My appointment to the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure was just confirmed.
It's a daunting challenge to be a geologist among some of the nation's most eminent computer scientists. The Committee's charter describes our objective to provide perspective and advice in developing a "state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure that enables significant advances in all fields of science and engineering supported by the agency [NSF]."
So, my involvement in the US Geoscience Information Network (USGIN), National Geothermal Data System (www.geothermaldata.org), and EarthCube (www.earthcube.ning.com), should help me offer the geoscience perspective in building our cyberinfrastructure.
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