July 1, 2019
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Upcoming Meetings


Gateway Focus Week is coming to Chicago September 9-13, Apply Now!


Want to learn gateways, from start to finish?

Gateway Focus Week (formerly Science Gateways Bootcamp) will help you learn how to develop, operate, and sustain a gateway (also known as portals, virtual research environments, hubs, etc.).


Why apply? You’ll...

  • Leave behind day-to-day tasks to tackle big questions that will help your team articulate the value of your 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, collaborate, 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 more testimonials (on our FAQ page).

The next Focus Week is September 9-13, 2019, in Chicago, IL.

 Apply here by July 19!

“When you have a lot of irons in the fire, it is difficult to commit a whole week to an intensive retreat like the SGCI Bootcamp [Focus Week]. But the impact of working closely with a team of experts and a room full of peers struggling with similar issues in their own science gateway projects far exceeded my expectations. If you need help reaching your gateway’s potential or are worried about its sustainability, run, don’t walk, to the next offering, and take your whole team with you. My only regret is not having involved more of my staff.”
Kris Acheson-ClairDirector, Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research
Purdue University

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

The Council of Data Facilities will have its Summer General Assembly Meeting July 15th in Tacoma



Coming in the next few weeks will be the Summer General Assembly of the CDF. The Council will gather in Tacoma, Washington July 15th 2-5pm. 

Remote Access will be available. The agenda and links are coming soon. Read more about the Council of Data Facilities here. And check out the EarthCube Calendar for other upcoming events.

Highlights from the Annual Meeting


Thank you to all the members of the EarthCube community who came to Denver from all over the world and brought great ideas and discussion to the 2019 Annual Meeting in June.

Reflect on your fond memories of the ECAM, or catch up if you missed it by reading the highlights on the EarthCube blog. 

Proud to Announce the Recipients of 2019 EarthCube Community Service Awards!



Congratulations and a big thank you to Dan Fuka and Matt Mayernik for all of their service.

Matt Mayernik (left), Project Scientist & Research Data Services Specialist at UCAR, and Dan Fuka (right), Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech, received the 2019 EarthCube Community Service Awards. Thank you to Mimi Tzeng (center) for presenting these awards. 

First Ever EarthCube Legacy Award Goes to Yolanda Gil!


Yolanda Gil has contributed to EarthCube generously and diligently over the years. For this, she is the first ever recipient of the EarthCube Legacy Award.

We as the EarthCube Community want to thank Yolanda Gil (right), Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences and Principal Scientist at USC Information Sciences Institute, for all of her service and dedication to EarthCube and the people in it. We are proud that she is the first recipient of this award. Thank you to Denise Hills (left) for presenting it. 

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