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ESIP UPDATE: 12.06.21


Hello ESIP! 

Anyone else wondering how it's already December? mug that reads "ESIP Earth Science Information Partners"Another sneaky timeline: The 2022 January Meeting is barely more than a month away. Make sure to check out the schedule and register. 

Other talks worth adding to your calendars:

Finally, send in your images for the photo contest we're holding to show more of our community¬†in the 2021 Annual Report. (You know you want to toast to “Making Data Matter.”)

Allison Mills
ESIP Communications Manager

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:
  • Monday (12/6)
    • Sustainable Data Management (4:00 pm ET) AGU poster work session on CARE, FAIR, and TRUST frameworks
    • (5:00 pm ET)
  • Tuesday (12/7)
    • Ag & Climate (2:00 pm ET) Discuss¬†ESIP¬†meeting session “In-situ and remotely-sensed data integration for wildfire management.”
    • ESIP COR (5:00 pm ET)¬†
    • Envirosensing (5:00 pm ET)¬†Roundtable discussion of field networks, best practices, and development
  • Wednesday (12/8)
    • Data Readiness (1:00 pm ET) Prepare for ESIP meeting session; plan to highlight four use cases of AI-ready data
    • Semantic Harmonization¬†(2:00 pm ET)
    • ESIP Jan 2022 Meeting Session Design Workshop (3:00-4:30 pm ET) Support for session organizers to enhance interactive, productive group engagement.
  • Thursday (12/9)
    • Marine Data (2:00 pm ET)
    • IT&I Webinar (3:00 pm ET) Join guest speakers Stefanie Butland and Carl¬†Boettiger from rOpenSci to talk community building and¬†open science.
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.)

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. 

The Data Help Desk happens in-person and virtually during the AGU Fall Meeting. Join #DataHelpDesk and visit data.agu/datafair

More News


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).¬†


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

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
  • spatial analyst internships, ESRI, paid¬†internship positions available¬†for the summer of 2022

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