ESIP Update: 20 Years and counting! News from SGCI, AGU and Data Skills Webinar follow-upESIP begins our year of celebrating our 20th Anniversary 

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ESIP UPDATE: 05.07.18

Good Morning – 

This weekend we passed a significant milestone with the 20th anniversary of the first ESIP meeting – May 5-7, 1998. We are beginning a year of celebrating ESIP, our accomplishments together and a plan to steward our own artifacts documenting the history and outcomes of community. These were the original members & funded projects.

Last week I was in Tucson, AZ with Annie Keyes on a site visit for the Summer Meeting. I am so excited about the opportunities we will have to engage across campus with groups like the Tree Ring Lab, BioSphere2 and CyVerse that are working on Earth science data and technology. Details on our trip will be shared separately & with Visioneers later this week. 

Finally, over the last year Annie Burgess has created ESIP Lab, which encompasses the innovation lifecycle and tangible outcomes of ESIP through idea farming, incubator awards and technical evaluation. The Lab is launching a newsletter this week that will go to the active subscribers of this list.

Thanks & have a good week, 

Erin Robinson
Executive Director, ESIP

Quick reminders: 

  • Register for the 2018 Summer ESIP Meeting
  • The Lab opened up the call for incubator projects. Details on submission are here
  • DataOne User Group Registration is open – There is no registration fee to attend and participate in the DUG meeting. Information, registration and group hotel rates can be found at:

This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons: 

  • Tuesday: Information Quality, CLEAN, Program, Discovery
  • Wednesday: Out2Lunch, Education, Visioneers 
  • Thursday: IT&I 
  • Friday: Sustainable Data Management 

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

Around the Federation News

Data Skills Curricula Framework Webinar: Recording Available
Following the Data Skills Curricula Framework Implementation webinar earlier in April, here are the links to the recording and the slides for your review. The webinar recording can be accessed on the Belmont Forum YouTube channel here. Slides are available via FigShare

We are currently discussing collaboration opportunities surrounding training, including setting up a slack channel for communication. If you attended the webinar or are interested in collaboration possibilities, please take this 2-3 minute survey. You are welcome to contact Rowena ( or Nancy Hoebelheinrich ( to learn more.

* New Format * Scientific Workshops – 2018 AGU Fall Meeting
Call for Scientific Workshops (Deadline to submit is 6 June 2018) Are you looking to… share some incredible discoveries you’ve made recently? gain new insights and feedback from your peers? build relationships with leaders in the Earth and space science community? All details here.

Science Gateways Bootcamp in August 13-17 in Austin – Open for Applications
Science Gateways Bootcamp: Strategies for Developing, Operating, and Sustaining Your Gateway is a week-long workshop for leaders of gateways who want to further develop and scale their work. Participants engage in hands-on activities to help them articulate the value of their work to key stakeholders and to create a strong development, operations, and sustainability plan. The Bootcamp includes:

  • Core business strategy skills
  • Technology best practices
  • Long-term sustainability strategies

By the end of the Bootcamp, participants will have developed a working hypothesis of their sustainability strategy and identified the key action steps to get there. There is no cost to participate in the Bootcamp.

The next Bootcamp will take place August 13-17, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Applications will be accepted through June 22, 2018. Learn more and apply now: 

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ESIP is funded with support from NASA, NOAA, and the USGS. 





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