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NSF’s Division of Earth Science (EAR) is committed to supporting efforts to preserve and share research products in accordance with NSF and EAR data policies, and to enable the findability and accessibility of these research products for research transparency and future reuse. To advance the frontiers of Earth Science research, geoscientists and others need tools to discover, manage, analyze, integrate, and reuse data on all aspects of the Earth system. Cyberinfrastructure for easy access to high-quality data, visualization tools, and modeling and analysis codes help scientists and educators maximize the value of Earth science data and to generate transparent and reproducible research outcomes.
This solicitation supports efforts to develop data resources, software tools, and computational infrastructure needed to facilitate studies of the structure, dynamics, and evolution of the Earth through time, as well as the processes that act upon and within the Earth from the surface to the core. Successful projects will develop community cyberinfrastructure to advance research and education goals in Earth Science. To serve geoinformatics projects at all stages of cyberinfrastructure development, the Geoinformatics solicitation includes multiple tracks for piloting, broadening, and sustaining cyberinfrastructure resources that serve Earth Science.
The tracks in the Geoinformatics Program are designed to support the lifecycle of typical cyberinfrastructure development in three distinct phases. The development phase is supported in the Catalytic Track; the implementation and operation phase is supported in the Facility Track; and the preservation and sustainability phase is supported in the Sustainability Track. These three tracks are defined in the Program Description below.
This Geoinformatics Program Solicitation comprises three tracks with complementary focuses. None of these tracks will support hardware development or major hardware purchases.
Competitive Geoinformatics proposals will include the following five key elements:
In addition to these essential elements, PIs are encouraged to involve computational scientists and/or industry partners, as appropriate, as co-PIs, collaborators, and/or consultants.
To better understand present NSF investments in geoinformatics, it is recommended that proponents contact the Program Officer listed in this solicitation. It is also strongly recommended that proponents discuss their idea(s) with Program Officers in the Division of Earth Sciences program(s) most closely affiliated with the proposed activity so synergies with already funded projects can be identified and so the merit review process can be coordinated.