ESIP Update: Congrats to our 2023 Raskin Scholar!

Alexis Garretson is a familiar ESIP face and this year's Raskin Scholar.

ESIP News and Events

Meet our 2023 Raskin Scholar, Alexis Garretson

The 2023 Robert G. Raskin Scholarship goes to Alexis Garretson, a graduate student at Tufts University and The Jackson Laboratory as well as a data scientist for As her advisor puts it, “Alexis is the full package: she’s a talented writer and oral communicator; has strong analytical and programming skills; and is incredibly hard-working, productive and scientifically imaginative.”

The scholarship is given annually to an outstanding student who helps bridge disciplines through Earth science data and computing.

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ESIP Lab Funds Six Water and Wildfire Projects

Innovation and applied knowledge is core to our community. Each year, the ESIP Lab funds pilot projects to expand the impact of Earth science data. For the 2023 cohort, researchers focus on water resources and wildfire.

Candidates for ESIP Leadership

The slate of candidates is live for the upcoming ESIP leadership elections. The ESIP Partner Assembly will soon vote and elected individuals will start their terms following the ESIP Meeting.

We'd like to take a moment and thank our current leadership, including Board and the Program Committee members.

AGU 2023: Sessions from the Community 

It's that time of year. Thick in the details of #ESIP2023 and thinking ahead to #AGU23. We put together an AGU sessions doc for you to share your call for abstracts and keep tabs on sessions led by our community members. Submissions due Aug 2.

ESIP Meeting Announcements

22 Days 'til #ESIP2023

We are excited to gather with you (virtually or in Burlington) from July 18-21 for the ESIP Meeting. 

More details on rates, venue, and more:

See the full schedule and make your own agenda:

Register for #ESIP2023

ESIP Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Cloud Computing (1 p.m. EDT)
    • Operational Ethics Cluster (1 p.m. EDT)
    • Partnership Committee (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Tuesday
    • Open Science (noon EDT) 
    • Information Quality (2 p.m. EDT)
    • Physical Samples (3 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday
    • ESIP Meeting Office Hours (1 p.m. EDT)
  • Thursday
    • Meetings Committee (2 p.m. EDT)

***ESIP will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday on Tuesday, July 4. There will be no ESIP Update next week.

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.

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ESIP Collaboration Areas

Community Resilience Cluster: ESIP's Role in Community Resilience

How can our work better support community resilience? The Community Resilience Cluster would like to know your successes, challenges, and concerns working with place-based communities. Fill out this survey to share your thoughts.

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 U.S. Eastern Time.

Open Science Cluster: Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training (FORRT)

Join the Open Science Cluster for their series of discussions about open science. Flavio Azevedo from the University of Groningen presents, “Open Science 2.0 with the Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training (FORRT): democratizing education on Open Science while focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion in grassroots communities.” Hop on the call via the ESIP Community Calendar on Tuesday June 27 at noon U.S. Eastern Time. 

IT&I Committee: Rants and Raves

This month's Information Technology and Interoperability (IT&I) webinar with Doug Schuster focuses on tools to assist simulation-based researchers in deciding what project outputs to preserve and share based on findings from an NSF EarthCube Research Coordination Network project.

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DOE Seeking Input on Unified Biological Data Frameworks  (June 27)

The US Department of Energy’s Office of Science is seeking input on the need and the structure of a unified data framework that links or integrates existing data activities within the Biological and Environmental Research Program (BER). Submit feedback by Tuesday, June 27.

Science Gateways Center of Excellence (SGX3) (June 30)

The Science Gateways Center of Excellence (SGX3) has extended the annual conference, Gateways 2023, CFP for papers, tutorials, and demos to June 30. Please consider submitting or sharing with teams working on science gateways, virtual research environments, or other scientific portals.

Leptoukh Lecture Award Nominations needed for AGU  (July 1)

The AGU ESSI section is looking for nominations for the Leptoukh Lecture Award to recognize achievements in the computational and data sciences. They have re-opened the submissions through Saturday, July 1.


IEEE eScience 2023 – Paper Submissions  (July 7)

As part of the E-science ReseaRch leading tO negative Results (ERROR'23) on October 10, the workshop organizers invite research results from computing and computational projects that encounter unexpected or negative results that would be difficult to report on elsewhere. The Call for Papers closes July 7.

Interdisciplinary Users Survey  (July 7)

NASA’s Earth Science Data System Working Groups (ESDSWG)- Interdisciplinary User Needs (ICN) Working Group strives to understand the needs of the interdisciplinary users of the NASA Earth Science data. Provide feedback to help improve data guidance for interdisciplinary work. 

Job Opportunities

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

  • Geospatial Modeler | Oak Ridge National Lab | to apply geographic and machine learning approaches to develop and synthesize large-scale geospatial data products from satellite, airborne, and unmanned aerial systems, often in combination with in situ measurements
  • Software Engineer | National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) | to work on the Geosciences Community Analysis Toolkit (GeoCAT) team






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