Community is at the heart of everything ESIP does and what it is. ESIP is a community of many layers: a community of purpose, a learning community, a knowledge community, and an innovation community. ESIP works hard on being convivial. We want everyone to know everyone else. And so ESIP meetings offer ample time to meet and talk. The goal is to build enough trust to enable active teamwork and knowledge sharing. Every time a new cluster is formed, new knowledge is generated from the combined—and shared— intelligence of its members. ESIP works toward a common goal of making Earth data matter. To achieve this goal ESIP builds a community of friends who want the entire community to succeed. It's the ESIP way.