ESIP Update ūüĆź Next Innovation Webinar | Call for January Sessions | Ignite@AGU

The rise of low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) platforms and 3D-printing technologies led to many innovations, including citizen science weather. 

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ESIP UPDATE: 10.25.21


Thank you all for the warm welcome to ESIP! The communications manager position is new to me ‚ÄĒ and new to the org. The goal is to help support and share the collaborations, community, and data exchange that makes ESIP what it is.

There is a lot going on. I'll be hopping on telecons, joining webinars, reading a ton, and I welcome background info, trend articles, videos, neat infographics, and other inspiration to get up to speed on the work you do. Plus, I'd like to amplify the reach of interesting stories and resources. One way you can help is following ESIP on Twitter @ESIPfed and on LinkedIn. 

If you're looking for more ways to plug in, read on and make sure to check out the Public-Private Partnerships Cluster survey, Ignite@AGU opportunity, our Next Innovation Webinar this Friday, and enjoy a reflection on data storytelling. 


Allison Mills
ESIP Comms Manager

This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons. Here is what you can expect:

  • Monday (10/25):
    • Cloud Computing (1 pm ET):¬†Rob Emanuele and Tom Augspurger of Microsoft present¬†on Data Access on the Microsoft Planetary Computer with STAC.
    • Meetings Committee (2 pm ET)
    • Partnership Committee (3 pm ET)
  • Tuesday (10/26):
    • Semantic Tech (4 pm ET) January Meeting session planning;¬†continued work on¬†SeREEn, a registry of semantic resources for Earth and environmental science.¬†
    • Physical Samples (5 pm ET):¬†Join to view and contribute to draft “Journal Guidance for Physical Samples and Associated Data.”
  • Thursday (10/28)
    • (2:30 pm ET)
    • Air Quality (4 pm ET): Review¬†the final results of the hackathon held at the July ESIP Meeting and discuss¬†next steps.
  • Friday (10/29)
    • ESIP Webinar on Innovation (2¬†pm ET):¬†3D-printed weather stations for citizen science, education & low-cost measurement (more info below).

See the full telecon calendar. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description.

Less than 90 days to the ESIP January Meeting. Call for sessions now open (see below) and registration coming soon!

The popular science storytelling event Ignite@AGU is back and in person at this year’s 2021 AGU Fall Meeting! Sponsored by NASA’s Earth Science Division and held in partnership with ESIP, Ignite@AGU enables scientists to showcase their professional and personal interests through creative 5-minute talks. Submissions are due Monday, Nov.1st. Up to 10 talks will be selected and we encourage individuals at any career stage to submit! Check out the 2019 and 2020 Ignite@AGU talks for inspiration. 

Ignite@AGU will be held on Dec. 16th at an outdoor, covered venue and will follow all local COVID-19 guidance. Following AGU Fall Meeting covid guidance, you must be fully vaccinated to attend. For those attending virtually, no fear, we will hold a¬†‚Äėwatch party‚Äô of the live event in Jan. 2022 with all of our speakers available for live chat.¬†Look at the website for more details on how to submit. Be bold ‚ÄĒ it‚Äôs the best stage all week!


Next Innovation Webinar: 3D-printed weather stations for citizen science, education & low-cost measurement

The rise of low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) platforms and 3D-printing technologies led to many innovations.¬†With a wide array of sensors befitting weather measurement, and the subsequent rise of inexpensive, high quality 3d-printers, weather stations have made for fertile ground for weather measurement. Keith Maull¬†and Agbeli ‚ÄúAg‚ÄĚ Ameko from NCAR will talk about¬†IoTwx, an IoT-based 3d-printed weather station that provides a flexible platform for research, education, and citizen science. Register for the webinar¬†taking place on Friday October 29th at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT and read more.

The ESIP 2021 Webinar Series, focused on the annual theme Leading Innovation in Earth Science Data Frontiers, is generously sponsored by our partner SAIC. Learn more about the event below and check for details on future webinars.

2022 ESIP January Meeting: Call for Sessions DUE November 8th

The session proposal portal for the 2022 ESIP January Meeting (January 18th-21st, 2022 ONLINE) is open now through 11/8. For over 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth science data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth science data more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and the public. See, for example, topics and speakers from the 2021 ESIP July Meeting. We especially welcome session proposals related to ESIP's 2021 theme: Data for All People: From Generation to Use and Understanding. Learn more about the process and timeline to submit a proposal by 11/8.

Nominate an Organization for ESIP's 2021 Partner of the Year Award (due 10/31)The Partner of the Year Award honors an ESIP Partner Organization that exemplifies the spirit of ESIP in one or more areas through the sharing of a success story. This award is given annually at the Winter Meeting. The awardee will receive a plaque and two free ESIP meeting registrations. This year, we are looking for partner organizations that have supported the 2021 ESIP theme of Leading Innovation in Earth Science Data Frontiers. We are looking for ESIP partners who have:

  • Been involved in an activity or interacted with ESIP in a manner that led to an innovation related to Earth science data or information;
  • Helped the Earth science community use or reuse data in new and creative applications, or
  • Formed or strengthened collaborations and/or worked to increase the inclusivity and diversity for the ESIP Community.

Learn more and nominate your own or another organization by 10/31.

Research Data Alliance Plenary 18 Programme

The¬†ESIP/RDA Space and Environmental Sciences Interest Group session is taking place during¬†Breakout 3 on Wednesday, November 3 starting 22:30 UTC. The title for the ESES-IG P18 session is “New Developments in Earth and Environmental Science Data Infrastructures and Repositories.” Early bird registration closes today Monday, October 25 and make sure to register soon.¬†

Martha Maiden Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Earth Science Information Community (due 10/31)

In honor of Martha E. Maiden’s leadership, dedication and tireless efforts to nurture ESIP into a vibrant and mature organization, the Martha Maiden Award was established in 2009 to recognize outstanding service to the Earth science information community. This award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership, dedication and a collaborative spirit in advancing the field of Earth Science information. This award is named for Martha E. Maiden, NASA Program Executive for Earth Data Systems. Ms. Maiden is widely credited for nurturing the ESIP Federation in its infancy and has overseen its growth and maturity. This award will be presented annually at the January meeting. Learn more and submit full nomination package by 10/31 here.

ESIP Leadership Call for Nominations (due 11/15)

The ESIP Nominating Committee is organizing nominations for ESIP's elected leadership offices for the 2022 year. If you would like to nominate someone for a position (or self-nominate), please send your nomination to Nominees will be asked to provide a brief bio and statement of interest.

We hope to have a finalized ballot no later than November 15. View the current nominations and ballot.

If you have questions about where your skills would be best used or want to learn more about various positions, please reach out to the Nomination Committee, with questions.

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Inaugural World Data System International Technology Office (WDS-ITO) Data Prize (due 12/1)

The World Data System is an interdisciplinary body of the International Science Council promoting universal and equitable access to quality-assured scientific data and associated services. With generous support from Canada’s New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO), the WDS-ITO is running a competition to highlight the use of WDS Regular and Network member data in Virtual Research Environments. Two cash prizes of CAD$1,000 each will be awarded. In addition to the prize, we will recognize the winners in early spring 2022 and highlight their achievements on the WDS website.

ITI&I Tech Dive Webinar on OpenTopography

Did you miss last week's ESIP IT&I Webinar on OpenTopography featuring Chris Crosby, co-founder and co-PI of OpenTopography? Check it out to learn more about this NSF-funded data facility with a mission to facilitate access to earth science-oriented, high-resolution topography data, tools and resources. This webinar also covers creating 2D and 3D visualizations with the R-package, Rayshader.

Job Opportunities Channel in the ESIP Slack Workspace

In case you haven't noticed, there is a lively channel in the ESIP Slack where community members can post and view current job opportunities, like the one posted below. Please feel free to peruse and add openings you are aware of. To find the channel, join the ESIP Slack workspace and then join the #job-opportunities channel.

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