The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Lab is happy to announce the release of two proposal solicitations: 1) ESIP Lab Incubator Projects and 2) Prototype Community Mediation Service for Provenance and Annotation. Please take the time to review each and contact the Lab via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Slack (#esip-lab) with any questions.
ESIP Lab Incubator Projects
Incubator projects lie in the realm of good ideas ready to be tried out. They should provide a proof-of-concept solution to a problem identified by the Earth sciences community. Total budget for incubation projects is $7000. Potential incubation projects could include, but are not limited to, those that:
Create an open-source solution that reduces barriers along the data lifecycle.
Provide a proof-of-concept for an emerging technology slated for operational use.
Prototype Community Mediation Service for Provenance and Annotation
The ESIP Lab seeks proposals from qualified teams to develop, extend, or fully test a prototype community-mediation capability for provenance and annotation generated and exposed by disparate sources but summarized, synthesized, or distilled into tractable forms for community use. Prototypes should be based on a distributed system where organizations, from data centers to analytical labs, have different means of and underlying technologies for generating and storing PROV and annotation, but expose compatible APIs that follow a constrained set of standards and/or conventions using the W3C specifications. Maximum project budget is $15,000.