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Who We Are

Since our beginning in 2011, EarthCube has attracted an evolving, dynamic virtual community of more than 2,500 contributors, including earth, ocean, polar, planetary, atmospheric, geospace, computer and social scientists, educators, and data and information professionals. We actively seek to engage individual researchers, students, and partners from across the geosciences and cyberinfrastructure sectors. 

EarthCube community members work together to:

  • influence how data will be collected accessed, analyzed, visualized, shared and archived;
  • participate in interdisciplinary and collaborative research;
  • contribute to the transformation of geoscience research through the emerging practices of digital scholarship, data and software stewardship, and open science.

Collectively, these activities are aimed to foster a better understanding of our complex and changing planet and enable the geosciences community to understand and predict responses of the Earth as a system, from the space-atmosphere boundary to the inner core of our planet.

What We do

EarthCube is creating a dynamic, common cyberinfrastructure and data tools to collect, access, analyze, share, and visualize all forms of data and resources, using advanced technological and computational capabilities.

Whether you are a geoscientist, data scientist, or student of either of these, EarthCube needs and welcomes you!

Join the EarthCube Community

Membership to the EarthCube Community is free and open to anyone working in the geoscience and data science fields. Register and be the first to know about new funding opportunities, connect with virtual project or working groups, link to our events calendar, stay up to date on funded projects, contribute to online forums. We require only your name and email address, so join today!

Get Informed

Sign up for the EarthCube Monthly Newsletter to find out about:

Tune in to our monthly EarthCube Webinar Series: Doing GeoScience with EarthCube Tools and learn how EarthCube can benefit your research.

Get Involved

Explore and connect with over 50 projects focused on:

  • Building Blocks (BBs) to develop novel infrastructure capabilities and demonstrate their value in a science context;
  • Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) to advance community building and to prioritize specific software development projects;
  • Conceptual Design (CDs) to develop broad architecture design and explore integrative systems;
  • Integrative Activities (IAs) to improve access to the products of geoscience research.

Got an idea for a project? Visit the NSF Solicitation.

Join one of our Councils, Committees, Teams, or Working Groups and positively impact the future of EarthCube by influencing how data will be collected, accessed, analyzed, visualized, shared, and archived; facilitate and participate in interdisciplinary research; and help educate scientists in the emerging practices of digital scholarship, data, and software stewardship, and open science. 

Not ready to join our teams but still want to be informed? You can still listen in on some of the meetings, or sign up for the EarthCube Monday Updates for the latest in committee and governance news from EarthCube.

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