Published February 22, 2023 | Version v1
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The Value of Hosted JupyterHubs in enabling Open NASA Earth Science in the Cloud

  • 1. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • 2. NASA Land Processes DAAC
  • 3. NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Informations Services Center
  • 4. National Snow and Ice Data Center, CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 5. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 6. National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • 7. Metadata Game Changers LLC, NASA Openscapes co-lead
  • 8. Openscapes, NASA Openscapes co-lead


This document is a response from NASA Openscapes to NASA RFI NNH23ZDA005L: Scientific Data and Computing Architecture to Support Open Science. The submission provides a recommendation for NASA to recognize easy, accessible, and inclusive cloud access as a Core Service to support the agency's Open Source Science Initiative.

The following RFI presents collective thoughts of the NASA Openscapes mentor community. NASA Openscapes, co-facilitated by Erin Robinson and Julia Stewart Lowndes, is a space where members from seven NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) come together to collaborate. This cross-DAAC mentor community develops resources, teaches, and listens to feedback from NASA Earthdata end users on a regular basis. NASA has provided data freely through the DAACs for decades, enabling researchers to make significant contributions to understanding our planet that would not have been possible otherwise. As Earthdata migrates to the cloud, we at the DAACs have been positioned to help facilitate data ease of access for end users within this cloud infrastructure. We are uniquely familiar with the broader challenges our data end users face as they transition their workflows to the cloud and hope to share our experiences and recommendations as NASA moves to inclusively support open science practices in the cloud framework.


Acknowledgements: A portion of this work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (80NM0018D0004). © 2023. All rights reserved.



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