PEcAn 2 Terrestial Model Informatics Workshop 2016


The PEcAn 2 Terrestrial Model Informatics Workshop took place from May 9th-11th 2016 at Boston University.

The big picture of this workshop was to discuss how new and emerging tools and technologies can accelerate the pace of progress in ecosystem and land surface modeling and allow us to better respond to the needs of the community, policy makers, and the general public. This workshop specifically targeted the modeling community.

The goals of the meeting were to:

The full agenda of the workshop can be found here: link

The workshop will produce a paper outlining cyberinfrastructure bottelnecks, opportunities, and a roadmap. An updated PEcAn workplan will be produces as well.

To facilitate discussion, themes and subthemes were created to focus discussion (links lead to slides for each theme):

Big Picture
Cyber-infrastructure Foundations
Provenance, Standards, Repeatability, Accessibility, Sharing & Communication, Transparency, Support for clusters, cloud, etc., Portability
Data Ingest
Drivers, Constraints, Initial Conditions, Traits, Data uncertainty
Validation, Benchmarking & Visualization
Model sensitivity, uncertainty, ensemble,etc.
Tools for analyzing specific data types
Trait meta-analysis, parameter data assimilation
State Data Assimilation
Multi-model Synthesis
Adding Models
Growing the PEcAn community
Challenges with running multiple models, tools for MIPs

Thank you to everyone that attended. The PEcAn Team looks forward to working with you all!