[open-science] Data Intensive Science - for Earth sciences

Lance McKee lmckee at opengeospatial.org
Fri Aug 12 00:03:31 UTC 2011

See also data intensive science for Earth sciences: US NSF "Dear  
Colleague Letter: The "Earth Cube" - Towards a National Data  
Infrastructure for Earth System Science" http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11065/nsf11065.jsp

Lance McKee
Senior Staff Writer
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
+1 508-752-0108
lmckee at opengeospatial.org

The OGC: Making location count.

On Aug 11, 2011, at 7:40 PM, Peter Murray-Rust wrote:

> This looks interesting - they stress that it is not just big science  
> - so there is opportunity to stress tools that deal with the long  
> tail as well
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Chris Mentzel <Chris.Mentzel at moore.org>
> Date: Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 12:30 AM
> Subject: Data Intensive Science
> To: "beyond-the-pdf at googlegroups.com" <beyond-the- 
> pdf at googlegroups.com>
> Greetings,
> The Science Program at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is  
> excited to announce a request for ideas in the domain of Data  
> Intensive Science.  This RFI is open now, here: http://dis.ideascale.com
> The increasing volume and complexity of scientific data are  
> overwhelming current research practices, and create additional  
> barriers to an already challenged science infrastructure, workforce  
> and funding landscape.  Many agencies and foundations are looking at  
> ways to best combat the growing wave of challenges caused by today’s  
> data deluge, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s RFI on Data  
> Intensive Science is intended to add to this growing body of  
> thinking.  This RFI is being conducted in the open and for the  
> benefit of anyone looking to navigate these areas.  The Science  
> Program will review the ideas, comments and votes generated as we  
> conduct our strategic planning processes this year.
> We encourage you and your colleagues to participate in this RFI  
> through the middle of September, 2011.  Please note that this is not  
> a proposal solicitation, and there is no promise of funding in this  
> area. However, we encourage you to add your suggestions and comments  
> here http://dis.ideascale.com .  Your contributions will help the  
> Science Program find areas of investment that can make the most  
> difference in the domain of Data Intensive Science.
> If you would like more information on this request for ideas, please  
> visit the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s web site at http://www.moore.org/science-rfi.aspx
> Science Program, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
> -- 
> Peter Murray-Rust
> Reader in Molecular Informatics
> Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
> University of Cambridge
> CB2 1EW, UK
> +44-1223-763069
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