EarthCube Workshop: Cyberinfrastructure for Paleogeosciences

Nov 2012. As part of the EarthCube initiative, NSF is convening a series of workshops to identify critical cyberinfrastructure needs and opportunities in the geosciences. Within this effort, the Cyberinfrastructure for Paleogeosciences working group is seeking to gather information and input in the general domain of paleoenvironmental and paleobiological sciences. To this end, we invite you to participate in three ways:


1) Attend our Town Hall meeting at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, to learn about the EarthCube initiative, discuss community needs and opportunities, and provide input. The AGU town hall meeting will be held:
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 5:30-7:00pm in Room Pacific C at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel (55 Fourth Street).


2) Take our community survey to assess current community cyberinfrastructure resources and utilization. Please take the survey! We need your input whether or not you're participating in another capacity, and your responses will ensure that our community is well-represented within the EarthCube initiative.


3) Apply to attend our workshop in Minneapolis, February 4-6, 2013 with representatives drawn from across the paleoenvironmental and paleobiological sciences. We will synthesize and summarize the inputs from the GSA and AGU town halls and survey. The steering committee will select participants from the applicant pool to ensure broad community representation. Full travel support will be provided to all participants.


For more information about these events and the Cyberinfrastructure for Paleogeosciences working group, see our webpage at the EarthCube website. If you are interested in participating, please sign up on that webpage.


Thanks to all,
Anders Noren
Jack Williams
Kerstin Lehnert
Shanan Peters
Eric Grimm
Julie Brigham-Grette
Emi Ito
David Anderson
Jessica Tierney