ESIP optimizes collaboration through in-person meetings and virtually through collaboration space on the web. Partners utilize these neutral forums for knowledge exchange and collaboration–an intellectual commons of sorts–where practitioners solve common problems. This community-based approach is discipline neutral, with the technology solutions supporting science by improving discovery, access, integration and interoperability.

ESIP meets twice each year, in January and July. The winter meeting, usually held the first week of January in Washington, D.C. has a focus on high-level policy issues. The summer meeting, typically held in July, moves around the country to different locations and is technical in nature. These two meetings supplement interactions throughout the year by offering concentrated blocks of time to work collaboratively on issues of interest to the community. Each meeting has a theme, ranging from evaluating the impacts of data to defining data and information quality.

Anyone is welcome to attend an ESIP meeting. Attendees typically include Earth science data and information technology practitioners; researchers representing a variety of scientific domains that include land, atmosphere, ocean, solid earth, ecology, data and social sciences; science educators; and anyone working in science and technology-related fields who is interested in advancing Earth science information best practices in an open and transparent fashion.

ESIP meetings feature plenary talks, breakout sessions, poster presentations, technical workshops and networking opportunities. Through these, attendees address emerging and persistent topics in Earth science data, gain exposure to new technologies and emerging concepts, and meet colleagues from diverse institutions and disciplines. 

Check out our summary of the 2016 ESIP Winter Meeting to find out more about what happens at our meetings. 

Upcoming Meetings

2016 Summer Meeting: July 19-22 in Durham, NC

Theme: Frontiers in Earth Sciences Big Data. Visit the meeting page for more information.

2017 Winter Meeting: January 11-13 in Bethesda, MD

The meeting will be at the Bethesda Marriott North Hotel, just outside Washington, DC (near the White Flint Metro Station). More details coming soon.

New! Sponsor an ESIP Meeting​

The ESIP biannual meetings are an excellent place to meet influential data practitioners, developers and executive decision makers in Earth and space science. We offer a number of sponsorship packages to meet your marketing objectives, gain lead generation and engagement. Learn more and contact Erin Robinson if you'd like to support an upcoming ESIP meeting. 


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