March 2019
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In this Issue

Annual Meeting Keynote Speakers
2019 Project Proposals Due
AM Abstracts & Travel Grants
NEW Legacy Award

Service & Leadership Awards
Science Gateways Bootcamp
Data Discovery Science Competition
EC In The News
Upcoming Events

Keynote Speakers for the 2019 Annual Meeting have been Announced! 


EarthCube is excited to have Jess Phoenix and Shaowen Wang as Keynote Speakers at this summer's Annual Meeting. 

Both Phoenix and Wang have unique and interesting and experiences and insights to share with the EarthCube community. You can get a sampling of their backgrounds by visiting the full Keynote announcement. 

2019 EarthCube Project Proposal Due Dates are Quickly Approaching

Proposals for Science-Enabling Data Capabilities projects are due this Monday, March 5th, and Research Coordination Network Proposals are due next Thursday, March 14th. 

The project solicitation represents two funding opportunities to advance geosciences research:

  1. Science-Enabling Data CapabilitiesThis 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. This includes links to the NSF pages for each solicitation. 

EarthCube Annual Meeting: Abstracts & Early Career Travel Grants - Due March 15


The 2019 EarthCube Annual Meeting will be held on June 12-14, 2019 in Denver, Colorado at the Hilton Denver City Center.

Call for Abstracts: 

Abstracts submissions for the 2019 ECAM are still being accepted. EarthCube welcomes project participants, new PIs, early career researchers and scientists, and all other interested parties to submit abstracts for oral presentations, breakout sessions and poster sessions
Abstracts are due March 15, 2019. Submit abstracts HERE.
For more details on the abstract submission process, visit the Call For Abstracts webpage.

If you have any questions contact Lynne Schreiber.

The 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. Apply for the Early Career Travel Grant to attend the 2019 ECAM by March 15th

EarthCube wants to say 'Thank You' with NEW Legacy Award


The EarthCube Engagement Team is seeking nominations for the newly established EarthCube Legacy Award.

EarthCube is adding a new service award, and calling for your nominations.
Every year at the Annual Meeting, the Engagement Team (on behalf of the Leadership Council) gives out Community Service awards to recognize valued contributions toward EarthCube’s goals. The awards reward community engagement and promote early career participation in EarthCube. From 2015-2017, awardees were volunteer participants of EC Governance and in 2018, participants of Funded Projects were also included.

During the nomination process in recent years, it became clear that the EarthCube Program has been ongoing for long enough that there is now a desire to recognize community members who have been foundational to advancing and shaping EarthCube’s development. Therefore, for the 2019 EarthCube Annual Meeting, the Engagement Team introduces the EarthCube Legacy Award. While the Community Service Award is a way for EarthCube leadership to recognize outstanding community participants, the new Legacy Award will be a way for the community to recognize outstanding leaders who have made a significant and long term lasting impact on EarthCube.

Every EarthCube member is eligible for the EarthCube Legacy Award and any EarthCube member may nominate.  The open nomination period ends on April 19. To nominate a candidate, please submit a nomination packet to Lynne Schreiber and take a look at the award criteria


For more information, please refer to the complete announcement.

Submit Nominations for the Annual EarthCube Community Service & Leadership Award


The EarthCube Engagement Team is once again soliciting nominations for the annual Community Service & Leadership Award, which are given out each year at the EarthCube Annual Meeting.

The Award:
The purpose of the award is to recognize EarthCube members who have contributed significantly and measurably to advancing the goals of EarthCube, above and beyond their role within the program. Examples of contributions include identifying solutions for specific science or technical issues, providing leadership, or exhibiting communicative enthusiasm in forging a path forward in an area which impacts multiple domains. Many individuals contribute a significant amount of their time to EarthCube activities but are not officially recognized through named positions within the organization (i.e. with an elected position). The Community Service & Leadership Award is part of our effort to keep individuals engaged in the EarthCube process.

Nomination Details: 

Nominations are due April 19, 2019

Each nomination should include the nominee's name, institution, any special considerations (early career, academic background, etc.), and 1-2 paragraphs describing the individual's contributions to EarthCube. The individual must be a member of the EarthCube community (with a registered account on the EarthCube website), must not have held an elected position within Governance, and must not have received this award before.

Please send your nomination submissions to Lynne Schreiber <> by April 19, 2019. For more information, refer to the Call for Nominations

Science Gateways Bootcamp, May 13-17 in Indianapolis -- Apply Now!

Science Gateway Bootcamp will help you learn how to develop, operate, and sustain a gateway (also known as a portal, virtual research environment, or hub).


Why apply? You'll...

  • Leave behind day-to-day tasks to tackle big questions that will help your team articulate the value of their 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 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 testimonials (on our FAQ page). You can also hear from colleagues who experienced a handful of Bootcamp sessions at EarthCube’s June 2018 All Hands Meeting in this post

The next Bootcamp is May 13-17 in Indianapolis. Apply by March 22!
“The Bootcamp experience was extremely valuable to me. I have always focused on the science and technical aspects of my gateway. The Bootcamp taught me that to reach financial sustainability I need to think of the gateway operations as a business, which was very foreign to me. Learning about value propositions, budgeting, and marketing were all new areas, but I see now that they are as important to the success of my gateway as a well-designed back end is.”
Mark Perri
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Sonoma State University


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

Data Discovery Studio's New Science Competition

Know someone who has great ideas for Data Discovery? 


Data Discovery Studio's own Data Discovery Science Competition is for data scientists of all sorts. Now through May 1, 2019 students, staff and faculty at universities, colleges, agencies, and non-profits can compete in two categories. These include Resource Collections and Jupyter Notebooks. The goal is to make progress in addressing a science question by using and adding to the geoscience resources at Data Discovery Studio. Find guidelines here, or jump in and register here.

EarthCube in the News

The EarthCube Community has been working tirelessly in its endeavor to transform the way geoscience is performed - both as a social paradigm shift as well as developing the technological capabilities to support that. We've enjoyed a lot of great press lately, so check out our new EarthCube in the News page.

Upcoming Events

Gateways Bootcamp 5/13-5/17
EC Annual Meeting 6/12-6/14


Distinguished Lecturer Program
Early Career Travel Grants

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