Travel & Accommodations
Workshop lodging, on-site expenses, and fixed amounts for travel are covered through funding from the National Science Foundation (Award ANT-1341831). More details coming soon.
A block of rooms has been held at The Commons Hotel, located less than 1 block from the McNamara Alumni Center. Reservation instructions will be provided to those receiving invites.
The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Polar Sciences
Welcome to the information page on the 2013 NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Polar Sciences! Please use this site as the location for the latest information for the September meeting.
- Structure & Agenda
- Organizing Committee
- Participant List
- Contact & Resources
The 2013 National Science Foundation Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Polar Regions concluded on September 12, 2013. The summary page provides access to the workshop presentations and recorded video stream.
Dates: September 10-12, 2013
Venue: McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Host: Funded by the National Science Foundation, hosted by the Polar Geospatial Center
The overall goal of the workshop is develop a 5-year strategic plan to identify and define priorities for how the Polar Cyberinfrastructure Program can be shaped to further and enable polar science. The poles are a logistically difficult and expensive place in which to do research, and it is critical to identify both how polar is similar to and how it differs from how cyberinfrastructure serves other disciplines. The workshop and report will address engagement and building bridges between computer and polar sciences, what can be accomplished in the short-term (1-5 years) and long-term (5-10+ years). The outcomes of this workshop are intended to provide guidance to the Polar Cyberinfrastructure Program at the National Science Foundation from the polar science community to design and develop the architecture of an Earth Science Cyberinfrastructure (CI) that is aligned with the end-users’ needs for big data and data access, software tools for data and metadata acquisition, workflow support, data analysis, data visualization, modeling, compute capabilities, interoperability with data from other domains, as well as policies and procedures that address the polar scientists’ and engineers’ concerns regarding, for example, data sharing, data citation, intellectual property, and career advancement.
In accordance with guidance from the NSF and in alignment with the topics of related EarthCube domain end-user workshops that we will use as a model, we will structure the workshop to provide responses to the following questions and requests:
- What cyberinfrastructure (CI) support is already available to the polar science community and how do those existing databases and portals need to be upgraded?
- Create a ranked list of science drivers and challenges made tractable by transformative cyberinfrastructure that the community aims to tackle on a 5-15 year time frame (a) within polar sciences, (b) within the Arctic, and (c) the Antarctic communities.
- Develop a list of data and cyberinfrastructure barriers/limits to further advancing polar science.
- Produce a list of known community data and modeling resources, as well as list of tools, databases, modeling capabilities that the workshop participants feels need to be developed, created, or made easier in terms of CI to allow them to do the important science they want to do now and in the future.
- Create use cases that illustrate the transformational science that could take place provided sufficient cyber-infrastructure and data tools.
The workshop will host approximately 60 in-person participants. In addition, we will invite community members to participate virtually. We will provide web-based access to the plenary presentations and discussion for remote participants via UM Connect (ie, Adobe Acrobat Connect) streaming. To stream the plenary sessions click here.
The workshop will last two days and feature invited talks, plenary discussions, and breakout sessions. The third day will be reserved for the Organizing Committee and select participants to begin framing and drafting the workshop report.
The full agenda is available here.
- Alberto Behar - Arizona State University - email@example.com
- Robin Bell - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Geoffrey Charles Fox - Indiana University, Bloomington - email@example.com
- Jeff Dozier - University of California, Santa Barbara - firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Helly - University of California, San Diego - email@example.com
- Wenwen Li - Arizona State University - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paul Morin - University of Minnesota - email@example.com
- Mark Parsons - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Andrew Roberts - Naval Postgraduate School - email@example.com
- Marco Tedesco (ex officio) - National Science Foundation - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chaowei Yang - George Mason University - email@example.com
Registration is closed.
View the full list of registered participants here. List is current as of September 6, 2013.
For meeting details or questions, contact Jonathan Pundsack, Managing Director at the Polar Geospatial Center (firstname.lastname@example.org).