ESIP Update ūüí™ Teamwork for the win

Ignite is tonight. The Meeting Highlights Webinar is next week. The next ESIP Meeting kicks off July 18 in Pittsburgh, PA. 

A note from our Executive Director.

ESIP, thank you! I really mean that. The January meeting was action packed because of all of you. Thank you to our session organizers who went the extra mile with facilitation training. Thank you to our outgoing and incoming leadership. Thank you to our Community Fellows who stepped up and made their presence felt in so many ways. And thank you to our first-time attendees for joining us. 

ūüĆź Conference attendees: If you haven‚Äôt already, please give us your feedback on the meeting so we can continue to iterate and innovate.¬†

ūüĆź Save the date for July! We can‚Äôt wait to see you all in person.

ūüĆź Today is also the last day to order your Data For All T-shirt.

ūüĆź Tonight is also the Ignite@AGU Watch Party. See you at 6 p.m. EST!

ūüĆź Mark your calendars for the January 2022 ESIP Meeting Highlights Webinar: Friday, February 11 at 1 p.m. EST.¬†

So what's next? We want to help you maintain and build on the meeting's momentum. Make sure to join an ESIP Cluster Telecon or forward this newsletter to someone who would benefit from and contribute to our ESIP community. And you tell us, what's next for you?

Many Thanks, 
Susan Shingledecker

Let's Collaborate

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week: 

  • Monday¬†
    • Ignite@AGU Watch Party ūüĒ• (6 p.m. EST) Join all eight speakers from the¬†event to watch recordings and chat live.¬†
  • Tuesday¬†
    • Ag & Climate (2 p.m. EST) Discuss a collaborative ESIP white paper on wildfires and how to connect across clusters.¬†
    • COR (5 p.m. EST)¬†
    • Envirosensing (5 p.m. EST)¬†Review takeaways from the meeting and discuss wildfire collaborations.
  • Wednesday
    • Soil Ontology & Informatics (12 p.m. EST) Start a¬†deep dive into semantic resources this spring and summer.
    • IM Code Registry (2 p.m. EST)¬†
  • Thursday¬†
    • Biological Data Standards¬†(2 p.m. EST)¬†
    • Disaster Lifecycle (4 p.m. EST)¬†Review ESIP Meeting Session on Wildfires & the ESIP Ecosystem of Innovation.

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. 

January 2022 ESIP Meeting Highlights

If you weren't able to attend the meeting in person or you're looking to see what happened in concurrent breakout sessions, this webinar is a great way for you to learn about what happened at the meeting and how to get involved in next steps. Register via Zoom.

2021 ESIP Annual Report

Transparency and celebrating our community are central to ESIP, which we showcase in the 2021 Annual Report. Check out the stories, beautiful photos, finances, and future plans ‚ÄĒ it's ESIP in Action.¬†

ESIP Zoom Backgrounds

Enjoyed the jellyfish and ship tracks from the ESIP Meeting but don't want the dated meeting info? Then check out some reworked Zoom backgrounds for the whole year, plus a few new designs. 

Data Viz of the Week

Light mode or dark mode? Data journalist Steven Bernard shows two versions of one map: 

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Worth a read…

Tune in…

Easily Integrate Real-Time Water Data
Water data should be usable. USGS modernized APIs provide a way  to display national water data in the format that works best for different users. Learn more about how and why to use USGS modernized APIs to integrate water data in applications. The webinar today (January 31) is part of an ongoing series. Register via Eventbrite. 

National Microbiome Collaborative's Community Conversation
The February topic is “Enabling shared ownership of science gateways with user-centered design” and takes place¬†Wednesday, February 2 at 2 p.m. EST. Join four panelists in discussing how a user-centered design approach enables successful development of science gateways. Register via Zoom.¬†

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. 

  • Friday, February 4th 11am ‚Äď 12pm ET,¬†Claire Monteleoni, Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder, ¬†“Deep Unsupervised Learning for Climate Informatics”
  • Monday, February 7th 11am ‚Äď 12pm ET,¬†Aisha Walcott-Bryant, Senior Technical Staff Member and Research Manager, IBM Research Africa, “AI‚Äôs Potential for Healthcare to Mobility in Africa‚ÄĚ
  • Friday, February 11th 11am ‚Äď 12pm ET,¬†Panel Event and Public Q&A, all 3 speakers

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…

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. 

NASA Science Data Processing (Due Feb 1)
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:

  • PhD student, University of Florida,¬†join a lab working to predict¬†soil biogeochemical dynamics under a changing climate
  • physical scientist, NOAA,¬†provide¬†program management, technical expertise, and leadership in¬†reference environmental data records
  • technical community manager, DataCite, coordinate further development and adoption of the DataCite metadata schema






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