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Wednesday, June 12
 

7:00am

Registration
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Wednesday June 12, 2019 7:00am - 5:00pm
Prefunction Area (Lower Level 2)

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday June 12, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Penrose Ballroom (Lower Level 1)

8:00am

Early Career Professionals Welcome Breakfast
Moderators
RG

Ryan Gooch

Colorado State University
DS

D. Sarah Stamps

Virginia Tech

Wednesday June 12, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Penrose Ballroom -- Reserved Table (Lower Level 1)

9:00am

Welcome & Overview
Moderators
avatar for Daniel R Fuka

Daniel R Fuka

Virginia Tech

Speakers
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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 →
avatar for Ken Rubin

Ken Rubin

Leadership Council Chair, EarthCube
Professor, field and laboratory scientist, submarine and subaerial volcanism, sea level change,high resolution mapping and sampling, geoinformatics, workflow support, EarthCube involvement since 2013


Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Denver 3/4 (Lower Level 2)

9:45am

Lightning Talks for Wednesday poster and demo presentations
Quick introductions to posters & demos

Moderators
DK

Deborah Khider

University of Southern California

Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:45am - 10:15am
Denver 3/4 (Lower Level 2)

10:15am

AM Break
Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:15am - 10:45am

10:45am

Lightning Talks for Thursday poster and demo presentations
Moderators
DK

Deborah Khider

University of Southern California

Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:15am
Denver 3/4 (Lower Level 2)

11:15am

EarthCube Science Support Office: Subaward Updates
Moderators
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 →

Speakers
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Doug Fils

Ocean Leadership
avatar for Adam Shepherd

Adam Shepherd

Technical Director, Co-PI, BCO-DMO
schema.org | Data Containerization | Linked Data | Semantic Web | Knowledge Representation | Ontologies
avatar for Ruth Duerr

Ruth Duerr

Ronin Institute


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm
Denver 3/4 (Lower Level 2)

12:30pm

2:00pm

EarthCube Specification Evaluation Standing Group
Standards for EarthCube projects have been investigated many times (see Resources listed below). One of the findings of the 2016 Reverse Site Visit (RSV) was that one of the factors impeding the development of a functional infrastructure was the lack of standards.  The RSV made this recommendation:
There is a need to define and/or adopt specific standards that ensure projects are integrable and data repositories are interoperable. These standards should be established by a small group of technologists and geoscientists, informed through discussions with the broader community. All grant awardees must be required to follow these standards.
The Leadership Council’s response to this recommendation was to agree with the 2016 recommendation of the Standards Working Group that a permanent “Standards Authority” be established to work with EarthCube funded projects to facilitate the adoption of standards and systematic practices that would provide mechanisms for integrative activities. The Standards Authority has not yet been implemented. In December 2018 the Leadership Council requested that the Technology & Architecture Committee (TAC) revisit the topic of standards and create a set of expectations/standards/best practices that all EarthCube projects should follow. In addition, the latest EarthCube solicitation included “.. clear documentation of any standards used and integration with EarthCube data and resource registries during the course of the project” as a specific requirement for proposals submitted.
TAC (led by Steve Richards and Ruth Duerr) wrote a summary of the standards discussion that took place during one of the monthly TAC calls. This paper, “EarthCube Specifications Recommendations” was given to the Leadership Council for their feedback. One of the recommendations in this paper:
 Consequently, EarthCube will not be ”standards authority”, but does need a standing “specification evaluation group” (SEG) for the purpose of finding, recognizing, and promoting the use of relevant and useful standards and practices.
The purpose of this breakout session is to continue the discussion of specifications for EarthCube projects as well as how to implement a standing SEG and what resources would be needed.
Resources: 
  1. December 2014: Proposal for Standards and Standards Bodies Working Group (TAC WG) (http://bit.ly/2S7Dut9)
  2. October 2015: Final Report of Standards WG (http://bit.ly/2PvAm85)
  3. March 2016: RSV Report (http://bit.ly/2RGHYlo)
  4. April 2016: Standards WG Implementation Plan (http://bit.ly/2TzmqJc)
  5. June 2016: Architecture Workshop (http://bit.ly/2TIoh1l)
  6. July 2017: Architecture Refinement Workshop (http://bit.ly/2MOeEsj)
  7. February 2019: EarthCube Specifications Recommendations (http://bit.ly/2GCJaF2)


Moderators
RK

Rebecca Koskela

University of New Mexico

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Duerr

Ruth Duerr

Ronin Institute
AK

Anna Kelbert

U.S. Geological Survey
avatar for Steve Richard

Steve Richard

Adjunct Research Scientist, U. S. Geoscience Information Network
Stephen Richard is an Adjunct Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. He is currently involved in projects to implement interoperable network services for geoscience information, using XML markup and OGC web services. He has been deeply involved in development of XML... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Denver 3/4 (Lower Level 2)

2:00pm

Reproducible Science Use Cases
The CUAHSI JupyterHub platform is linked to HydroShare and provides an vital interface for users to conduct reproducible science from an interactive interface. This breakout session will demonstrate conducting reproducible science using Sciunit, Jupyter, and Hydroshare by working with a Hydrology model. The goal of this session is to solicit feedback from users on capabilities and interfaces that are needed for conduct of reproducible science. The breakout follows from last year's presentation at AHM which demonstrated the CUAHSI JupyterHub platform. We are particular interested in determining requirements from science communities beyond Hydrology and learning how our interfaces can better serve their reproducibility requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Tanu Malik

Tanu Malik

DePaul University
avatar for David Tarboton

David Tarboton

Utah State University
GT

Gan Tian

Utah State University


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Denver 5/6 (Lower Level 2)

2:00pm

Standards and Best practices for Samples and Sample-based Data
Samples are a basic unit for observations in a wide range of Earth and environmental sciences and thus a critical entity for data search and data access. Considering the growing interest in accessing research data at a more granular level and integrating sample-based data for advanced data mining and analysis, this session aims to address the urgent need to develop and implement standards and best practices for machine-readable and interoperable sample-based data. To date, no common protocol is used across different domains to describe and structure data generated by studying physical samples in the field or analyzing them in the laboratory. Substantial progress has been made with the IGSN to provide globally unique, persistent, and resolvable identifiers for samples that allow unambiguous citation of samples, linkages between samples, data, and publications, and previously impossible discovery of data for a given sample that has been published in different papers and data systems. Conceptual models exist such as the Observations and Measurements (O&M) ISO standard, and several ontologies have been developed within specific domains, most notably the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology (SSN) in the Earth Sciences and the Biological Collections Ontology (BCO). This session invites the broadest range of stakeholders working with samples and sample-based data to define requirements, gather use scenarios, and evaluate options,and possible pathways toward developing, testing, and implementing interoperability standards for sample-based data.

Moderators
KL

Kerstin Lehnert

Columbia University

Speakers
DF

Doug Fils

Ocean Leadership
PJ

Peng Ji

EarthChem
DK

Deborah Khider

University of Southern California
CJ

Chris Jenkins

INSTAAR, Univ Colorado Boulder
EA

Emma Aronson

University of California, Riverside
avatar for Basil Tikoff

Basil Tikoff

University of Wisconsin-Madison
avatar for Bonnie Hurwitz

Bonnie Hurwitz

University of Arizona


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Denver 1/2 (Lower Level 2)

3:30pm

PM Break
Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm

4:00pm

Keynote Address
The Curiosity Paradigm

Curiosity drives us as scientists. The process of eliminating uncertainty from our understanding of the world has been systematized, standardized, and organized. We are comfortable within the familiarity of our individual disciplines, skilled in asking questions and uncovering answers that add to and refine our knowledge of our planet’s workings. However, we are now at a pivotal moment in both the history of science and human life on Earth. Despite our conversance with the scientific method and its application to our own work, the challenges we face today are of greater consequence than at any other time in history. We are uniquely positioned to build critical bridges between scientific disciplines, engage with the public, and unlock our own ability to use data in ways that will shape the future, not of scientific research alone, but of our very planet. The paradigm shift is underway. Now is the time to embrace it.


Moderators
CM

Chris Mattmann

Jet Propulsion Lab

Speakers
avatar for Jess Phoenix

Jess Phoenix

Founder & CEO, Blueprint Earth
Jess Phoenix is a Volcanologist who does research all over the world. Together, she and Dassault Systémes have helped natural resources companies use 3D modeling technology to find more efficient and environmentally sustainable ways to mine. She also founded Blueprint Earth, a nonprofit... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Denver 3/4 (Lower Level 2)

5:00pm

 
Thursday, June 13
 

7:00am

Registration
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Thursday June 13, 2019 7:00am - 5:00pm
Prefunction Area (Lower Level 2)

8:00am

Breakfast
Thursday June 13, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Penrose Ballroom (Lower Level 1)

8:00am

Council of Data Facilities Breakfast Meeting
Moderators
SC

Stephen C. Diggs

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Speakers
YG

Yolanda Gil

USC Information Sciences Institute


Thursday June 13, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Matchless Room (Lower Level 1)

8:00am

Science Committee Breakfast
Moderators
EA

Emma Aronson

University of California, Riverside
KR

Kristen Rasmussen

Colorado State University

Thursday June 13, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Penrose Ballroom -- Reserved Table (Lower Level 1)

9:00am

Science in Action: Part 1
Link to Abstracts:

  • Planet Microbe: Toward the integration of oceanographic ‘omics, environmental and physiochemical data layers - Bonnie Hurwitz
  • Integration of EarthCube building blocks to facilitate cyber-based interdisciplinary geoscience research - Liping Di
  • Bringing Sedimentology and Petrology into the StraboSpot Data System - Doug Walker

Moderators
avatar for David Tarboton

David Tarboton

Utah State University

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Hurwitz

Bonnie Hurwitz

University of Arizona
avatar for Liping Di

Liping Di

George Mason University
avatar for Doug Walker

Doug Walker

University of Kansas


Thursday June 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Denver 3/4 (Lower Level 2)

10:00am

Overview of NSF GEO CI Workshops
Researchers will present a summary of plans, updates and findings about their domain's key data and workflow resource needs as it relates to EarthCube's goal of coordinating and developing cyberinfrastructure for the geoscience community.

  • Ocean Time Series Data - Danie Kinkade
  • Developing standards and digital infrastructure for structural geology and experimental deformation -Basil Tikoff
  • Tephra Workshop 2020 - Andrei Kurbatov
  • Computing Arctic Data - Andrei Kurbatov
  • Food, Energy, Water Community Data - David Tarboton



Moderators
EA

Emma Aronson

University of California, Riverside

Speakers
avatar for Basil Tikoff

Basil Tikoff

University of Wisconsin-Madison
avatar for Andrei Kurbatov

Andrei Kurbatov

University of Maine
avatar for David Tarboton

David Tarboton

Utah State University


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Denver 3/4 (Lower Level 2)

10:30am

AM Break
Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am

11:00am

Future Big Picture
The Early Days of EarthCube, The Vision and Realities: A Short Memoir,   Cliff Jacobs
EarthCube Today, Matt Mayernik
The Future of EarthCube - Discussion

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Cliff Jacobs

Cliff Jacobs

Consultant


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Denver 3/4 (Lower Level 2)

12:30pm

Working Lunch
Speakers
DK

Deborah Khider

University of Southern California


Thursday June 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Penrose Ballroom (Lower Level 1)

2:00pm

EarthCube 2020: Collaboration & Community Engagement
Moderators
RG

Ryan Gooch

Colorado State University
DH

Denise Hills

Geological Survey of Alabama
KR

Kristen Rasmussen

Colorado State University

Speakers
LH

Leslie Hsu

U.S. Geological Survey
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Daniel R Fuka

Virginia Tech


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Denver 1/2 (Lower Level 2)

2:00pm

EarthCube Resource Registry, Progress & Review
There are many reusable infrastructure components (resources of different types) already developed within the EC community, as well as in related NSF-supported, government, and commercial projects. However, they are difficult to discover and re-use because of the lack of consistent information model and vocabularies describing such resources that can be used across the spectrum of EC activities.
The  EarthCube Resource Registry will be a component in the evolving GeoCODES platform architecture for EarthCube designed to address this problem. In this breakout session we will review progress on development and testing of the registry information model for description of reusable technology components for the EarthCube community. The currently planned scope for the registry includes software, interfaces, APIs, interchange formats, repositories, services, vocabularies (a.k.a. ontology, information model), specifications, and catalogs. Resource descriptions will be encoded using rdf for linked data integration, and the goal is to minimize the generation of new rdf classes, using existing vocabularies (DCAT, VOID, FOAF...) whenever possible. The purpose of the registry is to assist developers and scientists find components useful to streamline research workflows, and to enable greater automation of the linkage from data to software for analyzing and viewing the data. There will be a hands-on exercise for participants to experiment with describing resources that they are familiar with using the draft registry information model, with discussion for feedback and suggestions. 



Speakers
avatar for Steve Richard

Steve Richard

Adjunct Research Scientist, U. S. Geoscience Information Network
Stephen Richard is an Adjunct Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. He is currently involved in projects to implement interoperable network services for geoscience information, using XML markup and OGC web services. He has been deeply involved in development of XML... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Duerr

Ruth Duerr

Ronin Institute
IZ

Ilya Zaslavsky

San Diego SuperComputer Center


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Denver 5/6 (Lower Level 2)

2:00pm

Utilization of GeoCODES in Science Use Cases and Workflows
As an evolution of Project 418, the Geoscience Cyberinfrastructure for Open Discovery in the Earth Sciences (GeoCODES) platform is being developed under the management of the EarthCube Science Support Office (ESSO) to provide geoscience researchers and geoscience data providers a core, cloud-deployable package of intuitive web-based tools, REST APIs, and registry databases providing data and resource registration, discovery, and access. The GeoCODES system is an integration of four ESSO subawards: Project 418, the Project 418 Graphical User Interface (GUI), the Project 419 Software System Upgrade, and the EarthCube Resource Registry. For geoscience researchers, GeoCODES will allow optimized searches across multi-discipline data providers by text/keyword, spatial features, and time windows enabling direct access to datasets discovered as well as the ability to search for EarthCube resources such as software tools, services, databases, standards, and experts. For geoscience data providers, GeoCODES will offer an easy-to-use mobile and browser app and web services to quickly generate and validate data and organizational metadata using Schema.org and extensions for registration and discoverability in GeoCODES and the Google Dataset Search tool. This breakout session will demonstrate a subset of GeoCODES’ initial capabilities by integrating the system with Python, R, and MATLAB notebooks, other EarthCube projects, and external collaborators and tools to examine example science use cases and workflows.

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 →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Denver 3/4 (Lower Level 2)

3:30pm

PM Break
Thursday June 13, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm

4:00pm

Keynote Address
CyberGIS and Machine Intelligence for Transforming Geospatial Discovery and Innovation 

CyberGIS represents an interdisciplinary field combining advanced computing and cyberinfrastructure, geographic information science and systems (GIS), spatial analysis and modeling, and a number of geospatial domains (e.g., emergency management, smart cities, and the nexus of food, energy, and water systems) to enable broad research and education advances. It has also emerged as new-generation GIS based on holistic integration of high-performance and distributed computing, data-driven knowledge discovery, visualization and visual analytics, and collaborative problem-solving capabilities. The growing importance of cyberGIS is reflected by increasing calls for solutions to bridge the significant digital divide between advanced cyberinfrastructure and geospatial communities in the era of machine intelligence. This presentation discusses challenges and opportunities for cyberGIS and machine intelligence to transform geospatial discovery and innovation through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches.

Moderators
avatar for David Tarboton

David Tarboton

Utah State University

Speakers
avatar for Shaowen Wang

Shaowen Wang

Professor and Department Head, University of Illinois, Department of Geography & Geogrpahic Information Science
Dr. Wang has extensive experience in geoscience and computer science. In addition to conducting substantial research that encompasses everything from geographic information science and systems (GIS) to spatial analysis and modeling, Wang is Founding Director of the CyberGIS Center... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Denver 3/4 (Lower Level 2)

5:00pm

 
Friday, June 14
 

7:00am

Registration
Pick up your name badges here.

Friday June 14, 2019 7:00am - 1:00pm
Prefunction Area (Lower Level 2)

8:00am

Breakfast
Friday June 14, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Penrose Ballroom (Lower Level 1)

8:00am

Engagement Team Breakfast
Moderators
RG

Ryan Gooch

Colorado State University
MT

Mimi Tzeng

Univ of Auckland

Friday June 14, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Penrose Ballroom -- Reserved Table (Lower Level 1)

8:00am

Liaison Team Breakfast
Moderators
DH

Denise Hills

Geological Survey of Alabama
LH

Leslie Hsu

U.S. Geological Survey

Friday June 14, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Penrose Ballroom -- Reserved Table (Lower Level 1)

8:00am

Technology & Architecture Committee Breakfast Meeting
Moderators
avatar for Ruth Duerr

Ruth Duerr

Ronin Institute
RK

Rebecca Koskela

University of New Mexico

Friday June 14, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Matchless Room (Lower Level 1)

9:00am

Science in Action: Part 2
Link to Abstracts:

  • When seconds matter – Big Data real-time streaming analytics and machine learning for geoscience and hazards research - Chuck Meertens
  • The Discover Framework for interactive-visualization and domain-knowledge supported analysis of multivariate spatial-temporal data sets - Misty Porter 
  • Throughput: Supporting better science through annotation - Simon Goring 
  • Hydrologic Science in Action: Integration of Reproducible Methods into Community Cyberinfrastructure  - David Tarboton
  • Network for Earth-space Research Education and Innovation with Data (NEREID) - Catherine Cramer









Moderators
Speakers
avatar for David Tarboton

David Tarboton

Utah State University
avatar for Misty Porter

Misty Porter

University of Kansas
avatar for Simon Goring

Simon Goring

University of Wisconsin - Madison
CC

Catherine Cramer

Consultant, Associated Universities, Incorporated


Friday June 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Denver 3/4 (Lower Level 2)

10:30am

AM Break
Friday June 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:30am

11:30am

11:30am

12:00pm

Working Lunch
Friday June 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Penrose Ballroom (Lower Level 1)