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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:

  1. Provide a collective voice on behalf of the member data facilities to the NSF and other foundations and associations, as appropriate
  2. Identify, endorse, and promote standards and best or exemplary practices in the organization and operation of a data facility
  3. Identify and support the development and utilization of shared infrastructure services, including computing services, professional staff development and training services, and related activities
  4. Foster innovation through collaborative projects
  5. Collaborate with standard-setting bodies with respect to standards for data sharing and interoperability, metadata, and related matters

Council Functions 

  • 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

 

  • Meeting NOTES

General Assembly Meetings -

  • 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.

CDF Monthly Telecon Meeting notes (2017), notes (2018)