December 17, 2018
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Upcoming Meetings


EarthCube @AGU

We hope everyone had a great week last week and safe travels home. Thank you to everyone who came to visit us at the EarthCube booth and who participated in the numerous sessions, lightning talks, poster sessions, workshops, booth demos, and our Town Hall. 

In this video produced for AGU-TV for the 2018 AGU Annual Meeting, EarthCube Members explain the vision and tools of EarthCube and how that feeds into what is next for the Earth Sciences and interdisciplinary research.

Upcoming Webinars for 
Next EarthCube Office
2019 EarthCube Projects

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). 

Webinar for EarthCube Office solicitation - Friday, January 4, 2019: 1 PM EST
Webex meeting link:
Join by phone: +1-510-210-8882 (Webex meeting number: 908 784 326, Webex meeting password: EarthCube2019!)

Webinar for EarthCube core solicitation - Friday, January 25, 2019: 1 PM EST
Webex meeting link:
Join by phone: +1-510-210-8882 (Webex meeting number: 900 310 214, Webex meeting password: EarthCube2019!)

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. 

Call for Nominations for Science Committee Co-Chair

The online election for Science Committee co-Chair will be from January 28-Febuary 8, 2019.  This position is Kristen Rasmussen's current position.

Term of service: One year (Feb, 2019-Dec 31, 2019).

Nominations for co-Chair will be accepted until January 23, 2019. Please send nominations (including self-nominations) to Lynne Schreiber and include a brief biographical sketch, statement of intent, and photo.

The Chair (Emma Aronson, who also serves as the Committee's representative on EarthCube’s Leadership Council), and co-Chair (to be elected) have joint responsibility for operation of the Committee. In consultation with the Chair, the co-Chair will typically chair and develop the agenda for Committee meetings.

The Science Committee is tasked with maintaining the connection between the academic geoscience and technology communities in EarthCube, and ensuring that end-user requirements are identified and prioritized.

Eligible voters include EarthCube members who attend the Committee’s monthly meetings and are members of the listserv group. Voters will receive their ballots by email.

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 the ESSO.

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 the ESSO 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).
For official NSF EarthCube content, please see:
This newsletter originates under NSF EarthCube Science Support Office Award #1623751.
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