Science
Generating new knowledge through collaborative analysis and synthesis of diverse data.
Informatics
Creating and advancing technologies and methods that enable robust, reproducible science.
Training
Helping scientists acquire advanced skills in data analysis, and effective collaboration and communication.

Things that didn’t exist prior to NCEAS include merging existing data with models, and using empirical data to explore generality and make predictions.

 Sally Hacker,
   Oregon State University,
   3/21/12