February 2008 NSF Workshop

Day 1

Short Presentations

Each participating Environmental Observatory Network (EON) gave a short, three slide presentation. The three slides were:

  • Overview of the Scientific Goals
  • Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Implementation/Plan
  • CI Challenges


Arctic Observing Network (AON)
Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. - Hydrologic Information System (CUAHSI-HIS)
Earthscope (IRIS)
Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER)
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
UCAR Informatics
USA National Phenology Network (USA NPN)

Common CI Challenges Brainstorming Session

Unorganized, big list of challenges
List of challenges organized into themes

Day 2

The second day of the workshop consisted of three breakout sessions organized around the three different themes (see list from previous day) of CI challenges facing the participating EONs. Each breakout session generated a report / presentation about possible solutions or next steps in addressing that set of challenges. These reports were then used as a starting point for the workshop report.

Breakout Session Reports

Group 1 - Technological Hurdles and some Low-Hanging Fruit
Group 2 - Organizational Structures for FEON
Group 3 - Standards for Interoperability / CI Sharing

The people in each group were:

Low-Hanging Fruit
Marshall Peterson - Moderator
Bruce Wilson - Scribe
James Brunt
Jim Myers

Organizational Structure
Barbara Minsker - Moderator and Scribe
Peter Backland
Rob Casey
Corinna Gries
Mark Parsons
Jake Weltzin

Oscar Scholfield - Moderator and Scribe
Peter Fox
Richard Hooper
Tim Kratz
Marc Nodell
Gus Shaver
Ilya Zaslavsky

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