October 15, 2018
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P418-adjacent Projects RFPs

Deadline for Proposal Submission this Wednesday, October 17!

As part of EarthCube's plans to develop infrastructure, architecture, or other components related to our mission of enabling geoscience discoveries through new or enhanced data infrastructure and workflow support, the ESSO will periodically make awards to the community via an RFP process.

Currently we are requesting proposals for two projects related to Project 418 - The EarthCube Resource Registry Project and Project 419 (P419) Software System Upgrade Project. 

Click here for Statements of Work for both projects, as well as instructions on how to submit your proposal.

11th Annual International Symposium on Digital Earth

Deadline TODAY

Call for Special Sessions for the 11th Annual International Symposium on Digital Earth (ISDE 11) is underway; the ISDE Scientific Program Committee requests that proposals for special sessions be submitted by October 15, 2018.

The conference will take place September 24-27, 2019, in Florence, Italy, and will include a scientific program with technical paper sessions, invited talks, joint sessions with sister organizations, panels, an exhibition, and social events. The theme of the 2019 event is “Digital Earth in a Transformed Society,” celebrating and investigating the virtual representation of our planet as a multidisciplinary collaborative effort that engages different sciences (e.g. Earth, Space, Information, and Human sciences) to monitor and forecast natural and human phenomena.

In addition to the Call for Special Sessions, a Call for Abstracts is also in progress. Submitters have until January 31, 2019 to submit papers and posters for consideration.

CoreTrustSeal Certification Cohort of Data Repositories

First webinar: Tuesday, 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

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ICYMI: On the EarthCube Blog - SeaView: north star
of interoperability on the rough seas of science data 

The EarthCube-funded SeaView project is approaching an exciting milestone in a few short months: the tool will be graduating on from the developers and masterminds who incepted it, to realize its true purpose in the hands of Southern Ocean Scientists.

As one might guess from the name, SeaView’s ultimate purpose is to serve EarthCube’s considerable Oceanography community, and was driven by three clear goals [read more]...

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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