NSF Funds $8.1 Million in Grants for EarthCube Science-Enabling Data Capabilities Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded sixteen grants that focus on nine EarthCube interconnected projects. The new grants engage an array of geosciences, cyberinfrastructure, computer science, and associated communities.


The new awards include the following:


ICESpark: An Open-Source Big Data Platform for Science Discoveries in the New Arctic and Beyond (Award abstract ) PI: Yiqun Xie / Co-PI(s): Sinead Farrell, George Hurtt, Jacob Wenegrat


ICESpark: An Open-Source Big Data Platform for Science Discoveries in the New Arctic and Beyond (Award abstract ) PI: Jia Yu

Open Polar Radar (OPoRa) Software and Service (Award abstract ) PI: John Paden / Co-PI: Knut Christianson


Open Polar Radar (OPoRa) Software and Service (Award abstract ) PI: Duncan Young / Co-PI: Donald Blankenship


Open Polar Radar (OPoRa) Software and Service (Award abstract ) PI: Kirsteen Tinto / Co-PI(s): David Porter, Robin Bell


Raijin: Community Geoscience Analysis Tools for Unstructured Mesh Data (Award abstract ) PI: John Clyne / Co-PI(s): Brian Medeiros, Orhan Eroglu


Raijin: Community Geoscience Analysis Tools for Unstructured Mesh Data (Award abstract ) PI: Colin Zarzycki


Repurposing FAIR-Compliant Earth Science Data Repositories (Award abstract ) PI: Anthony Koppers


Repurposing FAIR-Compliant Earth Science Data Repositories (Award abstract ) PI: Catherine Constable / Co-PI: Lisa Tauxe


Volcanology hub for Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Tools and Resources (VICTOR) (Award abstract ) PI: Einat Lev


Volcanology hub for Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Tools and Resources (VICTOR) (Award abstract ) PI: Abani Patra


Volcanology hub for Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Tools and Resources (VICTOR) (Award abstract ) PI: Sylvain Charbonnier / Co-PI: Charles Connor


CloudDrift: a platform for accelerating research with Lagrangian climate data (Award abstract ) PI: Shane Elipot


OpenMindat - Open Access and Interoperable Mineralogy Data to Broaden Community Access and Advance Geoscience Research (Award abstract ) PI: Xiaogang Ma

PaleoCube: Enabling Cloud-Based Paleoclimatology (Award abstract ) PI: Deborah Khider / Co-PI(s): Julien Emile-Geay, Nicholas McKay


Reducing Time-to-science for Terrestrial Sensor Networks by Integrating Field Notes, Management, and QA/QC into Data Curation (Award abstract ) PI: Collin Bode / Co-PI: William Dietrich


“We are excited to welcome these new projects and their teams into the EarthCube community, where we look forward to supporting their needs for outreach, integration with other EarthCube projects, and being responsive to their suggestions about EarthCube’s direction,” said Christine Kirkpatrick, EarthCube Office principal investigator and division director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s Research Data Services Division. “These new projects enhance an already vibrant landscape of EarthCube tools, data, software, and services, and allow us to focus on integrating new geosciences capabilities while simultaneously exploring new frontiers in geosciences research.”


NSF's EarthCube program co-funded an additional 10 awards:


Elements: Developing an integrated modeling platform for tectonics, earthquake cycles and surface processes (Award abstract ) PI: Eunseo Choi


Elements: Scaling MetPy to Big Data Workflows in Meteorology and Climate Science (Award abstract ) PI: Ryan May / Co-PI(s): Michael Camron, Kevin Goebbert


Elements: Spatiotemporal Analysis of Magnetic Polarity Inversion Lines (STEAMPIL) (Award abstract ) PI: Berkay Aydin / Co-PI: Petrus Martens


Frameworks: Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for Sustainable Community Usage of Big Data from Numerical Fluid Dynamics Simulations (Award abstract ) PI: Charles Meneveau / Co-PI(s): Tamer Zaki, Randal Burns, Thomas Haine, Alexander Szalay


Elements: SENSORY: Software Ecosystem for kNowledge diScOveRY - a data-driven framework for soil moisture applications (Award abstract ) PI: Michela Taufer


Frameworks: Convergence of Bayesian inverse methods and scientific machine learning in Earth system models through universal differentiable programming (Award abstract ) PI: Patrick Heimbach / Co-PI: Karen Willcox


Frameworks: Seismic COmputational Platform for Empowering Discovery (SCOPED) (Award abstract ) PI: Carl Tape


CSSI Elements: EWMS - Event Workflow Management Service (Award abstract ) PI: Benedikt Riedel / Co-PI(s): Brian Bockelman, Miron Livny


ELEMENTS: The LROSE Science Gateway LIDAR/RADAR Analysis In The Cloud (Award abstract ) PI: Jennifer DeHart / Co-PI: Michael Bell


Frameworks: OpenEarthscape - Transformative Cyberinfrastructure for Modeling and Simulation in the Earth-Surface Science Communities (Award abstract ) PI: Gregory TuckerTucker / Co-PI(s): Albert Kettner, Eric W Hutton, Irina Overeem, Julia Moriarty