Indiana University



We have formed the Cyberinfrastructure Center for Polar Science (CICPS) with experts in Polar Science, Remote Sensing and Cyberinfrastructure. This center includes the lead institutions for this proposal: Indiana University, which is internationally known for its broad expertise in research and infrastructure for eScience; and ECSU, a founding member of CReSIS with a center of excellence in remote sensing. CICPS includes CReSIS institutions as collaborators and will drive PolarGrid to meet their goals while using the best known technologies. Impressive institutional commitments include a new building and faculty lines at ECSU and resources and system support from Indiana University. We also commit the substantial initial effort needed to build the portal, workflow and Grid (Web) services that are required to make PolarGrid real.