We would like to let you know that US Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) is building the leadership team for a new NSF EarthCube-funded Marine Ecological Time Series Research Coordination Network (METS RCN) over the next 3-4 years. This RCN is primarily aimed at building community consensus around FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data solutions and broadening users and applications of METS data sets. RCN activities will include both virtual and in-person consensus building activities, a METS data working group, regional user groups, products, and case studies to explore broader applications of METS data sets, and a data hackathon to build capacity to ingest, analyze, and integrate METS data with other disciplinary and cross-disciplinary data to accelerate scientific discovery. Applications for the steering committee members are welcome from all interested and enthusiastic experts in the fields of oceanography, data science, earth system models, statistics, or data synthesis, and with a vested interest in applying FAIR principles across METS programs.
RCN Steering Committee commitments will include:
- virtual planning and discussion meetings every ~6-8 weeks (more often as needed)
- planning and attending (as necessary/interested) RCN activities - travel support is available
- contributing to RCN publications and products