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Environmental Cyberinfrastructure

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All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


Spatially extensive observing systems for environmental research, together with the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of research on the dynamics of complex environmental systems, create the need for a sophisticated information infrastructure to support these observing systems and to facilitate the integrated use of data from them. There are a number of questions about how to best construct such a cyberinfrastructure. To help answer these questions and to promote planning for Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Observatories (CEO), this solicitation requests proposals for the development of practical environmental cyberinfrastructure prototypes along with a demonstration of their capability to answer significant environmental research questions. Proposals should be for projects that pursue an end-to-end approach to an information infrastructure prototype. Proposals should identify the types of data involved and the ways in which users might wish to use such data. The proposed projects should include the careful exploration of use cases followed by deployment of a prototype that implements these use cases.

Program contacts

Alexandra Isern
Program Director
aisern@nsf.gov (703) 292-7581 GEO/OAD
Elizabeth R. Blood
Program Director
eblood@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470
Kevin L. Thompson
Program Director
kthompso@nsf.gov (703) 292-8962 CISE/OAC
Patrick L. Brezonik
Program Director
pbrezoni@nsf.gov (703) 292-8320
Stephen Meacham
ITR Program Director
smeacham@nsf.gov (703) 292-8970 OD/OIA

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