ESIP Update: Check out the meeting agenda

The 2023 July ESIP Meeting schedule is jam-packed and focused on “Opening Doors to Open Science.”

ESIP Meeting Announcements

The #ESIP2023 Schedule is Live

Use 2023 July ESIP Meeting – Sched to keep tabs on talks and learn more about sessions and speakers.

Make an account and create your own agenda, including plenaries, breakout sessions, coffee breaks, and special events like the Research Showcase, Unconference, and FUNding Friday.

We are particularly excited to share our plenary speakers:

  • Opening Plenary – Kari Jordan, Executive Director, The Carpentries
  • Lab Plenary – Scott Reinhard, Graphics Editor, NY Times
  • Closing Plenary – Partner Assembly Business Meeting, FUNding Friday Announcement, & Awards Ceremony

Thank you to all the session organizers, speakers, sponsors, and ESIP staff who help make this event possible. We cannot wait to gather with you and open some doors.

Register for #ESIP2023

Special Data CHAMPion Shirt Fundraiser

In honor of Lake Champlain's lake monster, let's make open data just as legendary. Be a Data Champion and celebrate ESIP's 25th Anniversary in style (and comfort — seriously, we only do soft shirts).

Our fundraisers require a minimum order (39), but we think Champ is charming enough to get more. The fundraiser closes Thursday, June 22 to ensure your shirt arrives in time for the ESIP Meeting.

Get Your ESIP Shirt

Last Week for Waivers and Expanding Access to ESIP Scholarship

ESIP offers registration waivers and scholarship opportunities. Applications are due Thursday, June 15 and reach out to with questions.

Early Registration Rates End June 20

We are excited to gather with you (virtually or in Burlington) from July 18-21 for the ESIP Meeting. Early registration closes Tuesday, June 20. More details on rates, venue, and more:

Hotel Info

The conference will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington, Vermont. The ESIP Meeting room block is open through Friday, June 23.

Please note: The hotel is fully booked Saturday, July 15, so the ESIP room block availability starts Sunday, July 16.

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ESIP News and Events

UNBOUND-AQ Recommendation Report for NASA

Understanding Needs to Broaden Outside Use of NASA Data for Air Quality (UNBOUND-AQ) seeks to make NASA tools and resources more usable and accessible to a wider audience. 

The three UNBOUND-AQ workshops took place between March and April 2023 and now the ESIP recommendation report is available. Read the news story and hear from several participating organizations.

Read more on the Merge blog

ESIP Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Operational Ethics (1 p.m. EDT)
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Tuesday
    • CANCELLED Physical Samples Cluster (noon EDT)
    • Program Committee (2 p.m. EDT)
    • CANCELLED Soil Ontology and Informatics (4 p.m. EDT)
    • Semantic Tech All (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Wildfires (4 p.m. EDT)
  • Thursday 
    • Education Committee (1 p.m. EDT) 
    • Community Resilience (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Discovery (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Friday
    • Machine Learning (noon EDT)
    • Sustainable Data Management (4 p.m. EDT)

See the full Community Calendar. 
Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. We list all times in U.S. Eastern Time; check the time in your time zone.

Please review and follow our community guidelines and data privacy policy

ESIP Collaboration Areas

IT&I Rants and Raves

Catch last week's recording of the Rants and Raves webinar through the Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Committee: “Reproducible Data Pipelines in Modern Data Science: what they are, how to use them, and examples you can use!” with Julie Padilla from the USGS.

Discovery Cluster: “Enabling the Geoverse” with Knowledge Graphs

The Discovery Cluster hosted a series of presentations focused on implementing knowledge graphs across the federal government. For the final session, Ryan Berkheimer from NOAA NCEI will present on his work to implement knowledge graphs at NOAA. Join the call on Thursday, June 15 at 3 p.m. US Eastern Time. Catch the link on the ESIP Community Calendar.

Cloud Computing Cluster: “Dask and Coiled: Python on Cloud Infrastructure”

The Cloud Computing Cluster is continuing their exploration of different platforms and tools. Matt Rocklin, CEO of, will share lessons learned scaling Dask clusters in the cloud. The call will end with a knowledge sharing session. Join the conversation via the ESIP Community Calendar on Monday, June 26 at noon US Eastern Time. 

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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NASA Funding Opportunity for Early Career Researchers  (June 14 and June 22)

The Early Career Investigator Program in Earth Science is designed to support outstanding scientific research and career development of scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers. The program welcomes innovative research initiatives and seeks to cultivate diverse scientific leadership in Earth System Science. Join the information sessions: June 14 or June 22 from 1-2 PM ET and proposals are due: August 11.

NSF Public Access and Open Science Working Group Listening Session (June 16)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is hosting a listen and learn session on Friday, June 16 from 1-2:00 PM Eastern, which will be oriented toward stakeholders from the Geosciences (GEO) and Biological Sciences (BIO) research communities. This is a chance to weigh in on ongoing implementation planning for NSF’s upcoming NSF Public Access Plan 2.0. 

NSF Geoinformatics Program Webinars (June 23)

The National Science Foundation's Geoinformatics program funds cyberinfrastructure resources to serve and support Earth sciences research and education. With new funding opportunities available, the program is hosting two informational webinars on Friday, June 23 (registration link) and Friday, August 11 (registration link). 

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NOAA Science Advisory Board (June 15)

NOAA is soliciting nominations for new members for the Science Advisory Board (SAB). At this time, individuals are sought with expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning in the fields of weather and climate, environmental remote sensing, engineering for coastal resilience, social and behavioral sciences, and tropical cyclones. Individuals with expertise in other NOAA mission areas are also welcome to apply.

Application packages are due by June 15. For more information about this solicitation, you can visit the SAB website or read the full Federal Register Notice.

Request for Information – National Priorities for Artificial Intelligence  (July 7)

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has a Request for Information comment period open until July 7 for those interested in weighing in on how the US should structure AI priorities.

Applications for the Philip Lee Phillips Society Fellowships (Sept 15)

Conduct research at the Library of Congress in the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world. The eight-week residency includes an $11,500 stipend with the possibility of an additional $2,000 honorarium for a lecture and publication. Apply by September 15.


Job Opportunities

Join ESIP Slack and check out the #job-opportunities channel.






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