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EarthCube Members Can Now Create Groups!

In an effort to update the EarthCube website and keep pace with the direction that EarthCube is moving,…


Added by Admin on April 30, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Thanks to Emilio Mayorga and Albert Kettner for a successful Inland Waters EarthCube workshop

An enthusiastic thank you to Emilio and Albert for a very successful, interactive, engaging EarthCube workshop focused on inland waters geochemistry, biogeochemistry and fluvial sedimentology. You both did a great job!

Added by Deborah Martin on April 29, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Call for liaisons to end user groups

As part of our response to the solicitation for RCN proposals, we are looking for interested parties to support the "EarthCube Semantics Network (ESN)" in the role of liaisons to end user groups. If you are active in one or more specific earth science fields and would like to act as liaison between the network and these groups, please let us know. Activities include the fostering of dialogue between disciplines and requirements assessments. Please state your interest by email to…


Added by Pascal Hitzler on February 27, 2013 at 12:49am — No Comments

EarthCube Semantics Network

We  broadly announce a response to the NSF EarthCube Research Coordination Network RFP (Amendment I). The preliminary title of the RCN  is "EarthCube Semantics Network (ESN)". It will focus on requirements gathering, education, and information exchange concerning the role of Semantics, Linked Data, and vocabularies for EarthCube. 
We, Peter Fox (PI), Mark Schildhauer, Tim Finin,…

Added by Krzysztof Janowicz on February 8, 2013 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

OGC EarthCube Summit Recap

On Friday, January 18, 2013, about 40 folks attended the OGC EarthCube Summit, co-located with the OGC Technical Committee meeting earlier that week.

We had two breakouts: one on Architecture, especially to do with brokering requirements; and one about how Standards Development Orgs can relate to EarthCube.…


Added by David Arctur on February 2, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Participate virtually in CZ-EarthCube workshop via WebEx, Jan. 21-23.

Registration for virtural participation still open for Jan. 21-23 workshop!

Please participate virtually in the EarthCube Critical Zone Domain Workshop, Jan. 21-23. if you are a critical zone scientist or cyber scientist interested in a future cyber-infrastructure that meets the needs of all earth surface sciences.

We have set up WebEx virtual meeting rooms for the Plenary…


Added by Anthony K Aufdenkampe on January 21, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Open call to participate in a proposal to NSF for EarthCube Test Governance solicitation

A number of the members of the EarthCube Governance Steering Committee are being joined by a quickly growing coalition of other stakeholders in organizing a funding proposal to NSF in response the recently released solicitation NSF 13-529: EarthCube: Developing a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences.

In the spirit of openness and inclusiveness, we invite all interested parties to join us in the proposal, which is provisionally titled, "EarthCube…


Added by Lee Allison on January 9, 2013 at 8:12am — No Comments

Resources from AGU session on Advancing Partnerships, Collaborative Platforms and Knowledge Networks in the Earth Sciences

Greetings colleagues,
Many thanks to all who contributed excellent presentations and posters at AGU under the common theme of Advancing Partnerships, Collaborative Platforms and Knowledge Networks in the Earth Sciences.
If interested in abstracts and presentation files from the oral session on this theme, please point your browser to…

Added by Dawn Wright on January 7, 2013 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Descartes-Core Geospatial Semantics Meeting 03/20-22/2013 (GeoVoCampSB2013)

Dear all,

We would like to announce the Descartes Core 2013 geospatial semantics specialist meeting that will take place 03/20-22/2013 at Santa Barbara, CA, USA. The meeting aims at taking the current series of GeoVoCamps, workshops, and specialists meetings to the next level by establishing a common core of (geo-)ontology design patterns, vocabularies, best practice guides, examples, software, and services, that aim to foster semantic interoperability between different (Linked…


Added by Krzysztof Janowicz on January 7, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

EarthCube: Developing a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences Solicitation

The National Science Foundation' s Directorate for Geosciences and Office of Cyberinfrastructure have released EarthCube: Developing a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences Solicitation and Amendment I "Test Enterprise Governance and Research Coordination Networks."  Full information on the award is available by visiting the official NSF EarthCube page or viewing the…


Added by Kim Patten on December 28, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Online Registration Open for Critical Zone Domain Workshop, Jan. 21-23, 2013.

Participate and learn more about the early EarthCube pilot developing within the NSF Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) program.  Online registration is now open for the Domain Workshop, "Engaging the Critical Zone…


Added by Anthony K Aufdenkampe on December 13, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments

OGC collaboration portal undercover

At AGU on Friday this week (session IN51A), I'll present the portal tools in current use for developing and maintaining OGC standards. This is a collaboration support framework in use by several other orgs, including GSDI, buildingSmartAlliance, and others. You can download the slides here:

Cheers -dka

Added by David Arctur on December 6, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Critical Zone Domain: Pilot for EarthCube?

The diverse community of Earth surface scientists working within the NSF Critical Zone Observatory program represents a microcosm of the target audience for EarthCube.  The 16 CZO disciplines span the range from Big Data to Long Tail science, and have begun the process of building a community infrastructure that can serve as a pilot for the EarthCube endeavor.  Furthermore, in the last few months, $2M has been awarded from NSF…


Added by Anthony K Aufdenkampe on December 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments


Ignite (, a concept created by O’Reilly Media, provides presenters a strict presentation format - five minutes and 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds - to make their point. Enlighten us, but make it quick! …

Added by Erin Robinson on December 3, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Science Magazine Policy Forum: Standards and Infrastructure for Data Exchange

Those interested in the shape and governance of EarthCube should read this article in Science, vol.338, 12-Oct-2012, pages 196-197, available here (subscription required):

Some excerpts and comments:

"Data on the global R&D enterprise are inconsistently structured and shared, which hinders understanding and policy....…


Added by David Arctur on November 18, 2012 at 7:15pm — No Comments

EarthCube at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

Thanks to the GSA Geoinformatics Division, EarthCube had a booth to collect ideas and community feedback at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Over 100 people (students to professionals) filled out surveys on data and science drivers.  These surveys were created and are being used as part of the domain workshops; results from GSA and the workshops will be shared. 


The booth featured a general information presentation on…


Added by Kim Patten on November 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New NRC study: Advancing Strategic Science: A Spatial Data Infrastructure Roadmap for the U.S. Geological Survey

The National Academies Press just published a study to:

1. Identify existing knowledge and document lessons learned during previous

efforts to develop SDIs [Spatial Data Infrastructure] and their support of scientific endeavors;

2. Develop a vision for optimizing an SDI to organize, integrate, access, and use

scientific data; and

3. Create a roadmap to guide the USGS in accomplishing the vision within the

scope of the USGS Science…


Added by Lee Allison on October 28, 2012 at 11:58pm — No Comments

TED Talk by Clay Shirky, and how open-source tools could enable EarthCube

The title (and link) for the TED talk is Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government,  about open-source tools and "cooperation without coordination". This talk really addresses some of the core complexities in EarthCube's mission to democratize knowledge. How many ways could we use github…


Added by David Arctur on October 8, 2012 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Research Data Alliance connection with EarthCube?

The Sept 11 issue of EOS has an article "Initiative to Establish Research Data Alliance Moves Forward" (see attached RDA_Initiative_EOS20120911.pdf). Excerpting from the article:

"With the amount of scientific data being gathered growing exponentially—due to the increasing number of sensor networks,…


Added by David Arctur on September 30, 2012 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Geographic Information Ethics and GIScience: Call for AAG 2013 Abstracts

Geographic Information Ethics and GIScience

Special Session, AAG 2013, Los Angeles, CA

Following successful sessions at the 2009-2011 AAG meetings on ethics and GIScience, we are organizing sessions to continue and expand discussions of this important topic. Ethical engagements with the multitude of GIS applications and uses, whether surreptitious…


Added by Dawn Wright on September 30, 2012 at 1:52am — No Comments

Connect with EarthCube!



Logos available in EarthCube documents folder.

PNG and PDF versions of the new logo are now available for use in our Google Drive folder. Click the "Documents" tab above and then the EarthCube Logos folder.Continue

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