A two-year project, “EarthCube Conceptual Design: A Scalable Community-Driven Architecture”, has been awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). EarthCube is a NSF initiative to create a community-driven data and knowledge management system that will allow for unprecedented data sharing across the geosciences. The objective of this project is to develop a conceptual architecture that will serve as the blueprint for the definition, construction and deployment of a national infrastructure for EarthCube. This project is partnered with Caltech and Element 84 (a small business).  George Djorgovski from Caltech serves as the Principal Investigator. Dan Crichton and Emily Law will be responsible for development of this architecture.