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===COOPEUS - ESIP-I (primarily data centers)===
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:Application excerpt: The role of COOPEUS is to guide and coordinate interoperability efforts among environmental research infrastructures in the EU and US. COOPEUS itself does not produce technology or infrastructure but all COOPEUS partners have independent contributions in their domains. All COOPEUS partners have independently developed software that are registered with the GEOSS Brokering Service and are freely available to the public.
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:Website: http://www.neoninc.org/about/coopeus
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:Full Application: [https://www.dropbox.com/s/sw0upt1ijdotkoi/COOPEUS.pdf?dl=0 COOPEUS]
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===E-DECIDER - ESIP-II (primarily research)===
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:Application excerpt: E-DECIDER provides decision support primarily for earthquake disaster response. The platform converts geophysical simulations and remote sensing observations into data products relevant to emergency preparedness and response communities. We utilize remote sensing data and Earth science models to respond to disasters and working in partnership with the Disasters cluster and the Federation would enhance collaboration with other projects in the field as well as provide the opportunity to test our platform.
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:Website: http://e-decider.org
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:Full Application: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pa1aegx773g96p6/E-DECIDER.pdf?dl=0 E-DECIDER]
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===GeoGateway - ESIP-II (primarily research)===
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:Application excerpt: NASA's GeoGateway project (formerly QuakeSim) for earthquake geodetic imaging analysis, modeling, and response. Provides analysis tools for NASA geodetic imaging data products including UAVSAR, GPS, and InSAR. Provide analysis, modeling, and response tools.
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:Website: http://geo- gateway.org
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:Full Application: [https://www.dropbox.com/s/veoqpxjnoqytn0g/GeoGateway.pdf?dl=0 GeoGateway]
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===Geological Data Center, SCRIPPS - ESIP-I (primarily data centers)===
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:Application excerpt: The GDC has been curating and providing access to oceanographic data for more than 40 years. In the current era, the emphasis is on collaborative projects that create integrated access to well-described digital oceanographic data on institutional, national, and international scales. The GDC also curates an archive of analog data products from the past century of exploration by Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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:Website: http://gdc.ucsd.edu/
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:Full Application: [https://www.dropbox.com/s/otfs5p746lz2d66/Geological%20Data%20Center.pdf?dl=0 Geological Data Center]
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===Kitware - ESIP-III (primarily applications)===
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:Application excerpt: Kitware Inc. supports creation and development of open-source software and state of the art technology related to computing and visualization. Kitware and Mr. Aashish Chaudhary has been involved in various open source projects related to earth and climate science. The Kitware Site-PI of UV-CDAT, Aashish Chaudhary, has been leading the open source ClimatePipes project with NYU. ClimatePipes Phase-I and II are funded by DOE. It is web- based, multi-faceted software project that combines social networks, graphical user interfaces, data-flow networks, data provenance, and existing high- performance software libraries. Also, Mr. Chaudhary and other Kitware developers have contributed significantly to the core feature of UV-CDAT. Mr. Chaudhary is the SITE- PI for the project. As part of this project, he has been collaborating with NASA, NOAA, DOE, and other universities. Also, Mr. Chaudhary is the SITE-PI for the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project and has been a member of the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF). His collaborators include scientist from NASA (JPL, Ames, Goddard), NOAA, Unidata, IOOS, USGS etc. Some of the other open souce tools and projects developed by Kitware are; ParaView, ParaViewWeb, VTK, ITK, and CMake.
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:Website: http://www.kitware.com
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:Full Application: [https://www.dropbox.com/s/byblx8cimmaw90m/Kitware.pdf?dl=0  Kitware]
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===Marymount University - ESIP-II (primarily research)===
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:Application excerpt: The Department of Information Technology at Marymount University offers program s in Data Science and Applied Information Technology. Myself, and other faculty members, use the Earth sciences as a primary application area for our teaching and research. I also currently serve as Chair of ESIP's Semantic Web Cluster.
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:Website: http://www.marymount.edu/
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:Full Application: [https://www.dropbox.com/s/oh8knu31uh06kv3/Marymount%20University.pdf?dl=0 Marymount]
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===Purdue Libraries - ESIP-II (primarily research)===
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:Application excerpt: Purdue University's dedication to study the Earth Sciences is illustrated in the numerous departments and research centers performing world-class research and teaching in many disciplines from the Earth Sciences. In the College of Science, the research agenda includes atm osphere/surface interaction, clim ate and extrem e weather, geology and geophysics. In the College of Agriculture, one finds agriculture and biological engineering, environmental soils and landscape processes, plant biochemistry, botany and plant pathology, forestry and natural resources.
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:Website: www.lib.purdue.edu
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:Full Application: [https://www.dropbox.com/s/wgpbzmmd65wtuj9/PurdueLibraries.pdf?dl=0 Purdue Libraries]
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===UC Berkeley Libraries - ESIP-I (primarily data center)===
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:Application excerpt: The Library Data Lab has a critical role in the UC Berkeley Library's implementation of OpenGeoportal. We're currently working on developing new metadata workflows for geospatial data. In addition, the Data Lab plays an important role in supporting data use publication across all disciplines.
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:Website: http://gis.lib.berkeley.edu
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:Full Application: [https://www.dropbox.com/s/ovcdjhc05q37kvn/UC%20Berkeley%20Libraries.pdf?dl=0 UC Berkeley Libraries]
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===UNAVCO -  ESIP-I (primarily data center)===
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:Application excerpt: UNAVCO, a non-profit university-governed consortium, facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. UNAVCO operates the National Earth Science Geodetic Facility, known as the Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope (GAGE) Facility with NSF- and NASA-funded core funding. The GAGE Facility provides support to the NSF investigator community for geodesy, related research, education and workforce training with broad societal benefits. NSF-funded geodesy investigators are active on every continent, across a broad spectrum of the geosciences and facilitated by UNAVCO data, engineering, and education services.
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:Website: http://www.unavco.org
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:Full Application: [https://www.dropbox.com/s/5zyu7wnmvopqyj2/UNAVCO.pdf?dl=0 UNAVCO]
  
 
== June 2014 ==  
 
== June 2014 ==  

Revision as of 09:11, May 7, 2015

Back to Partnership


Jan 2015

COOPEUS - ESIP-I (primarily data centers)

Application excerpt: The role of COOPEUS is to guide and coordinate interoperability efforts among environmental research infrastructures in the EU and US. COOPEUS itself does not produce technology or infrastructure but all COOPEUS partners have independent contributions in their domains. All COOPEUS partners have independently developed software that are registered with the GEOSS Brokering Service and are freely available to the public.
Website: http://www.neoninc.org/about/coopeus
Full Application: COOPEUS

E-DECIDER - ESIP-II (primarily research)

Application excerpt: E-DECIDER provides decision support primarily for earthquake disaster response. The platform converts geophysical simulations and remote sensing observations into data products relevant to emergency preparedness and response communities. We utilize remote sensing data and Earth science models to respond to disasters and working in partnership with the Disasters cluster and the Federation would enhance collaboration with other projects in the field as well as provide the opportunity to test our platform.
Website: http://e-decider.org
Full Application: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pa1aegx773g96p6/E-DECIDER.pdf?dl=0 E-DECIDER]

GeoGateway - ESIP-II (primarily research)

Application excerpt: NASA's GeoGateway project (formerly QuakeSim) for earthquake geodetic imaging analysis, modeling, and response. Provides analysis tools for NASA geodetic imaging data products including UAVSAR, GPS, and InSAR. Provide analysis, modeling, and response tools.
Website: http://geo- gateway.org
Full Application: GeoGateway

Geological Data Center, SCRIPPS - ESIP-I (primarily data centers)

Application excerpt: The GDC has been curating and providing access to oceanographic data for more than 40 years. In the current era, the emphasis is on collaborative projects that create integrated access to well-described digital oceanographic data on institutional, national, and international scales. The GDC also curates an archive of analog data products from the past century of exploration by Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Website: http://gdc.ucsd.edu/
Full Application: Geological Data Center

Kitware - ESIP-III (primarily applications)

Application excerpt: Kitware Inc. supports creation and development of open-source software and state of the art technology related to computing and visualization. Kitware and Mr. Aashish Chaudhary has been involved in various open source projects related to earth and climate science. The Kitware Site-PI of UV-CDAT, Aashish Chaudhary, has been leading the open source ClimatePipes project with NYU. ClimatePipes Phase-I and II are funded by DOE. It is web- based, multi-faceted software project that combines social networks, graphical user interfaces, data-flow networks, data provenance, and existing high- performance software libraries. Also, Mr. Chaudhary and other Kitware developers have contributed significantly to the core feature of UV-CDAT. Mr. Chaudhary is the SITE- PI for the project. As part of this project, he has been collaborating with NASA, NOAA, DOE, and other universities. Also, Mr. Chaudhary is the SITE-PI for the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project and has been a member of the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF). His collaborators include scientist from NASA (JPL, Ames, Goddard), NOAA, Unidata, IOOS, USGS etc. Some of the other open souce tools and projects developed by Kitware are; ParaView, ParaViewWeb, VTK, ITK, and CMake.
Website: http://www.kitware.com
Full Application: Kitware

Marymount University - ESIP-II (primarily research)

Application excerpt: The Department of Information Technology at Marymount University offers program s in Data Science and Applied Information Technology. Myself, and other faculty members, use the Earth sciences as a primary application area for our teaching and research. I also currently serve as Chair of ESIP's Semantic Web Cluster.
Website: http://www.marymount.edu/
Full Application: Marymount

Purdue Libraries - ESIP-II (primarily research)

Application excerpt: Purdue University's dedication to study the Earth Sciences is illustrated in the numerous departments and research centers performing world-class research and teaching in many disciplines from the Earth Sciences. In the College of Science, the research agenda includes atm osphere/surface interaction, clim ate and extrem e weather, geology and geophysics. In the College of Agriculture, one finds agriculture and biological engineering, environmental soils and landscape processes, plant biochemistry, botany and plant pathology, forestry and natural resources.
Website: www.lib.purdue.edu
Full Application: Purdue Libraries

UC Berkeley Libraries - ESIP-I (primarily data center)

Application excerpt: The Library Data Lab has a critical role in the UC Berkeley Library's implementation of OpenGeoportal. We're currently working on developing new metadata workflows for geospatial data. In addition, the Data Lab plays an important role in supporting data use publication across all disciplines.
Website: http://gis.lib.berkeley.edu
Full Application: UC Berkeley Libraries

UNAVCO - ESIP-I (primarily data center)

Application excerpt: UNAVCO, a non-profit university-governed consortium, facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. UNAVCO operates the National Earth Science Geodetic Facility, known as the Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope (GAGE) Facility with NSF- and NASA-funded core funding. The GAGE Facility provides support to the NSF investigator community for geodesy, related research, education and workforce training with broad societal benefits. NSF-funded geodesy investigators are active on every continent, across a broad spectrum of the geosciences and facilitated by UNAVCO data, engineering, and education services.
Website: http://www.unavco.org
Full Application: UNAVCO

June 2014

Climate Data Solutions LLC - ESIP-III (primarily applications)

Application excerpt: Climate Data Solutions, LLC is a woman-owned small business created to address the need for climate data and information in today's world. The complex nature of climate- and weather-related impacts requires a cross sectoral, data rich approach to decison making and planning. Climate Data Solutions, LLC has the expertise to help businesses and communities better formulate their climate problems, design solutions that minimize risk and enhance opportunties, and identify and access the right data and tools for the tasks. The interaction with user members of the ESIP community may help enhance the private-public partnership for data sharing, I am very interested in helping the decision making community better access and understand the vast amount of data available. I am hoping to find other ESIP members with similar goals.
Website: www.climatedatasolutions.com
Full Application: Climate Data Solutions, LLC

Element84 - ESIP-II (primarily research)

Application excerpt: Element 84 provides software architecture and development services to NASA's EED program and other customers. We are comprised mainly of software developers who have extensive experience in the Earth science domain.Element 84’s interest in ESIP is two fold, to both share what we’ve learned in our work with NASA’s data, and also to learn about the broader community.
Website: http://www.element84.com/
Full Application: Element84

Global Research Network Operations Center (GRNOC) at Indiana University- ESIP-II (primarily research)

Application excerpt: We currently support over 1200 institutions with through our networks and support software. However, most work in networks has been for network engineers, and we believe that trend needs to shift. We are currently putting in place usability studies and advocacy support for end users in a way that has not previously been done by a primary networking group, with Earth sciences as one of our preliminary focus areas. We believe that by becoming a member of the ESIP community we will better be able to assist geoscience researchers sharing data over high speed networks, and will be better positioned to let our end users know about the variety of tools and services supported by other ESIP members.
Website: http://globalnoc.iu.edu/
Full Application: GRNOC

Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) Program - ESIP-I (primarily data centers)

The National Science Foundation supports a fleet of academic research vessels operating throughout the world's oceans. These vessels routinely deploy a suite of underway environmental sensors, operating like mobile observatories. The Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) Program is funded by NSF to ensure that these data are routinely captured, cataloged, described, and submitted to the appropriate national repositories for long-term public access. R2R works in close collaboration with the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) and the NOAA National Data Centers.
Website: http://rvdata.us/
Full Application: R2R

US LTER - ESIP-I (primarily data center)

Application excerpt: The largest and longest-lived ecological network in the United States, LTER provides the scientific expertise, research platforms, and long-term datasets necessary to document and analyze environmental change. The Network brings together a multi-disciplinary group of more than 2000 scientists and graduate students. The 25 LTER sites encompass diverse ecosystems in the continental United States, Alaska, Antarctica and islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific—including deserts, estuaries, lakes, oceans, coral reefs, prairies, forests, alpine and Arctic tundra, urban areas, and production agriculture. LTER is recognized internationally as one of the best organized and most successful groups conducting research in ecology. Not only has the program pioneered the development of data sets to study the processes taking place over long time periods at multiple sites, it has also provided a new paradigm for networking, data management, and efficient allocation of limited resources. However, not all data are gathered directly by LTER scientists and many rely on existing earth data products for their research. Partnering with ESIP would enhance information exchange about existing and needed data resources.
Website: http://lternet.edu/
Full Application: LTER

Vermont Monitoring Cooperative - ESIP-II (primarily research)

Application excerpt: VMC's primary mission is to serve Vermont through improved understanding of long-term trends, annual conditions, and interdisciplinary relationships of the physical, chemical, and biological components of forested ecosystems in Vermont. In its primary function as a data center and access point, the VMC primarily uses earth science data by serving it out others. However, one role of the VMC is to act as a central point of discovery of new data sources for research or integration with existing monitoring, and partnership in the Federation would increase our institutional awareness here in Vermont of both new data sources and examples of access from other places. In addition, many of our cooperators are increasingly using models requiring intensive earth science data inputs, and we could be a greater resource in this effort through exposure to the great work that other Federation partners are doing.
Website: http://www.uvm.edu/vmc
Full Application: VMC

January 2014

Microsoft Research- ESIP-III (primarily applications)

Application excerpt: Our Computational Ecology and Environmental Science (CEES) Team works with researchers and organizations and researchers around the world to do various forms of research. We have various data sets we use for the study of climate change--some of which ship with out tools. We also, have tools to "generate" information from that data and want that to be surfaced in a sharable collaborative way.
Website: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/focus/e3/default.aspx
Full Application: Microsoft Research

National Academy of Science - ESIP-II (primarily a research center)

Application excerpt: The Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) is one of the major entiities organized under the NAS/NRC institutional umbella. The mission of BRDI is to improve the nation's stewardship,policy, and use of digital data and information for science and society. Earth sciences data and information form a major part of BRDI's focus, both on an interdisciplinary level in all projects, and specifically at this time with two studies that are now actively being planned, one on Strategies for Improving the Sharing of Earth Observation Data Between China and the United States, and the other on a Decadal Strategy for Research Priorities for Data Management: Focus on Earth Science Data. BRDI is also very active in the Group on Earth Observations Data Sharing Working Group.
Website: http://www.nas.edu/brdi
Application: National Academy of Science App

Science Exchange - ESIP-III (primarily applications)

Application excerpt: We are an online startup and focused on creating an online marketplace that enables scientists to connect virtually. This includes sharing expertise, info, and data.
Website: https://www.scienceexchange.com/
Full Application: Science Exchange App


July 2013

Back to Partnership -- The following nine applications have been posted for review by the Partnership Committee


Community Modeling & Analysis (CMAS) Center at UNC - ESIP-II (primarily research center)

Application excerpt:
In partnership with EPA we shared the development of CMAQ and SMOKE models, These are state of the science air quailty and

emissions models.

Website: http://cmascenter.org
Full Application: CMAS Center at UNC

Discinnet Labs - ESIP-II (primarily a research center)

Application excerpt:
Discinnet Labs provide a web 2. platform with collaborative processes letting earth science communities parameter, govern and

observe our their own communities shape, evolve and react to their own objects, with new scientific communication concepts

Website: http://www.discinnet.org
Application: Discinnet Labs


Geological Survey of Alabama - ESIP-II (primarily a research center)

Application excerpt:
Key to the mission of both agencies is developing, maintaining, and providing access to information related to the above activities.

Currently, the agencies maintain online databases of oil and gas well records and forms, drilling and workover reports, production history, engineering records, and core catalog information. We have been working with the AASG Geothermal project to add to the National Geothermal database, including cataloging available bottomhole temperatures for oil and gas wells throughout the state. Additionally, we maintain a GIS database of oil and gas well locations (surface and bottomhole when available), well unit and field boundaries, and infrastructure, and provide an ArcGIS MapService that contains geologic data.

Website: http://www.gsa.state.al.us
Full Application: Geological Survey of Alabama


JPL Data Systems and Technology Group - ESIP-II (primarily a research center)

Application excerpt:
We are constructing end to end data systems support for acquisition, delivery and end-user support for a snow and ice climatology,

as well as support for regional climate modeling and analysis of CORDEX data.

Website: http://snow.jpl.nasa.gov/
Full Application: Data Systems and Technology Group


Knowledge Motifs, LLC - ESIP-III (primarily applications and education)

Application excerpt:
Knowledge Motifs LLC acts as a liaison between digital library and cultural heritage archive organizations and science DAACs and

archives. In that capacity, we apply digital preservation and data management methodologies and techniques used for social science and cultural heritage resources to science data, and transfer to each community what knowledge is useful.

Website: http://kmotifs.com/
Full Application: Knowledge Motifs


NASA Capacity Building Program - ESIP-III (primarily applications and education)

Application excerpt:
The Capacity Building Program builds human, scientific, technological, organizational, institutional and resource capacity of

governments and non-traditional partners within the United States and the developing world to use Earth observations, models, tools, and applications to support data-driven decisions. Science and technology capacity building activities include strengthening the ability to access Earth science data, tools, and applications and to use appropriate information technology to do so.

Website: http://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/
Full Application: NASA Capacity Building Program

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) - ESIP-II (primarily a research center)

Application excerpt:
Since 1995, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, NCEAS, has been supporting synthetic, multidisciplinary

studies in the ecological and environmental sciences, primarily through funding of working groups and postdoctoral scientists. NCEAS researchers bring together existing earth systems data to uncover new insights into ecological and ecosystems processes in the terrestrial, ocean, and freshwater realms, with specific attention to issues that can help inform policy and decision-makers.

Website: http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu
Full Application: NCEAS


OPeNDAP - ESIP II (primarily a research center)

Application excerpt:
OPeNDAP has developed the Data Access Protocol, a SOA protocol for data and metadata access that leverages the existing web

infrastructure. We have also developed a data server that implements this protocol, client applications and application development toolkits that support it. In addition we have developed implementations of several of the OGC's specifications.

Website: http://opendap.org
Full Application: OPeNDAP

Vightel Corporation - ESIP II (primarily a research center)

Application excerpt:
Working on standards development and software architecture in support of NASA's sensor web.
Website: www.geobliki.com
Full Application: Vightel Corporation (Updated June 21)

January 2013 Class

Mercury Consortium - ESIP-III (primarily applications and education)

Application excerpt:
Mercury consortium currently helps various Earth Science projects to create and manage their metadata, distribute to broader scientific community. Mercury is a open source based system that allows projects to prepare, distribute and discover their metadata records. Mercury is one of the early adapters of Solr/Lucene (in 2005), and has custom components for geospatial and facet searches. It also has a powerful parser for various metadata standards based records.
Website: http://mercury.ornl.gov
Full Application


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - ESIP-II (primarily a research center)

Application excerpt:
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society. The ocean is a defining feature of our planet and crucial to life on Earth, yet it remains one of the planet's last unexplored frontiers. For this reason, WHOI scientists and engineers are committed to understanding all facets of the ocean as well as its complex connections with Earth‚ atmosphere, land, ice, seafloor, and life‚ including humanity. This is essential not only to advance knowledge about our planet, but also to ensure society's long-term welfare and to help guide human stewardship of the environment. WHOI researchers are also dedicated to training future generations of ocean science leaders, to providing unbiased information that informs public policy and decision-making, and to expanding public awareness about the importance of the global ocean and its resources.There are a myriad of information-related technologies being developed at WHOI. Two current technologies that we are willing to share are (1) the experiences we have had and work we are doing with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Tetherless World Constellation and other collaborators in the development of scalable semantic frameworks such as S2S for various aspects of scientific data handling and (2) techniques we are developing for the building strong ocean scientist - computer scientist partnerships -- right now in the area of data technology development for underwater ocean image informatics systems.
Website: http://www.whoi.edu/
Full Application

Colombian geological Survey - ESIP-II (primarily a research center)

Application excerpt:
We are a governmental institution in charge of the geological and geoharzads studies in Colombia, and also the evaluation of natural resources. We are part of the National System on Science and Technology and also of the national Systems for Disasters management. We are involved in different type of research projects and provide useful information for the colombian community.
Website: www.ingeominas.gov.co
Full Application


Consortium for Ocean Leadership ESIP-II (primarily a research center)

Application excerpt:
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) is an international marine research program that explores Earth’s history and structure as recorded in seafloor sediments and rocks, and monitors sub-seafloor environments. Through its ocean drilling programs, Ocean Leadership is responsible for overall program leadership in the U.S. The IODP principal science themes include the deep biosphere and the sub-seafloor ocean; environmental change, processes and effects; and solid earth cycles and geodynamics. Tools to manage physical sampels and relate them to data have been developed. Methods to work with deep time data and mediate between collection and sample based data are all areas we would enjoy sharing with the Federation.
Website:http://www.oceanleadership.org/programs-and-partnerships/scientific-ocean-drilling/
Full Application


Met European Research Observatory ESIP-II (primarily a research center)

Application excerpt:
The Met European Research Observatory (MetEROBS) is an accredited HyMex-GEWEX (Global Energy and Water cyle Experiment) supersite, which provides support to the Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Institute, and other international Institutes. For these collaborations, MetEROBS was awarded in 2011 by the Computer-World Honors Program (http://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/CWHONORS2011/35791). Geographical Infromation Systems and Geostatistics, Regression Models, Wawelet Power Spectrum
Website: http://network.nature.com/profile/nazdiod
Full Application


Large-Scale Scientific Information Systems (LSIS) - ESIP-III (primarily applications and education)

Application excerpt:
The Large-Scale Scientific Information Systems research group is making two main contributions: (i) the rasdaman ("raster data manager", see www.rasdaman.org) Array Database System, which enables storage and retrieval on massive multi-dimensional raster ("array") data sets, and (ii) leading the coverage standardization part in the Open Geospatial Consortium by chairing the WCS.SWG and having editorship on most of the WCS suite standards. Bidirectional communication on WCS and related OGC standards helps to better educate communities about the opportunities the WCS suite offers, and allows to gather new requirements and other feedback on the specifications. For our rasdaman system we hope to find new fans to broadn the user (and maybe even contributor) community.
Website: http://www.jacobs-university.de/lsis
Full Application

Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) - ESIP-I (primarily a data center/archive)

Application excerpt:
BCO-DMO staff members work closely with NSF OCE funded investigators to manage, curate and serve data from their respective research programs. All data are ultimately made freely available and documented sufficiently to support re-use by research colleagues. BCO-DMO, in collaboration with colleagues at RPI/TWC has developed an ontology to describe ocean data.
Website: http://bco-dmo.org
Full Application

IMOS ESIP-II (primarily a research center)

Application excerpt:
IMOS/AODN are primarily targetting the marine and climate science research community, but the data are free with open access so the wider community have access including the public. The Federation can help us improve our interoperability of the same data / different data from multiple sources, improve web delivery mechanisms, increase our awareness of other community activities.
Website: www.imos.org.au
Full Application

Mid-2012 Class

Oct. 2012

UNC-CH / Data Intensive Cyber Environments Center / DataNet Federation Consortium (DICE) (Type III)

Application excerpt:
The DICE Center at UNC-CH develops open source policy-based data management systems called the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System. The iRODS data grid is used to support the MODIS data set at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation, and is being considered as software middleware to improve access to holdings at the NOAA National Climatic Data Center. The DataNet Federation Consortium is an NSF funded project to develop national data management infrastructure that supports research collaborations.
Website: http://irods.diceresearch.org
Full Application:
DICE

University of South Florida College of Marine Science (USFCMS) (Type II)

Application excerpt:
The USF College of Marine Science owns and operates buoys, coastal stations, Slocum gliders, and other custom instruments which generate various datasets. Currently we store these datasets onsite in a variety of database engines (primarily Postgres, MySQL, and SQLite).
Website: http://comps.marine.usf.edu/
Full Application:
USFCMS

NASA Applied Sciences Program - Health and Air Quality Applications, NASA HQ (Type II)

Application excerpt:
. In concert with the communities of practice, and the NASA HQ Applied Sciences Program Management, we develop applications plans for Earth Science missions that identify potential NASA satellite and air borne measurements have societal benefits. At the user end we organize applications communities of practice and facilitate physical or virtual interactions to imagine, articulate, and anticipate possible applications. As early as possible in the mission planning process, we identify, encourage and facilitate potential partnerships and collaborations.
Website: http://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/health-air.html
Full Application:
NASA-AQ

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill / RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute) / iRODS Development and Support (RENCI) (Type II)

Application excerpt:
The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) is a research institute at UNC-CH whose primary mission is to advance the science of CyberInfrastructure through partnerships with researchers and application-driven groups. A main science driver for RENCI’s activities is within the Earth Sciences community, in particular coastal oceanography, with close ties to NOAA IOOS and regional association activities.
Website: http://www.renci.org
Full Application:
RENCI


April 2012

Information International Associates, Inc (IIa) (Type III)

Application excerpt:
We provide scientific information management and technology tools to the Earth Science community. Our interest is to work with Earth scientists and assist with solving the data management challenges of the community.
Website: http://www.iiaweb.com/
Full Application:
IIa

LASP (Type II)

Application excerpt:
LASP has been gathering measurements and studing space since the Mariner mission flew by Venus in 1967. LASP scientists study the sun, the atmosphere, space weather, and the planets in our solar system. It was recently announced that CU Boulder was chosen to host the National Solar Observatory headquarters. The PI for that project is a LASP scientist.
Website: http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/mission-ops-data/
Full Application:
LASP

NCAR (Type II)

Application excerpt:
NCAR is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) devoted to research, service, and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. We conduct scientific research, operate observational and computational facilities for the science community, develop and transfer technology and information products to interested users, and provide opportunities for educational and professional development to post-secondary students and early career scientists
Website: http://ncar.ucar.edu/
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NCAR

USGS (Type II)

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The USGS is a leading science agency of the United States government within the Department of the Interior. The USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) incorporates the contributions of USGS employees and external partners into a community of practice focused on data integration issues
Website: https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/display/cdi/Home and http://usgs.gov
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USGS

GEIA (Type II)

Application excerpt:
Since 1990, GEIA (http://www.geiacenter.org/) has been bringing together people, data, and tools to create the highest quality information about emissions, the inputs to the atmosphere from human and natural activities. Accurate emissions information is critical to understanding and predicting air quality and climate. GEIA’s activities aim to improve access to emissions information, facilitate the development of better emissions datasets, and strengthen connections within the broad international community of developers and users of emissions knowledge. GEIA is a community-run organization made up of individuals affiliated with a variety of host institutions; its current co-chairs are Gregory Frost and Leonor Tarrasón.
Website: http://www.geiacenter.org/
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GEIA

IEDA (Type I)

Application excerpt:
IEDA (Integrated Earth Data Applications) is a data facility that is based on a partnership between the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS, www.marine-geo.org) and the Geoinformatics for Geochemistry Program (GfG, www.geoinfogeochem.org) and funded by the US National Science Foundation under a Cooperative Agreement to ensure access and preservation of observational data from the Ocean, Earth, and Polar Sciences. IEDA’s goal is to maximize the return on research investments, while enabling verification of research results and contributing to new science initiatives.
Website: http://www.iedadata.org
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IEDA

In Situ Experience (Type III)

Application excerpt:
In Situ Experience creates data-driven interactive experiences and media products for formal and informal education and commercial end-users. Founded by two highly-accomplished producers and developers, ISE brings a wealth of experience to the table.
Website:http://www.insituexperience.com/
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In Situ Experience

October 2011

The Data Conservancy (DC) (Type I - Data Center)

Application excerpt:
Complex interactions among the atmosphere, the ocean, the land, the biosphere, and human behavior pose daunting challenges in understanding the causes of observed phenomena such as climate change and its associated impact on biodiversity and urbanization. Through collection, preservation, and semantic integration of data that are now very difficult to assemble and analyze, the Data Conservancy will transform the ability of scientists to answer grand challenge questions that are important to the nation and the world.
Website:
http://dataconservancy.org/

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Data Conservancy

Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network (Type II - Research)

Application excerpt:
The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network was designed to address questions that are fundamental to understanding the dynamics of biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being as they interact from local to global scales in the context of multiple changing drivers (e.g., climate change and land cover change). The TEAM Network is currently a partnership among Conservation International, The Missouri Botanical Garden, The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Smithsonian Institution. The TEAM Network monitors biodiversity and a set of ecosystem services using a relatively small suite of standardized protocols implemented at TEAM Sites. These protocols include: Climate, Carbon Stocks, Tree Species Diversity, Liana Species Diversity, Bird and Mammal Species Diversity and the Zone of Human Dynamics and Ecosystem Change (ZoHDEC). The protocols facilitate comparisons among sites and continents using metrics that quantify changes in climate, land use/land cover, biodiversity and carbon sequestration. The protocols were designed and vetted through a series of workshops involving more than 200 scientists from around the world and are freely available on the web. Multi-disciplinary data is collected from technician collected field measurements, mobile devices, ground based sensors and satellite sensors. As a result the TEAM Network has worked extensively to develop one of the first operational cyberinfrastructure that supports a global observatory network. Our main cyberinfrastructure partner is the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego.
Website:
http://www.teamnetwork.org
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TEAM Network

Arizona Geological Survey (Type II - Research)

Application excerpt:
AZGS is an independent state agency with objectives to: (1) Serve as a primary source of geologic information in this state to enhance public understanding of the state's geologic character, geologic hazards and limitations and mineral resources. (2) Inform, advise and assist the public in matters concerning the geological processes, materials and landscapes and the development and use of the mineral resources of this state. (3) Encourage the wise use of the lands and mineral resources of this state toward its development. (4) Provide technical advice and assistance in geology to other state and local governmental agencies engaged in projects in which the geologic setting, character or mineral resources of the state are involved. (5) Provide technical advice and assistance in geology to industry toward the wise development and use of the mineral and land resources of this state.
Website:
http://www.azgs.az.gov
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AZGS

Ozone and Atmospheric Quality Processing Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Type II - Research)

Application Excerpt:
The Ozone and Air Quality Processing Team (OAQPT) develops and operates data processing systems that flight projects and individual scientists use to produce data sets from spacecraft sensors in an automated production system. We developing approaches that will enable Earth Science Community Members to search for and retrieve selected data products and to automatically stage them for further processing through user supplied scientific algorithms. Our system currently supports data from the Backscattered UltraViolet sensor, BUV, from Nimbus 4 from 1970 to 1976, The Solar Backscatter Ultra