To address complex Earth system issues such as climate change and water resources, geoscientists must work across disciplinary boundaries, which requires them to access data outside of their fields. This award brings together an internationally recognized team of geo- and social-scientists, cyberinfrastructure experts and educators to explore how expert systems can mediate interactions and improve access between scientific fields. The initial focus is on hydrology, oceans, polar and weather, with the intent to make the technology applicable and available to all the geosciences. The team’s social scientists and educators will research how technology can improve knowledge exchange between scientific communities.
The BCube science scenarios are a key element in providing an environment for demonstrating the Broker and Crawler capabilities, benefits, and challenges. The work is currently progressing through the first of 3 phases of increasing complexity.
Phase 1: each user scenario focuses on the scientists’ own research area.
Phase 2 will involve collaboration on scenarios within a domain, bringing together multiple specialties to assess the efficacy and impact of BCube.
BCube team members are participating in several events over the next few months. See below.
Web Service Building Block (WS BB) meeting (April 23, 2014); Jay Pearlman will brief BCube current status;
AGU Ocean – side meetings (last week in February, 2014); this is a major event for the ocean community providing opportunities to discuss science scenarios (Oscar Schofield, Scott Doney, and Wally Fulweiler) and education scenarios (Glenn Scott and Cheryl Peach)
Upcoming BCube activities:
- The Ocean domain team will meet at the AGU Ocean meeting in Honolulu (week of Feb 24, 2014)
- The Broker Special Interest group will meet at the RDA meeting in Dublin, Ireland (Mar 28, 2014)