SEDAC COVID-19 Viewer and Identifying Flowering Hotspots with LandsatHighlights from your favorite virtual Earth Science Lab. | | April Update 

Greetings all –
The call for sessions for the 2020 ESIP Summer Meeting to be held July 14th-17th closes THIS FRIDAY, April 17th. The meeting is currently planned as a hybrid meeting with in-person and remote capabilities for all sessions. We will continue to monitor and adjust planning if travel and group-size restrictions extend beyond mid-May. Regardless of format, ESIP Lab funded projects will be demoing work completed over the past year, showcasing keen insights and ingenuity in Earth science computing!

Lastly, a reminder that we have a job opportunity open for the ESIP Executive Director position. Learn more about the opportunity and access the full position description here.

Keep safe and I hope the view from your window is showing signs of spring.
Annie Burgess
ESIP Lab Director

Population Density in Relation to Reported COVID-19 Cases 

A new mapping tool shows the density of population in relation to reported coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases at country and sub-national levels, and lets users obtain estimates of the number of people by age and sex in an area of interest, including areas not currently reporting large numbers of cases. Developed by the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), the SEDAC Global COVID-19 Viewer: Population Estimates by Age Group and Sex has the unique capability of letting users retrieve age and sex structure data for any area, including across country boundaries or within countries.

The SEDAC Global COVID-19 Viewer  

How to Identify Flowering Hotspots with Landsat: Try it out! 

The Scalable Serverless Workflows project has updated one of their Jupyter Notebooks to run on Binder, showing an example of how they used Landsat to identify and show spatial and temporal changes to flowering hotspots in alpine meadows. Go to their GitHub repo and select “Launch Binder,” head over to the ‘notebooks' folder and select ‘Runnable-Landsat-Workflow.ipynb.'  

This project was funded as an ESIP Lab Summer Incubator 2019 Project: “Scalable Serverless Workflows for Processing Cubesat Imagery to IdentifyFlowering Hotspots in Sub Alpine Meadows.” Find their full proposal here.

Virtual Data Help Desk Seeking Volunteers: Deadline 4/15 

Volunteer by 4/15 to be a Data Expert for the upcoming Virtual Data Help Desk, to be hosted during the week of EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online (May 4th-May 8th, 2020). The Virtual Data Help Desk, which is a program of EGU, AGU, ESIP, and EarthCube, will connect researchers with informatics experts familiar with their scientific domain to share skills and techniques that will help further research and make data and software open and FAIR.

Host a Virtual Science Gateways Community Institute Intern

The SGCI Workforce Development team offers eight-week summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. The summer internship is intended to provide hands-on experience and to provide a unique opportunity for student engagement with the community. Eligible applicants include graduate students majoring in computer science or computer engineering (or related fields) at any level and undergraduates majoring in computer science or computer engineering (or related fields) who have completed their junior year and who demonstrate strong programming and software engineering skills.

If your organization would be interested in hosting an SGCI summer intern learn more at:

ESIP is funded with support from NASA, NOAA, and the USGS. 
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