Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

nsf logoThe National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Polar Computing Research Coordination Network (RCN) was tasked with analyzing opportunities and barriers in the uptake of high-performance and distributed computing (HPDC) in polar science.

Specifically, the RCN was to:

  • Address why the polar sciences are poorly represented in the use of HPDC cyberinfrastructure,
  • Learn how the polar sciences were using and wished to use HPDC resources,
  • Explore how to ensure that plans and design for new and existing NSF-funded cyberinfrastructure efforts are cognizant of the needs of the polar science community, and
  • Understand how best to educate a new generation of polar scientists in the skills needed to realize the opportunities and potential of HPDC.

Having covered the core areas proposed by NSF, organizers seek to engage the broader community in determining the next areas of focus and seek input from individual researchers about how they and their community could team up with the Polar Computing RCN to either expand or deepen our response to the charge detailed above. The RNC seeks proposals for events that will help achieve these goals.

Funding is available for a domestic event (must be hosted in the U.S. for U.S. participants).

To propose an event, send a two-paragraph "proposal" describing your community, your proposed event, and how you would use the available funds to the Principal Investigator, Shantenu Jha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Proposal deadline: Monday, 15 January 2018

For more information, go to:
Polar RCN Notices webpage

For more information about the Polar Research Coordination Network, including past activities, go to:
Polar Research Coordination Network homepage

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