ESS Cyberinfrastructure Working Groups

Towards a Community of Practice for Environmental System Science

A flexible and open cyberinfrastructure is needed for our community to address the challenges we face in advancing Environmental System Science (ESS). Several of these challenges are highlighted in the image below. The working groups strive to enable all ESS projects, big or small, University or DOE-led to utilize common cyberinfrastructure tools and workflows in a culture of Open Science.

Cyberinfrastructure underlies the ModEx workflows shown schematically in this figure. Ensuring these workflows are open, accessible, and transferable for the ESS community to use in their research is an important part of the ESS CI Working Groups mission.

Incredible technological changes are driving key aspects of the challenges highlighted in the figure, and how we address them as a community, including

  • New instrumentation/data acquisition capabilities such as distributed & fiber sensing, drones/remote sensing, 5G/satellite internet are changing the flow and management of data.
  • New technologies are available, such as Machine Learning, Big Data, Cloud & Edge Computing, Internet of Things, next generation CPU-GPU compute architectures.
  • Exascale computing is currently underutilized in mechanistic simulations, and there is limited use within ML workflows in our community.
  • Open Science by design should be embraced, for example, it will help support Interagency efforts to develop model testbeds require broader data sharing & model co-development

Join us in addressing these challenges as a community.

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Annual Meeting, May 23, 2022

Thanks for your responses to our survey, they have helped shape the full agenda for this year’s Virtual ESS Cyberinfrastructure Working Groups (CIWG) Annual Meeting. You can view the full Agenda on the meeting’s event page.