ESIP Update: ESIP…Welcome to BTown! Tell your ESIP story for a chance to win a Drone, and more!

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ESIP UPDATE: July 24, 2017
 

Happy Summer Meeting Monday ESIPers – 
Look out BTown, ESIP is here! There’s ESIP Bowling tonight (sign up on Sched: SPACE IS LIMITED).  ESIP is collecting member stories: not the “one time at band camp” variety, but stories about how being a member of ESIP has helped your research and life. Also feedback on what you like (or not) about ESIP. Read below to learn how you can tell a story and WIN A DRONE!
…oh… and we will also like your “one time at ESIP Summer Meeting anecdotes too!”  I remember when Frank… well, maybe I won’t tell that one….

ESIP summer meeting is where you find new colleagues and reconnect with old ones. 

Travel well!

Lots going on in and around ESIP this week! Keep up on all the action on Slack! If you are not already on the ESIP Slack team: here is your INVITATION.  If you are on Slack, are you using the Slack App? It’s a much better GUI. Grab it HERE

Best, 
Bruce and the ESIP staff

Meeting News

  • Logistics notes
  • Summer Meeting Schedule + Mobile App
  • Register for the Science Communication Workshop at the Summer Meeting
  • Register for the ESIP Drone Workshop: Monday, July 24
  • Ride sharing from Indianapolis to Bloomington

Federation News  

  • Welcome New Members!
  • Tell your ESIP story and win a drone: or two! Best story contest means you do not need to be at  the meeting to win a drone.
  • New paper published: Ensuring and Improving Information Quality for Earth Science Data and Products

Around the Federation

  • CODATA 2017: Submission and Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended to 28 July
  • American Geosciences Institute, Geoscience Workforce Program Fall Intern
  • EPA’s Smart City Air Webinar Challenge Series – big data in communities!

Telecons

  • Cancelled: ESIP Summer Meeting.

Telecon highlights:

See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you’d like to attend, login instructions are included in description. 

Meeting News

Logistics notes

  • Breakfast on your own (most have vouchers provided when you check in at the hotel)
  • Plan on 25 minute walk to IMU from hotels. OR: Shuttles will be provided AM and PM.
  • Don’t want to walk, can’t wait for the shuttle? You can also rent a bicycle at Revolution Bike and Bean!
  • Registration is at the IMU
  • Here is the Meeting Guide
  • Preliminary list of attendees
  • Sched (the APP; see next) will be your meeting planning buddy! Grab it, use it, let us know if you have any problems with it! 

Summer Meeting Schedule + Mobile App
Check out the Summer Meeting schedule at: https://2017esipsummermeeting.sched.com/ This url will also serve as our mobile app for the meeting. Simply open it on your smart phone and create a bookmark on your home screen!

Register for the Science Communication Workshop at the Summer Meeting
Kasey White, of the Geological Society of America, will lead a workshop titled “Be interesting and be heard: Communicating your science to policy makers.” To be most effective, participation will be limited to 20 individuals. Please sign up here. More info on the workshop can be found on Sched: http://sched.co/As8N

Register for the ESIP Drone Workshop: Monday, July 24
Do you like robots? Do you like flying robots? Do you like open earth science data? Do you like flying robots that collect earth science data to help solve important global challenges? Then please join us in Bloomington, IN for a 1 day drone data Workshop & Hackathon on July 24, 2017. The morning workshop includes short presentations by earth and information scientists from NASA, USGS, DJI, USDA, OGC and others involved in the area of science drones (AKA small unmanned aerial systems AKA sUAS AKA flying data robots). After lunch, speakers and participants will come together for a hackathon, working on projects ranging from prototyping data formating tools, through brainstorming best practices for data management, workflow design, or [your idea here].
Registration is at the IMU.
Attendance is FREE (though please sign up HERE) and food will be provided! Contact workshop organizers Jane Wyngaard and Lindsay Barbieri for more information at [jwyngaar@nd.edu, lkbar@uvm.edu].

Ride Sharing from Indianapolis to Bloomington
Here is a page to help coordinate rides to and from the airport (https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/o6e2bw). This page serves to coordinate contact information between riders seeking or having rides to share. It is not specific to any transportation service (despite saying Uber/Lyft all over it). Any necessary ride booking must be done by an individual riders at the airport.
Airport Shuttles:
Classic Touch Limousine Service: 812-339-0082
Go Express Travel Bloomington Shuttle: 800-589-6004
Star of America Airport Shuttle: 800-933-0097

Federation News

Welcome New Members!

  • Air Sciences—ESIP-III,
  • Department of Geographical Sciences (GEOG), University of Maryland —ESIP II,
  • U.S. EPA: Information Access and Analytical Services Division – ESIP-II,
  • Neptune and Company Inc. – ESIP-III,
  • New Knowledge Organization Ltd. – ESIP-II,
  • Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy – ESIP-III,
  • University of Notre Dame/Center for Research Computing (UND-CRC) – ESIP-III

Tell your ESIP Story for a chance to win a drone!
 Why do you participate in ESP?  What is an interesting project that you’ve done with your ESIP colleagues?  Is there a learning experience from your ESIP involvement that you’d like to share?
For every collaboration decision, new idea pursued, interoperable connection, and lesson-learned that we know about, there are many more that have not been shared. From now until the Summer Meeting you are invited to document an ESIP story or experience through the #myesipstory Slack channel. On Thursday at the Meeting ESIP will be collecting video stories (these also count for the contest). Not only will this help others hear about your work, but you’ll also be entered into a raffle to win a DJI Drone, and another contest for the best story to win another DJI drone! Start thinking of your ESIP stories now! 
FULL CONTEST RULES are here on the ESIP Website
For these contests staff will be collecting ESIP stories from today through the COB on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Everyone who provides a story will be eligible for one (or both) drones. DJI has generously donated two Phantom 3 drones for this effort!
If you are not already on the ESIP Slack team: here is your INVITATION.  If you are on Slack, are you using the Slack App? It’s a much better GUI. Grab it HERE.

New paper published: Ensuring and Improving Information Quality for Earth Science Data and Products
Hampapuram Ramapriyan, Ge Peng, David Moroni, Chung-Lin Shie
ESIP Information Quality Cluster
Information about quality is always of concern to users, whether they are buying a car or some other consumer goods, or using scientific data for research or an application. To facilitate consistent quality evaluation and description of quality information on data products for the Earth Science community, we formally introduce and define four constituents of information quality — scientific, product, stewardship and service. LINK

Around the Federation

CODATA 2017: Submission and Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended to 28 July
Following a very large number of requests from those organising sessions and planning to submit papers to CODATA 2017 ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science’, 8-13 October 2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, the conference organisers have agreed to extend the deadline for submissions to 28 July.  In line with this, the deadline for ‘early-bird’ registration has been also extended to 28 July 2017.
To submit a proposal for a session or a paper at CODATA 2017, go to http://conference.codata.org/2017/submit/ (you will need to register to use the CODATA abstract submission site – this is not the same as registering fro the conference).

CODATA 2017 is running simultaneous proposals for sessions and papers. The deadline for both types of proposal is now 28 July 2017.  Please consult the information on Submission Procedure at http://conference.codata.org/site/submission-procedure/

American Geosciences Institute, Geoscience Workforce Program Fall Intern
The AGI Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and analyzing existing data from Federal and industry sources, in order to inform the geoscience community of workforce trends and issues through regular reports.  The Workforce Program also engages the next generation of geoscientists by supporting student recruitment at the college level and by communicating with students, faculty, and non-academic professionals about making the transition into the geoscience workforce after graduation.
AGI’s Workforce Program is seeking an intern (https://www.earthmagazine.org/classifieds/geoscience-workforce-program-internship-opportunity-2017-fall-data-internship) to work with the Workforce Staff this fall on various research and analysis projects.

EPA’s Smart City Air Webinar Challenge Series – big data in communities!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a series of webinars to help communities design effective air quality projects. The webinars will keep up the momentum of the Smart City Air Challenge, which encourages communities to deploy hundreds of air quality sensors and make the resulting data open. Local governments partnered with sensor manufacturers, data management companies, and others to create strategies for collecting and using the data. EPA awarded $40,000 each to two communities: Baltimore, Maryland, and Lafayette, Louisiana. The awards were based on their strategies, including their plans to share their data management methods so others can benefit. 
 
The next webinar in this series will take place on July 18, 2017, at 12 p.m., ET. Tune in as the winners of the Smart City Air Challenge talk about their efforts to deploy air quality sensors in their communities. The agenda includes topics such as progress, challenges, community engagement, data management, and next steps. Please  circulate this announcement to others who might be interested.
 
Register for the webinar today.
Learn more about the Smart City Air Challenge.
Still curious? Write to Ethan McMahon.

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