I hope you're looking forward to next week's ESIP Summer Meeting! In addition to my excitement about the meeting in general, along with the opportunity to meet first-time attendees and learn from them and their fresh perspectives on ESIP, I am looking forward to these 2 things:
The opportunity to exchange stories and mark the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Peter Fox, in his memorial plenary session, and
To see what is in store with the Mars plenary… I've heard bits and pieces about its innovative approach, and can't wait to see what is in store for us!
Feel free to tell us in the ESIP Slack General Channel what you're looking forward to at the meeting. Also, there is still time to register and join us!
This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons:
Monday: Data Stewardship
Tuesday: Ag & Climate; SeREEn Federation
Wednesday: Data Readiness; Semantic Harmonization; Soil Ontologies & Informatics
Thursday: Education; Discovery; ESIP 101
Friday: Machine Learning; Sustainable Data Management
See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description.
ESIP Meeting News
ESIP Summer Meeting
Registration is still open for the 2021 ESIP Summer Meeting (July 19th-23rd, ONLINE) The theme is Leading Innovation in Earth Science Data Frontiers. Here is some of what you can expect:
~40 Community-Contributed Breakout Sessions & Workshops: jump in to learn and collaborate with others on numerous topics, including data stewardship, geosemantics, cloud computing, AI/ML, and more.
4 Plenary Sessions, including:
X-informatics – Lessons Learned from Data and Information in Research (in honor of Dr. Peter Fox)
Frontiers of Exploration & Data Management on Mars
Innovate@ESIP: storytelling + elevator pitch from researchers in front of a panel of tech experts.
FUNding Friday: take part in this fast-paced mini-grant competition
Research Showcase: share your work through virtual posters, brief recordings, & live Q&A
Several Networking Events
Check out the full meeting agenda and register here.
Other ESIP News
Lights, Camera, Action: Envirosensing Cluster to Develop Video Microtutorials Showcasing Best Practices
In a new blogpost, ESIP Community Fellow Kristina Fauss and members of the Envirosensing Cluster describe the cluster's goals and activities, including the development of video microtutorials – short videos that demonstrate in situ scientific data collection and management techniques using environmental sensors and sensor networks. Read the full post here.
CODATA Connect – Data Science Journal Early Career Essay Competition (due 8/31)
CODATA Connect Early Career and Alumni Network in collaboration with the CODATA Data Science Journal (DSJ) is pleased to invite to its second Essay Competition for Early-Career Researchers (ECR), defined as a university undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate students or early career researchers/ data professionals within five years of completing their highest qualification. CODATA Connect exists to ensure a structural and sustained collaboration and support for the activities of the alumni of CODATA-RDA Summer Schools, of the CODATA China and Trieste Training Workshops and other early-career researchers and data professionals involved in the CODATA community and those of partner organizations. Topic for the Essay: “Challenges and Benefits for governments and industry involvement in the Open Data Initiative.” Learn more here.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Software Citation, Indexing, and Discoverability (due 7/16)
Software is increasingly essential to research. It can be viewed as both a tool to be recorded (for reproducibility) and cited (for credit) as a part of scholarly research works, as well as an output of research that can be used, reused, and further developed. Making this happen effectively leads to challenges in how it is cited, indexed, and discovered. These include challenges relating to: software metadata; identifiers for software and their relationship to those of other research objects; the role of other stakeholders such as indexes, libraries and registries; fostering adoption; development of related tools; and the role of the FAIR principles in this space. This special issue will focus on recent work addressing these challenges. Learn more here.
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.
Around this time of year, ESIP Community Participants often suggest AGU Fall Meeting sessions they think others should submit an abstract for. To avoid an overload of individual messages on this topic, please see this list of recommended sessions that have been shared so far and feel free to add to this list! Note: the abstract submission deadline is August 4th, 2021.
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