July 15, 2019
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Upcoming Meetings


The Council of Data Facilities will have its Summer General Assembly Meeting TODAY in Tacoma



Summer General Assembly of the CDF has arrived! The Council gathers today in Tacoma, Washington from 2-5pm local time. 

Find out more about what the general assembly will hold by reading the agenda. If you can't make it to Tacoma, but you still want to participate, remote access is available.

Read more about the Council of Data Facilities here. And check out the EarthCube Calendar for other upcoming events.

Calling All Early Career Scientists to Attend GSA 2019

The Geological Society of America will be holding its Annual Meeting and Exposition this year in Phoenix, Arizona. It will be a particularly great year to attend as it aligns with multiple celebration-worthy anniversaries. If you are an underrepresented minority or an early career scientist, let EarthCube help you get there! 

The EarthCube Early Career Travel Grant provides reimbursement funds to individuals ($500) or underrepresented minorities ($1000) to present or discuss their EarthCube-related work at professional meetings, workshops or conferences held in the United States. The Early Career Travel Grant program is intended to promote EarthCube activities and work products and to cultivate the next generation of EarthCube participants.

Applications for the Early Career Travel Grant to attend GSA 2019 are due as soon as possible, but no later than August 15.

In addition to the regular program at GSA, check out the Short Courses. Of particular interest to EarthCube are: 1) Strabospot and 2) Your Thesis is Software: Tools for the Geoscientist to Help Write Better Code, from Version Control to Test-Driven Development

Gateway Focus Week is coming to Chicago! 
Apply Now for September 9-13!



Want to learn gateways, from start to finish?

Gateway Focus Week (formerly Science Gateways Bootcamp) will help you learn how to develop, operate, and sustain a gateway (also known as portals, virtual research environments, hubs, etc.).


Why apply? You’ll...

  • Leave behind day-to-day tasks to tackle big questions that will help your team articulate the value of your work to key stakeholders.
  • Create a strong development, operations, and sustainability plan.
  • Walk away with proven and effective strategies in everything from business and finance to cybersecurity and usability.
  • Network, collaborate, and establish relationships with others doing similar work.
  • Do it all at minimal cost (currently, participants only pay for travel, lodging, and a few meals).
Looking for more reasons to apply? Read blog posts featuring more testimonials (on our FAQ page).

The next Focus Week is September 9-13, 2019, in Chicago, IL.

 Apply here by July 19!

“When you have a lot of irons in the fire, it is difficult to commit a whole week to an intensive retreat like the SGCI Bootcamp [Focus Week]. But the impact of working closely with a team of experts and a room full of peers struggling with similar issues in their own science gateway projects far exceeded my expectations. If you need help reaching your gateway’s potential or are worried about its sustainability, run, don’t walk, to the next offering, and take your whole team with you. My only regret is not having involved more of my staff.”
Kris Acheson-ClairDirector, Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research
Purdue University

This opportunity is offered by the Science Gateways Community Institute. Learn more about SGCI at Questions? Please email

Early Career Travel Grants and the 2019 ECAM


Early Career Scientists add great value to the EarthCube community, and we like to recognize them with Travel Grants to the Annual Meeting.

Read about the experience of one early career scientist at the 2019 ECAM, and learn more about his research here.  

Videos from the Annual Meeting


Videos of the sessions from the 2019 EarthCube Annual Meeting are available now!

Reflect on your fond memories of the ECAM, or catch up if you missed it by watching Keynote Addresses, project updates, and more here on the EC YouTube channel or by reading the highlights on the EarthCube blog. 

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