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We are looking forward to seeing you in Alexandria Virginia for the fifth annual All Hands Meeting! This year’s theme is "Platform for Integration" and focuses on the many successes achieved so far by the EarthCube Community.

Highlights will feature a demonstration of the pilot registry work (Project 418), technology integration, how EarthCube defines its own success, and ways to enhance engagement in the scientific community and with external partners. Check out some session previews on the EarthCube Blog.

Here are a few logistics as you prepare for the meeting:
  • Check-in opens Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 AM in the Foyer. (Please note there will be NO EARLY CHECK-IN this year due to another event taking place just prior to the Meeting.)
  • If you’ve already registered (and paid), all you will need to do is pick up your badge and head to breakfast!
  • If you’ve not yet paid, please try to do so before you arrive for the meeting. This will reduce the amount of time you need to spend at the check-in desk and will make your experience much smoother on Wednesday morning.
  • If you’re not sure if you’ve paid, log into your RegOnline account here and check the status of your registration.
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Plenary [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 6
 

9:00am EDT

Welcome and Overview
Moderators
avatar for Matt Mayernik

Matt Mayernik

Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Matt is a Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist in the NCAR/UCAR Library. His work is focused on research and service development related to research data curation. His research interests include metadata practices and standards, data curation education, data citation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kerstin Lehnert

Kerstin Lehnert

President, IGSN e.V.
Kerstin Lehnert is Doherty Senior Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Director of the Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance that operates EarthChem, the System for Earth Sample Registration, and the Astromaterials Data System. Kerstin... Read More →
avatar for Mohan Ramamurthy

Mohan Ramamurthy

ESSO Principal Investigator, Unidata
Dr. Mohan Ramamurthy is the PI and Project Director for the EarthCube Science Support Office (ESSO), as well as the Director of UCAR’s Unidata Program, and is a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Dr. Ramamurthy studied weather processes and prediction, including... Read More →
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Eva Zanzerkia

EarthCube Program Manager, NSF
Dr. Zanzerkia is a program director for the Geophysics program in the division of Earth Sciences, Geosciences Directorate, and the EarthCube program which serves the entire Directorate in partnership with the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, Computer and Information Sciences... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

9:45am EDT

The Sun, Sunspots, and Big Data: We Measure What We Can See, Is That Enough?
W. Dean Pesnell is the Project Scientist of the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory.

He has published over 100 papers in a variety of research areas, including variable stars, sungrazing comets, the Sun-Earth connection, quantum mechanics, and meteors in planetary atmospheres. He received his Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Florida.

After a post-doc at the University of Colorado and a visiting professorship at New Mexico State University, Dr. Pesnell moved to NASA Goddard as a contractor in 1990. He formed Nomad Research, Inc. in 1995 to do independent scientific research. One research contract was to help design the Living With a Star missions that would study the response of the Earth to solar activity. He started working on SDO in 2004 and became the Project Scientist in 2005.

He has lectured extensively on solar activity, including the unusual minimum in solar activity from 2008-2009, and predicting solar activity.

Moderators
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Jesper Gjerloev

Principal Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University-Applied Physics Laboratory
avatar for Matt Mayernik

Matt Mayernik

Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Matt is a Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist in the NCAR/UCAR Library. His work is focused on research and service development related to research data curation. His research interests include metadata practices and standards, data curation education, data citation... Read More →

Speakers
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Dean Pesnell

NASA Solar Dynamics Laboratory



Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

10:45am EDT

Pilot Registry Project (P418): Principles and Practices
This session will describe the EarthCube P418 project’s principles for placing geoscience data in context. P418 is a pilot project to develop the methods for geoscience repositories to publish microdata to facilitate common data discovery services. EarthCube is using this approach to develop tools that leverage this microdata to support common community data search patterns.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Mayernik

Matt Mayernik

Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Matt is a Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist in the NCAR/UCAR Library. His work is focused on research and service development related to research data curation. His research interests include metadata practices and standards, data curation education, data citation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Fils

Doug Fils

Ocean Leadership
Talk to me about anything...I really enjoy server side development (so I'd rather talk to UI developers) ;)I really enjoy semantics... but I like to mix that with unstructured dataso, talk to me about anything...


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

11:30am EDT

Communicating Your Project through Napkin Drawing
“Napkin drawings” are a simple way to effectively communicate your project’s technologies and outcomes through verbal and visual communication. They help to ensure a clear and concise message when talking about your project. This session, led by instructors from the NSF-funded Science Gateways Community Institute, will provide an overview of how to create a useful napkin drawing.
  1. Effectively communicate your science gateway through verbal and visual communication.
  2. Value the importance of a clear and concise message when talking about your gateway.
  3. Articulate the components of your gateway that makes it distinctively different than what already exists.
About SGCI
The Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) was established to provide resources, services, experts, and ideas for creating and sustaining science gateways. Science gateways are online interfaces that give researchers, educators, and students easy access to specialized, shared resources that are specific to a science or engineering discipline. For example, they may connect to or between instruments (such as telescopes or sensors), data collections, specialized software, or high-performance computing.

While the use of gateways can improve the productivity of researchers significantly, the process of developing, operating, and sustaining a gateway can prove challenging and time consuming. SGCI services and resources aim to fill that gap.

The SGCI is organized into five service areas:
  1. Incubator: Learn best practices from our consultants or Bootcamp
  2. Extended Developer Support: Get direct, custom development help
  3. Scientific Software Collaborative: Find gateways or software components (or promote your own)
  4. Community Engagement and Exchange: Engage with and learn from the gateways community
  5. Workforce Development: Build your career as a student or young professional


Moderators
avatar for Matt Mayernik

Matt Mayernik

Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Matt is a Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist in the NCAR/UCAR Library. His work is focused on research and service development related to research data curation. His research interests include metadata practices and standards, data curation education, data citation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Juliana Casavan

Juliana Casavan

Science Gateways Community Institute
Juliana Casavan is the Entrepreneurial Programs Manager at The Foundry at Purdue University. Juliana provides educational and workshop opportunities for clients of The Purdue Foundry, a nationally recognized leader in translation of research to market, with the primary workshop called... Read More →



Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

3:45pm EDT

Panel Session: External Partnership Opportunities
See full abstract here

This session contains invited presentations by people from technology companies and non-profit organizations to present opportunities for partnering with members of the EarthCube community.
  • Erin Robinson (ESIP) – Going farther together: Data Community Opportunities with a focus on ESIP and the Big Data Hubs
  • Yolanda Gil (University of Southern California) - Open Knowledge Network
  • Shelley Stall (American Geophysical Union) - Enabling FAIR Data in the Earth and Space Sciences


Moderators
avatar for Rowena Davis

Rowena Davis

AZGS
Rowena Davis is a project coordinator for the Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management project. The Belmont Forum is a group of the world's major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. The e-I&DM project aims to develop a coordinated approach to sharing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yolanda Gil

Yolanda Gil

Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences, USC - ISI
I am Director of Knowledge Technologies and lead the Interactive Knowledge Capture research group at USC's Information Sciences Institute (ISI). My research focuses on intelligent interfaces for knowledge capture, which is a central topic in our projects concerning knowledge-based planning and problem solving, information analysis and assessment of trust, semantic annotation tools, agent and software choreography, and community-wide... Read More →
avatar for Erin Robinson

Erin Robinson

Co-founder and CEO, Metadata Game Changers
I work at the intersection of community informatics, Earth science and non-profit management. Over more than 10 years, I’ve honed an eclectic skill set both technical and managerial, creating communities and programs with lasting impact around science, data, and technology.
avatar for Shelley Stall

Shelley Stall

Sr Director, Data Leadership, American Geophysical Union
Shelley Stall is the Senior Director for the American Geophysical Union’s Data Leadership Program. She works with AGU’s members, their organizations, and the broader research community to improve data and digital object practices with the ultimate goal of elevating how research... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

5:00pm EDT

Lightning Talks 1
Each Presenter in Poster Session 1 will have the opportunity to give a 1 minute Lightning Talk. Slides will be loaded onto a central computer at the meeting.

Moderators
avatar for Rowena Davis

Rowena Davis

AZGS
Rowena Davis is a project coordinator for the Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management project. The Belmont Forum is a group of the world's major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. The e-I&DM project aims to develop a coordinated approach to sharing... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
 
Thursday, June 7
 

9:00am EDT

EarthCube Supported Science Outcomes
See full abstracts here.

This panel discussion focuses on scientific community engagement, featuring scientists who were/are active in EarthCube Funded projects.

Guided discussions of "lessons learned" with regard to science-focused technology development, and tips on how to organize such collaborations.
  • D. Sarah Stamps (Virginia Tech), Tanzania Volcano Observatory (TZVOLCANO): Implementing Real-Time GNSS Monitoring with the EarthCube Cyberinfrastructure CHORDS
  • Mark D. Uhen (George Mason University), Earth Life Consortium: Your one stop shop for paleontological data
  • Ryan Abernathey (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University), Pangeo: A community-driven platform for Big Data geosciences
  • Elisha Wood-Charlson (University of Hawai'i at Manoa), Planet Microbe: Reconnecting data to data and scientists to data


Moderators
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Jesper Gjerloev

Principal Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University-Applied Physics Laboratory

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Abernathey

Ryan Abernathey

Associate Professor, Columbia University
Ryan Abernathey is a physical oceanographer and assistant professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
avatar for D. Sarah Stamps

D. Sarah Stamps

Virginia Tech
D. Sarah Stamps is an Assistant Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech. She directs the Geodesy and Tectonophysics Laboratory, which aims to improve our understanding of seismic and volcanic hazards, as well as the influence of the upper mantle on... Read More →
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Mark D. Uhen

Mark D. Uhen is an Associate Professor of Geology at George Mason University, and Associate Chair of the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences. He is also a Research Associate at the United States National Museum of Natural History, and the Chair of the Executive... Read More →
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Elisha Wood-Charlson

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab


Thursday June 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

10:45am EDT

CI 2030: Community perspectives on the future need for advanced cyberinfrastructure to support science and engineering research
Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Pierce

Suzanne Pierce

Research Scientist, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Speakers
avatar for Gwen Jacobs

Gwen Jacobs

University of Hawaii
Gwen Jacobs serves as the Director of Cyberinfrastructure for the University of Hawaii System.  She also serves as the Director and PI of Hawaii EPSCoR and as the Co-Chair of the NSF Advisory Council for Cyberinfrastructure.  She is a computational neuroscientist by training with... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

11:15am EDT

Transforming Science through Cyberinfrastructure
Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Pierce

Suzanne Pierce

Research Scientist, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Speakers
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Manish Parashar

NSF, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Manish Parashar is Office Director of the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at NSF. He joins NSF from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he is currently a Distinguished Professor and the founding Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute. His research... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

11:45am EDT

EarthCube Project Categorization and Capabilities
See full abstracts here.

Overview of EC funded projects.
  • Ouida Meier (University of Hawai'i),  Science Perspectives
  • Eric Lingerfelt (ESSO): Technological Overlap Between EarthCube Projects
  • Steve Richard (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) and the Resource Registry Working Group, Fostering Resource Integration: the EarthCube Resource Registry


Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Pierce

Suzanne Pierce

Research Scientist, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Speakers
avatar for Eric Lingerfelt

Eric Lingerfelt

Technical Officer, EarthCube Science Support Office
Eric Lingerfelt is the EarthCube Science Support Office Technical officer and comes to ESSO from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where he specialized in the design, development, and deployment of full stack application systems in support of multiple areas of... Read More →
avatar for Ouida Meier

Ouida Meier

Science Liaison - EarthCube Office, University of Hawaii
Ouida Meier is the Program Data Manager for the  EarthCube Coral Reef Science & Cyberinfrastructure (CRESCYNT) Network at Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawai'i (crescynt.org and crescyntblog.org), and is actively engaged with the Data Discovery Studio project... Read More →
avatar for Steve Richard

Steve Richard

Independent contractor, U. S. Geoscience Information Network
Stephen Richard is an independent contractor working from Tucson Arizona. He is currently involved in projects to implement a Geoscience ontology for the Loop3D project, the Technical Team for the EarthCube Office, and applications of geoscience vocabularies in AI applications... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

4:00pm EDT

Lightning Talks 2
Each Presenter in Poster Session 2 will have the opportunity to give a 1 minute Lightning Talk. Slides will be loaded onto a central computer at the meeting.

Moderators
avatar for David Tarboton

David Tarboton

Professor, Utah State University

Thursday June 7, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
 
Friday, June 8
 

9:00am EDT

Plenary Session: What is Success?
Speakers
avatar for Simon Goring

Simon Goring

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Simon Going is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and the outgoing Co-Chair of the earthCube Engagement Team/representative on the Leadership Council.


Friday June 8, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

9:30am EDT

Bridging and Bonding across New Terrain: Interrogation, Integration, Innovation
Caroline S. Wagner conducts research in the field of science and technology and its relationship to policy, society, and innovation, with a particular focus on international collaboration.

Professor Wagner received a Ph.D. in Science & Technology Dynamics from Amsterdam School of Communications Research, University of Amsterdam, a Master of Arts degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from George Washington University, and a B.A. is from Trinity College.
Knowledge creation, dissemination, and application are at the core of Dr. Wagner’s research. She is particularly interested in collaborative efforts to conduct research, development, and innovation. Public policy towards investments in science, technology, and new economy are at the center of her work, and this extends to developing countries that seek to use knowledge as the basis for growth. Her 2008 book, “The New Invisible College: Science for Development,” focused on using network concepts to diffuse knowledge and application of new ideas.

Dr. Wagner engages with students at all levels, from a Freshman Seminar on the history of space, to doctoral students in public policy analysis. Her favorite class is Leadership in Public and Nonprofit Sectors, where she teaches and guides the future leaders of our Nation where she brings her own experience working with the White House and the US Congress into the classroom. She welcomes students dropping by her office at any time.

Dr. Wagner serves as a consultant to the United Nations for the Sustainable Development Goals, and has served as a consultant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. For the Royal Society of London, Dr. Wagner advised and co-wrote the report on “Knowledge, Networks, and Nations.” She served on the Millennium Development Goals Task Force on Science, Technology, and Innovation. She is the editor of the journal, Science and Public Policy. In Ohio, she is actively working with Smart Cities and “Maker Movement” to disseminate ideas for economic growth.

Moderators
avatar for Simon Goring

Simon Goring

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Simon Going is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and the outgoing Co-Chair of the earthCube Engagement Team/representative on the Leadership Council.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Wagner

Caroline Wagner

Ohio State University


Friday June 8, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

10:30am EDT

EarthCube Future and Next Steps
Moderators
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Emma Aronson

Emma Aronson is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at University of California, Riverside and the Co-chair of the EarthCube Science Committee/representative on the Leadership Council.
avatar for Rebecca Koskela

Rebecca Koskela

ESIP Board Treasurer, ESIP
Rebecca Koskela is the ESIP Board Treasurer and Co-chair of the Research Data Alliance Organisational Assembly Board.  

Friday June 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA