October 1, 2018
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Upcoming Telecons


CoreTrustSeal Certification
Cohort of Data Repositories

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 in the first part of October to provide more information on CoreTrustSeal and the certification process. The webinars will be recorded and made available for those unable to attend.

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.

EarthCube's Alignment with Google Dataset Search Tool

Last week Google announced the launch of its Dataset Search Tool, which represents a key milestone in the increasingly widespread use of open web approaches to the exploration of scientific data sets. The advent of this sure-to-be widely used tool is a first and encouraging step in enabling rich and expressive data discovery approaches, and EarthCube is ready to leverage this new capability for the benefit of the geosciences.

Read more on the EarthCube Blog.

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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