Initiative Type: Infrastructures

Belém Statement Area: Climate Variability, Ocean Observation, Ocean Technology

Initiative Location: United States of America

Time Frame: Ongoing


Earthcube is a quickly growing community of scientists across all geoscience domains, as well as geoinformatics researchers and data scientists. We are a joint effort between the NSF Directorate for Geosciences and the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. EarthCube was initiated by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2011 to transform geoscience research by developing cyberinfrastructure to improve access, sharing, visualization, and analysis of all forms of geosciences data and related resources. As a community-governed effort, EarthCube's goal is to enable geoscientists to tackle the challenges of understanding and predicting a complex and evolving solid Earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and space environment systems. The NSF's Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) and the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) partnered to sponsor EarthCube, which NSF anticipates supporting through 2022.

Contact: Lynne Schreiber, San Diego Supercomputer Center,

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