ESIP Update: Commons Patterns Charrette, Earth Science Pre-prints,  Research as Art, Community PROV Challenge, and LOTS more!

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Happy TUESDAY ESIPers – 
ESIP teaming with the Ostrom Workshop and the Commons Strategies Group to explore the academy as commons with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
New Cluster: Earth Science Pre-prints: ESIP providing open community governance and guidance. In partnership with the Center for Open Science.

Register for the Summer Meeting, and forget the poster–> Research as Art is here!  Schedule is HERE!
Community PROV Challenge has officially begun! ESIP wants YOUR ideas on ways to improve the interoperability of W3C-PROV systems across agencies or institutions to enable a more complete picture of provenance. Read all about the challenge, rules and PRIZES here

Research as Art: Confessions of a data-visualizing astronomer

Lots going on in and around ESIP this week! Keep up on all the action on Slack!
Also check out the new Job Opportunity Channel! If you are not already on the ESIP Slack team: here is your INVITATION.

Check out the NASA Applied Sciences 2016 Annual Report Great work there!

Remember, if there is anything you'd like to see included in next week's Monday Update, send it to Annie B (annieburgess AT 

Bruce and the ESIP staff

Meeting News

  • Summer Meeting schedule is HERE
  • Research as Art Call is OPEN
  • Registration for the ESIP 2017 Summer Meeting is OPEN
  • ESIP sUAS Data Management Workshop: Monday, July 24

Federation News 

  • Sloan Foundation funding for commons patterns charrette at Ostrom Workshop
  • New Cluster: Earth Science Pre-Prints
  • Join the PROV Challenge! 

Around the Federation

  • RDA Call for Sessions: 10th Plenary
  • SEDAC announces new data products
  • The 13th IEEE International Conference on eScience
  • Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute: Register Now


  • Monday: Tri-tip munching
  • Tuesday: Clean Network, Semantic Technologies
  • Wednesday: 
  • Thursday: Data Management Clearinghouse, Disaster Lifecycle
  • Friday: Pre-Prints

Telecon highlights: Special time for Semantic tech call this week; FIRST telecon for the Pre-Print Cluster

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

Meeting News

Research as Art Call is OPEN
The Call for Entries is open. You can submit your artwork HERE. Once again at this year’s ESIP Summer Meeting we'll hold a Research as Art event (on the evening of Wednesday, July 26). Our goal is to encourage the ESIP community to use visual media to communicate their data and research; and to think about their research as an ongoing narrative that can be told through visual media. This event is about showing how the ESIP community uses data. You don’t need to consider yourself an artist in order to submit a piece. The idea is to have a range of entries that show the diversity of research done by members of our community, as well as their creativity and the impact of their work, in an engaging and accessible way. 

Registration for the ESIP 2017 Summer Meeting is OPEN
Early registration (through June 30, 2017) is $415 for members and $550 for non-members. After June 30, the registration fee rises to $515 for members and $650 for non-members. The student registration fee is $150 (This does not go up). A special one-day rate is available for $200. A full refund will be given until June 30. No refunds will be issued for canceled registration after June 30. Register here.

ESIP sUAS Data Management Workshop: Monday, July 24
In brief:

  • University of Indiana Bloomington
  • Monday 24 July, 9-5 (or until hackers decide they're finished)
  • Free, coffee and snacks supplied (signup here)
  • To talk and build amongst the communities working on developing standards for open science sUAS data (see flyer for presentation hack topic and projects)


Federation News

Sloan Foundation funding for commons patterns charrette at Ostrom Workshop
ESIP has been awarded a grant of $89,015 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to hold a workshop (charrette) to develop design patterns for scholarly commons. This workshop will be hosted by the Ostrom Workshop of Indiana University on the weekend before the Summer ESIP Meeting. Bruce Caron is the PI on this grant. His Co-PI is David Bollier, who co-founded the Commons Strategies Group in 2010 (he gave a plenary talk at the 2017 Winter ESIP Meeting). Because of the room constraints of the Ostrom facility, and the social constraints of the charrette format, only 25 people could be invited to participate in person. There will be opportunities for the entire ESIP community to add their ideas and lessons learned and to help forge design patterns that can illuminate those practices of real value to move academic and scientific institutions into a new culture of stewardship over their open-science objects and outputs.  

The plan is to use this event as a kick-off for some future similar events which will, over the next few years, produce a pattern language (or a pattern lexicon) that can be of tremendous value in the transition from open science to academic commons. ESIP is the logical home for this work. As the Summer 2016 data commons breakout concluded: “What we really need are several dozen ESIPs shepherding their own data and forging interoperability.”

New Cluster: Earth Science Pre-Print
First Telecon: June 2, 1:30-2:30 pm ET
We are forming a new ESIP Earth Science Pre-print Cluster to discuss preprint services and address topics such digital publication, indexing taxonomies, citation standards, advertising, and related issues surrounding shared governance and community building. We will begin by examining the Center for Open Science’s preprint service, which is build on top of their popular Open Science Framework. We will also discuss shared governance and how best to engage other societies and interested parties. The first Pre-print Cluster call will be on Friday June 2nd at 1:30pm Eastern time.

Tom Narock is the interim Chair. Telecon schedule is TBD. Hop on the Cluster Slack Channel to find out more and get involved! 

Join the PROV Challenge! Don't just think it: share it! 
Your idea might change the data world! Do you have a problem with PROV? An idea to make it work better for your data? A notion just on the tip of your hippocampus? Don't just think it: share it! The Community PROV Challenge seeks to explore how community-based provenance and annotation capabilities enhance scientific integrity throughout the data lifecycle. To do this, the USGS has partnered with the ESIP Lab to find creative solutions to PROV challenges.

Around the Federation

RDA Call for Sessions: 10th Plenary
RDA welcomes submissions for session proposals for its 10th Plenary meeting to be held in Montreal, Canada, 19 to 21 September 2017. The breakout meetings of Working GroupsInterest Groups, and Birds of a Feather, play an important role in the success of our plenaries as the meeting programme is build around them.  ALSO: you can propose collocated events.

SEDAC announces new data products
Recent data and information products from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) operated by CIESIN:
“What's New in GPWv4” A video introduction with maps, to the fourth version of the Gridded Population of the World data collection, NASA SEDAC's flagship data product, which models the global distribution of human population on a continuous surface. New features of GPWv4 include more recent census data; a smaller grid size; and many more input census units.
Global 3-Year Running Mean Ground-Level NO2 Grids from GOME, SCIAMACHY and GOME-2, v1 (1996 – 2012) This new data set distributed by SEDAC features a time series 1996 – 2012 of surface level NO2 concentrations.
Settlement Points, v1.01 (1990, 1995, 2000) New version of settlement data from the NASA SEDAC Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP) data collection.

The 13th IEEE International Conference on eScience
24–27 October 2017, Auckland, New Zealand.
More information: 
The thirteenth IEEE eScience conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 24 October 2017. The objective of the eScience Conference is to promote and encourage all aspects of eScience and its associated technologies, applications, and tools.

Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute: Register Now
The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego is a week long (July 31-August 4, 2017) summer training course, incorporating intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures and hands-on training. Participants will attend courses taught by world-wide leading experts in scholarly communications. Participants will also have the opportunity  to discuss the latest trends and gain expertise in new technologies in research flow, new forms of publication, new standards and expectations, and new ways of measuring and demonstrating success that are transforming science and scholarship.

Film Meets Art

Research as Art… how about Film Meets Art

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