Expertise: Ecology, especially marine systems and watersheds, data analysis

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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.

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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!

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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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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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

 

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")

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​This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (1928208).  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. For official NSF EarthCube content, please visit NSF/Earthcube.