Brokers are software components that mediate interactions between information systems, and when deployed as common services can serve to make it easier for data users to discover, share and access data, and thus to become more effective and productive.Since brokering architectures introduce a new middleware service, belonging to neither the Data Producer nor to the User Communities, the governance and operation of the framework emerges as a clear challenge, which is being addressed by an RDA Working Group.
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 team had many Earthcube related activities at the fall AGU meeting in San Francisco, including oral presentations, poster sessions, and numerous face to face meetings. For details and pictures see https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ovZrDPKFGub2tZQ1VKYkxzdk0/view?usp=sh...
The BCube team has a number of presentations, posters, and demonstrations at the Fall AGU 2014 in San Francisco. Here is a summary of the Earthcube relevant activities.
Demonstrations - The BCube broker – advances in data discovery and access, Earthcube booth; Monday 15 December, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Moscone South #2313
Session IN31D – The brokering approach, information models, and interchange formats for geoscience data; Wednesday 17 December, 8:00 to 12:20 Moscone South poster hall
We had an excellent plenary meeting in November 2014, hosted by our Ocean scientists at Rutgers. The meeting agenda and presentations can be accessed at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6ovZrDPKFGuUlZjb0o1N3FZOVU&usp=... . Thanks to all who participated
The BCube plenary meeting will be hosted at Rutgers University on November 10 through 12, 2014. The focus of the meeting is to review progress to date (including demonstration of the brokering and cawler capabilities), and confirm the path forward for the second year of the project. A draft atgenda for the meeting is attached.
The BCube Team is well represented on the newly formed EarthCube Governance bodies. Currently participating are:
Dan Fuka, Steve Slota
Ruth Duerr, Dan Fuka, Stefano Nativi, Jay Pearlman, Suzanne Pierce, Steve Slota
Steve Slota, Bill Sonntag, Dawn Wright