October 29, 2018
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Upcoming Telecons


CoreTrustSeal Certification Cohort of Data Repositories

First webinar: TOMORROW, Oct 30, 2018 6-7 pm EDT/ 4-5 PM MDT / 3-4 pm PDT

A cohort of data repositories is being assembled to apply for CoreTrustSeal certification as part of the American Geophysical Union Coalition Enabling FAIR Data Project. CoreTrustSeal certification demonstrates to a repository’s users and funders that they have been evaluated by an independent authority and endorsed for their trustworthiness.

We are planning a series of webinars to provide more information on CoreTrustSeal and the certification process, the first of which will be Tuesday October 30. The webinars will be recorded and made available for those unable to attend. The plan is to have at least 2 webinars - one in October with Rorie Edmunds (Program Director for World Data System International Program Office) and John Faundeen (USGS) and then a second one with people who have been through the process.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this cohort, please send an email to Rebecca Koskela ( 

Please pass this on to anyone you think would be interested in joining the cohort.

Webinar Call In Instructions

Tue, Oct 30, 2018 6-7 pm EDT/ 4-5 PM MDT / 3-4 pm PDT

Click the link below to join the webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.

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Germany: +49 692 5736 7300

EarthCube Sessions @ GSA

The Geological Society of America's 130th Annual Meeting is coming up next week and once again there will be a number of sessions, town halls and other events relevant to the EarthCube community at the meeting in Indianapolis. Be sure to stop by EarthCube's booth (#705) in the Expo Hall.

For a full listing of EarthCube-related sessions click here, and for GSA Geoinformatics events, click here.

Ignite @ AGU

ESIP will be coordinating the Ignite talks again this year at AGU and are accepting submissions for talks until midnight ET on November 18, 2018. 

Slack Channels

For EarthCube Governance Groups
and Projects

We now have a Slack workspace specifically for EarthCube Governance Groups ( It's free to become a member of the workspace, spin-up time is minimal, so jump in!

If you'd like an invite, please contact Julie Petro.

Unfamiliar with Slack? Simply put, it's an intuitive tool used by distributed teams to collaborate more effectively and most importantly, to get stuff done. The ESSO has been using it on a number of internal projects, and the Leadership Council has recently adopted it to stay on top of its numerous tasks and deadlines. Learn more here

Got News?

The EarthCube Monday Update is published every Monday morning. If you have news about or would be of interest to the EarthCube governance groups (Leadership Committee, Science Committee, Technology and Architecture Committee, Council of Data Facilities, Engagement Team, or Liaison Team) please email Julie Petro by Friday afternoon the week before.
EarthCube is a collaboration between the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) and the Geosciences Directorate (GEO) of the US National Science Foundation (NSF).
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