March 25, 2019
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Upcoming Meetings


Elections for Committee Positions begin today! 



Six EC committee positions will be elected for the new term:

  • Liaison Team Chair

  • Two at-large positions on the Leadership Council

  • Three new members of the Nominations Committee 



    As a member of the EarthCube Community, you should receive a ballot today. Please be on the lookout for an email via Election Runner, and submit your ballot within two weeks (by Friday, April 5th). Winners will be announced here and through the regular communication channels. Newly elected members will begin their term on June 1st, in time for the Annual Meeting.

Call for Annual Meeting Abstracts extended through this week, submit by this Friday, March 29th


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

Submit abstracts HERE by Friday.
For more details on the abstract submission process, visit the Call For Abstracts webpage.

If you have any questions contact Lynne Schreiber.

Book your room at the Hilton and register now for the 2019 EarthCube Annual Meeting


EarthCube is gearing up for a great Annual Meeting in Denver this year at the Hilton Denver City Center. 

 Reserve your spot for the Annual Meeting now for early bird prices. Click here for both conference registration and hotel booking. 

Science Gateways Bootcamp, application deadline extended to this Friday, March 29th

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 Friday!
“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

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 Annual EC Community Service & Leadership Awards by April 19


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

NSF Solicitation for Geoinformatics Project Proposals 


NSF wants to hear your Geoinformatics ideas. They have created a new project solicitation and three new tracks of opportunities are now supported: the Catalytic Track, Facility Track, and Sustainability Track. 

For details, check NSF's official solicitation page. It is also available as a PDF. 

All proposals must be submitted by August 15th.

Data Discovery Studio is Running a New Science Competition for Scientists of All Ages


Know someone who has great ideas for Data Discovery? 

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.

Opportunity at the Natural History Museum of Utah



The Natural History Museum of Utah, is searching for a Collections Digitization Coordinator, a position that will interface across all natural history collections at the institution.

The UMNH has a goal to digitize 350,000 of its objects over the next five years. In the role of the Collections Digitization Coordinator (CDC), you will plan, lead, and execute a collections-wide digitization effort to reach this goal in collaboration with other collections staff. We are looking for a team leader with strong written and interpersonal skills and proven project management practices, ideally with experience managing digitization projects or digital assets for museums or other collections repositories. This is a 5-year position; potentially longer term or permanent depending on funding.

Find more information, details on responsibilities and required skills in the full job posting.

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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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