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ESIP UPDATE: 11.22.21


It is that time of year to give thanks! I am especially thankful for the hard work of the ESIP community and staff and the great work we are accomplishing together.

In the last month: 

  • Over 30 people have proposed engaging and exciting sessions for the ESIP January Meeting that will be held virtually January 18-21. Have you registered?¬†
  • 12 new and returning ESIP leaders have raised their hand to run for ESIP leadership in 2022. More information on the ballot and voting coming soon.¬†
  • We have added eight¬†amazing early career professionals to the ESIP Community Fellow Program.
  • And speaking of Community Fellows, I have loved seeing our Fellows go on to great things. This month Eleanor Davis Pierel accepted a NOAA Knauss Fellowships with Ko Barrett, NOAA Senior Advisor for Climate, and I had coffee in person with former fellow Douglas Rao who is also doing great work with NOAA and NC State!

Looking forward I am thankful that travel is back on the agenda again and I will be traveling to AGU next month. There are so many of you I want to meet. If you will be at AGU, please let me know so we can catch up, and join #esip-agu on Slack.  It will be especially helpful to connect and coordinate as this is my first AGU! I hope to see you there and especially at Ignite@AGU on Wednesday night at Central City BBQ. 

Susan Shingledecker
Executive Director, ESIP

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:
  • Monday (11/22):
    • Cloud Computing (1:00 pm ET)¬†Guest presenter¬†Dharhas Pothina of QHub shares “QHub: An automated data science platform, from JupyterHub to Cloud environments with Dask Gateway”
    • Partnership Committee (3:00 pm ET)
  • Tuesday (11/23):
    • Information Quality (2:00 pm ET) Guest presenters¬†Christin Henzen and Arne R√ľmmler from TU Dresden,¬†Germany share “Geospatial Data Quality in Research Data Infrastructures: Approaches from the GeoKur Project”
    • Physical Samples (5:00¬†pm ET)
  • Thursday (11/25)
    • Cancelled for Thanksgiving:, Air Quality
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 (edits are due to Megan Carter TODAY: and the early bird registration deadline is Friday, December 31.

Welcome 2022 Community Fellows!

Please welcome the new Community Fellows to the ESIP Community!

  • 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

Make new connections

Want to share ESIP and the meeting with new people, but don't have the words or time? We got you covered.

Here's a tweet template: Join [@name @org] at the virtual 2022 #ESIPfed January Meeting Jan. 18-21, 2022! #EarthScienceData #DataForAll

Ping the ESIP Communications Manager ( if you'd like a longer email template. 

Volunteer as a data or software expert for the Data Help Desk at AGU 2021.

Participate virtually or in person by suggesting or answering questions via #DataHelpDesk, create, share, and amplify resources, demos, and one-pagers, or help staff the Data Help Desk booth. Learn more about how you can help. 

Supported by EarthCube, ESIP, and AGU.

More News

Jumpstart Your Sustainability Plan (DUE 12/1)

The Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) is offering a free, virtual mini-course on practical and effective steps for developing a sustainability strategy. PIs of research and teaching-focused gateways and their teams to kick off sustainability planning for new grants or existing projects. Register by December 1 and the course runs Monday, December 6 to Wednesday, December 8.  

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 program element solicits proposals for a consortium to develop and manage a set of activities toward these ends.

Exploring a Dynamic Soil Information System: Proceedings of a Workshop

Soil plays a major role in farming, forestry, and environmental remediation. Optimizing those activities requires a clear understanding of different soils, their function, their composition and structure, and how they change over time and from place to place. But monitoring soil properties over time remains a challenge.

Kathe Todd-Brown (Soil Ontologies and Informatics Cluster) was on the organizing committee for a workshop dedicated to exploring the topic, now compiled into a National Academies Press book. 

Job Opportunities 

Join the ESIP Slack workspace and check out the #job-opportunities channel.
You'll find positions like:
  • tenure-track faculty member, University of Arizona School of Plant Sciences, to¬†leverage emerging digital tools to address fundamental research questions in agriculture
  • post-doc or research assistant, Woodwell Climate Research Center, take on innovative signal processing in soil spectroscopy-focused data processing and machine learning
  • data analysts, Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network,¬†support synthesis groups across the network ¬†

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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