December 2, 2019
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Upcoming Committee Meetings:

  • Science Committee Mtg: Tues., Dec. 3, 2019  11 am PT / 2 pm ET
  • Engagement Team Mtg: Tues., Dec. 3, 2019  1:30 pm PT / 4:30 pm ET
  • Leadership Council Mtg: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019   12:30 pm PT / 3:30 pm ET
  • Council of Funded Projects Mtg: Thurs., Dec. 5, 2019  9:30 am PT / 12:30 pm ET  [Topics: 1.Specifications, 2. Community Building, led by StraboSpot. Feel free to join in!]
  • Council of Data Facilities - no mtg in Dec. CDF Gen'l Assembly Jan. 6, 2020 at ESIP.
  • Technology and Architecture Committee - no mtg in Dec. In-person mtg at ESIP.

Find meeting info including Zoom links at the EarthCube Calendar.



  1. Elections
  2. New NSF EarthCube Solicitation
  3. AGU - Gatherings, Presentations, Sessions


Watch your email for ballots to select the next Leadership Council Chair and applicable Committee Co-Chairs. Voting will occur Dec 9-20, 2019.


EarthCube is a community-led organization. The Chair of the Leadership Council (LC) is the executive presence responsible for advancing EarthCube’s vision, mission, and strategic plan through open and inclusive governance.

Committees and Teams that will also elect new Co-Chairs are:

  • Technology & Architecture Committee
  • Science Committee
  • Engagement Team
  • Liaison Team

Nominations were accepted through Dec. 1; voting is Dec. 9-20, 2019.
All EarthCube members are eligible to vote for the LC Chair. Membership is free and open to anyone working in the geoscience and data science fields: register here.

New NSF EarthCube Solicitation

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


A new NSF EarthCube solicitation for proposals has just 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),
and supplements for science adoption or data resource adoption that integrate with EarthCube.

The solicitation also references responsiveness "to the needs of and input from the geosciences community, as well as technological advances" and cites this link to supporting materials at the EarthCube website:

AGU - Gatherings, Presentations, Sessions

AGU 2019 is Dec 9-13. Great opportunities to listen, learn, share, and do more!

Please mark your calendar now for the EarthCube Town Hall, Monday night, Dec. 9, 6:15-7:15pm.

We hope to see everyone together at these two events:

(1) Monday, Dec. 9 - EarthCube Town Hall. 6:15-7:15 pm. TH15D: 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. (Moscone West rm 2020, L2.)

(2) Tuesday, Dec. 10 - Happy Hour at the EarthCube Booth #510 (near NSF). 3:30-5:30 pm, Exhibition Hall (Moscone South, Hall F) - during the Exhibit Hall receptionl.

We've pulled together a schedule of 53 EarthCube presentations and sessions
throughout the meeting. To add yours, or to recommend other AGU presentations or events you think would be of interest to other EC people, alert us or add info here (p.1 - EC, p.2 - other recommendations).

People from several EC projects will demo tools at the EarthCube booth #510 during the 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 will all contribute; a few slots are open. See also Pangeo tutorials & info.

EarthCube is a partner in the 2019 AGU Data FAIR, booth #1329. Data Help Desk topics and tool demos at his booth include several EC projects and CDF repository members; our partner ESIP is coordinating much of this work. Check out the highly relevant Data FAIR Town Hall issues.


If you won't be at AGU this year:

Why not follow along on Twitter and enjoy some events vicariously? No account is needed to look us up @EarthCube or search #AGU19.
Bonus opportunity: AGU is offering FREE live-streaming of 15 climate change sessions over 3 days, starting Wed., Dec. 11. Participants can register at AGU-GO.  


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The EarthCube Monday Update is published every Monday. 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 ECO 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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