ESIP Monday Update: Summer Meeting Call for Sessions, DataOne Opportunities and Leptoukh Lecture Nominations

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ESIP Monday Update: Summer Meeting Call for Sessions, DataOne Opportunities and Leptoukh Lecture Nominations

Highlights -> ESIP Summer Meeting Call for Sessions open, DataOne Opps and AGU ESSI Leptoukh Lecture Nominations

Monday Update - March 4, 2013

Good morning! The Summer ESIP Federation meeting, July 9-12, 2013 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, call for sessions is now open. Submit your session proposal to the ESIP Commons (instructions). We are very excited about the unique opportunity we have to partner with the NC Museum of Natural Science. Full details are below.

Around the Federation:

- AGU ESSI Leptoukh Lecture Nominations - Due April 1

- DataOne 2013 Summer Internships

- Release of DataONE R Client packages

- Upcoming EarthCube Domain workshops 

Telecons this week:

- Thurs: Energy& Climate (Rescheduled from last week)

Please send updates for next week's update to me by Sunday evening.

Thanks - 


ESIP Summer 2013 Call for Sessions


We are now accepting session ideas for the ESIP Summer Meeting. The sooner we can put together an exciting array of sessions for the 2013 Summer Meeting, the easier it is for our community to plan for their time at ESIP. We will close the call for sessions April 15, when we open registration, but there will still be some open space for late-breaking session ideas. 

For this meeting, we are particularly interested in featuring sessions related to the meeting theme of Building the Value Chain for Earth Science Data and Information in Disaster Planning, Response, Management and Awareness.Submit your session proposal to the ESIP Commons (instructions).

Unique to this meeting, we have the opportunity to spend one afternoon at the new Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh). The Museum has opened its doors to us to allow us to share the exciting technology and other products you create with the public. Details on the museum platforms can be found on the meeting page

Around the Federation: 

AGU Leptoukh Lecture

The Leptoukh Lecture is an AGU lecture recognizing research, educational, or other accomplishments that have led to advances in computation, instrumentation, and data handling. This lecture highlights the enabling capabilities of informatic as well as accomplishments of individual scientists. Thus, this lecture aims to raise awareness of the often-overlooked computational and data advances that enable breakthroughs in domain science, as well as foster exceptional individuals to make continued contributions in informatics and data science.

Please consider nominating a colleague. The winner will be invited to give a lecture at the Fall AGU meeting in San Francisco. Nomination details:

DataOne 2013 Summer Internships

The DataONE Summer Internship program is now open for applications.  There are nine projects listed and up to eight will be funded.   Application deadline is March 17th. Descriptions about the DataONE program and the specific Summer 2013 internships are available on the Internet:

Release of DataONE R Client packages

The DataONE team is happy to announce the release of the first version of the DataONE R Client, our package for accessing open data in DataONE from within the R environment for statistical computing.  The DataONE R Client provides the ability to access open ecological, environmental, and earth science data from the DataONE network of repositories, and to save data from within R to DataONE repositories that support write access.  Because data are accessed via their published, unique identifiers (rather than a local file path), R scripts can be written to be portable across different users, and thus can be more effectively published themselves.  More details, downloads, and documentation:

Upcoming EarthCube Domain workshops 


Date: March 4-5, 2013

Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA

Organizers: Kim Kastens (Education Development Center), Ruth Krumhansl (Education Development Center), Chery Peach (Scripps)

Contact: Cheryl Peach, cpeach AT

Petrology and Geochemistry

Date: March 6-7, 2013

Location: National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

Organizers: Chuck Conner (University of South Florida), Elizabeth Cottrell (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution), Radjeep Dasgupta (Rice University), Kerstin Lehnert (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University), Abani Patra (SUNY Buffalo)

Contact: Kerstin Lehnert, lehnert AT

Sedimentary Geology

Date: March 25-26, 2013

Location: University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Organizers: Marjorie Chan (University of Utah), David Budd, University of Colorado Boulder

Contact: Marjorie Chan, marjorie.chan AT

Community Modeling

Date: April 22-23, 2013

Location: Boulder, CO

Group Organizers: Louise Kellogg (University of California, Davis), Jennifer Arrigo (CUAHSI), Lorraine Hwang (Computational Infrastructure Dynamics), Scott Peckham (Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System), David Tarboton (Utah State University)

Contact: Ariel Shoresh, ariel AT (Travel Logistics), Lorraine Hwang, ljhwang AT (Workshop Questions)

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Erin Robinson
Information and Virtual Community Director
Foundation for Earth Science | 314.369.9954 |

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