The coming decade will see the routine use of solar-terrestrial data of unprecedented spatial and spectral resolution, time cadence, and completeness, generated by both existing and upcoming new facilities and advanced modeling tools. Getting the most from such data calls for new approaches in addressing the challenges related to data access, sharing, visualization, interfacing, analysis, and modeling of such complex and intrinsically dissimilar datasets.
Rather than being specific to the solar-terrestrial field of research, these challenges are faced by a much larger scientific community that includes all geoscience disciplines. Recognizing the urgency for addressing those common challenges in a more unitary way, the NSF’s Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) and the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) launched the EarthCube initiative, which aims to “develop a framework over the next decade to assist researchers in understanding and predicting the Earth system from the Sun to the center of the Earth.”
In response to this NSF initiative, the Solar-Terrestrial Research Community organized the EarthCube End-User Workshop “Science-Driven Cyberinfrastructure Needs for Solar-Terrestrial Research”. This workshop engaged more than 80 domain scientists and students from three sub-disciplines of Geospace research (solar/heliospheric, magnetospheric, and upper-atmospheric research), as well as computer science, who met at the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research at NJIT, August 13-15 2014, to examine the field’s current state of cyberinfrastructure (CI) and its future needs.
The EarthCube Solar-Terrestrial Group hosted by this webpage has been created to provide a portal leading to past anf future Solar-Terrestrial EarthCube related projects.
Solar-Terrestrial Research EarthCube Funded Projects