EarthCube Design Approach
From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners
EarthCube Design Approaches
- A description of the envisioned scope of EarthCube and how will it transform geosciences research, including the functionality EarthCube can provide to the whole Geosciences community.
- The community structures necessary to acquire current and future user input/requirements, to respond to changing data and science needs, to adapt and adopt new technologies, to coordinate components and facilities, to foster partnerships and community participation.
- The architecture necessary to provide the services of EarthCube, to integrate advanced information technologies that facilitate access to distributed resources such as computational tools and services, instruments, data, and people.
- User requirement-driven design methodology, identification of design team members, qualifications of development team, time-line for design demonstration and scale-up, design tools and practices that create robust, sustainable, well-documented and open source infrastructure
- Operational aspects of a community-wide enterprise that address such activities as centralized functions, coordination of services, user services, including training, and identification of what it will take to sustain a viable infrastructure over a long periods of time and who will carry out these functions.