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The nominations are in. Make sure to look over the slate of candidates for ESIP's Board of Directors, committees, and other leadership roles. 

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ESIP UPDATE: 11.30.21

Hello ESIP! 

Changing up our header images had me doing some deep dives in the Landsat collections. The L1 gem at the top is Fallon, Nevada in 1974. I bet my family's alfalfa fields are a big part of that green swath.  woman with glasses holding a mug that reads "Making Data Matter"I'd love to share more photos and images that mean something to you, too. 

  • Check out the photo contest we're holding to show more of our community¬†in the 2021 Annual Report. (You could win an ESIP¬†to-go coffee tumbler as a prize! I enjoy mine.)
  • Tag us on Twitter @ESIPfed when you've got good photos, info, talks, and celebrations to share #EarthScienceData¬†
  • If you're thinking images on a big scale, make sure to fill out the Data¬†Readiness Cluster's survey on how to support open and AI/ML-ready environmental data:

Allison Mills
ESIP Communications Manager

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:
  • Wednesday (12/1)
    • IM Code Registry (2:00 pm ET)
  • Thursday (12/2)
    • Cancelled: Biological Data Standards The group is attending the CalCOFI Conference and presenting the Biological Observation Data Standardization – A Primer for Data Managers
    • Disaster Lifecycle (4:00 pm ET) Planning for the¬†January Meeting session
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. 



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 the early bird registration deadline is Friday, December 31.

Get ready to vote for ESIP's Leadership

The nominations are in. Review candidates and statements on the ESIP Wiki. The Partner Assembly will vote in mid-December and we'll officially welcome returning and new Board of Directors and Committee leaders at the Partner Assembly Business Meeting during the January Meeting (Mark your calendars: The event closes out the conference Friday, January 21, 2022.)

Welcome 2022 Community Fellows!

Please welcome the new Community Fellows to the ESIP Community. You can also support and follow them, along with Fellow alumni, on the ESIP Fellows list on Twitter.

  • James Coll | Univ. of Kansas | Cloud Computing Cluster
  • Sahara Ali | Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County | Air Quality Cluster
  • Jake Gearon | Indiana Univ. | Envirosensing Cluster
  • Qian Huang | Univ. of South Carolina | Disaster Lifecycle Cluster
  • Sara Lafia | Univ. of Michigan | Semantic Technologies Committee
  • Michael Mahoney | State Univ. of New York | Machine Learning Cluster
  • Morgan Wofford | Univ. of Michigan | Community Resilience Cluster
  • Daniel Segessenman | Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison | Data Stewardship Committee

The Data Readiness Cluster wants to understand user requirements for open environmental data that can enable artificial intelligence and machine learning applications. 

¬†Help set the standard for AI-ready, open environmental data.¬†Take this voluntary and anonymous survey (about 20‚Äď25 minutes to complete):

Image Credit: USGS

More News

Last day to send in prerecorded tribute for Peter Fox (Due Nov 30)

AGU is holding a remembrance of Peter Fox on Sunday, December 12 as part of the American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans with remote attendance options. Peter was a driving force behind the establishment of the AGU Informatics section and was its first President (2009-2010). He was also President of ESIP (2014-2016) among his many other roles and accomplishments.

If you are unable to attend in person, but still wish to contribute, please submit a prerecorded tribute. 

ThinkSpatial Forum: Wildfire and fire-risk reduction (Attend Dec 2)

The University of California, Santa Barbara is hosting John Gallo from the Conservation Biology Institute as a part of the ThinkSpatial Forum. Check out the talk on Thursday, December 2: “A Spatial Decision Support System and Open Knowledge Network for Fire-Risk Reduction in Santa Barbara County.”

Public and open OGC Data Quality Workshop (Attend Dec 8)

The Open Geopatial Consortium (OGC) is holding a workshop “Towards FAIR data quality measures for spatial data” on Wednesday, December 8 at 3:30 pm EST. The event is part of OGC member programming but they have made the workshop available to non-members as well. Register ¬†with¬†2112tc_invited to get in for free (OGC members are free by default).¬†

Earth science applications: Socioeconomic assessments (Due 3/22/22) 

The Earth Science Applications: Socioeconomic Assessments (SEA) program element seeks to expand research, methodologies, tools, and capacity for assessments of the socioeconomic value from Earth science information for applications, including decision- and policy-support issues and operational contexts. This NASA program element solicits proposals for a consortium to develop and manage a set of activities toward these ends.


Job Opportunities 

Join the ESIP Slack workspace and check out the #job-opportunities channel.
You'll find positions like:
  • software engineer, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) library,¬†support digital repository systems, including the NCAR Library's OpenSky institutional repository and the NCAR Archives digital archiving systems

Remember to register for the upcoming ESIP meeting. The session schedule is available, let us know what you're most looking forward to #DataForAll #ESIPfed.  

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






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