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Geosciences and Cyberinfrastructure. Partial Overview Current Activities. Timothy L. Killeen Assistant Director for the Geosciences Directorate National Science Foundation Clifford A. Jacobs Division of Atmospheric Sciences National Science Foundation. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Geosciences and CyberinfrastructurePartial Overview Current ActivitiesTimothy L. Killeen Assistant Director for the Geosciences DirectorateNational Science FoundationClifford A. JacobsDivision of Atmospheric SciencesNational Science Foundation

GEO NCSA 2015 Strategic Planning Process April 21, 20101Talk Outline2The Presidents InitiativesCourtesy of Paul Filmer, National Science FoundationARPA-E is a bold concept that will provide access to the funding needed to bring the next generation of energy technologies to fruition. Specifically ARPA-E aims to:Enhance our economic security by identifying technologies with the potential to reduce energy imports from foreign sources; reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions; and improve efficiency across the energy spectrum. Ensure we remain a technological leader in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies.ARPA-E will uniquely focus on high risk, high payoff concepts - technologies promising true energy transformations. The Department invests heavily in basic research and ARPA-E is not intended to augment these efforts.

3The Presidents Initiatives(continued)Courtesy of Paul Filmer, National Science Foundation4White House Elevates Science & Environment

John Holdren, White House Science AdvisorCarol Browner, White House Climate and Energy CzarJane Lubchenco, NOAA AdministratorNancy Sutley, Council on Environmental QualityLisa Jackson, EPA AdministratorSteven ChuSecretary of EnergyCourtesy of April Burke, Lewis-Burke Associates5New Money for Science AgenciesEPA+38%(ARRA $7.2 Billion)NOAA+2.5%(ARRA 830 Million)DOE EERE+6.4%(ARRA $16.8 Billion)DOE OS+3.9%(ARRA $1.6 Billion)NSF+8.5%(ARRA $3 Billion)NASA+5%(ARRA $1 Billion)FY 2010 Presidents Request compared to FY 2009 enactedARRA = American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009Courtesy of April Burke, Lewis-Burke Associates6FY 2010 Budget Request to Congress

Source: NSF FY2010 Budget Request to Congress7Energy-Climate-Sustainability Era

From presented by Shere Abbott, Associate Director for Environment, 1 February 2010Climate Change Science Program(US Government-wide Coordinating Activity)

Courtesy of Paul Filmer, National Science Foundation9Climate Change Science Program

Courtesy of Paul Filmer, National Science Foundation10

NRC Recommendations for Restructuring Federal Climate Research

Courtesy of Paul Filmer, National Science Foundation11NSFs Climate ResearchSpecial Emphasis Area in the 2010 BudgetStrong Support by the Administration and Congress12FY 2010 Budget Request for NSF13Climate Research: Special Emphasis Area in FY10 Budget

Modeling ofBasic Natural and Human Processes & their interactionsFundamental Research,Including Experiments EnvironmentalObservation including changes from human activities, adaptation, and mitigationIntegrated Research ApproachClimate Research PrinciplesFY 2010 Climate Research Solicitations

FY 2011 Budget RequestNSF FY 2011 BudgetTOTAL:$7.4 billionIncrease: 8 percent

18GEO: The Big PictureAmerican Recovery Act GEO investments: $601MFY2010: 10.2% increase over FY2009Includes Agency-wide climate initiativeFY2011: Presidents budget request includes a 7.4% increase for GEO

NSB Report: Building a Sustainable Energy Future

20Science, Engineering, and Education for SustainabilityClimate, Energy, and SustainabilityDynamic Earth2011 Infrastructure InvestmentsNCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center Project (NWSC)

Questions and/or CommentsTimothy L. KilleenEmail: tkilleen@nsf.govClifford A. JacobsEmail: The Budget Picture

Fiscal Year (FY)President's Plan for Science and InnovationTotal NSF Funding(dollars in billions)292011 Research ThemesScience, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES +$35M to $230M)Follow-on to 2010 Climate Research activityIn 2011, GEO will support research to study regions that are highly susceptible to the impacts of environmental changes, such as:Coastal areas subject to sea-level rise The Arctic, where warming temperatures and waning ice cover challenges communities and ecosystemsGEO Investment in Infrastructure

NSF Requests $7B for FY 2010Major Components of NSFs Climate ResearchFociPartnerships

Climate Research (+$46.0 million for a total of $46.0 million).

In FY 2010, BIO will make a major investment in NSFs new Climate Research effort. NSF proposesan integrated approach that includes: modeling of basic natural and human processes; fundamentalresearch to support paradigm development and predictive understanding; environmental observation;inquiry-based studies of integrated natural and human systems; and research on the environmentalsignificance of adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Specific emphases include: Modeling: Enhance scalability of climate and ecosystem models to move climate modeling from theglobal to the regional scale; move ecological modeling from the local to the regional scale; andimprove predictability at multiple scales to inform decision makers; Fundamental Research: Support a broad research portfolio in carbon cycling, biodiversity, andecological systems and expand the Nations workforce trained to address complex environmentalchallenges; Observation: Improve, upgrade and deploy critical environmental observing platforms and systems(Long Term Ecological Research and the National Ecological Observatory Network) and partner withthe USDA to establish a set of Urban Long Term Research Areas.The long-term goal of this program is to assert U.S. leadership in providing and communicating thefundamental knowledge base on climate change.

33Supporting Cyber-infrastructureNSFs Office Of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)Partial List of Activities34Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI)35NSF Vision for CyberinfrastructureNational-level, integrated system of hardware, software, data resources & services... to enable new paradigms of science

Learning & Work Force Needs & OpportunitiesVirtual Organizations for Distributed CommunitiesHigh Performance ComputingData & Visualization/ InteractionCourtesy of Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation3636The NSF Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery describes the Foundations vision for the role of Cyberinfrastructure in facilitating scientific discovery and innovation. In chapter 3 on data, the Vision document says, science and engineering digital data are routinely deposited in a well-documented form, are regularly and easily consulted and analyzed by specialists and non-specialists alike, are openly accessible while suitably protected and are reliably preserved. In addition, Scientific visualization, including not just static images but also animation and interaction, leads to better analysis and enhanced understanding. A link to the Vision report is on the OCI home page.Shared Resource EnvironmentsText

ComputersData servicesVisualization servicesPeopleModeling and simulationUser supportData analysis & visualization Common user environmentsTrainingTools for educatorsScience GatewaysCourtesy of University of Indiana2007-8 Track 2 TACC2008-9 Track 2 UTK2009-10 Track 2 PSC2010-11 Track 2 TBD2011 Track 1 NCSA

Courtesy of Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation37High Performance Computing- Track 1Courtesy of Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation38

Blue Waters Petascale System (2011)Courtesy of Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation39High Performance Computing- Track 2

Courtesy of Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation40

Track 2 - TACCCourtesy of Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation41Track 2 - UTK

Courtesy of Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation42XX42TeraGrid Growth


BlueWatersTFLOPSCourtesy of Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation43

Exterior Rendering44Image courtesy of g3D, Inc.Proposed NCAR-University of WY Computer CenterCourtesy of National Center for Atmospheric Sciences44DataNet:Sustainable Digital Data Preservation and Access Network Partners Program

Courtesy of Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation4545There are four primary goals for DataNet: To provide reliable digital preservation, access, integration, and analysis capabilities for science/engineering data over decades-long timeline. To achieve long-term preservation and access capability in an environment of rapid technology advances. To create systems and services that are technologically and economically sustainable. And we mean long-term sustainability from funding by a constellation of partner investors -- not just the NSF, and To empower science-driven information integration capability on the foundation of a reliable data preservation network. DataNet is intended to support data collection at many scales.

The greatest need for DataNet may be in medium to small size projects, especially as government agencies that fund research increase their expectations for more open sharing and systematic stewardship of data objects.Award: Data ConservancyCourtesy of Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation46Award: DataNetONE (Observation Network for Earth)Courtesy of Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science FoundationPetaApps of Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation4848

International Research Network Connections (IRNC)


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