Meet ESIP's Staff

The Foundation for Earth Science ( is the management arm of the ESIP Federation. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3).


Chuck Hutchinson
Interim Executive Director




Erin Robinson
Information and Virtual Community Director, Foundation for Earth Science 

Phone: 314-369-9954
Connect with Erin on LinkedIn

In November, 2010, Erin began working for the Foundation for Earth Science. She leverages her knowledge of environmental informatics, in particular collaborative web technologies to support the diverse communities of practice that make up the Federation for Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). Her current research interest include improving collaboration among distributed partners by enhancing connections at various levels in the interoperability stack, coordinating events to enhance human-to-human relationships, developing collaborative sites that integrate social media to facilitate knowledge exchange and sharing Earth observations through standard data access.