ESIP Update:  Community PROV Challenge, NEW Data Science Journal papers, JobOpps and LOTS more!

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ESIP UPDATE: Community PROV ChallengeRegister for the Summer Meeting, and forget the poster–> Research as Art is here! 

Good morning all – 

I hope your creative juices are flowing this Monday morning, because the Community PROV Challenge has officially begun! The Community PROV Challenge is an experiment in idea gathering and infrastructure creation through community collaboration within the ESIP Lab. 

The goal of the challenge is to gathers 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

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

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

annieburgess AT

Meeting News

  • Research as Art Call is OPEN
  • Registration for the ESIP 2017 Summer Meeting is OPEN

Federation News 

  • StudentOpps: Raskin Scholarship
  • Three *New* Papers by ESIP Members in the Data Science Journal

Around the Federation

  • Climate Teach-In
  • Call for EarthCube Leadership Nominations
  • Webinar on Undergraduate Data Science
  • Council of Data Facilities All Hands Meeting
  • Developing Computational Skills in the Sciences with MATLAB
  • [JobOpps]: Position with Smithsonian MarineGEO


  • Monday: Cloud Computing, Documentation
  • Tuesday: Semantic Technologies
  • Wednesday: Drupal, Visioneers
  • Thursday: ESDA, Energy & Climate

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.

Federation News

Raskin Scholarship 
In March 2012, the ESIP Federation lost long-time member, Rob Raskin. Rob was soft-spoken, easy-going, wise and an Earth science information partner extraordinaire. Rob was a mentor to many aspiring Earth science data professionals. In collaboration with Rob’s family, the ESIP Federation and the Foundation for Earth Science remember Rob and his dedication to support the next generation of Earth science data and technology leaders through the Robert G. Raskin Scholarship.

The Raskin scholarship is awarded annually to a current graduate or post-graduate student in the Earth or computer sciences who has an interest in community evolution of Earth science data systems. For more information, including how to apply, please visit:

Three *New* ESIP Member Papers in the Data Science Journal
Check out these three new papers in the Data Science Journal. A job well done by all the authors!

  • Aquino, J. A., J. J. Allison, R. A. Rilling, D. Stott, K. Young, and M. D. Daniels, (2017). Motivation and strategies for implementing Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) at NCAR’s Earth Observing Laboratory — Past progress and future collaborations. Data Science Journal, 16, p. 7, doi:10.5334/dsj-2017-007.
  • Goldstein, J.C., Mayernik, M.S. & Ramapriyan, H.K., (2017). Identifiers for Earth Science Data Sets: Where We Have Been and Where We Need to Go. Data Science Journal. 16, p. 23, doi:
  • Wanchoo, L., James, N. & Ramapriyan, H.K., (2017). NASA EOSDIS Data Identifiers: Approach and System. Data Science Journal. 16, p.15, doi:

Around the Federation
Climate Teach-In (TODAY)
The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) is hosting a live Climate Teach-In on April 24th. This interactive livestream will feature previews of ACE’s digital climate science assembly, Our Climate Our Future and give participants the opportunity to learn from youth climate leader Maxine Jimenez and climate scientist Dr. Scott Denning. It will make a great refresher on the science of climate change and will encourage youth to take action this Earth Month.

Read more about the Earth Week Climate Education Teach-in!

Call for EarthCube Leadership Nominations
The call for nominations for community-wide governance elections is open now through May 5th for the following positions: 

  • Chair of the Liaison Team/Leadership Council Member (One position) — serving June 19, 2017 to May 31, 2019
  • At-Large Leadership Council members (Two positions) — serving June 19, 2017 to May 31, 2019

These positions will serve leadership roles while EarthCube moves into its implementation phase. Further details and description of the offices are posted here.

Webinar on Undergraduate Data Science
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is conducting a webinar on April 25, 2017 2-3pm ET to inform the ongoing study Envisioning the Data Science Discipline: The Undergraduate Perspective. During the webinar, committee members will discuss the study's plans and solicit your input on directions and topics the study should examine. For questions about the webinar, please send email Michelle Schwalbe at

Register to attend the webcast here

EarthCube All Hands Meeting
We are fast approaching the lodging discount deadline of May 2 for the All Hands Meeting in Seattle this June. If you are planning to attend but have not yet reserved your room at the AHM discount we highly encourage you to do this as soon as possible. June is high season in Seattle and once the deadline passes we are required to release any unused rooms back to the hotel, and we cannot guarantee you will be able to find another room in Seattle.

Lodging discount deadline: May 2
Event: June 7-9, Seattle, Motif Hotel

Read more here

Developing Computational Skills in the Sciences with MATLAB

Join us for a webinar next Thursday, April 27 that showcases the web pages and resources that have been designed collaboratively by SERC and MathWorks to help you explore how teaching computation in the sciences with MATLAB can enhance the student learning environment in undergraduate science and related courses.

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 12:00 pm Pacific | 1:00 pm Mountain | 2:00 pm Central | 3:00 pm Eastern
Presenters: Lisa Kempler (MathWorks), Alain Plattner (California State University–Fresno), Benjamin Bratton (Princeton University), and Daniel Zysman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

[JobOpps]: Position with Smithsonian MarineGEO
The Smithsonian Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) seeks a talented, motivated, and collaborative person to help implement and expand a network-wide data/information system to support its scientific mission of conducting coordinated, global research on marine biodiversity and ecosystems.  This position serves as the data and information technology coordinator, a key role for the MarineGEO network of partners dispersed nationally and internationally.  The coordinator serves a central function of facilitating research and data-driven discovery across the network by stewarding data management, system administration, and data collaboration.

Read more here.

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Bruce Caron
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