Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation)
The ESIP Federation is a broad-based community drawn from agencies and individuals who collectively provide end-to-end handling for Earth and environmental science data and information. ESIP supports the networking and data dissemination needs of members and the global community by linking the functional sectors of observation, research, application, education and ultimate use of Earth science. This critical confluence of diverse communities provides a melting pot for making connections between projects and technology, finding people with shared vision and skills to move seminal ideas and projects forward. The Foundation for Earth Science provides operations services to the ESIP Federation.
EarthCube Governance Community Outreach
EarthCube is a joint initiative between the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) and the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI). EarthCube is a new way for NSF to partner with the scientific community and a call to the many academic, agency and industry stakeholders in the geo-, cyberinfrastructure, computer and social sciences to create new capabilities for sharing data and knowledge and conducting research. The Foundation for Earth Science provides support for this initiative, allowing EarthCube community members use of the Foundation’s collaboration platform and expertise in linking to other research networks and communities.
The GeoSoft project is part of the National Science Foundation’s EarthCube Initiative. The goal of GeoSoft is to enable the creation of a germinal ecosystem for software stewardship that will empower geoscientists to manage their as valuable scientific assets in an open and transparent mode. This practice will enable broader access to that software by other scientists, software professionals, students and decision-makers. This work will improve understanding of how to promote software sharing in science, support better software stewardship and capture metadata for scientific software. The Foundation for Earth Science lead partner on this project.
The purpose of the Developing a Data-Oriented Human-Centric Enterprise Architecture for EarthCube (DAsHER CD) project is to design a conceptual EarthCube architecture that will facilitate data communication and human collaboration in pursuit of collaborative geosciences. The final product will be a four-volume report containing different viewpoints that describe EarthCube architecture from different conceptual perspectives, such as capabilities, operations, services and projects. The report will serve as a comprehensive conceptual reference on developing a detailed and practical architecture to support building geoscience cyberinfrastructure while addressing the requirements of the EarthCube community. The Foundation for Earth Science is one of three partners involved in the creation of this report.
NOAA’s Environmental Data Management Community
NOAA’s Environmental Data Management Committee works together with its NOAA stakeholders to train and extend knowledge across the agency. The Foundation for Earth Science provides program and logistical support to NOAA for its formal in-person and virtual meetings with its community stakeholders.
Institute for Sustainable Earth and Environmental Software (ISEES) Planning Project
ISEES promotes a vision that will build and support a community to integrate, mature, and sustain software used throughout the scientific lifecycle to massively accelerate and enable progress in critical earth, environmental, and life science. ISEES seeks to maximize scientific software investments so that they are extensible, reusable and sustainable by scientific communities, rather than in ad hoc fashion by individual investigators. The Foundation for Earth Science is the lead organization for Community Engagement on the project.