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Four New Members Elected to Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

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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John Townshend Receives the 2011 Martha Maiden Award

January 4, 2011 — Professor John Townshend, Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is a pioneer when it comes to making remotely sensed data freely available. In the context of his Global Land Cover Facility project, Townsend led the way in the open distribution and access of satellite imagery derived from Landsat. This project delivered hundreds of gigabytes of data per year, which was unparalled at its inception in the late 1990’s and now holds over eight terabytes of data. Beyond his research, Townshend is a dedicated educator, teaching for more than 20 years. His legacy includes a cohort of students following his characteristic leadership and collaboration with respect to Earth Observations.

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Townshend has made an impressive contribution to the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) and its mission and outstanding contributions to the Earth science information community. This impact was tangibly recognized when he was awarded the Martha Maiden Lifetime Achievement Award by the ESIP Federation. The award was presented at the ESIP Winter Meeting held in Washington, D.C. January 4-6, 2011. The award was established in 2009 in honor of Martha E. Maiden, NASA Program Executive for Earth Data Systems, for her leadership, dedication and tireless efforts to nurture the ESIP Federation into a vibrant and mature organization.

During his acceptance remarks, Townshend said his success was “a microcosm of the success achieved by the Federation and we should keep in mind why we individually and collectively have been such a stunning success.” He went on to say that this success is comes from imaginative leadership, focusing on the intersection between science, application and information technology, bringing together contributions from a variety of sectors and believing that data should be freely available to help science progress.
 
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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ESIP Federation Elects 3 New Partners

July 20, 2010 —The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (“ESIP Federation”) has elected three new partners for full membership. This new class of applicants demonstrates the continued interest in the ESIP Federation from the broad continuum of Earth science data and technology interests. The new partners include:

  • University of Delaware/ Department of Geography/ Global Climate Data Resources (Type II), Cort J. Wilmot, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Northrop Grumman Information Systems (Type III), Shailendar Kumar, Aurora, Colorado
  • Sonoma Technology, Inc. (STI) (Type III), Tim Dye, Petaluma, California

“The ESIP Federation continues to attract Earth science data and information experts to its membership. Our diversity and ability to work across disciplines, sectors and federal agencies has enabled this community to advance in ways greater than the sum of its parts.” says Dr. James Frew, ESIP Federation President. “The ESIP Federation’s reputation is growing as the place for community-driven collaboration in the Earth sciences.”

Now in its second decade, the ESIP Federation has 115 partners representing a wide range of Earth Science data interests. ESIP Federation partners include Earth science data centers, environmental research groups, and practitioners in the application of environmental data, educators and technologists.
Across these diverse interests, public, private and non-profit organizations are represented.
The ESIP Federation is a consortium of Earth science data and technology professionals spanning government (NASA, NOAA, EPA, USGS), academia and the private sectors (both commercial and nonprofit). Our 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.

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