Over a three-year period, NSF funded 25 EarthCube domain end-user workshops, targeting a broad spectrum of Earth, atmosphere, and ocean scientists, including senior and early career professionals. The purpose of the workshops was two-fold:

  • to allow geoscience communities to articulate and document their cyberinfrastructure needs for improved data and information access within and across their disciplines, and
  • to introduce EarthCube to end-users.

Executive summaries for each workshop are available below;or view a compilation of all summaries in the EarthCube Document Repository.


Meetings of Young Researchers in Earth Science (MYRES) V: The Sedimentary Record of Landscape Dynamics

August 8, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT
Organizer: Elizabeth Hajek, Pennsylvania State University
Executive Summary

Envisioning Success - A Workshop for Next Generation EarthCube Scholars and Scientists

October 16-17, 2012, Carnegie Institute, Washington, DC
Organizers: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (PI), University of Illinois; Steve Diggs, Scripps Institute of Oceanography (UCSD); Yolanda Gil, Information Sciences Institute (USC); Robert Hazen, The Carnegie Institute of Washington; and Danie Kinkade, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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Structural Geology and Tectonics

October, 20-21 2012, Chicago, IL
Organizer: J. Douglas Walker
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October 29-30, 2012, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Organizers: Ramon Arrowsmith, Arizona State University and the EarthScope Cyberinfrastructure Subcommittee (ECISC)
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Experimental Stratigraphy

December 11-12, 2012, University of Texas at Austin
Organizers: Wonsuck Kim, Leslie Hsu, Raleigh Martin, and Brandon McElroy; University of Texas at Austin
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Shaping the Development of EarthCube to Enable Advances in Data Assimilation and Ensemble Prediction

December 17-18, 2012 UCAR, Boulder, CO
Organizer: Mohan Ramamurthy, UCAR
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Engaging the Critical Zone Community to Bridge Long Tail Science with Big Data

January 21-23, 2013, University of Delaware
Organizers: Anthony Aufdenkampe, Christopher Duffy, and Gregory Tucker; Stroud Water Research Center
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Envisioning a Digital Crust for Simulating Continental Scale Subsurface Fluid Flow in Earth System Models

January 29-31, 2013, USGS Powell Center, Fort Collins, CO
Organizers: Jennifer Arrigo, Norman Jones, and Ying Fan Reinfelder; Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI)
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Cyberinfrastructure for Paleogeoscience

February 4-6, 2013, University of Minnesota
Organizers: Anders Noren (University of Minnesota), Jack Williams, Kerstin Lehnert, Shanan Peters, Eric Grimm, Julie Brigham-Grette, Emi Ito, Dave Anderson, Lisa Boush
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March 4-5, 2013, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
Organizers: Kim Kastens (Education Development Center), Ruth Krumhansl (Education Development Center), Chery Peach (Scripps)
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Petrology and Geochemistry

March 6-7, 2013, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
Organizers: Chuck Conner (University of South Florida), Elizabeth Cottrell (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution), Radjeep Dasgupta (Rice University), Kerstin Lehnert (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University), Abani Patra (SUNY Buffalo)
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Sedimentary Geology

March 25-26, 2013, University of Utah
Organizers: Marjorie Chan (University of Utah) and David Budd (University of Colorado Boulder)
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Community Modeling

April 22-23, 2013, Boulder, CO
Organizers: Louise Kellogg (University of California, Davis), Jennifer Arrigo (CUAHSI), Lorraine Hwang (Computational Infrastructure Dynamics), Scott Peckham (Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System), David Tarboton (Utah State University)
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Integrating Inland Waters, Geochemistry Biogeochemistry and Fluvial Sedimentology Communities

April 24-26, Boulder, CO
Organizers: Emilio Mayorga (University of Washington) and Albert Kettner (University of Colorado)
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Deep Seafloor Processes and Dynamics

June 5-7, 2013, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI
Organizers: Vicki Ferrini, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Karyn Rogers, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Annette DeSilva, ex officio member, UNOLS
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Integrating Real-time Data into the EarthCube Framework

June 17-18, 2013, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO
Organizers: Mike Daniels (NCAR, Chair), Frank Vernon (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Sara Graves/Sandra Harper (University of Alabama Huntsville), Branko Kerkez (University of Michigan) and Chandra Chandrasekar (Colorado State University)
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Ocean 'Omics

August 21-23, 2013, University of Southern California, Wrigley Marine Institute, Catalina Island, CA
Organizers: Katrina Edwards (USC), Ed DeLong (MIT), John Heidelberg (USC), and Ginger Armbrust (U of Washington)
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Developing a Community Vision of Cyberinfrastructure Needs for Coral Reef Systems Science

September 18-19, 2013, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawai'i
Organizers: Ruth Gates (Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawai’i) and Mark Schildhauer (National Center of Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), University of California Santa Barbara)
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Bringing Geochronology into the EarthCube Framework

October 1-3, 2013, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pyle Center
Organizers: Brad S. Singer (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Douglas J. Walker (University of Kansas), and Shanan Peters (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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Articulating Cyberinfrastructure Needs of the Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Community

October 7-8, 2013, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
Organizers: Danie Kinkade and Peter Wiebe (WHOI)
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Engaging the Atmospheric Cloud/ Aerosol/ Composition Community

October 21-22, 2013, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Organizers: Liping Di (George Mason University), Athanasios Nenes (Georgia Institute of Technology), Akua Asa Awuku (University of California-Riverside), Stefan Falke (George Mason University)
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Developing a Community Vision of Cyberinfrastructure Needs for Coral Reef Systems Science

October 23-24, 2013, National Center of Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), University of California at Santa Barbara
Organizers: Ruth Gates (Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawai’i) and Mark Schildhauer (National Center of Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), University of California Santa Barbara)
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Rock Deformation and Mineral Physics Research

November 12-14, 2013, Alexandria, VA
Organizers: Chris Marone (Penn State) and Jay Bass (University of Illinois)
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Science-Driven Cyberinfrastructure Needs in Solar-Terrestrial Research

August 13-15, 2014, Newark, NJ
Organizers: Gelu M. Nita, Dale E. Gary, Andrew J. Gerrard, Gregory D. 
Fleishman, Alexander G. Kosovichev, Vincent Oria, Marek Rusinkiewicz
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Increasing the Access to and Relevance of Marine Seismic Data

December 11-13, 2014, San Francisco, CA
Organizer: Jamie Austin (UT Austin)

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