Who Can Join?
LinkedEarth membership is open to climate and computer scientists with a commitment to research both inside and outside the United States. Members must be affiliated with a research institution and hold an ORCID ID prior to joining.
Students working toward a M.S or a PhD are eligible to become members but must be sponsored by their academic advisor.
Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the membership committee.
LinkedEarth membership enables access to the LinkedEarth wiki, through which members can edit datasets and metadata properties, and participate in community discussions about data standardization and ontology development.
The LinkedEarth Wiki enables fast access to hundreds of paleoclimate records with easy search properties. These datasets can be further analyzed with tools specifically designed for the format (i.e., age modeling, spectral analysis).
The LinkedEarth Wiki leaves the data in the hands of the data collectors. Once the data is uploaded onto the online platform, they can still be annotated or updated by the original investigator. Similarly, the wiki platform allows third-party discussion about the data, enabling direct discussion with the person most knowledgeable about the dataset. The use of the wiki is very intuitive to anyone who has used, created, or edited Wikipedia entry. A start-up guide is also available here.
The LinkedEarth Wiki enables the development of standard formats in geosciences, allowing better communication among scientists within the same discipline or across research fields.
How to Join ?
Please take a moment to fill our web form to be considered for membership.
Once your request is submitted, a member of the membership committee will review your application within three (3) business days. Upon approval, you will receive two emails to sign up on our platforms:
The first email gives you an account on the LinkedEarth website (this site) and signs you up for our Newsletter. You don't need to update your profile information here.
The second email will give you an accounf on the LinkedEarth wiki. We created a short video tutorial to help you create your profile and get started with the wiki. Unfortunately, we do not have yet an automatic way to transfer your information from this form directly on the wiki.
Please note that membership is revocable in case of inappropriate/unproductive behavior, as decided by the membership committee.