[Esip-discovery] [Esip-earthcollaboratory] added a section for people to "sign" the white paper

Lynnes, Christopher S. (GSFC-6102) christopher.s.lynnes at nasa.gov
Mon Oct 10 15:30:22 EDT 2011

On Oct 7, 2011, at 6:45 PM, Mark A. Parsons wrote:

> Hi all,
> I did some fairly serious rearranging, editing, and condensing to the White Paper. On Chris's advice, I created a new document that links back to the original. Please check it out at http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Discovery_White_Paper_Short
> I think it is more cohesive and pithy now, but make sure I didn't misrepresent what anyone wrote. Please edit freely. There are still a couple gaps too. Alternatively, we can go back to the original.
> Finally, I changed things to Earth *System* Science Collaboratory, because I thought that is what we agreed at the Summer Meeting. Let me know if I'm overreaching.
> Good work folks, I think we can make NSF begin to see things a little differently.
> Think Different,

  Thanks for taking the bull by the horns here.  The new version seems to be pretty much a lossless compression of the original in terms of concepts.
  I added the figure for the Earth Science Collaboratory (and changed the ESSC->ESC, etc.).
  I also tried to fill in the missing paragraph on governance.  What do you all think of the following?

In an interoperability regime involving multiple government agencies at all levels, academia, the commercial world and even citizen scientists, it is difficult for any single organization or group to set forth interoperability standards for all to follow.  Instead, the EarthCube governance should allow for emergent governance structures that can leverage the efforts of both volunteer and funded participants. The cluster formation within the ESIP federation provides an example of how this can work.
Dr. Christopher Lynnes     NASA/GSFC, Code 610.2    phone: 301-614-5185

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