Deputy Director & Vice President for Research

EarthCube projects at WHOI

WHOI's involvement with EarthCube

EarthCube ( aims to transform the conduct of research through the development of cyberinfrastructure to integrate data and information across the geosciences. The NSF's Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) and the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) partnered to sponsor EarthCube, which NSF anticipates supporting through 2022.

Janet Fredericks, Information Systems Specialist in AOP&E, presently serves as an at-large member of the EarthCube Leadership Council, and Danie Kinkade, Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) Data Manager in Biology, co-chairs the Nominations Committee for 2016-2018. Peter Wiebe, Scientist Emeritus in Biology, serves on the EarthCube Advisory Group. Please feel free to contact Janet (, Danie (, or Peter ( if you'd like to learn more or get involved with EarthCube.

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

EarthCube RCN: Collaborative Research: Engaging the Greenland Ice Sheet Ocean (GRISO) Science Network

EarthCube Building Blocks: Collaborative Proposal: EarthCube Data Discovery Hub

EarthCube Data Infrastructure: Laying the Groundwork for an Ocean Protein Portal

EarthCube IA: Collaborative Proposal: Cross-Domain Observational Metadata Environmental Sensing Network (X-DOMES)

EarthCube IA: Collaborative Proposal: Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance as a Model for Integrating Earthcube Technology Resources and Engaging the Broad Community

EarthCube IA: Oceans of Data: Bringing EarthCube to the Science User

EarthCube Building Blocks: Collaborative Proposal: GeoLink - Leveraging Semantics and Linked Data for Data Sharing and Discovery in the Geosciences

EarthCube Building Blocks: A Broker Framework for Next Generation Geoscience (BCube)

EarthCube RCN: An EarthCube Oceanography and Geobiology Environmental Omics Research Coordination Network (ECOGEO RCN)

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

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

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

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

Last updated: May 17, 2017