January 2020
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In This Issue:

NSF EarthCube Solicitation 2020
CDF General Assembly
ESIP Winter Meeting
Highlights - EarthCube at AGU
Join EarthCube at OSM Feb 16-21

EC 2020 - Save the Date: June 2-4
Upcoming Events

NSF EarthCube Solicitation 2020

Developing a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Earth Sciences


Spread the word! We all want great proposals submitted to NSF for building out EarthCube.

A new NSF EarthCube solicitation for proposals has been released. See details in html or pdf. Stated deadlines and target dates are listed as March 12, 2020. Projects being accepted for consideration include:
1. Science-Enabling Data Capabilities - and Pilots,
2. EarthCube Research Coordination Networks (RCNs),
plus Supplements - for science adoption or data resource adoption - to integrate NSF-funded work with EarthCube.

Save the Date: NSF tentatively expects to hold an informational webinar on the solicitation on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at 1 PM EST.  Look for event updates at the EarthCube calendar as more info becomes available.

Find EarthCube-generated supporting materials referenced by NSF at the EarthCube website:

Council of Data Facilities - General Assembly

2020 CDF Winter General Assembly Meeting

Monday, January 6, 2020 @ 4-6 pm ET

Bethesda, MD
Co-located at 2020 ESIP Winter Meeting.

Remote Participation Available


ESIP Winter Meeting

Many EarthCube participants are attending the Winter Meeting of our partner ESIP, Earth Science Information Partners, this week in Bethesda, MD, Jan. 7-9, 2020. ESIP serves as a collaborative space focused on data and software in earth sciences. We wish those attending a great meeting. Find program details here.

Many of these sessions are open and can be attended remotely! Find login details on the ESIP calendar.

If you're attending ESIP in person, consider joining members of the EarthCube TAC, Technology and Architecture Committee, on Tuesday at lunchtime - look for a designated table in the meeting dining room.

Highlights - EarthCube at AGU

AGU 2019 was held Dec 9-13 - a great opportunity to listen, learn, share, and do more! Here are some community highlights.

Finishing up the Meet and Greet at the EarthCube Booth - end of the 1st full exhibit hall day.

A collection of event snapshots captured and shared on Twitter during the conference:

EarthCube Town Hall. EarthCube: A Community-Driven Cyberinfrastructure for the Geosciences–A Progress Report  Christine Kirkpatrick, Rebecca Koskela, Eva Zanzerkia, Ken Rubin, Bonnie Hurwitz, Joseph Hamman, Suzanne Pierce, Alexander Kosovichev, Samira Daneshgar Asl, Basil Tikoff.

Attendees enjoyed nearly 60 scheduled EarthCube presentations and sessions throughout the meeting; raw list here.

People from several EarthCube projects demonstrated tools at the EarthCube booth during AGU week: DRILSDOWN, Net CDF-CF, Resource Registry, Planet Microbe, InGeO, Data Discovery Studio, Power of Many, Heliophysics projects, ArcCI, BALTO, CyberConnector, Geochron/Sparrow, and NEREID all contributed. Pangeo was also busy with tutorials and community presentations.

EarthCube was pleased to partner in the 2019 AGU Data FAIR. Data Help Desk topics and tool demos at this booth included several EC projects and CDF repository members; partner ESIP coordinated much of this work and highly relevant Data FAIR Town Hall events. This was a popular and useful approach.

Catching up, or couldn't attend?
It was impossible to see everything one wished during AGU. Here are a few ways everyone can access additional meeting content.

Join EarthCube at the Ocean Science Meeting, Feb 16-21


OSM 2020 is in San Diego, Feb. 16-21, 2020.
Registration is discounted until Jan 8.

At OSM, EarthCube's booth presence will be located at the
Data FAIR Help Desk, a program of EarthCube, ESIP, and their Partners, including AGU.

Find us at the Exhibit Hall on Tues., Wed., & Thurs., Feb. 18-20, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm each day, Booth #322 (center of the hall, near NOAA, Scripps, and BCO-DMO). Opportunities for your EarthCube tool demos will also be available at the booth, so plan to take advantage of that.

Work by and derived from several EarthCube projects will be featured at OSM, including Pangeo, Planet Microbe, SeaView, and other efforts. Look forward to it!

You can follow the meeting on Twitter: @EarthCube @ESIPfed or search #OSM20.


Several Committees and Teams are currently electing new Co-Chairs, and those committee members will receive ballots by email Jan. 6, 2020. Candidate details here.

EarthCube membership is required to vote or hold office, and is free and open to anyone working in the geoscience and data science fields. We welcome you to register here.





A Non-Comprehensive Listing of Opportunities Shared by the EarthCube Community

  • Tenured Professor opportunity at UC Santa Barbara in Geographic Information Science and Dangermond Endowed Chair. Details.

  • ESIP Lab Projects - proposals invited that focus on workflows, cloud computing, or extensions of open science software; $10K max budget with project to be completed in 6-8 months. Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2020. Details.

Have something to share? Let us know!

EC 2020 - Save the Date! June 2-4


It's not too early to mark your calendar! Save the first week in June 2020 for the EarthCube Annual Meeting - this year in San Diego.


For details as they develop, watch this space:

Upcoming Events


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