EarthCube International Partnerships - RDA 10th Plenary BoF meeting

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Meeting title

EarthCube International Partnerships

Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group: 

The United States National Science Foundation’s EarthCube program is a community-driven activity aimed at transforming the conduct of geosciences research and education by creating a well-connected and facile environment for sharing and integrating data and knowledge across all geoscience disciplines in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner and to accelerate our ability to understand and predict the Earth system. After five years of community engagement, governance, and development activities, EarthCube is now transitioning into an implementation phase. During this implementation phase of EarthCube, it will be important to explore and leverage synergies with e-infrastructure programs and projects in Europe, Australia, and other regions and discuss potential strategic partnerships and mutually beneficial collaborations to increase interoperability of systems for advancing EarthCube’s goals in an efficient and effective manner. 

This Birds of a Feather session will discuss the progress of EarthCube on a number of fronts and engage geoscientists in the future steps toward the development of geoscience cyberinfrastructure for research and hold a focused discussion on opportunities for strategic partnerships and identify the next steps to form either an RDA Interest Group or a Working Group.

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Meeting objectives

This BoF meeting will discuss the progress of the U. S. National Science Foundation’s EarthCube program on a number of fronts and hold a focused discussion on the opportunities for strategic partnerships and collaborations between the EarthCube program and other similar eScience projects around the world.

Meeting agenda

  • Introductions
  • EarthCube Update (Mohan Ramamurthy and Kerstin Lehnert)
  • Discussion of potential partnerships with similar eScience projects
  • Form an Interest Group on eScience partnerships?
  • Discuss next steps on concrete activities
  • Open discussion
  • Adjourn


Individuals in and leaders of Geoscience cyberinfrastructure/e-infrastructure projects/programs in Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Group chair serving as contact person: Mohan Ramamurthy

Type of meeting: Informative meeting


Session Room: Mansfield 2

Session Time:  Tuesday 19 September, Breakout 1, 11:30 - 13:00

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