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Co-Chair/Leadership Council Representative: Ryan Gooch  (June 2018 - May 2020)
Co-chair: Mimi Tzeng  (January 2018 - December 2019)

The Engagement Team is responsible for proactively reaching out to the EarthCube community to encourage involvement in EarthCube and promulgate the EarthCube cyberinfrastructure, and serves as a conduit for feedback from the community. Team members will consist of experts in communications and will be responsible for the planning and implementation of engagement strategies across the broader EarthCube Community. This Team will be heavily supported by the EarthCube Office staff.

Engagement Team Functions

  • Enable broad dissemination of EarthCube information across academia, the private sector, and government. Use a variety of tools (including a forum/commons) to enable community discussion. Actively share information about EarthCube resources (data, workflows, software, etc.).
  • Implement branding strategies to enable users to easily identify EarthCube results and outcomes
  • Engage and support end users and stakeholders (e.g. professional societies, publishers, government, commercial), including attracting new users to EarthCube
  • Encourage, engage, and enable the next generation of EarthCube stakeholder leadership

Priority Action Item: In conjunction with the Science Standing Committee, compile and disseminate end-user science use cases.

EarthCube Resources

Slide Deck for Community Use

The Engagement Team has created a set of PowerPoint slides for use by any member of the community. This short presentation gives a brief explanation of EarthCube goals, governance structure, and benefits.  all of these slides or choose which ones suit your presentation best. Go to slide set >>

EC Goals Graphics

The EC Goals graphic shows how EC goals are shaped by using cyberinfrastructure solutions to meet science challenges. For general use by the EC community. Also available with transparent background. For vector files, please contact the Engagement Team.  

Presentation and Participation Webform

Are you giving a talk or presentation that mentions EarthCube or EarthCube principles? Please fill out this webform to help the Engagement Team track outreach efforts and assist you with materials. 

Funding Opportunities Available 

The EarthCube Engagement team offers several opportunities for funding. 

Distinguished Lecturer Program

EarthCube’s Distinguished Lecturer Program offers up to $300 ($600 for early career scientists) to colleges, universities, and other institutions for hosting invited speakers. Thee body of the invited presentation will focus on the speaker’s field of expertise, with a brief addendum on how EarthCube principles are relevant to helping expand, meet, or otherwise enrich the speaker’s scientic goals.  Learn more or apply for funding.

For consideration as an EarthCube distinguished speaker, please fill out this webform.

Early Career Travel Grant

EarthCube’s Early Career Travel Grant Program offers up to $500 for individuals and $1000 for underrepresented minorities to participate in professional meetings, workshops, or conferences held in the United States where EarthCube-related work is to be presented or discussed. Learn more or apply for funding.