ESIP Lab: RFP is out – water & wildfire

And our conference starts next week! Will you be joining us for the 2023 January ESIP Meeting?

ESIP Meeting Announcements

It's going to be an exciting ESIP Meeting! We are celebrating 25 years as an organization, which makes our 2023 January ESIP Meeting our 50th meeting to date.

We are also returning to an all-virtual format and our Executive Director Susan reflects on why virtual is important (and how we can open more doors for each other). 

If you are attending, keep an eye out for our first-time attendee and Know-Before-You-Go emails this week.

Registration, Agenda, and Logistics

All general meeting info can be found on ⏤ make sure to register through Cvent and explore the Sched agenda. The QiqoChat platform will be accessible during the week of the meeting. Email with questions.

Expanding Access to ESIP Scholarship

As part of our work to make Earth science data and our community more fair, accessible, and open, we offer complimentary meeting registration for up to 15 students who identify as Black, Latinx, and/or Indigenous. Graduate students, recent graduates (within three years of graduation), and students in their final year of an undergraduate degree in a related field are eligible to apply. Please share!

Students can fill out the application at

ESIP 101

First-time attendee? Want a refresher on how ESIP works? Join us for ESIP 101, which kicks off the ESIP Meeting on Monday, January 23 at noon EST.  

Check out the new ESIP Lab RFP!

ESIP News and Events

Nominations Committee

ESIP is a community-driven organization. The ESIP leadership elections shifted to the July ESIP Meeting and the Nominations Committee is tasked with identifying candidates for ESIP leadership positions. Want to help? Reach out to the Nomination Committee Chair Sarah Ramdeen:

Ignite@AGU Videos are Live

Ignite@AGU was held at the Adler Planetarium during the AGU Fall Meeting. Sponsored by NASA's Earth Science Division and held in partnership with ESIP, all the professionally recorded videos are live on ESIP's YouTube channel

Understanding Needs to Broaden Outside Use of NASA Data (UNBOUND)

UNBOUND for Air Quality (UNBOUND AQ) is a multi-session workshop to identify how to make NASA data products more discoverable and suitable for analyses to address air quality needs. The workshop is a collaboration between ESIP and NASA's Earth Science Data Systems. The deadline for applications is February 3, 2023. 

Easy Resources for Ocean Data Management

The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) and ESIP Marine Data Cluster have collaborated on an infographic, Easy Resources for Ocean Data Management giving pointers to a small set of key entry-level data management concepts and resources. Download the PDF to follow the links and check out the DOOS companion page. The team welcomes feedback.

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:

  • Tuesday
    • Partnership Committee (3 p.m. EST)
    • Governance (4 p.m. EST)
    • Office Hour with Charley Haley (ESIP Meeting Session Design) (4 p.m. EST) 
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Education Committee (1 p.m. EST) 
    • Community Resilience (2 p.m. EST)
    • Discovery (3 p.m. EST)
  • Friday
    • Machine Learning (noon EST)
    • Sustainable Data Management (4 p.m. EST)

See the full Community Calendar. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. Please review and follow our community guidelines

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

To Read…

Tune in…

Funding: High Priority Open-Source Science (HPOSS) (Jan 19)

NASA's Transformation to Open Science (TOPS) program is hosting an informational webinar on Jan 19 at 1 p.m. EST about the High Priority Open-Source Science (HPOSS) program. HPOSS provides funding for new work on technology that would support open-source science, which could include developing new data formats, software, frameworks, or libraries. 

Funding: Geosciences Open Science Ecosystem (GEO OSE) (Jan 20)

The GEO OSE program seeks to support sustainable and networked open science activities to foster an ecosystem of inclusive access to data, physical collections, software, advanced computing, and other resources toward advancing research and education in the geosciences. Proposals are due in March and there is an informational webinar on Friday, January 20 at 1 p.m. EST.

Workshop: Innovation Summit  (DUE: Jan 22; May 23-25)

Organized by The Environmental Data Science Innovation & Inclusion Lab (ESIIL), the Innovation Summit will be held in person May 23-25 at the University of Colorado Boulder, with virtual attendance options also available. Applications are due by January 22.

Workshop: coreR Course (DUE: Feb 13; April 3-7)

The NCEAS Learning Hub is also offering their next coreR course in April 2023. This is a five-day introductory course on collaborative, open, reproducible, and essential data science skills taught in R. There is a scholarship available for students, which is due Feb 13. 

Workshop: Marine Biodiversity Data Mobilization (DUE: Feb 15; April 18-19)

The workshop is part of a contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the Marine Life 2030 Decade Action. The workshop is jointly hosted by CIOOS, Hakai, IOOS, MBON, OBIS-USA, and OTN and is intended to be a small hands-on, interactive virtual workshop focused on mobilizing marine biological observation datasets to the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS). Apply by Feb 15.

Check out…

Survey for Cross-domain Interoperability (Mid-Jan)

The results of this survey will be synthesized and publicly reported in a roadmap to expand the cross-domain interoperability of WorldFAIR's ocean case study.

OpenAQ Invites Project Pythia Uploads 

ESIP partner OpenAQ and Project Pythia are looking to highlight more Python notebooks using the OpenAQ API. Guidelines for uploading to the Pythia community.

GSA: Geoinformatics Award (Feb 1)

The Geological Society of America (GSA) Geoinformatics & Data Science Division is now accepting nominations for the M. Lee Allison Award. This award is granted annually by GSA for outstanding contributions to geosciences through the application of the principles of Geoinformatics. The award is open to any GSA member in good standing.

NSF Cyberinfrastructure Funding (Feb 23)


New Climate Change Computing Award in Honor of Gordon Bell (April 15)

To highlight and encourage more research focused on modelling the devastating impact of climate change, ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has established the ACM Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modelling. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2023.

Job Opportunities

Join ESIP Slack and check out the #job-opportunities channel.
You'll find positions like:

  • Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer, to focus on AI/ML and big data as related to infrastructure, resiliency, and the environment
  • Technical Team Manager, California Digital Library (University of California), to build and manage technology solutions at the forefront of academic publishing and archiving






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