"I had not heard this term before but it is very appropriate. Another project that is taking a step in that direction is the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX). I think in terms of the vision it is not too dissimilar from EarthCube (collaborative environment,…"
"Dear Karsten, thanks for the positive reply. I've been reading and thinking about "long tail science" (a term attributed to Jim Downing)--how do you support the very productive work done by the 95% (?) of scientists who…"
"This comment is more of an affirmation than a response. In short, I believe that Ian is right on point here. I can relate from anecdotal evidence that I have spent weeks and months myself and, more recently, had students who have spent too much time…"
"Great thoughts Ian, and thanks for starting this important thread! It seems that we are in an exciting new phase now where we are seeing the rise of "data scientists," and these are scholars not only in computer science, but also in the…"
[I was asked to move this discussion from the "Design" group. I've also added a few words in response to a comment.] Dear colleagues:I want to argue that data management, analysis, etc., have become sufficiently complex tasks that we need to be handing them off to expert third parties--much as many of us hand off our email to Google, rather than running lab email servers as used to be common practice. I suggest that this perspective has significant implications for how we conceive of, and…See More
"Ben: Thanks for the pointer. My PhD student Quan Pham is working on this problem, using applications from satellite image processing as motivating examples. Your material will be very helpful. Regards -- Ian."
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