Member Highlight: NASA Earth Observations
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 16:00
Mission: NASA Earth Observation's (NEO) mission is to help you picture climate and environmental changes as they occur on our home planet.
About: NEO, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015, is a system that delivers global imagery of NASA Earth science data. The system was developed to meet the needs of an audience that has a desire to use images of NASA data but does not have...
ESIP Delegate Oral Statement issued at GEO XII Plenary - Nov. 12 2015. Mexico City.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12:41
Chairs and assembled colleagues.
The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), seeds innovation, develops and vets best practices and advances technologies across broad-based, distributed communities of science, data and information technology practitioners. ESIP's status as a leading US collaboration network and neutral convener has made it the go-to place to forge consensus on emerging data-related topics, all under the banner of "making data matter". ESIP builds collaborations among those who wish to contribute expertise to resolving common problems.
Learning to Use More Than a Hammer: A Review of the Software Carpentry Workshop
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 16:27
There's an old saying that when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I know, it's cliched and painfully overused, but stay with me here. In the world of working with scientific data, and processing data using a computer and a programming environment, this--cliched or not--is the situation many young scientists find themselves in. In coming up through academia on a scientific path (rather than engineering or computer science route), we find ourselves frequently working with data and programming languages without having had the fundamental training in software...
Agriculture, Climate and Water: Can Drones Help Us Make Better Management Decisions?
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 14:52
Flinging a small fixed-wing drone into the crisp morning air to monitor an agricultural field, the whine of the propellers gives way to a burst of radio chatter. I direct my small undergraduate team to measure greenhouse gas emissions in the field while keeping an eye on the operations laptop, watching the flight progress. This careful combination of in-situ field emissions measurements and high-resolution remotely sensed imagery has exciting implications for...