ECSITE’13: the first EarthCube Summer Institute for Technology Exploration was held August 12th - 16th, 2013, at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, San Diego.
Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Geoinformatics program and the EarthCube program, ECSITE’13 built upon eight years of the Cyberinfrastructure Summer Institute for Geoscientists, from 2004-2011 (see Previous Summer Institutes).
The EarthCube Summer Institute is designed for geoscience researchers engaged in computational and data science including, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, junior and senior faculty, and research staff. ECSITE’13 in particular targeted early career faculty, especially those interested in carrying forward the concepts learned at ECSITE into their own research activities and to their classroom teaching.
ECSITE’13 provided an introduction to data science concepts and topics, while also covering topics in computational science. The topic areas introduced included:
The material was structured to provide an introduction, cover the state-of-the-art, provide examples of use in “real systems”, and discuss remaining challenges, especially in the context of geoscience research applications.
Please see the General Information page for additional details regarding logistics, the intended audience for the institute, etc.
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