ESS-DIVE seeks to transform the way critical data from Environmental Systems Science (ESS) research is stored and accessed by engaging the scientific research community in adopting consistent standards and protocols for data archival that improve data access. As a result, ESS-DIVE is designed to be a partnership with the scientific community, including individual DOE projects/programs, DOE cyberinfrastructure groups, and data users.
The ESS-DIVE team is working to build close relationships with each of the DOE ESS projects and programs across labs and universities. Additionally, ESS-DIVE works closely with two DOE advisory groups:
- ESS-DIVE’s Archive Partnership Board (APB)
- ESS Cyberinfrastructure Working Groups and Executive Committee
Archive Partnership Board
Our Archive Partnership Board directly advises the ESS-DIVE project team, and determine key priorities for ESS-DIVE development. It is composed of representatives from major ESS projects/programs, and at-large members representing users to provide input on priorities, needs and services. We formed our Archive Partnership Board. If you are interested in joining the board and serving as an advisor to ESS-DIVE, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESS Cyberinfrastucture Working Groups
The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) has established three working groups to address core cyberinfrastructure needs across its Climate and Earth Science division (CESD). These groups, Data Management and Workflows, Model-Data Integration, and Software Engineering and Interoperability, are managed by an executive committee composed of leads from CESD projects/programs. The groups were created to coordinate cyberinfrastructure development across projects/programs, and to work toward common community infrastructure, including ESS-DIVE. The ESS-DIVE team works closely with the ESS Cyberinfrastructure groups to build collaborative partnerships and gather input on archive design and priorities.
The ESS-DIVE team is also participating with external groups, such as the Research Data Alliance (RDA), the Federation of Earth Science Partners (ESIP), and our NCEAS/DataONE partners to keep current with data management practices and develop standards in the broader scientific community.