How We Work


The ESIP Federation is governed by its Assembly, a group that represents all partner organizations. Each partner, or member, organization has one vote in the Assembly. The Assembly annually elects its leadership, which consists of a President, Vice President, ESIP Type Representatives and Committee Chairs. This leadership collectively serves on the Executive Committee, which governs ESIP between annual Assembly business meetings. Professional staff support is provided through the Foundation for Earth Science (FES), who work closely with the Executive Committee.

The work of the ESIP collaboration areas occurs in Committees, Working Groups and Clusters, which allow for formal and informal activities while providing great flexibility and efficiency in addressing emerging topics. The Committees, Working Groups and Clusters are supported by ESIP's suite of collaboration tools (web conferencing, teleconferencing, wikis, etc.) that improve each group’s ability to collaborate in a virtual environment.

Relevant governance documents are linked below and include a ConstitutionBylaws and Strategic Plan.

ESIP 101 - ESIP Basics

As ESIP has grown in size and scope of activities, many new faces have been drawn into its community. An ESIP primer – also known as ESIP 101 – is an introduction to all things ESIP. The presentation includes information on:

  • ESIP activities
  • History
  • Opportunities for involvement
  • Becoming a member

The session below is from the 2011 ESIP Summer Meeting. (ESIP 101 Slides)  

ESIP 101 from ESIPFed on Vimeo.

ESIP 202 - Using the ESIP Platform

Coming soon!