March 25-26, 2015
Berkeley City Club
We are entering a crucial phase of the development of EarthCube-Enabled Science. Over the next few months the Strategic Science Plan (SSP) will be refined via an open comment period and workshop, prior to being discussed at the EarthCube All Hands Meeting in May 2015 and eventually forwarded to the NSF.
The first stages in the SSP’s development (outlined in the supplemental SSP Roadmap) involved reviewing what has been accomplished and how that might mesh with the challenges faced by the geosciences as a whole (SSP Sections 2–4).
The second stage involved an EarthCube Scope and Vision workshop, held in Berkeley, CA on March 25-26, to draft Section 5 (Scope and Vision) -- which existed only in embryonic form. The details for this meeting are listed below for reference, and presentations from the workshop have been made available.
The workshop's photo gallery is HERE. Feel free to add your photos!
PresentationsEach participant was asked bring to the workshop, and be prepared to speak on, an example of research they feel EarthCube should support in the form of three PowerPoint slides. The slides should outline, in a manner that is understandable to the non-specialist geoscientist: 1) the nature of the research; 2) the motivation for accomplishing the research and the impact it would have on the field and/or society when completed; 3) the specific tasks a future cyberinfrastructure would need to accomplish for the research to succeed, that are currently either difficult or impossible to perform.Elisha Wood-Charlson: "Oceanography and Geobiology Environmental 'Omics."Alex Kozyr: "Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center."Branko Kerkez: "Real-Time Data in EarthCube."Danie Kinkade: "Changes in Coastal Plankton Communities over Decades."Gelu Nita: "Solar-Terrestrial Research."Kim Litwin Miller: "Sediment Experimentalist Network."Mimi Tzeng: "The 'Black Box' Problem."Min Huang: "Open access to air pollution data."Peter Wiebe: "Subpolar North America Plankton Dynamics."Tom Guilderson: "How does the Earth get into and out of ice ages?"
Participant ResourcesWorkshop Packet
Breakout Assignments and Pop-up Presentation Sequence
Strategic Science Plan Revised Draft
Strategic Science Plan Roadmap
Community Comments on SSP Section 5
EarthCube: Past, Present, and Future
Critical Infrastructure in 2030 Report
Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century
Dynamic Earth 2015
EarthCube: Guidance for the Community
End User Workshop Executive Summaries
GEO Strategic Plan 2012
Hydrospheric Modeling Roadmap
NSF/ACCI Grand Challenges
Science and CI: The Chicken and Egg Problem
Sea Change Decadal Survey
Semantics and Ontologies Roadmap
Workflows Roadmap for the Geosciences
Lodging: EarthCube's room block at the Berkeley City Club has been filled—we recommend the The Hotel Durant or Shattuck Plaza as comparable alternatives.
Transport: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has trains running to the Downtown Berkeley BART station from Oakland International (~30 min) and SFO (~60 min). Please be sure to save your public transport receipts for reimbursement.
Meals: Lunch and two breaks will be provided as part of this workshop. For those staying at the City Club, a complimentary breakfast is offered to guests from 7-9 am in the Dining Room on the second floor of the hotel.
Reimbursement: We are able to reimburse for travel, lodging, and meal expenses related to this meeting per our Travel Reimbursement Policy. Due to new state regulations, the EarthCube Office will require original receipts in order to process reimbursement for incidentals such as luggage fees, airport parking, and ground transportation. Please feel free to contact the Office with any questions.
To receive reimbursement, you will need to complete the State of Arizona Substitute W-9 & Vendor Authorization Form. (If you have previously submitted this form, you do not need to do so again.) To expedite the process, you may bring the completed form with you to the meeting, or email or fax it to Kendra Decker at 520-770-3505.
Emma Aronson (Chair), UC Riverside
Vicki Ferrini, LDEO
Basil Gomez, Univ. Hawaii
Danie Kinkade, WHOI
Andreas Schmittner, Oregon State Univ.
Peter Wiebe, WHOI
Refer back to this page for more information on the workshop as it becomes available.