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The January 2022 ESIP Meeting starts next week — remember to register. Thanks to our sponsors Microsoft, esri, Element 84, and AGU. 

ESIP stands for…

Not a pop quiz. But with the January 2022 ESIP Meeting kicking off next Tuesday, that means it's time for ESIP 101, a presentation that dives into what the Earth Science Information Partners is, does, and hopes for. It's great for newbies and anyone looking for an ESIP refresher.  

Join us Tuesday, Jan 11 at 2 p.m. EST.  

Register for ESIP 101

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week: 

  • Monday 
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EST)
    • SWEET Working Session (4 p.m. EST) 
  • Tuesday 
    • ESIP 101 (2 p.m. EST) 
    • Semantic Tech All (4 p.m. EST) 
    • Physical Samples (5 p.m. EST) 
  • Wednesday
    • Data Readiness (1 p.m. EST)
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EST) 
  • Thursday 
    • Education Committee (2 p.m. EST)
    • Marine Data (2 p.m. EST) 
    • CANCELLED IT&I (3 p.m. EST)
    • CANCELLED Object Research Citation (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

Get ready: January 2022 ESIP Meeting

Register now for the ESIP January 2022 Meeting, starting next week Tuesday, January 18 and wrapping up Friday, January 21. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Data for All People: From Generation to Use and Understanding.”

If you're registered, stay tuned for the full “Know Before You Go” email coming out later this week with all the info on QiQoChat,, and Zoom (including backgrounds like the one above). 

ESIP Office Closed Monday, January 17

We observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and ESIP staff will be off for the day (resting before a busy week!) There will also be no weekly ESIP Update. Stay tuned on Twitter @ESIPfed for updates in the meantime.

Data Viz of the Week

The COVID spiral chart (below) sparked many data viz discussions. Some loathe it, others defend the spiral. What do you think? 

Chart Credit: Gus Wezerek and Sara Chodosh for New York Times Opinion article by Jeffrey Shaman

Worth a read…

  • Lisa Charlotte Muth is writing a book on data viz — and sharing her work daily on Twitter (Data Wrapper)
  • ICYMI – NOAA had an AI and Chill weekend, sharing out the 8 plenary sessions and 22 scientific sessions of the NOAA AI workshop last year that ESIP helped put on. 

Tune in…

ICESat-2 Hackweek (Due TODAY Jan 10)
Five days of tutorials, data exploration, software development, and community building focused on open source tools to analyze and visualize data — happening March 21-25

Participants at any career stage and with any range of technical ability can apply. All tutorials and projects will use the Python programming language, with support offered to learn new programming and collaboration tools. Applications due Monday, January 10 by 11:59 p.m. PST. 

Three Arctic Data Workshops (Due Jan 21)

The Arctic Data Center is offering three upcoming multiday workshops. Registration is separate for each and due by Friday, January 21:

  • Reproducible Practices for Arctic Research Using R 
  • Scalable and Computationally Reproducible Approaches to Arctic Research
  • Fundamentals in Data Management for Qualitative and Quantitative Arctic Research

FAIR for US Workshops (Due Feb 15)
The series of four workshops (Feb 15, Feb 17, March 1 and March 3) is designed to gather broad community input for a scoping report that will outline goals for a five-year target: What are achievable aims for implementing the FAIR principles across the academic, governmental, and non-governmental (NGO) R+D ecosystem?

The SDSC and the U.S. GO FAIR Coordination Office welcome applications from domain scientists, non-governmental research organizations, and research administrators involved in data service delivery.

Check out…

Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring Funding under the ARP
Inspired by the Air Quality Cluster's summer hackathon? Then apply for or share the EPA's grant competition for community monitoring. Join the webinar January 11 at 1:00 pm EST. 

Pilot Polar Federated Search
The pilot federated search is intended to serve the polar research community by creating a single user interface for researchers, community members, and data managers to search across numerous polar repositories in a single query.

NASA Science Data Processing
A new NASA Request for Information (RFI) seeks input from commercial and non-commercial organizations with demonstrable expertise in processing scientific data or comparable datasets as well as implementing successful open science approaches. This is an opportunity to shape the next generation of Earth observing missions that are currently in development. Read more about the project.

Job Opportunities

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

  • interdisciplinary scientist, USGS, to lead collaborative teams of physical and biological scientists, data managers, and software developers for more connected and meaningful data stewardship
  • scientific programmer and educator, University of Arizona, to build data science capacity through workshops, outreach, and supporting research projects
  • postdoc research associate, Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), to visualize airborne data using AVIRIS, the ORNL DAAC, and NASA’s Earth observing systems
  • paid internship, World Resources Institute, to light up the social media world regarding the Clean Air Catalyst






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