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esipfed.org/lab | esipfed.org | January Update 

Greetings all –

January is always a busy month at ESIP and 2021 is no exception! It gives me great excitement to announce the election of ESIP's Leadership. Taking office at the close of the ESIP Winter Meeting – here is your Board and Program Committee:

President – Ken Casey
Vice President – Denise Hills
Treasurer / Finance and Appropriations Committee Chair- Tracey Pilone
Governance Committee Chair – Bill Teng
Partnership Committee Chair – Mike Daniels
At-Large Board Member – Nancy Hobelheinrich
At-Large Board Member – Cynthia Parr
At-Large Board Member – Lesley Wyborn

Program Committee 
Data Stewardship Chair – Amber Budden
Education Committee Chair – Carla McAuliffe
Information Technology & Interoperability Committee Chair – Derek Masaki
Semantic Technologies Committee Chair – Brandon Whitehead

I want to sincerely thank our outgoing Board Members for their service and thank all in the ESIP Community who raised their hands to serve in leadership.

The excitement is building for the Winter Meeting. If you have not yet registered there is still time! If you want to know more about how the ESIP staff is applying lessons learned from the Summer Meeting please see this blog post authored by Erin and myself that includes a link to the full formal evaluation of the Summer Meeting. We realize that many organizations are looking to deliver the best virtual meeting experience possible and we are always willing to share our insights.

For the Winter Meeting, we have a new opportunity to share and we need your help to spread the word. As part of our effort to focus on increasing diversity and inclusivity at ESIP we have launched a scholarship program to provide complimentary registration to the Winter Meeting to 15 Black and Latino students. Ideally, we are looking for students in their final year of undergraduate study, graduate students, and early postdocs. The idea is to work further upstream from our pool of Community Fellows to engage with potential future fellows. There is a short application that can be found here and the deadline to apply is January 15th. Please forward this opportunity to individuals who you think would be interested.

Keep safe.
Susan Shingledecker
ESIP Executive Director

Reminder: ESIP Lab Winter Request for Proposals is OPEN

The ESIP Lab supports the Earth science community in building innovative, applied technologies through funding and community input. Additionally, projects are encouraged to have a learning objective as part of their deliverables. Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), the ESIP Lab seeks projects that last 6 – 8 months, with a maximum budget of $10,000.

Proposals that address the following needs in the Earth science community will be given priority:

  • Modernization of Earth science workflows using community-recommended best practices — the use of open-source software and cloud computing are encouraged.
  • Cloud computing use cases for Earth science — creation of well-documented notebooks showing how to collect, distribute, or analyze Earth science data in the cloud.
  • Extension of open source software critical to collecting, distributing, fusing, or analyzing Earth science data.
  • Comparison or assessment of Machine Learning or Deep Learning techniques with controlled datasets and/or using well-defined benchmarks.
  • Develop innovative methods for communication and application of standards related to biological data- such as decision tree templates.

Although this RFP will give priority to proposals addressing the bulleted topics above, other high-quality proposals will also be given consideration.

Read the full RFP here.

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