I know that no one is thinking about July this morning, but the ESIP Visioneers are meeting today at 2 PM EST. The goal of the Visioneers is to make the ESIP meetings the best, most productive, most memorable meetings on the planet. We will be discussing the theme of the July 17-20, 2012 meeting in Madison, WI and beyond. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493 Access code:928 802 435
News from Federation collaboration areas from the last week:
* The Partnership Committee met with the new members last week giving an abbreviated ESIP 101
News from Federation Partners:
Ignite@AGU videos are posted! Thanks to all of the presenters and to NASA Applied Sciences for editing the videos!
From CIESIN: Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the 2012 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) produced by CIESIN and Yale University’s Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP), in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, identifies Switzerland as first in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges. Iraq is ranked last. The EPI has been produced every two years since 2006. The 2012 EPI ranks 132 countries, using 22 indicators in ten major policy categories including air and water pollution, climate change, boidiversity, and forest management. Data sets making up the EPI were contributed from the International Energy Agency, remote sensing research groups at Battelle and University of Maryland, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and other entities. To learn more, go to 2012 Environmental Performance Index.
(Check calendar for time and call-in details):
* Monday: Visioneers
* Tuesday: Discovery Testbed , IT&I
* Thursday: Data Management Short Course
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