OpenTopography Collaboration Awarded New 4-Year Grant

Aug 24, 2020

We're happy to announce that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has renewed funding for OpenTopography, a science gateway that provides online access to Earth science oriented high-resolution topography data and processing tools to a broad user community advancing research and education in areas ranging from earthquake geology to ecology and hydrology.

The award, Collaborative Research: OpenTopography - A cyberinfrastructure facility for advancing geoscience research and education, provides $2.55 million over four years for the fourth generation of the project. OpenTopography was founded in 2009, and is managed by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego; UNAVCO, a non-profit university-governed consortium facilitating geoscience research and education in Boulder, Colorado; and Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). The award is jointly funded by the Geoinformatics and the Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics programs in the Division of Earth Sciences at the NSF.

OpenTopography supports an interdisciplinary user base in academia and beyond by making high-resolution digital topographic data and shallow water bathymetric data available. These data have revolutionized Earth and environmental sciences and engineering, contributing to the study of Earth surface processes (e.g., earthquakes and volcanoes, landslides, riverine sediment transport), vegetation dynamics, and human modification of the Earth's surface.

See all the details in this SDSC press release: OpenTopography Collaboration Awarded New 4-Year Grant

Thanks to the OpenTopography community for your continued support!