ESIP Update: Celebrating 25 Years!

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) turns 25 this year. 

Note from our Executive Director

Hello ESIP! Where were you 25 years ago?

Think about it. Google’s search engine just launched, the movie Titanic topped the box office, and the Endeavor space shuttle crew connected the first two modules of the International Space station.

Seems like a long time ago. 1998 was a milestone year in many ways, and especially for us with ESIP’s founding 25 years ago. With new tech and organizations emerging all the time, ESIP’s consistent staying power and longevity shows a depth of need and impact that can’t be taken for granted. 

We explore this impact in our 2022 Annual Report (catch a sneak peek of our “ESIP in Action” stories), and this year we will celebrate the success of the ESIP community and embrace 2023 as the Year of Open Science. I am excited to gather with all of you in just a few weeks at our virtual January Meeting where we will focus on “Opening Doors to Open Science.”

Susan Shingledecker
ESIP Executive Director

ESIP Meeting Announcements

Registration, Agenda, and Logistics

All general meeting info can be found on ⏤ make sure to register through Cvent and explore the Sched agenda. Email with questions.

Expanding Access to ESIP Scholarship

We care about diversity in the ESIP community. As part of our work to make Earth science data and our community more fair, accessible, and open, we offer complimentary meeting registration for up to 15 students who identify as Black, Latinx, and/or Indigenous. Graduate students, recent graduates (within three years of graduation), and students in their final year of an undergraduate degree in a related field are eligible to apply. Please share!

Students can fill out the application at

Support for Session Organizers

Have you met with Charley Haley yet? Along with our Community Director Megan Carter, she can help you craft a productive, interactive session. Hop into office hours or sign up for one-on-one consultations (or take a quick look at their blog 5 Tips to Organize a Great ESIP Meeting Session).

ESIP News and Events

Data Help Desk at AMS 2023

Attending the American Meteorological Society Meeting this week? Check out the Data Help Desk at AMS led by the AMS Board on Data Stewardship with some assistance from ESIP. 

Easy Resources for Ocean Data Management

The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) and ESIP Marine Data Cluster have collaborated on an infographic, Easy Resources for Ocean Data Management giving pointers to a small set of key entry-level data management concepts and resources. Download the PDF to follow the links and check out the DOOS companion page.

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Meetings Committee (2 p.m. EST)
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EST)
  • Tuesday
    • Office Hour with Charley Haley (ESIP Meeting Session Design) (1 p.m. EST) 
    • Program Committee (2 p.m. EST)
    • Soil Ontology and Informatics (3 p.m. EST)
    • Semantic Tech All (4 p.m. EST)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EST)
  • Thursday
    • Marine Data (2 p.m. EST) 
    • CANCELLED IT&I Tech Dive Webinar (3 p.m. EST)
    • CANCELLED Research Artifact Citation (4 p.m. EST)

See the full Community Calendar. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. Please review and follow our community guidelines

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

To Read…

Tune in…

Funding: High Priority Open-Source Science (HPOSS) (Jan 19)

NASA's Transformation to Open Science (TOPS) program is hosting an informational webinar on Jan 19 at 1 p.m. EST about the High Priority Open-Source Science (HPOSS) program. HPOSS provides funding for new work on technology that would support open-source science, which could include developing new data formats, software, frameworks, or libraries. 

Funding: Geosciences Open Science Ecosystem (GEO OSE) (Jan 20)

The GEO OSE program seeks to support sustainable and networked open science activities to foster an ecosystem of inclusive access to data, physical collections, software, advanced computing, and other resources toward advancing research and education in the geosciences. Proposals are due in March and there is an informational webinar on Friday, January 20 at 1 p.m. EST.

Workshop: Scalable and Computationally Reproducible Approaches to Arctic Research (March 27-31)

This is a five-day, in-person workshop at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara, California. The workshop will provide Arctic researchers with an introduction to advanced topics in computationally reproducible research in python, including software and techniques for working with very large datasets. 

Workshop: coreR Course (April 3-7)

The NCEAS Learning Hub is also offering their next coreR course in April 2023. This is a five-day introductory course on collaborative, open, reproducible, and essential data science skills taught in R. There is a scholarship available for students, which is due Feb 13. 

Check out…

Survey for Cross-domain Interoperability (Jan 16)

The results of this survey will be synthesized and publicly reported in a roadmap to expand the cross-domain interoperability of WorldFAIR's ocean case study.

GSA: Geoinformatics Award (2023)

The Geological Society of America (GSA) Geoinformatics & Data Science Division is now accepting nominations for the M. Lee Allison Award. This award is granted annually by GSA for outstanding contributions to geosciences through the application of the principles of Geoinformatics. The award is open to any GSA member in good standing.

NSF Cyberinfrastructure Funding (Feb 23)

Job Opportunities

Join ESIP Slack and check out the #job-opportunities channel.
You'll find positions like:

  • Open Climate Data Manager, Creative Commons, to facilitate the creation of a community-supported, long-term solution for the better sharing of large, distributed open climate datasets
  • Data Scientist, NASA Goddard, to develop Computer vision & other AI techniques to support ocean, atmospheric aerosol, and cloud remote sensing






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