Martha Maiden Award

In honor of Martha E. Maiden’s leadership, dedication and tireless efforts to nurture the ESIP Federation into a vibrant and mature organization, this award was established in 2009 to recognize outstanding service to the Earth science information community. This award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership, dedication and a collaborative spirit in advancing the field of Earth Science information.

This award is named for Martha E. Maiden, NASA Program Executive for Earth Data Systems. Ms. Maiden is widely credited for nurturing the ESIP Federation in its infancy and has overseen its growth and maturity. This award will be presented annually at the January meeting. The award is open to non-ESIP members. ESIP members should be considered first, before we consider a non-ESIP member. If a non-ESIP member is selected, they should then become an ESIP member.


Application Procedure

Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. To be considered for the January meeting, a complete nomination package is submitted electronically (http://esipfed.org/node/1776) by October 31 (**Extended Deadline** November 15, 2013) of the preceding year. The following materials are required:

  • Nominating Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Biography (1 page)

  • At least 2 supporting letters

Please address the following in the nomination package:

  • The nature of the leadership role that the nominee has taken within the Earth Science information community.

  • Characteristics that demonstrate the nominee's dedication to the principles of Earth Science information access and sharing.

  • How the nominee exemplifies the collaborative spirit of the ESIP Federation.

The nominations will be reviewed by a small subcommittee of ESIP Federation partners. Applications can be held over for future award cycles, but will require an updated nomination package to be reconsidered. The next award will be presented during the January 2014 ESIP Federation meeting.  For questions, please contact Carol Meyer, carolbmeyer@esipfed.org or 919-870-7140. Nominations are submitted electronically via this form: http://esipfed.org/node/1776