ESIP Update: 2019 ESIP Winter Meeting Meeting RecapLots going on around ESIP this week. 

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ESIP UPDATE: 01.22.2019

Good Morning, ESIP – 

The 2019 ESIP Winter Meeting was productive, we are grateful to everyone who contributed sessions, talks & posters AND we missed the contributions from our Federal partners. 

We are doing a few things to ensure that the ESIP Meeting content is available beyond the meeting: 

  • We have single Key Take-Aways doc compiled for all sessions 
  • All meeting content, including recordings of plenary talks and breakout sessions, links to posters and presentations, and key takeaways from breakout sessions, will be made available at on or before February 1st. 
  • If you have not yet uploaded your poster or presentation to the ESIP Figshare Portal, please do so ASAP using this guidance.
  • On February 7th, 12 ET, ESIP Staff and several guest speakers will host a webinar to recap meeting events and takeaways.

Next week we will be introducing 2019 ESIP Leadership.

Looking forward, 
Erin Robinson
Executive Director, ESIP 

  This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons:

  • Tuesday: CLEAN Network, Information Quality, Semantic Tech (may be rescheduled)
  • Thursday: Marine Data

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

Federation News 

ESIP Winter Meeting Highlights Webinar
Join us for a webinar to recap the highlights of the 2019 ESIP Winter Meeting on Thursday February 7th at 12 pm ET/ 9 am PT. The webinar will touch on key meeting events and share high-level takeaways from several perspectives. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the ESIP YouTube channel.

ESIP Recognizes Outstanding Participants
ESIP strives to recognize the outstanding accomplishments, achievements, and service of our community members and individual participants. Please join us in congratulating those who received awards at last week's meeting. Read more about peer recognition in ESIP here.

  • Catalyst Award: Education Committee
  • Partner of the Year Award: DataONE
  • President's Award: Karen Moe
  • Martha Maiden Award: Lesley Wyborn

ESIP Welcomes 2019 Volunteer Leaders
Please join us in welcoming those elected to serve as volunteer leaders in ESIP this year:

  • Karl Benedict, President
  • Mike Daniels, Vice President
  • Denise Hills, Governance Committee Chair
  • Rebecca Koskela, Finance Committee Chair
  • Ruth Duerr, Data Stewardship Committee Chair
  • Nancy Hoebelheinrich, Partnership Committee Chair
  • Becky Reid, Education Committee Chair
  • Dave Blodgett, Information Technology & Interoperability Committee Chair
  • Lewis McGibbney, Semantic Technologies Committee Chair
  • Mark Parsons, At-Large Board Member
  • Lesley Wyborn, At-Large Board Member
  • Karen Moe, At-Large Board Member

Around the Federation

Science Gateways Bootcamp: Strategies for Developing, Operating, and Sustaining Your Gateway
The Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) is now accepting applications for their next Bootcamp, which will take place May 13-17, 2019, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Bootcamp will help you and your team:

  • Learn how to communicate effectively about your gateway,
  • Identify who cares about your gateway and potential new user groups,
  • Scope out and learn how to pitch to potential funders that will put you on a path to sustainability,
  • Conduct your own usability test on the spot,
  • Network and establish relationships with others doing similar work.

ESIP Staff, along with several ESIP Lab teams, were able to take part in a previous SGCI Bootcamp and found the experience to be extremely valuable. Learn more and apply now here.

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Special Session at Pecora/ISRSE Conferences
OGC will have a special session at the colocated Pecora and ISRSE conferences to be held October 6-11, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. The OGC session theme is “Geospatial Fusion: Observations, Features, Decisions.” Abstracts are due by January 25, 2019 and should include the OGC session ID “SP24” as a keyword. Learn more here.

EarthArXiv Mailing List to Distribute Monthly Summaries
Sign up via a simple web-based form at to receive monthly summary emails highlighting what has been submitted to EarthArXiv. Currently, EarthArXiv includes more than 600 pre- and post-prints.

Frontiers of Big Data, Modeling, and Simulation in Urban Sustainability Workshop and Webcast
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invite you to attend a workshop and webcast on January 30-31, 2019 that will bring together the emerging interdisciplinary network of practitioners, business leaders, academics, and policy makers using data for urban sustainability. The workshop will focus on identifying areas where cities can partner with the scientific community to address challenges related to air and water quality, transportation and physical infrastructure, and sustainable inclusive communities. Learn more here.

POPGRID Data Collaborative Releases New Web Site and Mapping Tool
The Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) recently released new tools that enable side-by-side comparison of six different gridded population data sets. Learn more at

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