Cyberinfrastructure

Regularly rerunning forecastings using the newest data is a core aspect of iterative near-term forecasting. This sets a higher bar for repeatability and presents informatic and computational challenges that go beyond most ecological analyses, particularly for forecasts running closer to real-time. The goal of the cyberinfrastructure working group is to make it easier to implement, archive, and share automated iterative forecasts, so that any research group that can develop a forecasting model can deploy it as an automated system. Efforts of this working group include, but are not limited to, the development of standards and databases for transparent, open, and interoperable archiving and sharing or both forecasts and forecast workflows, and the development of shared community tools for data ingest/interoperability and for forecast workflow automation / continuous integration. We will make the components of our infrastructure available through open-source software and open educational resources for using existing tools.

Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Schedule of Calls:
The Cyberinfrastructure & Methods Group will meet jointly on February 1, March 1, March 29, April 26, and May 24 at 2pm US Eastern. We are always open to people joining the calls, contact us at eco4cast.initiative@gmail.com

Cyberinfrastructure Blog Posts and Resources

Video overview of the Cyberinfrastructure and Methods Groups’ activities from the May 12-13, 2020 EFI-RCN Virtual Workshop
Christine Laney’s overview of the NEON and the data, standards, and NEON Forecasting Challenge presented at the August 2020 ESA Symposia 25: The Ecological Forecasting Initiative: Lessons Learned from a Grassroots Network to Advance Ecology

Notes from Working Group Calls

  1. March 1, 2021 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  2. February 1, 2021 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  3. December 15, 2020 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  4. November 17, 2020 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  5. October 20, 2020 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  6. September 22, 2020 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  7. August 24, 2020 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  8. July 27, 2020 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  9. June 29, 2020 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  10. June 1, 2020 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  11. May 8, 2020 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  12. April 17, 2020 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  13. March 27, 2020 – joint CI and Methods Working Groups call
  14. March 6, 2020
  15. February 11, 2020
  16. December 3, 2019
  17. November 12, 2019
  18. October 29, 2019
  19. October 1, 2019
  20. August 29, 2019
  21. July 9, 2019