[unav_all] EarthCube Tools webinar on EarthCollab this Friday (Aug. 5)

D. Sarah Stamps dstamps at vt.edu
Wed Aug 3 19:08:54 MDT 2016

Dear colleagues,

Heard about EarthCube but not quite sure how it can help you as a scientist?  Then check out the webinar series: “EarthCube Tools for Doing Geoscience!”. 

Our next webinar will be: 

Friday, August 5, at 2 pm EDT
(1 PM CDT, 12 PM MDT, 11 AM PDT/MST, 8 AM HST)

 EarthCollab <http://earthcube.org/group/earthcollab>: Enabling Scientific Collaboration and Discovery Through Linked Scientific Resources 

Matthew Mayernik, NCAR

Call-in and event details are available here <http://earthcube.org/event/webinar-doing-geoscience-earthcube-tools-0>
The EarthCollab <http://earthcube.org/group/earthcollab> project is developing technology to facilitate the discovery of research products (such as data and publications), and to support the development of new collaborations around shared tools, instruments, facilities, and research topics. Scientific projects increasingly involve many distributed participants, digital communications, information sharing, and heterogeneous products. These complex projects present a number of challenges related to data and information management. The EarthCollab project focuses on two geoscience-based case studies: 1) An interdisciplinary field program, the Bering Sea Project, whose data archive is hosted by NCAR’s Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL), and 2) Diverse research projects informed by geodetic tools, such as GPS networks and LiDAR imagery, which are operated and/or maintained by UNAVCO. This presentation will discuss EarthCollab's use of VIVO, an open-source semantic web software suite, as the underlying technology to connect the people and resources within research communities, and enable researchers to more easily find people, organizations, and research resources that are relevant to their work. 

The EarthCube Tools webinar series, organized by the Science Committee of the NSF-sponsored EarthCube program, provides practical demonstrations of how EarthCube projects can help you to collect, access, share, and visualize geoscience data.  Each webinar begins with a showcase of an EarthCube funded project followed by ample time for questions and conversation.  Wary of EarthCube jargon?  Presenters will describe their projects in plain English for scientists in all disciplines who may be unfamiliar with EarthCube.  Here’s a chance for you (and your colleagues, team members, and students) to learn about EarthCube and how it can help to advance your scientific work.  More information on the webinar series is available here <http://earthcube.org/workspace/science-committee/webinar-series-doing-geoscience-earthcube-tools>.  Archived video will be available on the website about one week after the webinar.

Upcoming webinar:
GeoDataSpace Building Block: Container-based Tools for Data and Software Preservation
Tanu Malik, University of Chicago
Friday, September 9, 2 pm EDT (1 PM CDT, 12 PM MDT, 11 AM PDT/MST, 8 AM HST)



EarthCube Science Committee 
D. Sarah Stamps, PhD                               
Assistant Professor			
dstamps at vt.edu <mailto:dstamps at vt.edu>
www.tectonophysics.geos.vt.edu <http://www.tectonophysics.geos.vt.edu/>

Virginia Tech	
Department of Geosciences
1405 Perry Street (MC0420)	
Blacksburg, VA 24060  USA
(540) 231-3651 <tel:%28540%29%20231-3651>
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