The Cloud: Obstacles and Barriers Encountered By Users
Increasing exposure to and adoption of the Earthdata Cloud yields new concerns from users. Obstacles and barriers encountered by users include: financial resource allottment, steep learning curves, insitutional support, and cloud-readiness of data.
We present common concerns expressed by early cloud adopters, and encourage conference-goers to relay their own or users' experiences.
We also encourage brainstorming for how open science principles can help solve some of the barriers and obstacles users encouter with the cloud.