Dear Members of the EarthCube Community,
This October will be the EarthCube Science Support Office’s final month of operation at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, after nearly three and a half years of providing support to EarthCube. Our last day will be October 31st. ESSO will use the month to shadow and aid the successful transition to the new office – ECO (EarthCube Office), managed by the University of California, San Diego.
In this final Community Newsletter, we at ESSO would like to congratulate the ECO team for the progress they have made so far in developing a strong future plan for EarthCube. We are committed to making the transition to ECO as smooth and orderly as possible, and are grateful for the spirit of cooperation we have received from the ECO leadership.
The last three and a half years have been eventful and exciting for the EarthCube program. We would like to thank the National Science Foundation for giving us the opportunity to contribute in the way that we did. As members of the ESSO team, we have had a unique opportunity to see EarthCube grow and progress from a test governance model to the operational structure you see today.
During its period of performance, ESSO facilitated Annual Meetings; it advanced community engagement and outreach at scientific conferences through town halls and exhibits; it supported EarthCube governance via the Leadership Council and EarthCube Committees and Teams; supported a string of significant building block subawards – from P418 to the Resource Registry. Collectively, these projects improved discovery and access to geoscience data and other resources. In addition, ESSO developed a high quality promotional video for AGU TV and is safeguarding key EarthCube documents with a new DOI process, facilitated by the NCAR Library.
Again, we at ESSO wish the ECO team much success going forward. We truly believe that the ongoing support of EarthCube is in highly skilled hands, and we are excited to see where the future will lead! Thank you to all community members, for your continued participation, and specifically, for helping us along the way. We wish you all the very best.
The ESSO Team
(Mohan Ramamurthy, James Davies, Eric Lingerfelt, Lynne Schreiber, & Emily Villaseñor)