SDSC and partners receive a three-year, $5.9 million NSF grant to host the EarthCube Office as part of the ongoing NSF-funded EarthCube program, aimed at transforming geoscience research by creating an advanced cyberinfrastructure to further access, sharing, visualization, and analysis of geosciences data and resources. SDSC is the lead institution for the grant, with Christine Kirkpatrick, director of SDSC’s Research Data Services division, as the principal investigator. Partner institutions include the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Federation for Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

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