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Welcome to the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) 2018 Summer Meeting! The 2018 theme is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years.

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Friday, July 20 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Science Gateways in the Cloud, a Platform for Providing Modern Scientific Workflows for Reproducible Research and Collaboration

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The advent and maturity of cloud computing technologies and tools have opened new avenues for addressing both Big Data and Open Science challenges to accelerate scientific discoveries. There is broad consensus that as data volumes grow rapidly, it is particularly important to reduce data movement and bring processing and computations to the data. Data providers also need to give scientists an ecosystem that includes data, tools, workflows and other end-to-end applications and services needed to perform analysis, integration, interpretation, and synthesis - all in the same environment or platform. Instead of moving data to processing systems near users, as is the tradition, one will need to bring processing, computing, analysis and visualization to data – so called data-proximate workbench capabilities, also known as server-side processing.

Cloud-based Science Gateways, through online portals and user-friendly interfaces, provide access to a range of resources that are of interest to a community of researchers, educators, and students, including datasets, tools, services, and workspaces. These offerings permit researchers to access a suite of capabilities to not only achieve reproducible science in a web-based workspace but also provide a platform for collaboration and conducting team science. In this session, speakers will present on-going efforts to develop cloud-based Science Gateways to facilitate end-to-end scientific workflows for communities of researchers, educators, and students in the geosciences.

Tentative Presentation Schedule:

09:30 Science Gateways Session Introduction Julien Chastang
09:40 Science Gateways Overview Nancy Wilkins-Diehr
09:55 Unidata Science Gateway Mohan Ramamurthy
10:10 Towards an Earthcube Science Gateway Eric Lingerfelt
10:25 Unidata Science Gateway JupyterHub Julien Chastang
10:40 Panel Discussion All
11:00 Adjourn  

Speakers & Moderators
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Julien Chastang

Software Engineer, UCAR - Unidata
Scientific software developer at UCAR-Unidata.
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Eric Lingerfelt

Technical Officer, EarthCube
Eric Lingerfelt is the EarthCube Science Support Office Technical officer and comes to ESSO from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where he specialized in the design, development, and deployment of full stack application systems in support of multiple areas of... Read More →
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Nancy Wilkins-Diehr

Associate Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Science gateways and running


Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
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