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The Technology and Architecture Standing Committee is tasked with facilitating the development of the EarthCube technology, including stewardship of the ongoing architecture. The Technology and Architecture Standing Committee occasionally coordinates with the Science Standing Committee to ensure that scientific research needs for technology drive the development of the EarthCube architecture.

The TAC hosts regular 1.5 hr long telecons bi-weekly on Thursday (during the Fall) at 1:30 pm PST/ 4:30 pm EST. All are welcome to join. Call-in information and the full schedule are available on the Calendar. Notes from past meetings are available in the TAC Google folders.  
Co-Chair/Leadership Council Representative: Rebecca Koskela, DataONE
Co-chair: Jay Pearlman, J&F Enterprises
Current Activities
TAC welcomes Rebecca Koskela as co-chair
​EarthCube welcomes Rebecca Koskela, (BIO, Statement of Interest) as the new Technology and Architecture Committee (TAC) co-chair/Leadership Council Representative. She received 92% affirmative votes of the 26 votes cast.

Rebecca Koskela is the Executive Director Of DataONE and is responsible for its day to day operations, including the coordination of all technical, management, reporting, and budget issues. Prior to her position at DataONE, Rebecca was the Life Sciences Informatics Manager for Alaska INBRE and the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core Manager for the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In addition to her bioinformatics experience, Rebecca has over 25 years of experience in high performance computing including positions at Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Cray Research and Intel. Her background provides the knowledge and experience to be a successful liaison between computer scientists and the science community, as well as educators, social scientists and librarians.

EarthCube Development of the Architecture Implementation Plan (DAIP)
To continue a dialog about Development of the Architecture Implementation Plan (DAIP), a reference library and listserv have been established. David Arctur and colleagues have provided a series of documents as a starting point (EarthCube DAIP References). You are invited and encouraged to add additional documents on research, technology and implementations that are relevant to architectures supporting science and technology research. Comments on the library can be made through the listserv, to Jay Pearlman, or Lynne Schreiber. We invite you to subscribe to the “TAC_architecuredialog” listserv and participate in the dialog. Please email Lynne Schreiber to subscribe.

Strategic Documents
Listed here are key documents related to the TAC as a whole that have been presented and discussed during recent meetings. For documents related to specific Working Groups, please see the Working Groups Page listed under the TAC Working Groups section below.
TAC Progress Report, presented to Leadership Council 17 Sept. 2015
DRAFT Process for Developing EarthCube Reference Architecture 16 Sept. 2015
Collaborative Resource Incubators (CRISP) Proposal
Leadership Council 4-month Work Plan 14 Aug. 2015
TAC Working Groups
The work of the TAC is carried out by members of various working groups listed here.  TAC Working Groups are focusing on Architecture, Testbeds, Gap Analysis, Standards and Standards Bodies, Technologies, and Use Cases (to guide cyberinfrastructure requirements). Final Working Group reports (when completed) are available from the TAC working groups page.