The Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) is an activity sponsored by the Amercan Geophysical Union (AGU) with a focus on real-world environmental challenges that local communities face within three areas: natural hazards/disasters, natural resources, and climate change. TEX endeavors to build collaborative relationships between scientists and non-scientists and help them design and implement local solutions together.
TEX and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are collaborating to use cloud-computing and Earth and space science to advance solutions to community challenges related to natural resources, climate change and natural hazards. Together, they have issued “Sharing Solutions Challenge” with the title “Using Earth and space science and cloud computing to advance community solutions.” For this challenge, they are looking for projects that have working prototypes that address community challenges using Earth science data or tools. Winning projects will receive $15,000 in grant funds to use AWS on-demand cloud services, Free registration to attend the annual 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, and creative assistance and direction in developing videos that highlight the work.
From the project's Critera for Submission:
- Projects must demonstrate local impact or relevance, be based in the USA, and be focused on solving challenges related to natural resources, climate change or natural hazards.
- Project teams should include local community or civic participation in addition to scientific and computational technical expertise.
- Project teams should be willing to share and present their approach or tool.
The deadline for this opportunity is 16 Oct 2015.
See the Sharing Solutions Challenge web site for additional details.