ESIP Update: Cloud Computing – Ask Me Anything

The ESIP Cloud Computing Cluster is hosting an AMA on Monday, Feb 27. 

ESIP News and Events

Cloud Computing: Ask Me Anything (AMA)

The “Bringing Cloud-Native Science Down to Earth” breakout at the 2023 January ESIP Meeting was one of the most popular sessions. Here is a chance to follow up: The Cloud Computing Cluster is hosting an AMA during their monthly call on Monday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. EST. Join via the ESIP Community Calendar.

Raskin Scholarship – Applications Now Open

Founded in honor of Rob Raskin, this scholarship helps support graduate students in the Earth or computer sciences with an interest in community evolution of Earth science data systems. The awardee presents at the July ESIP Meeting (remember last year's inspiring presentation with Colette Brown?)

Learn more and share the link: Applications are due by March 25.

SWEET Working Sessions

Join the ESIP Semantic Tech Committee to work on enhancing the SWEET Ontology — semantic web for Earth and environmental terminology. The group is specifically looking to review candidate term definitions from multiple vocabularies as well as bug fixes. Everyone is welcome to attend. Join via the ESIP Community Calendar.

ESIP Meeting Highlights Webinar

Join us for a recap and synthesis of the 2023 January ESIP Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 3-4:30 p.m. EST. Register through the ESIP Community Calendar. We look forward to discussing and distilling the conference highlights and next steps with you!

And stay tuned for the session recordings, which will be going up on the ESIP YouTube channel next week.

IT&I: Rants and Raves

New Recording!

Missed the Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) Committee call last week? Here is the IT&I recording on our ESIP youTube channel.

The conversation built on the “rants and raves” session from the 2023 January ESIP Meeting, starting with very short presentations and an in-depth discussion on interoperability and the Committee's next steps.

  • Mike Mahoney: Make Reproducibility Easy
  • Dave Blodgett: FAIR data and Science Data Gateways
  • Doug Fils:  Web architecture and Semantic Web
  • Megan Carter: Opening Doors for Collaboration
  • Yuhan “Douglas” Rao: Where are we for AI-ready data?
  • Matt Jones: So many toothbrushes

The next IT&I call is Thursday, March 9. Join via the ESIP Community Calendar.

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Data Stewardship (3 p.m. EST)
  • Tuesday
    • Program Committee (2 p.m. EST)
    • Semantic Tech All (4 p.m. EST)
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday 
    • Education Committee (1 p.m. EST) 
    • Discovery (3 p.m. EST)
    • Community Resilience (4 p.m. EST)
  • Friday
    • Machine Learning (noon EST)
    • Sustainable Data Management (4 p.m. EST)

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

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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NEON Permafrost Technical Working Group Nominations (Due Feb 17)

Organized by The Environmental Data Science Innovation & Inclusion Lab (ESIIL), the Innovation Summit will be held in person May 23-25 at the University of Colorado Boulder, with virtual attendance options also available. Applications are due by January 22.

NSF: Dear Colleague Letter – Geosciences and AI/ML Funding 

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) encourages the submission of proposals that advance our understanding of geosciences using AI and ML methods. Read more details in the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL).

Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest (Feb 22)

The Pizzigati Prize provides grants to developers making a two-faceted contribution to social change: practical impact and open source. Awarded through NTEN, the application is due Feb 22.

New Climate Change Computing Award in Honor of Gordon Bell (April 15)

To highlight and encourage more research focused on modelling the devastating impact of climate change, ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has established the ACM Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modelling. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2023.

Call for papers – Applied Computing and Geosciences (May 31)

For a forthcoming special issue on “Geoscience ontologies and knowledge graphs” in Applied Computing & Geoscience, the guest editors invite contributions that present advances in building and applying ontologies or knowledge graphs in any field of geoscience. Submission window closes May 31.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Data Stewardship Coordinator | National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) | to preserve data long-term for scientific use for internal and external users
  • Postdoctoral Researcher | University of Arizona – School of Information | to work on iSamples and a new RCN studying past global change
  • GIS Innovation Developer | Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) | to enhance existing geo apps and make new tools for communities around the Gulf of Mexico
  • Community Manager | National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | to engage with open-source software contributors and communities






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