November 26, 2018
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Upcoming Meetings


This morning: 
CoreTrustSeal Certification Cohort of Data Repositories Webinar

We invite you to join in our Second Webinar this morning, November 26, 2018 at 1500-1600 UTC (7am PT/8am MT/9am CT/10am ET)

Speakers: Ingrid Dillo, Deputy Director of DANS & Helen Glaves, Senior Data Scientist, British Geological Survey

The webinar will be recorded and made available for those unable to attend.

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3129 
Access Code: 642-965-637

More phone numbers 
Australia: +61 2 9087 3604, Austria: +43 7 2081 5427 , Belgium: +32 28 93 7018 , Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 , Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82 , Finland: +358 923 17 0568 , France: +33 170 950 594 , Germany: +49 692 5736 7317 , Ireland: +353 15 360 728 , Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01 , Netherlands: +31 207 941 377 , New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302 , Norway: +47 21 93 37 51 , Spain: +34 932 75 2004 , Sweden: +46 853 527 827 , Switzerland: +41 225 4599 78 , United Kingdom: +44 330 221 0088

If you missed the First webinar on Tuesday, Oct 30, Click HERE for the Recording with Rorie Edmunds (Program Director for World Data System International Program Office) and John Faundeen (USGS).

As you may know a  cohort of data repositories is being assembled to apply for Core Trust Seal certification as part of the American Geophysical Union Coalition Enabling FAIR Data ProjectCoreTrustSeal certification demonstrates to a repository’s users and funders that they have been evaluated by an independent authority and endorsed for their trustworthiness. 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.

NSF Solicitation for 
Next EarthCube Office
2019 EarthCube Projects now online

The new NSF Solicitation for the next EarthCube Office (NSF 19-523), as well as for the next round of EarthCube-funded projects, "EarthCube Science-Enabling Data Capabilities" and "EarthCube RCN" (NSF 16-514). 

Full proposal deadlines:
  • February 19, 2019: Next EarthCube Office [link]
  • March 05, 2019: EarthCube Science-Enabling Data Capabilities [link]
  • March 14, 2019: EarthCube RCN [link]
The  solicitation represents two funding opportunities to advance geosciences research:
  1. Science-Enabling Data Capabilities: This opportunity builds capabilities to improve geosciences data use and reuse for observational, experimental, and computational research that is interoperable with emerging standards and resources.
  2. EarthCube Research Coordination Networks (RCNs): This opportunity supports the formation of RCNs closely tied to the science and data needs of core geosciences programs and domains supported by GEO.
Proposals will be evaluated on how successfully they meet the Specific Requirements:
a. Advancing geosciences research
b. Reuse of existing tools/infrastructure
c. Sustainability
d. Metrics and assessment

Potential bidders can access a wealth of guidance on the EarthCube site. 

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

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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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