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Geoscience data facilities will enable transformational science, innovative education, and informed public policy through increased coordination, collaboration, and innovation in the acquisition, curation, preservation, and dissemination of geoscience data, tools, models, and services. Existing and emerging geoscience data facilities – through the Council – are committed to serving as an effective foundation for EarthCube.
Mission of the Council of Data Facilities
The Council of Data Facilities Charter states that its mission is to serve in a coordinating and facilitating role that includes advancing the following five goals:
- Provide a collective voice on behalf of the member data facilities to the NSF and other foundations and associations, as appropriate
- Identify, endorse, and promote standards and best or exemplary practices in the organization and operation of a data facility
- Identify and support the development and utilization of shared infrastructure services, including computing services, professional staff development and training services, and related activities
- Foster innovation through collaborative projects
- Collaborate with standard-setting bodies with respect to standards for data sharing and interoperability, metadata, and related matters
- Engage and establish partnerships among data facilities
- Serve as an emissary among software developers, the science community, the cyberinfrastructure community, and educators
- Ensure the explicit connection between the scientific process and technical function, including coordinating testbeds and other mechanisms for evaluation of cyberinfrastructure components, and identifying and prioritizing science use cases
- Engage and support end users and stakeholders (e.g. professional societies, publishers, government, commercial), including attracting new users to EarthCube
- Encourage, engage, and enable the next generation of EarthCube data facilities leadership
CDF Executive Committee
- Co-chair/Chair of CDF Exec and General Assembly Meetings: Danie Kinkade, BCO-DMO (two-year term) July 2018-July 2020
- Co-Chair/Representative to EarthCube Leadership Council: Steve Diggs, Clivar and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office (CCHDO) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD (two-year term) July 2018-July 2020
- At-large: Christine Laney, NEON (two-year term) July 2018-July 2020
- At-large: Jessica Hausman, PO.DAAC, NASA (two-year term) July 2018-July 2020
- At-large: Chuck Meertens, UNAVCO (two-year term) July 2018-July 2020
Current Activities - 2019 Poster
- Presentation by David Y Hancock (Jetstream) April 12, 2019
- David Hancock is the director for advanced cyberinfrastructure in IU's Research Technologies division. Hancock is responsible for directing IU's local and national high performance computing (HPC), storage, and cloud resources for research. Hancock is the primary investigator for the Jetstream project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is also responsible for directing IU system administrators who participate in the NSF XSEDE and Wrangler projects. Slides video
Core Trust Seal Certification -- Cohort of Data Repositories
First webinar: Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018, Click HERE for the Recording with Rorie Edmunds (Program Director for World Data System International Program Office) and John Faundeen (USGS)
Second Webinar: Monday, November 26, 2018, Speakers: Ingrid Dillo, Deputy Director of DANS (slides), Helen Glaves, Senior Data Scientist, British Geological Survey (slides), Click here for the recording.
General Assembly Meetings -
- Summer 2019 General assembly Meeting links to notes and presentations HERE
- Winter 2019 General Assembly links to notes and presentations Here
- Summer 2018 General Assembly links to presentations and recording HERE
- Winter 2018 General Assembly -- details and links to presentations here
- Summer 2017 General Assembly -- details here.