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AGU Fall Meeting Session: Diversities of Online Collaborative Virtual Research Environments Available to Support the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences

The AGU Fall Meeting will be in Washington, D.C., December 10-14, 2018.

SGCI's Sandra Gesing is co-chairing the session IN027: Diversities of Online Collaborative Virtual Research Environments Available to Support the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences.

The description of the session is as follows:

Virtual Research Environments (VREs) (aka Virtual Laboratories and Science Gateways) support online collaborative research across all areas of the Earth, space and environmental sciences. VRE communities range from small groups of investigators to large international initiatives: they can simply be sharing data or facilitating complex processing workflows on HPC. VREs vary from rigid workflows to highly flexible environments that enable discovery, sharing, and publishing of data and other associated products. Some VREs include software solution ‘centres’ that facilitate access to a variety of web-based applications, which deliver the capability to analyze data and execute models. Increasingly Jupyter notebooks are becoming commonplace in VREs, providing flexible environments to more easily prototype and share scientific software applications, and deploy on cloud, HPC, and data-intensive infrastructures.

This session solicits papers from those developing VREs and similar collaborative platforms, including technologies used; methods of sharing developments; recognized challenges; and future visions for their evolution.

The submission deadline for this session is August 1, 2018. You can submit an abstract for the session here


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