Report Summary:

The workshop on “Intelligent Systems Research to Support Geosciences and the EarthCube Mission” was held March 26-27, 2015 at the National Science Foundation.   The workshop was supported by a joint grant from the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering and the Directorate for Geosciences of the National Science Foundation.

Final Report completed November 2015 (final report pdf)

Summary Slides presented at the National Science Foundation on October 19, 2015 (pdf)

The goal of the workshop was to formulate a research agenda for intelligent systems that will result in fundamental new capabilities for understanding the Earth system. In geosciences, the workshop covered requirements from Earth, ocean, polar, and atmospheric and spatial sciences. In intelligent systems, the workshop included participation from fields such as information integration, machine learning, knowledge representation, semantics and metadata, geospatial computing, robotics, visualization, and augmented reality. The workshop builds on the momentum of the NSF EarthCube initiative for geosciences and was informed by ongoing cyberinfrastructure efforts.