Recent GEON News

    CSIG’11: Big Data and Big Computing in the Geosciences

    The 8th annual Cyberinfrastructure Summer Institute for Geoscientists (CSIG’11) will be held August 8th -12th, 2011, at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, San Diego. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the theme for CSIG’11 is “Big Data and Big Computing”, reflecting the need in the geosciences for dealing with extremely large and heterogeneous observational data from a wide range of sensors and observing platforms, as well as simulation data produced by large-scale integrative models running on large computing platforms.


    SDSC Researchers Co-author, Co-edit New Book on Geoinformatics

    A new book that for the first time focuses on the potential to merge the latest advances in computer technologies with the earth sciences has been published, with researchers from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) co-authoring chapters or serving as co-editor.


    SDSC to Host Grand Challenges in Data-Intensive Discovery Conference


    GEON at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting


    GEON at GSA Fall Meeting

    Plan to visit the GEON team at the GSA Fall meeting.  Once again, we’ll be hosting a booth (#756) in the Exhibit Hall, where we’ll be highlighting the project’s most recent developments and tools.  Team members will be giving demos and available to discuss resources available via GEON, including the OpenTopography Portal and the Open Earth Framework.  Team members will be giving demos and available to discuss resources available via GEON, including the OpenTopography Portal and the Open Earth Framework. 

    Stop by to see the latest OpenTopography features and data sets, including visualization of LiDAR data in Google Earth and recently released data for faults in southern California (Elsinore, Owens Valley, and Burro Flat San Andreas) and the Intermountain Seismic Belt, including Yellowstone and Teton National Parks.  Also being highlighted at the booth will be the Open Earth Framework, a data discovery, integration, and visualization system currently under development.

    In addition to the project’s booth activities, Christopher Crosby will present “Enhancing Access To High-Resolution LIDAR Topography - From Point Clouds To Google Earth” (Crosby, Christopher J. , Nandigam, Viswanath, Arrowsmith, Ramon , and Baru, Chaitan) on Monday, October 19th at 2:15 p.m. in Room B117/118/119 of the Oregon Convention Center.


    Remotely-Sensed Earth-Data Visualization Tool and Technology Summit, October 27, 2009

    GEON team members will attend the Remotely-Sensed Earth-Data Visualization Tool and Technology Summit to be held October 27th in Santa Barbara. This Summit is being organized by the New Media Research Institute and will bring together data visualization tool makers to talk about the state of the science in remote sensing visualization tool development. 


    Data Management Workshop, October 29-30, 2009

    A Data Management Workshop, organized by CRC Transregio 32 (Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Systems: monitoring, modeling and data assimilation) and CRC 806 (Our Way to Europe: Culture-Environment Interaction and Human Mobility in the Late Quaternary), will be held October 29-30, 2009 at the University of Cologne - Institute of Geography.  Chaitan Baru (GEON PI, SDSC) is an invited speaker and will give a talk on GEON.  The submission deadline for papers at this workshop is October 15th, and registration is open through October 19th.  Full program details are available at


    Cloud Computing and Collaborative Technologies in the Geosciences Workshop, September 17-18th

    A Cloud Computing and Collaborative Technologies in the Geosciences workshop will be held September 17-18th at Indiana University in Indianapolis.  Chaitan Baru and Sriram Krishnan will represent the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San Diego at this meeting, and Dr. Baru will lead a panel on “Challenges of adopting cloud technologies”.


    SCEC Annual Meeting, September 12-16th

    The 2009 SCEC Annual Meeting will be held September 12-16 in Palm Springs, California at the Hilton Palm Springs resort. This year the meeting will focus on developing the long-term research agenda for the SCEC collaboration, in preparation for the next Center proposal (due early in 2010).


    GEON’s CI Contributions to Earthscope

    EarthScope and GEON:

    The GEON project collaborates with EarthScope on a number of cyberinfrastructure projects, including development of the EarthScope Data Portal for distribution of EarthScope data, and use of the OpenTopography Portal for dissemination of GeoEarthScope LiDAR data. GEON is also developing the OpenEarth Framework (OEF) for integration of 3D and 4D earth science data. An alpha version of OEF has been used to visualize preliminary EarthScope data sets (see below).


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