Finalized:Thursday, January 12, 2017
EarthCube is a U.S. National Science Foundation initiative that aims to create a cyberinfrastructure (CI) for all the geosciences. An initial set of “building blocks” was funded to develop potential components of that CI. The Brokering Building Block (BCube) created a brokering framework to demonstrate cross-disciplinary data access based on a set of use cases developed by scientists from the domains of hydrology, oceanography, polar science and climate/weather. While some successes were achieved, considerable challenges were encountered. We present a synopsis of the processes and outcomes of the BCube experiment.
Khalsa, S.J.S., (2017). Data and Metadata Brokering – Theory and Practice from the BCube Project. Data Science Journal. 16, p.1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2017-001This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1343802. Opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NSF.