ESIP Update ūüĆŹ Have you joined a telecon?

In ESIP, people pull together around specific topics in groups we call clusters. Each month, these clusters hold a telecon Zoom gathering. 

Telecons. Clusters. Partners.

We have a lot of new people on the mailing list, so we'd like to offer a crash course in ESIP collaboration areas*.

People pull together around specific topics in groups we call clusters. There are also committees people serve on and working sessions for specific projects. Each month, these collaboration areas hold a Zoom gathering, called a telecon, scheduled on the Community Calendar.

The words are more than their semantics (although Semantics + Ontologies are some of the great groups in our 30+ ESIP collaboration areas). As an organization of organizations, ESIP is officially a network of partner organizations working together to improve and seek opportunities in Earth science data. ESIP clusters, telecons, and meetings are open to everyone, whether or not they hail from a partner org.

Looking for ways to join a collaboration area or want to bring someone new into ESIP?

ūüĆź Find brief group¬†descriptions on¬†
ūüĆź Get inspired by projects:¬†pages 16-22¬†in the 2021 Annual Report
ūüĆź Attend the Information Interoperability and Technology (IT&I) Tech Dive Webinars ‚ÄĒ¬†available along with other webinars on ESIP's YouTube channel
ūüĆź Read ESIP's Community Participation Guidelines¬†

Talking #EarthScienceData on Twitter, on Zoom, in Slack, we look forward to being in the community with you.

Still not sure where to plug in? Email us at and we'll help you find your ESIP people. 

Let's Collaborate

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week: 

  • Monday¬†
    •¬†(5 p.m. EST)¬†
  • Tuesday¬†
    • Semantic Tech All¬†(4 p.m. EST) .¬†
    • COR (5 p.m. EST)¬†
  • Wednesday
    • Data Readiness¬†(1¬†p.m. EST)
    • Out2Lunch Webinar Series (1¬†p.m. EST) ESIP's Education Committee hosts 10-min tool demos and 5-min Q&A for K-12 teachers. This month NOAA NCEI shares their tsunami visualization tool.¬†
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EST)¬†
  • Thursday¬†
    • Marine Data (2 p.m. EST)¬†
    • IT&I Tech Dive (3 p.m. EST)¬†The National Map ‚Äď Image Delivery Platform
    • Research Object Citation (4 p.m. EST)
  • Friday¬†
    • ESIP Meeting Highlights Webinar¬†(1 p.m. EST)¬†Listen to a recap of plenaries and breakout sessions with an eye towards the July 2022 ESIP Meeting.¬†

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. 

Upcoming ESIP Webinars

  • Out2Lunch, Wed Feb 9, 1 p.m. EST:¬†A webinar series for busy teachers ‚ÄĒ this session brings in NOAA NCEI for a demo with their tsunami visualization tool.
  • IT&I Tech Dive, Thurs Feb 10, 3 p.m. EST: Along with the¬†CDI TechStack Working Group, join a presentation on The National Map tool that reduces costly image storage.¬†
  • ESIP Meeting Highlights, Fri Feb 11, 1 p.m. EST:¬†Catch up on the plenaries and concurrent breakout sessions and keep the momentum rolling.

ESIP Award Winners and News 

The ESIP story with all our award winners is now up. We asked each recipient about what they do in their work and why they do it. 

Also, ESIP helped support a tabletop exercise in October 2021 centered around bridging public-private partnerships for wildfire data. Two of our meeting plenary speakers participated and we co-released a story alongside the USGEO summary report: How to Not Get Burned. 

Ignite@AGU ‚ÄĒ Available on YouTube

The Ignite@AGU Watch Party was last week, which means the full run of all eight talks is now fully available on YouTube. 

This Week in Earth Science Data

Data Viz

Artist and data curator Erin Davis worked on a neat series of infographics about where people in America were born and where they live now using 2020 census data. She was surprised that her map went viral, but we're not.


Worth a read…

Tune in…

Sustainability and AI Webinar Series
Leading thinkers at the intersection of sustainability and AI delve into powerful tools that could open new paths for humanity to embrace sustainability. The series is hosted by the Boston University Hariri Institute and participants can register via Eventbrite for the Zoom webinars.

Check out…

NumFOCUS Call for Volunteers (Due Feb 18)
The Small Development Grants Committee reviews NumFOCUS project proposals and makes funding recommendations. There are four open positions needing 5-10 hours per funding cycle help review micro-funded projects. 

NSF Call for FAIR and Open Science (Due April 12)
Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable Open Science Research Coordination Networks (FAIROS RCN) has a call out for proposals. The FAIROS RCN program seeks to create three-year Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) which will foster catalytic improvements in scientific communities focusing on FAIR. 

Job Opportunities

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

  • Open Source Developer, Sciety, to connect¬†peer review and curation by different expert communities.¬†
  • Student Interns, UNAVCO, to develop workflows and Notebooks related to processing, analysis, and visualization of SAR and OpenTopography data
  • Postdoc, Los Alamos National Lab (LANL),¬†to apply machine learning techniques to flood risk projections
  • Applications Programmer and¬†Postdoc, San Diego Supercomputer Center at¬†University of California San Diego, to design and program¬†science gateway modules and work on the WiFire project






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