Director of Research

EarthCube projects at WHOI

EarthCube (http://earthcube.org/) aims to transform the conduct of research through the development of community-guided cyberinfrastructure to integrate data and information across the geosciences. EarthCube is a collaboration between the U.S. National Science Foundation and Earth, atmosphere, ocean, computer, information, and social scientists, educators, data managers, and more. (

WHOI's involvement with EarthCube

EarthCube (http://earthcube.org/) aims to transform the conduct of research through the development of community-guided cyberinfrastructure to integrate data and information across the geosciences. EarthCube is a collaboration between the U.S. National Science Foundation and Earth, atmosphere, ocean, computer, information, and social scientists, educators, data managers, and more.

Danie Kinkade, Information Systems Associate II in Biology, has been elected to represent oceanography as an at-large member of the EarthCube Leadership Council. Danie is a staff member at the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO). Please feel free to contact Danie if you'd like to learn more or get involved with EarthCube (dkinkade@whoi.edu).

WHOI scientists, engineers, and technical staff have been involved in several funded EarthCube projects, RCNs, and workshops, including:

EarthCube Building Blocks: Collaborative Proposal: GeoLink - Leveraging Semantics and Linked Data for Data Sharing and Discovery in the Geosciences
Link to NSF Award
Link to Science News 18 December 2014

EarthCube Building Blocks: A Broker Framework for Next Generation Geoscience (BCube)
Link to NSF Award

EarthCube RCN: An EarthCube Oceanography and Geobiology Environmental Omics Research Coordination Network (ECOGEO RCN)
Link to NSF Award

EarthCube RCN: Coral REef Science and CYberinfrastructure NeTwork (CReSCyNT)
Link to NSF Award

EAGER: Collaborative Research: EarthCube Building Blocks, Leveraging Semantics and Linked Data for Geoscience Data Sharing and Discovery
Link to NSF Award

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Interoperability Testbed-Assessing a Layered Architecture for Integration of Existing Capabilities
Link to NSF Award

EarthCube End-User Workshop: Articulating Cyberinfrastructure Needs of the Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Community, held at WHOI in October 2013

EarthCube Strategic Science Plan

EarthCube Strategic Science Plan

The EarthCube Strategic Science Plan is under development (to be presented at the 2015 All-Hands Meeting). The EarthCube Strategic Science Plan and Roadmap are available at the EarthCube Science Committee website.

Last updated: August 10, 2015