ESIP Update 🌎 Can you help us recruit for a workshop?

Welcome to the ESIP Update! We are hosting an environmental justice workshop series with NASA — and we're recruiting organizations. 

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Environmental Justice Workshop Series

We are hosting a workshop series with NASA’s Earth Science Division called Understanding Needs to Broaden Outside Use of NASA Data (UNBOUND) for Environmental Justice (EJ).
These workshops aim to identify how to make NASA data more accessible and actionable for environmental justice stakeholders addressing disaster preparation, response, and recovery. 

  • Three UNBOUND EJ workshops held in April and May
  • Each workshop will be up to four-hours online  via Zoom
  • Up to 15 participating organizations
  • Organizations will receive a $2,500 stipend (half after the first workshop, the remainder after the final workshop)

Know an org that's a good fit? Invite them to fill out the application by Friday, April 15. Please share the workshop info and form with organizations that use data for environmental justice work but don’t know much about NASA’s tools.

Join the ESIP Equity, Diversity, Justice, and Inclusion (EDIJ) Advisory Committee

The EDIJ Committee is looking for more participants and needs a Partner Type III committee member. The Advisory Committee is initially charged to

  • Look broadly across ESIP to determine what policies, practices, and priorities are needed to meet ESIP’s goals related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice.
  • Propose a permanent Administrative Committee to develop and promote those policies, practices, and priorities. 

Goals of the EDIJ Committee align with ESIP’s strategic themes, notably our first theme:  Promoting a Healthy and Inclusive Culture. Reach out to via email or ping one of the staff members on Slack if you're interested. 

Data for All People

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EDT)
    • SWEET Working Session (4 p.m. EDT) 
  • Tuesday
    • Semantic Tech All (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT) 
    • Soil Ontology and Informatics (7 p.m. EDT) Christian Pichot fom INRAE presenting on semantics for interoperability in ecosystem studies: the AnaEE – France Thesaurus approach
  • Thursday 
    • Biological Data Standards (11 a.m. EDT)
    • Marine Data (2 p.m. EDT) 
    • IT&I Tech Dive Webinar (3:30 p.m. EDT) GeoCollaborate – Geospatial data collaboration platform
    • Research Object Citation (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Friday
    • Machine Learning (noon EDT)
    • Sustainable Data Management (4 p.m. EDT)

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…

NSF River Morphology Information System (RIMORPHIS)
RIMORPHIS is a multi-institutional collaborative project funded by the NSF EAR-Geoinformatics program to develop an open access web platform for enabling river morphology research. Sign up for the group's annual workshop by April 30 to get updates on the platform and provide feedback. 

GBIF community webinar: Diversifying the GBIF data model
Global Biodiversity Information Facility is dedicated to free and open access to biodiversity data. Join the webinar on April 12 at 10 a.m. EDT to discuss a  a unified common model capable of supporting expanded data-publishing capabilities, as well as potential directions for evolving the Darwin Core standard. The presentation will begin with a screening of a 15-minute presentation on the emerging data model.

Check Out…

Earth Data Analytics Certificate – University of Colorado, Boulder
The Earth Data Analytics professional certificate is designed to provide recent graduates, experienced earth science professionals, and career changers with the core skills required to launch or advance their careers in computationally-intensive earth sciences.

Eddy Cross Disciplinary Symposium: Sun, Earth, Planet, Space, Atmosphere and Ocean
“Why Grand Challenges in Solar Terrestrial Physics Require Open Science?” is the focus of this NASA-UCAR conference happening June 6-10, 2022 in Vail, CO. The purpose is to convene diverse, global experts in geosciences, astrophysics, data science, and helio-physics to explore challenges in Big Data, open science, and social impacts. 

Women in STEM Leadership Program: Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Diverse voices and backgrounds strengthen scientific research and discovery.
This exclusive, funded program is designed for STEM professionals eager to become agents of change to help shift the culture in their fields.


Job Opportunities

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

  • Data Engineer and Atmospheric Scientist, Maxar, fully remote positions as weather data experts to support Maxar's products and services in weather and climate
  • Data Steward, Ocean Networks Canada, to help monitor the west and east coasts of Canada and the Arctic to continuously deliver data in real-time
  • Research Specialist, UNC-Chapel Hill, to conduct field validation efforts related to hydrologic science for the upcoming NASA Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Satellite Mission 
  • AI/ML Software Engineer, UCAR Unidata,  to create domain-specific approaches to data analysis and work with existing software projects such as MetPy, Siphon, and netCDF

The session proposal portal is open for the July 2022 ESIP Meeting. Submit by Friday, April 29.
Once finalized, the agenda will be posted to Sched, where you can also find pertinent meeting details for registration, travel, hotel booking, and virtual access. Visit for general info. 






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