ESIP Update ūüĆÉ Call for sessions is open

Time to start thinking about July. We'll be in Pittsburgh for the ESIP Meeting and the call for sessions is now open ‚ÄĒ due April 29.¬†

ESIP News and Events

Call for Sessions Open for July 2022 ESIP Meeting

We are excited to share that the session proposal portal is open for the July 2022 ESIP July Meeting to be held in Pittsburgh, PA. Submit session proposals by Friday, April 29. 

Our top priority for this meeting is to provide an engaging and exciting experience in person where the ESIP community can gather and reconnect together in Pittsburgh. Standing up a robust, in-person gathering at the same time as an effective, interactive virtual meeting is beyond our current resources. Our focus will be first on the in-person meeting and we will look to pilot some hybrid access in select sessions.

More details will be shared as they become available and reach out to with questions.

New Guest Blog and USGS Feature Story

The Biological Data Standards Cluster co-wrote a guest blog for ESIP and¬†cluster chair Abby Benson's work was highlighted in a USGS Feature Story. Read “A Primer for Data Managers” on ESIP's new blog Merge at,¬†where we will be gathering and sharing more community stories and ESIP news.¬†

Call for Raskin Scholarship Applications

The Raskin Scholarship seeks to promote collaboration, research support, and exposure for talented students in the Earth or computer sciences. The scholarship includes a $5,000 award and support to attend the July 2022 ESIP Meeting (July 18-22, 2022). Applications are due Friday, March 25.

New Open Source Science Transformation Cluster Kickoff (3/31)

Are you interested in helping drive the transformation to open-source science (OSS)? The newly initiated Open-Source Science Transformation cluster aims to develop and build a broad community around OSS, yielding a Champions of OSS community that is inclusive and equitable. We envisage creating a robust community, equipped with best practices and toolkits that are readily translatable, transferable, and shared broadly amongst ESIP stakeholders interested in embracing OSS. In preparation for the Year of Open Science (2023), the creation of this cluster is incredibly timely given the urgent need to amplify OSS that is accessible, inclusive, equitable, and reproducible, and guided by a vast array of stakeholder groups. Join the first telecon on Thursday March 31 at noon EST.

IT&I Webinar ‚ÄĒ Available on YouTube

If you missed last week's Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Tech Dive Webinar, then catch the YouTube video with the National Park Service's web mapping tools on the ESIP channel. 

Next month's IT&I Tech Dive Webinar focuses on GeoCollaborate РGeospatial Data Collaboration Platform.

The IT&I webinar series brings together ESIP and the USGS CDI Tech Stack Working Group for in-depth discussions of Earth science data tools. 

Let's Collaborate

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week: 

  • Monday¬†
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EST)¬†Continued exploration of 2022 goals
    • SWEET Working Session (4 p.m. EST)
  • Tuesday¬†
    • Data Readiness (1 p.m. EST)¬†Focus group discussions based on AI-ready data survey
    • Governance Committee¬†(4 p.m. EST)¬†
  • Wednesday
    • Public-Private Partnerships (10 a.m. EST)¬†
    • Community Resilience (12 p.m. EST)¬† First discussion group of ¬†2022 based on “Inequality, information failures, and air pollution”¬†journal article
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EST)
    • Soil Ontology and Informatics (7 p.m. EST)¬†
  • Thursday¬†
    • Education Committee (2 p.m. EST)¬†
    • Discovery (3 p.m. EST)¬†
  • Friday
    • Machine Learning (12 p.m. EST)¬†Discussion on collaborative white paper on practical AI
    • Sustainable Data Management (4 p.m. EST)

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

This Week in Earth Science Data


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Invitation for 3rd EarthCube Model Data RCN workshop
The RCN project is hosting another workshop to tackle open issues in preservation, sharing, and curation of data and software from research that uses simulations. The workshop will run July 25-27 in Grand Forks, North Dakota and participant travel costs will be covered. To apply, fill out this Google Form by March 31. 

Check out…

Einstein Foundation Award (Due April 30)
Call for entries: The international ‚ā¨500K Einstein Foundation Award honors researchers and institutions across all scientific disciplines working to advance research quality.¬†

Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (Due May 12)
NSF is introducing a new program called ‚ÄúPathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems‚ÄĚ (PEOSE).¬†The purpose of the program is to harness the power of open-source development for the creation of new technology solutions to problems of national and societal importance.¬†The first phase proposal deadline is May 12, 2022, and more info is on the PEOSE website.¬†

Job Opportunities

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

  • Senior Java Web Developer, Science Systems and Applications Inc. (SSAI),¬†¬†to support development tasks and work as a technical lead
  • Project Manager, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, with a specialty in air quality to¬†manage the¬†Clean Air Catalyst program and help make cities greener
  • Geospatial¬†Software Engineer, Radiant Earth Foundation,¬†Python expert to leverage¬†remote sensing data with machine learning techniques using Docker, STACspec, PostgreSQL and PostGIS
  • Senior Geospatial Data Scientist, Radiant Earth Foundation,¬†to build machine learning models for applications like land monitoring and agriculture as well as¬†lead data competition designs






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