Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Cyber-Infrastructure and Synergistic Opportunities Across the Geosciences

EarthCube End-User Principal Investigator Workshop; Tucson, Arizona, 14–15 August 2013



To enable transformational research and education within and across geoscience disciplines, as part of the U.S. National Science Foundation's (NSF) EarthCube initiative, over the past 2 years NSF has sponsored 26 end user workshops in diverse geoscience domains. EarthCube is a collaboration among NSF, other government agencies, and the geoscience and cyber-infrastructure communities. The workshops engaged more than 1200 participants from the academic, government, and private sectors of the Earth, atmospheric, ocean, computer, information, and social science communities with the overarching objectives of better understanding the limitations of existing cyber-infrastructure and identifying synergistic opportunities that will help make Web-based technologies for sharing data, tools, and models accessible to the majority of geoscientists.