Invitation to the community to provide input on the future of NEES
Dear members of the NEES Community,
The NEES Governance Board invites you to provide your ideas about the future of the network.
The NSF Cooperative Agreement that funds NEES laboratory operations, its cyberinfrastructure, and its education, outreach and training (EOT) programs expires on September 30, 2014.
The NEES Governance Board is concerned about the challenges facing the NEES community, including access to experimental facilities with qualified, experienced technical staff, continued maintenance of and access to the data and tools in NEEShub, and the availability of EOT programs. The Board is conducting an invitation-only workshop in March 2014, to explore the priorities, logistics, and resources that may be needed to maintain various levels of services beyond September 30, 2014; and, invites you to complete the brief survey at: https://nees.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=98.
The survey results will be used to inform the workshop; please complete the survey by February 14, 2014. Students familiar with NEES or who have participated in research and other activities in the network are specially encouraged to complete the survey as well.
All responses are anonymous.
Thank you in advance for your attention to this important matter.
Julio Ramirez, Prof. of CE
NEEScomm Center Director, NEES Chief Officer
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)