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NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Polar Sciences

Minneapolis, USA, 10 - 12 September 2013

The overall goal of the workshop is to identify similarities and differences in how cyberinfrastructure programs serve polar sciences versus other disciplines. The workshop and the report will address engagement and connections between computer and polar sciences concerning what can be accomplished in the short-term (1-5 years) and long-term (5-10+ years). The outcomes of this workshop will inform the Polar Cyberinfrastructure Program at the National Science Foundation concerning the past and current polar cyberinfrastrucutre activities and will provide support for a community-driven design and architecture development of a polar science cyberinfrastructure that is aligned with the following end-users’ needs: (1) long-term sustainable curatorship, standardization, management and discovery of data and metadata; visualization, manipulation, and analysis; (2) use of high performance computing (HPC) for direct and sustainable advances in current polar research; (3) big data and data access; (4) interoperability with data from other domains;  (5) e-learning and educational tools based on cyberinfrastructure components; and (6) virtual organizations.

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