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ESIP UPDATE: December 12, 2016 

Good morning all – Hello AGU! You can stop by the ESIP booth (#247) or catch us at the town halls.

Exciting news on the ESIP governance front. The ESIP Federation and the ESIP Foundation are merging into a single, nimble, member organization: ESIP. The new ESIP: same mission, same people, same goals, streamlined for better governance. This is a great start for the next decades of making data matter!

Ignite@AGU2016 will be great fun.  Join us Wednesday Evening at the Infusion Lounge for an evening of lightning talks!

Remember, if there is anything you'd like to see included in next week's Monday Update, send it to Bruce Caron (brucecaron AT 

brucecaron AT

Federation News 

  • Federation Foundation Merger
  • Winter Meeting Dates Approaching: EXTENDED!

Around the Federation

  • Job Opening: Software Engineer at CIRES
  • Job Opening: NAL Director of Information Systems Division
  • Webinars on FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories


  • None: AGU Fall Meeting

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

Federation News
ESIP Federation/Foundation Merger
With a vote from the Foundation Board and the ESIP Federation Assembly the Federation and Foundation will merge into a new membership organization: ESIP. Assembly leadership elections will also directly elect ESIP Board Directors.  
ESIP's Mission remains the same:
ESIP’s mission is to support the networking and data dissemination needs of our members and the global community by linking the functional sectors of observation, research, application, education, and ultimate use of Earth science. Previous strategic plans reflected the evolving nature of ESIP. To accomplish that mission, the ESIP strategic plan vision for 2015-2020 is to be a leader in promoting the collection, stewardship, and use of Earth science data, information, and knowledge that is responsive to societal needs. …

To achieve ESIP’s mission, the 2015-2020 strategic plan identifies four primary goals:

  • Increase the use and value of Earth science data and information.
  • Strengthen the ties between observations and user communities (e.g. technologies, research, education and applications).
  • Promote techniques to articulate and measure the socioeconomic value and benefit of Earth science data, information, and applications.
  • Position ESIP to play a major role in Earth science issues (e.g. addressing effects of climate change mitigation, adaptation and supporting sustainable science data infrastructure).

Winter Meeting Dates to Know: Extended!
Registration: Register here.
Early registration (NEW DATE: December 18, 2016) is $415 for members and $550 for non-members. After December 18, the registration fee rises to $515 for members and $650 for non-members. The student registration fee is always $150. A special one-day rate is always available for $200. A full refund will be given until December 18. No refunds will be issued for canceled registration after December 18.   

Go HERE to: Book your room.
Posters and Demos
: EXTENDED DATE: Indicate your intention to do a poster/demo in your Meeting Registration. THEN: By COB December 19 (Monday) SUBMIT YOUR POSTER/Demo ABSTRACT. You may modify this until December 23 for printed program inclusion. Modifications after that will not be reflected in the printed program. This year's poster session will be held Wednesday, January 11th during the evening reception. Poster abstracts are submitted digitally to the ESIP Commons by creating an account (if you don't have one already) or simply logging in, and then creating a poster. Choose the 2017 Winter Meeting for the event. Posters should be no larger than 3′ x 4′ (landscape). All final versions of poster abstracts must be added by December 23, 2016 to be included in the printed program. Questions? Email us at SPACE IS LIMITED. Posters/demos will be considered in the order they are registered.


Around the Federation

Job Opening: Software Engineer at CIRES
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder conducts collaborative research with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). CIRES has an immediate opening for a well-qualified Software Engineer in NCEI’s Coastal and Marine Geophysics (CMG) Branch who will be responsible for a challenging variety of duties related to the development of software-based solutions that meet science-driven requirements. Please see the job posting for full details.

 Job Opening: DEADLINE IS TODAY! NAL Director of Information Systems Division
The National Agricultural Library is currently recruiting the position of director of the Information Systems Division / Associate Director of the National Agricultural Library. 
The Information Systems Division is responsible for the design and operation of information systems within the National Agricultural Library; the development of long-range plans for the dissemination of electronic information; and inter-agency and intra-agency coordination and planning activities involving information technology at USDA.
The deadline for applications is Monday, December 12, 2016.   
 You can see the full announcement, including how to apply, here:

Webinars on FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories
ESIP members are kindly invited to the webinars on FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories co-organised by DANS, EUDAT & OpenAIRE
Monday 12 December 15.00 hours CET
Tuesday 13 December 10.00 hours CET
Registration is open to everyone For more information visit 

The webinars will discuss: 

  • General understanding of the FAIR principles
  • General understanding of core requirements for trustworthy digital repositories
  • Introduction to a possible way of operationalizing the FAIR principles

In addition, the presenters would highly appreciate feedback from the audience on key points related to the topic and encourage exchange and questions. 


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Bruce Caron
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