ESIP Update ⛄ Last ESIP newsletter of 2021…

This is our last email of the year — and we're getting a slightly new look in 2022. We'll see you next year at the ESIP January 2022 meeting!

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ESIP UPDATE: 12.20.21


Hello Earth Science Folks,

Today is the last ESIP Update for 2021. That means we're 354 days into the year, I've been with ESIP for 76 days as our communications manager, and the January 2022 ESIP Meeting starts in 29 days. What timelines are you celebrating or reflecting on this season?

Here are few ESIP reflections on community and working together:

We're also embracing a short break from ESIP Update and social media next week, taking a cue from the northern hemisphere's long nights before the light (and to-do lists) ramp up after the New Year. When we do come back, the ESIP Update will have a few new sections. We'll be highlighting more of the work happening in different clusters, rolling out a new blog, and sharing insightful articles and tools.

I'm a good curator, but not omniscient, so please send in links to, post resources in #general on Slack, tag @ESIPfed in a tweet , or start a conversation with @Earth Science information Partners (ESIP) on LinkedIn. 

Allison Mills
ESIP Communications Manager



Check out the 2022 January Meeting session schedule

Register now for the ESIP January 2022 Meeting that's happening virtually Tuesday, January 18 through Friday, January 21. The agenda is up and early bird registration deadline is next week Friday, December 31.

Expanding access: ESIP January 2022 scholarships (Due Jan 5)

As part of ESIP's on-going commitment to increase the diversity in the ESIP community, we are pleased to continue our program to offer complimentary registration to the 2022 ESIP January Meeting for up to 15 students who identify as Black, Latinx, or Native American. 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. Apply by Friday January 5, 2022 and please share this opportunity with others. 

More News

Civil Engineering / Geospatial Data Harmonization Webinar (Join Dec 22)

NYC GISMO and New York University are hosting a webinar on the synergies between Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE – as defined in the ASCE 38 standard) and the underground infrastructure data model as developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium – known as the Model for Underground Data Definition and Integration (MUDDI Model). Join Wednesday, December 22 at 3:00 pm EST. 

Three Arctic Data Workshops (Due Jan 21)

The Arctic Data Center is offering three upcoming multiday workshops. Registration is separate for each and due by Friday, January 21:

  • Reproducible Practices for Arctic Research Using R 
  • Scalable and Computationally Reproducible Approaches to Arctic Research
  • Fundamentals in Data Management for Qualitative and Quantitative Arctic Research


OPeNDAP Seeks Board of Directors Nominees

The nonprofit Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol (OPeNDAP) is looking for Board nominees with a passion for enabling science through innovative uses of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) and related methods, expertise in giving strategic-level guidance to an open-source software company, and want to sustain a healthy nonprofit. 

Job Opportunities 

Join the ESIP Slack workspace and check out the #job-opportunities channel.
You'll find positions like:
  • data and project positions, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), serves as a national information and referral center in support of snow and ice research
  • cloud services and software developers, Artificial Intelligence for Environment & Sustainability (ARIES) Project, working to semantic web applications for environmental modeling
  • postdoc, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, specializing in Geospatial Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to work with the Digital Agriculture team
  • content strategist, NASA,  lead strategic messaging and planning for the Transform to Open Science (TOPS) initiative
  • data manager, RiBBiTR Biology Integration Institute, assist in developing and managing workflows for the collection, sharing, and archiving of ecological data

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