ESIP Update: Community Fellow Blog Post

Chad Lanctot shares how his 23 years in the Coast Guard shaped his decision to enter data science.

In the ESIP Update this week:

ESIP News and Events

New Blog Post: Veteran Skills for Data Science Jobs

In his guest blog, Chad Lanctot shares how two decades in the Coast Guard prepared him for a transition into civilian data science jobs. During the last year, Lanctot served as a 2023 Community Fellow for the Physical Samples Cluster.

We are sharing the blog post this week in honor of Veterans Day. Thank you to Chad and everyone in the ESIP community who has served. The ESIP office will be closed on Friday for the holiday.

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ESIP Meeting Announcements

**DUE SOON** Call for Sessions (Nov 13)

The call for sessions is still open for the 2024 January ESIP Meeting! But it closes next Monday, so get your submission in soon. We look forward to gathering with you virtually for lively, in-depth discussions, demos, and presentations.

The 2024 theme is Grounded in Trust: Data Ethics Empower Collaboration. 

Registration Coming Soon

Registration and our Sched agenda are in the works. We will announce early registration in the ESIP Update and on LinkedIn. Make sure to connect with us!

Call for Sessions

Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week:
  • Tuesday
    • Operational Ethics Cluster (3 p.m. EDT)
    • Envirosensing (5 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Wildfires (4 p.m. EDT) 
  • Thursday 
  • Friday
    • ESIP CLOSED for Veterans Day
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

Collaboration Areas

Wildfire Cluster: NASA Wildland Fire Program

Join the Wildfire Cluster for a conversation with Michael Falkowski, NASA Wildland Program Manager. Join via the ESIP Community Calendar. The session is Nov 8 at 4 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.

IT&I Rants and Raves: Groundwater Data

The Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) monthly webinar focuses on new tools and techniques in Earth science data.

On Nov 9, Hanna Ake from the California Water Data Consortium will present on persistent unique well identifiers and the challenges (and opportunities) for California groundwater management.

The event is co-hosted by the ESIP IT&I Committee and the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI).

Semantic Tech and Harmonization: Tools for Natural Disasters and Humanitarian Aid

Co-hosted by the Semantic Technologies Committee and Semantic Harmonization Cluster, they are bringing in Wenwen Li and Yuanyuan Tian from Arizona State University to present, “KnowWhereGraph for disaster response and humanitarian aid: Providing the right help to the right people at the right time.”

Join on Nov 15 at 2 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time via the ESIP Community Calendar.

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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Cyber2A Webinar Series (Nov 13)

Join Paolo Fraccaro and Daniela Szwarcman for their presentation, “A Framework for Building and Finetuning Geospatial Foundation Models” on Nov 3 at noon U.S. Eastern Time. The Cyber2A webinar series focuses on AI for Arctic applications, hosted by the Permafrost Discovery Gateway.

GIS Day 2023: Climate Cartographies (Nov 15)

Celebrate GIS Day 2023: Climate Cartographies with a tour of the Geography & Map Division at the Library of Congress. Tour participants (10 am tour + 2 pm tour) will get an overview of the division and take in a display showcasing how climate has been visualized over time, as well as items related to the history of geographic information systems (GIS).

A virtual program on the topic of “Climate Cartographies” with cartographic specialists will debut on the Library of Congress YouTube channel at 1 pm on November 15.

NOAA Open Data Office Hours (Nov 29)

As part of the NOAA Open Data Dissemination (NODD) user engagement series, NODD, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), and Microsoft Azure are hosting an Office Hours discussion on cloud access to NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites – R Series (GOES-R) data. Join the discussion Nov 29 at noon U.S. Eastern Time.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Associate Scientist | Computational & Information Systems Lab at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) | to improve data-driven workflows and will research the capabilities of the Open Science Data Federation (OSDF)






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