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