Learn About EarthCube on March 21

Please join ORCI in welcoming NSF’s Geophysics Program Director for a discussion about their EarthCube initiative and funding opportunities. Lunch will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, March 21

Time: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: 1180 Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd.

RSVP by March 16: To help us plan for lunch, please let us know if you will attend. It’s important that we have an accurate indication of the interest in this program.

Dr. Eva Zanzerkia, NSF co-chair of the EarthCube executive group and Geophysics Program Director, will provide an overview (via Google Hangout) of EarthCube activities, including results of the call for EAGERs and next steps for the community to engage in the project.

Dr. Peter van Keken, Associate Chair for Earth and Environmental Sciences, will talk about the EarthCube Charrette (design meeting) that he attended last November. The Charrette provided the opportunity for the community to clarify the long-term breadth and scope of EarthCube and identify potential new science that could be accomplished within a future framework for EarthCube.

Information on the Charrette and its outcomes is available at the EarthCube website. Additional information about EarthCube, including guidelines, Dear Colleague letters, webinars, and presentations, is available at nsf.gov/geo/earthcube.