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Proposed Earth Science Data Analytics Definition


Introduction

Earth Science Data Analytics encapsulates the processes and workflows useful for processing data specifically from the perspective of scientific needs. Data Analytics definitions found in the literature are based on problems solved in the business world, characterized by having finite inputs, constraints, and well defined solution sets. Analyzing heterogeneous Earth science data take on very different methods and results orientation. Specifically, Earth science data analytics involves problems that are solved utilizing a vast number of combinations of inputs, applied...

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Research as Art at the ESIP Summer Meeting


At this year’s Summer Meeting we'll hold a Research as Art event during the evening of Wednesday, July 20, instead of the traditional Summer Meeting poster session. Our goal is to encourage the ESIP community to use visual media to communicate their data and research; and to think about their research as an ongoing narrative that can be told through visual media.

This event is about showing how the ESIP community uses data. You don’t need to consider yourself an artist in order to submit a piece. The idea is to have a range of entries that show the diversity of research done by...

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ESIP's Response to HB2 and Summer Meeting Venue Change


As you may know, the North Carolina legislature recently passed House Bill 2 (HB2), a controversial law preventing transgender people from using bathrooms corresponding to the gender with which they identify in state schools and government facilities. ESIP is a community based on the values of inclusivity and equality. This law runs counter to ESIP's values and impacts our planned meeting space this summer.
 
I want to assure you that...
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Help develop ESIP’s software quality guidelines through a distributed revision sprint


Objectives

We are developing a set of software quality guidelines to support the ESIP Technology Evaluation Framework. We’re starting with the criteria developed by the Software Sustainability Institute, which gives us a starting place of some 200 criteria across 20 categories (more info). We’d like to update criteria (code moves fast!) to support ESIP...

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