I would like to draw your attention to the article "Community-Developed Geoscience Cyberinfrastructure: an End-User Vision for EarthCube", that was published last week in Eos, the American Geophysical Union’s weekly newspaper-style publication. This vision draws from the findings of the AZGS-organized EarthCube end-user workshops that took place in 2012 and 2013. It aims to provide more structure to geoscientists in anticipating what EarthCube could be and do. Steve Richard, AZGS Geoinformatics Chief, is the lead author of the Eos article.
EarthCube is a National Science Foundation effort to create cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences. AZGS is managing the 2-year long Test Enterprise Governance project in EarthCube to seek community consensus on how we design and implement a system architecture. We also run the EarthCube website, www.earthcube.org, and community engagement activities, including the upcoming All Hands Meeting in Washington DC, June 24-26.