Ringing in 2018 with LinkedEarth!

Greetings and happy 2018 from the LinkedEarth team! Let’s start with a review of our AGU activities. I gave an (invited) talk “LinkedEarth and 21st century paleoclimatology: reducing data friction through standard development.” in a geoinformatics session. You can find the abstract here and you can download the presentation from figshare. The […]

LiPD vs LinkedEarth

AGU brought its own share of (welcome!) community feedback. Among them is the lingering confusion surrounding the difference between LiPD and LinkedEarth and I hope this blog post will clarify it. LiPD (pronounce: lipid) stands for Linked Paleo Data, a self-describing, machine-independent data format created by Nick McKay and Julien Emile-Geay […]

March to #AGU17

Greetings, it’s been a minute and the team is excited to head to AGU with a few updates in the bag. First of all, thanks to the nearly 100 of you who answered our survey on paleoclimate data standards. The period of public comments closed on Nov 10, and we […]

Why should you invest in us?

Greetings all, It has been a minute. LinkedEarth has been quite active these past few months, with the release of the first paleoclimate ontology, an initial framework for paleo data standards, constant updates to the wiki, and writing much open code to make use of wiki-hosted data : LiPD utilities, […]

Featured Partnership: Cscience and LinkedEarth

Guest blog post from Liz Bradley from Cscience. Learn more about how AI can help you construct age models! The critical first step in the analysis of paleoclimate records like ice or sediment cores is the construction of an age model, which relates the depth in a core to the calendar […]

Death by proxy

When LinkedEarth debuted last September, we knew that a strange beast called “ontology” would be involved, but it seemed very abstract. Nearly a year into it, we’ve already been through several versions of the  LinkedEarth ontology, and all the paleoclimatologists on the team (Deborah, Nick and I) have had to […]

LinkedEarth: coming soon to your institution

Did the posts about the origins of LinkedEarth and “what is it, what it is not?” arouse your interest about the project? Are you still struggling to see how  it might help your research or that of your colleagues? Luckily, EarthCube has a proverbial app for that. I can come to your institution to talk […]

LinkedEarth: what is it, what it is not.

We have a lot of ideas for LinkedEarth.  Since not everyone lives in our head, in this post I’ll lay out in plain terms what this project is about.  LinkedEarth is: a platform to crowd-curate paleoclimate data. Our experience with the PAGES2k project is that the lack of such cyberinfrastructure has wasted […]

The origins of (Linked)Earth

Every innovation starts with a profound dissatisfaction with the status quo. I am a climate scientist interested in understanding how and why climate changes on time scales of years to millennia. Early in my PhD, this led me to analyze paleoclimate data that I got from colleagues or the Web, […]