June 19 2012

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June 2012 Charrette Meeting Materials: http://earthcube.ning.com/page/materials-june-2012

Missed the teleconference, but got the slides. See slides notes for story text. They have gotten lots of free (pro-bono) work on this from the community. I reminds me of getting to agile development with collaboration tools and communities of practices that I am so familiar with doing!

EarthCube - National Data Infrastructure for Earth System Science

Dear Colleagues,

Please join FASTER for an informative presentation and discussion with Dr. Clifford A. Jacobs. He is an NSF Expert in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO/OAD). Dr. Jacobs will be presenting a talk on EarthCube, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 2:00 to 3:30; in NSF Stafford I-110 (A copy of this announcement is attached). Please come and hear more about EarthCube.

Title of Dr. Clifford A. Jacobs’s presentation:
EarthCube - National Data Infrastructure for Earth System Science

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 2:00 to 3:30

Location: Stafford I-110 (Directions to NSF are at: http://www.nsf.gov/about/visit/.)

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Talk Abstract

EarthCube is a new and novel approach taken by NSF to actively promote a series of ongoing engagements of multiple earth centered science(s) communities with relevant technologists. They include cyberinfrastructure developers, institutions and interested agencies contributing to create integrated infrastructure to transform the conduct of research within the geosciences for the purpose of accelerating our ability to understand and predict the Earth system. NSF created an intellectual commons where dialog and relationships can be nurtured with expressed intent to foster convergence of ideas and approaches for using the best technology solutions to advance science and enable substantial increases in productivity and capability of the community of researchers and educators.

EarthCube Community engagement site - http://earthcube.ning.com/

The goal of EarthCube is to transform the conduct of research by supporting the development of community-guided cyberinfrastructure to integrate data and information for knowledge management across the Geosciences. This website has been set up to foster community collaboration, and will provide updated information, resource documents, and discussion forums so that community groups, consortia, researchers, and educators can share ideas, introduce concepts, and find and develop collaborative efforts.

About The Speaker

Dr. Clifford A. Jacobs (Word)


National Science Foundation

Directorate for Geosciences (GEO/OAD)

703 292-4705




Dr. Jacobs is an NSF Expert. He retired from the National Science Foundation (NSF) after more than 25 years and provided oversight to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and activities at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). His oversight responsibilities covered a wide range of topics ranging from supercomputers to aircraft and from climate modeling to impacts on society resulting from natural and anthropogenic induced changes in the environment. Dr. Jacobs represented geoscience in a variety of NSF studies and initiatives related to high performance computing and information technology, including the Blue Ribbon Panel on Cyberinfrastructure.

Prior to coming to NSF, Dr. Jacobs was executive VP and senior research scientist at The Center for the Environment and Man (CEM) in Hartford, CT. His basic research interests included four-dimensional computer models of the ocean, atmosphere and land processes, data analyses of large environmental databases, and the development of computer graphics software for the analysis of observed and model data. Domestic and foreign governments as well as private industry sponsored Dr. Jacobs' research.

Dr. Jacobs received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Texas A&M University and his Master of Science degree in Oceanography, also from Texas A&M University. His Doctor of Philosophy degree was awarded by New York University in Oceanography.

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