February 18, 2019
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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

EarthCube Annual Meeting: Early Career Travel Grants & Abstracts


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

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

Call for Abstracts: EarthCube Annual Meeting

Abstracts submissions for the 2019 ECAM are also 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.

CoreTrustSeal Cohort


It is time to finalize the members of the CoreTrustSeal Cohort. Please respond to this survey no later than close of business on February 25, 2019. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Office Proposal Target Date Approaching

Proposals for the next EarthCube Office should be turned in by Thursday, February 28th

Potential bidders can access a wealth of guidance on the EarthCube site. This includes the NSF page for the solicitation

Additionally, the EC Project Proposal Deadlines will come shortly after. 

The proposal due dates are March 5 for Science-Enabling Data Capabilities and March 14 for Research Coordination Networks.

The two funding opportunities to advance geosciences research are explained below:

  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

Data Discovery Studio has been Recognized by SCGI and is Paying it Forward with their New Science Competition

DDS is SCGI's Gateway of February

Data Discovery Studio is an EarthCube geoportal built for enhanced search and retrieval of datasets (and the successor to Cinergi). It is being featured as Gateway of the Month by the Science Gateways Community Institute in February. DDS has been very pleased to team up with SGCI to improve their Studio in many ways.


Know someone who has great ideas for Data Discovery? DDS has just announced their new Data Discovery Science Competition.

Data Discovery Studio's own Data Discovery Science Competition is for data scientists of all sortsNow 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.

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

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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).
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