The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (“ESIP Federation”) has elected three new partners for full membership. This new class of applicants demonstrates the continued interest in the ESIP Federation from the broad continuum of Earth science data and technology interests. The new partners include:

  • University of Delaware/ Department of Geography/ Global Climate Data Resources (Type II), Cort J. Wilmot, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Northrop Grumman Information Systems (Type III), Shailendar Kumar, Aurora, Colorado
  • Sonoma Technology, Inc. (STI) (Type III), Tim Dye, Petaluma, California

“The ESIP Federation continues to attract Earth science data and information experts to its membership. Our diversity and ability to work across disciplines, sectors and federal agencies has enabled this community to advance in ways greater than the sum of its parts.” says Dr. James Frew, ESIP Federation President. “The ESIP Federation’s reputation is growing as the place for community-driven collaboration in the Earth sciences.”

Now in its second decade, the ESIP Federation has 115 partners representing a wide range of Earth Science data interests. ESIP Federation partners include Earth science data centers, environmental research groups, and practitioners in the application of environmental data, educators and technologists.
Across these diverse interests, public, private and non-profit organizations are represented.
The ESIP Federation is a consortium of Earth science data and technology professionals spanning government (NASA, NOAA, EPA, USGS), academia and the private sectors (both commercial and nonprofit). Our organization is dedicated to transforming research data and information into useful and usable data and information products for decision makers, policy makers and the public. Initiated by
NASA in 1997, the ESIP Federation provides data, products and services to decision makers and researchers in public and private settings. The Foundation for Earth Science provides administrative and staff support to the ESIP Federation.