Earth Science Collaboratory 2011

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

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Group: Earth Science Collaboratory
Contact Person: Christopher Lynnes
Contact e-mail:

  1. What were the main accomplishments and activities of this group over the last six months to a year? (List successes or highlights from the group. List links tangible outputs/work products, if available)
    (1) Creation of the group was the primary accomplishment.

(2) A successful "breakout" session in Santa Fe, though it felt more like a town hall meeting. (3) Four key areas have been identified to be tackledJ: Technical, Programmatics, User Stories and Human Factors.

  1. What is the group working on now?
    We are now planning how to tackle the four separate areas. At the same time, we are collecting information about other related efforts throughout the community.
  2. How is the work the #Group did supported? (ESIP-funded, external funding, time, computing resources)
    Volunteer work, all.
  3. Do you work with other organizations (GEO, OGC, etc.) or other clusters? Is this primarily in a supporting role, peer-to-peer, or leadership relationship? How do you engage new members?
    We interact with Discovery and Semantic Web, though mostly through overlapping personnel. There is some commonality in that ESC is expected to have significant Discovery and Semantic Web components.
  4. What are your goals for the next year?
    (1) Defining what to do in each of the four areas.

(2) Identify needed features in ESC (2) Hold several WebEx sessions to move ESC forward, with tangible outputs.

  1. Do you anticipate needing resources or funding for these activities? If so, approximately how much?
    Funding, not so much. Student fellow resource would be good.
  2. Is there anything that the staff or ESIP leadership could do to better support your group?
    We could really use a brilliant student fellow like the other clusters have.
  3. Any other comments?
    None to report