[CIG-ALL] EarthCube workshop: Numerical Model Metadata for solid Earth sciences

Anna Kelbert anya at ceoas.oregonstate.edu
Wed Sep 3 16:30:20 PDT 2014

Dear CIG Modelers,

We are planning a small workshop in conjunction with the NSF's EarthCube 
"Earth System Bridge" project. Specifically, we have teamed up with 
several other modeling communities across geosciences to work on 
interoperability. Based on the climate community benchmarking 
experience, we are now creating new metadata standards to fully and 
unambiguously describe numerical modeling codes, including the physics 
and the assumptions involved, grids, and the input and output variables. 
One of the uses of such metadata would be to enable multidisciplinary 
model coupling.

The goal of the workshop is to gather feedback of solid Earth modeling 
professionals on these efforts. Our primary task in the scope of this 
project is to help develop the geodynamic, seismic, magnetotelluric and 
petrologic controlled vocabularies, but we are also directly involved in 
the development of the interdisciplinary model metadata standard itself, 
the Model Coupling Metadata (MCM), so this is a great chance for the 
community to influence and shape the basic concepts of the 
interdisciplinary format.

This workshop will be held in Oregon in Spring 2015. The form below is 
intended to inform us of your preferences on the place and the date, and 
of any other pertinent considerations, to ensure that most interested 
scientists are able to attend.

Of course we can only fund a limited number of attendees, so at this 
stage I would mostly like to get an idea of how many people might be 
interested, and to finalize the date. Your reply to this one-page 
questionnaire would be much appreciated.


Anna Kelbert
Oregon State University

Anna Kelbert <anya at coas.oregonstate.edu>
Assistant Professor (Sr. Res.)
College of Earth, Ocean & Atmos. Sci.
Oregon State University
104 CEOAS Admin. Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331
ph: 541-737-0942 fx: 541-737-2064

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