7 September 2017: The ESIP Lab is happy to announce the release of two RFPs: 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 (lab@esipfed.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 can provide a proof-of-concept solution to a problem identified by the Earth sciences community. 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.
  • Implement technologies or activities furthering goals of ESIP collaboration areas.
  • Provide an opportunity for a student to investigate an interesting problem.
  • Investigate ideas related to the 2018 ESIP theme of Promoting techniques to articulate and measure the socioeconomic value and benefit of Earth science data, information and applications.

You can find the full text for this RFP on the Lab website: https://www.esipfed.org/esip-lab/current-opportunities.

Prototype Community Mediation Service for Provenance and Annotation

This is a Request for Proposal (RFP) for fast track projects that build upon ideas submitted through Ideascale during the first stage of the ESIP Community PROV Challenge. Find all submitted ideas here.

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.

You can find the full RFP on the Lab website: https://www.esipfed.org/esip-lab/current-opportunities.