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Press Release: Federation for Earth Science Information Partners 2015 Winter Meeting, New Officers, Student Fellows and Members

January 15, 2015 — The Federation for Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) held their Winter Meeting, January 6-8, 2015 on the theme of “Earth Science and Data in Support of Food Resilience: Climate, Energy, Water Nexus". ESIP President Peter Fox said, “Once again the Winter Meeting theme reinforced how the Federation pushes the community limits of 'making data matter'. The quality and standing of the plenary speakers and panels, and the breadth and depth of the technical sessions is a testament to ESIP's vision.

Press Release: Federation for Earth Science Information Partners - 2015 Peer Recognition

January 15, 2015 — The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Martha Maiden Lifetime Achievement Award and the President’s award. Both awards recognized community members that have made outstanding contributions to ESIP and the broader Earth science data and informatics community.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Mercury System received the Certificate of Registration from the United States Copyright Office

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Mercury- Metadata Data Management System received the Certificate of Registration from the United States Copyright Office.

Copyright Effective date June 18, 2013.

 

Authors:  Ranjeet Devarakonda, Giriprakash Palanisamy, James M. Green and Bruce E. Wilson
Mercury-Metadata Data Management System TXu 1-873-934 CR No. 50000002

ESIP Federation Promotes Data Life Cycle Collaboration During Winter 2012 Conference

Washington, DC, January 11, 2012– The ESIP Federation held its winter meeting in Washington, DC from January 4-6, 2012, with more than 170 participants attending. Focused on a theme of Connections Through Collaboration: Engaging Community Throughout the Data Life Cycle, the ESIP Federation heard from experts, practitioners and users about current and future collaborations.

Seven New Members Elected to Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

January 10, 2012 —The Assembly of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation) elected seven new partner organizations, bringing total membership to more than 135 organizations. (See below for a complete list of new members).  Partnership in the ESIP Federation is open to organizations that work with Earth science data and who wish to work across communities to expose, gather and enhance in-house capabilities in support of their organization’s own mandates.  

ESIP Federation Elects 4 New Partners

September 2, 2011  — The Assembly of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation) elected four new partner organizations, bringing total membership above 130 organizations, a record of strong growth during the 14-year history of ESIP. The new member organizations include (member type in parenthesis):

Federation for Earth Science Information Partners Elects New Officers

January 12, 2011 — The Federation for Earth Science Information Partners elected officers to its executive committee for 2011-2012. The new officers started their terms, January 5, 2011, during the ESIP Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Chris Lenhardt, ORNL DAAC was elected President of the Federation. Karl Benedict, Earth Data Analysis Center, UNM, will serve as Vice President. Rob Raskin, JPL, will chair the Constitution and Bylaws committee. Charles Hutchinson, UAZ, will chair the Finance and Appropriations committee. Annette Schloss, UNH, will chair the Partnership committee. Bruce Caron, The New Media Studio, will chair the Education committee. Rahul Ramachandran, ORNL, will chair the Information Technology and Interoperability committee. Nettie Labelle-Hamer, Alaska Satellite Facility, will serve as the Type I representative. Brian Wilson, JPL, will serve as the Type II representative. Stefan Falke, Washington University, will serve as the Type III representative.
 
The ESIP Federation is a consortium of Earth science data and technology professionals spanning government (NASA, NOAA, EPA, USGS, NSF), academia and the private sectors (both commercial and nonprofit). The organization is dedicated to transforming research data and information into useful and usable data and information products for decision makers, policy makers and the public. Initiated by NASA in 1997 in response to a study by the National Academy of Science, the ESIP Federation provides data, products and services to decision makers and researchers in public and private settings. The Foundation for Earth Science provides administrative and staff support to the ESIP Federation.

 

Contacts:

Chris Lenhardt
President, Federation of Earth Science Information Partners
865.456.6394

Carol Meyer
Executive Director, Foundation for Earth Science
919.870.7140

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Seven New Members Elected to Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

January 11, 2011 —The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation) elected seven new member organizations, bringing total membership above 125 organizations. (See below for a complete list of new members).

ESIP Federation membership is strictly voluntary and the continued growth of its membership reflects the recognition that the ESIP Federation is a dynamic and collaborative forum where data providers, researchers and users gather to exchange valuable information. According to Chris Lenhardt, ESIP Federation President, “The steady growth of our membership during the past decade and the growing interest in partnering with the ESIP Federation is a sign that the organization is not only healthy but relevant to the Earth science information community. The ESIP Federation is member-driven and is agile in responding to new trends and ideas in the data and information field. Its ability to do so has allowed it to be the venue where Earth science information professionals gather.”
 
The new member organizations include: 
• Center for Spatial Analysis, University of Oklahoma, Xiangming Xiao, Professor
• City of Chicago, Peter Mulvaney, Sustainable Infrastructure Director
• DataONE (University of New Mexico), William Michener, Professor and director of e-science initiatives at UNM Libraries
• Information Technology and Systems Center (ITSC), Sara Graves, Director
• National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA), Roberta Johnson, Executive Director
• National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Brian Wee, Chief of External Affairs
• USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN), Alyssa Rosemartin, Information Technology Coordinator
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Any organization engaged in “activities pursuant to the goals and objectives of the ESIP Federation” can apply for membership. For more information on membership, visit the ”Partnership” section of the ESIP site (http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Partnership).
 
The ESIP Federation is a consortium of Earth science data and technology professionals spanning government (NASA, NOAA, EPA, USGS, NSF), academia and the private sectors (both commercial and nonprofit). The organization is dedicated to transforming research data and information into useful and usable data and information products for decision makers, policy makers and the public. Initiated by NASA in 1997, the ESIP Federation provides data, products and services to decision makers and researchers in public and private settings. The Foundation for Earth Science provides administrative and staff support to the ESIP Federation.
 

Contacts:

Chris Lenhardt
President, Federation of Earth Science Information Partners
865.456.6394

Carol Meyer
Executive Director, Foundation for Earth Science
919.870.7140

 

 

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