Back to Partnership -- The following applications have been posted for review by the Partnership Committee
Fall 2018 Class
AuScope Limited- ESIP-II
AuScope is the primary provider of national-scale research infrastructure to the earth and geospatial science communities in Australia. AuScope revives federal funding through the NCRIS scheme and works with partners at 11 Universities, state governments, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia in order to deliver this infrastructure in support of Australian and international research activity in our sector. We strive to increase collaboration nationally and internationally in order to help researchers answer the big science questions over the next decade.
Geological Survey of Canada - ESIP-II
The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) is part of the Earth Sciences Sector of Natural Resources Canada. The GSC is Canada’s oldest scientific agency and one of its first government organizations. It was founded in 1842 to help develop a viable Canadian mineral industry by establishing the general geological base on which the industry could plan detailed investigations. Throughout its long and colourful history, the GSC has played a leading role in exploring the nation.
- Website: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/science/geology/gsc/17100
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University of Nevada Reno cyberinfrastructure - ESIP-II
UNR Cyberinfrastructure is a new institutional program to bring greater resources and awareness of technology to campus researchers, including the earth sciences. UNR Cyberinfrastructure is a partner with the statewide AlertWildfire digital network and the Nevada Climate- ecohydrology Assessment Network, both of which operate real-time hazards and climate monitoring stations for research and management. We are also partners with the Nevada Research Data Center, a laboratory in UNR Computer Science and Engineering that specializes in streaming data tools and management.
CSIRO - ESIP-II
CSIRO is the leading public sector applied science research organization in Australia. We conduct research across a range of sectors, independently and in collaboration with other elements of the research sector. CSIRO has specific business units in Land and Water, Oceans and Atmospheres, Minerals, Agriculture and Food, which deal with information in applications related to the interests of ESIP.
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) - ESIP-II
NCSA conducts research, development, and provides user support for a wide range of scientific communities, building out broadly usable and sustainable cyberinfrastructure spanning computational & data resources as well as software and services. NCSA has a long track record of supporting efforts within Earth science as well as efforts in other domains utilizing Earth science data spanning funded activities across the NSF directorates, NIST, EPA, ARPA- E, NASA, FFAR, and USDA to name a few, and is active in communities such as EarthCube and the Critical Zones.
Open Topography - ESIP-I
Democratize online access to high-resolution (meter to sub-meter scale), Earth science-oriented, topography data acquired with lidar and other technologies. Harness cutting edge cyberinfrastructure to provide Web service-based data access, processing, and analysis capabilities that are scalable, extensible, and innovative. Promote discovery of data and software tools through community populated metadata catalogs. Partner with public domain data holders to leverage OpenTopography infrastructure for data discovery, hosting and processing. Provide professional training and expert guidance in data management, processing, and analysis. Foster interaction and knowledge exchange in the Earth science lidar user community.
- Website: www.opentopography.org
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Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University - ESIP-II
The Department of Earth Sciences (ES) at Montana State University (MSU) is comprised of 14 full-time faculty. This core faculty provides opportunities for students to earn Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees rooted in the observation, research, application, education, and use of Earth science. Currently the department has over 200 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students. One of the study tracks is GIScience, and in fall 2018 the department hired a tenure track faculty with experience in the spatial sciences (Sproles) who will further develop Earth science-focused research. Additionally, ES has strong research and teaching collaborations with the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at MSU.
Summer 2018 Class
The following application has been submitted for the upcoming ESIP New Member Class.
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc (SGT) - ESIP-II
SGT has provided research, development, and operations support to environmental satellite programs since 1994—core capabilities that align with the goals and objectives of ESIP. SGT provides engineering, science and mission application development, and environmental data analysis services to NOAA, NASA, and USGS, focusing on services that support both research and operations. We integrate satellite environmental data to support analysis of land change, marine commerce, and environmental resilience of communities and ecosystems. In addition, we support development of applications such as national and global land cover mapping, fire severity monitoring, danger forecasting, distribution mapping, near real-time drought monitoring, decision support for famine early warning in third world countries, carbon modeling and assessments, and predictive modeling of future land use and land cover under multiple scenarios.
- Website: SGT-inc.com
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