ESIP Update: Cross Cluster Collaboration

Welcome to the ESIP Update! The July 2022 ESIP Meeting is happening in Pittsburgh and our team just came back from a site visit. 

ESIP News and Events

Help us bring back the art of hallway chats

We hear time and time again that what people miss most about in-person meetings is the chance to catch up, make a new connection, and start a roll (of ideas or the bakery type? Both.) Coffee breaks are where a lot of that magic happens. 

We are looking for sponsors for our meeting coffee breaks this July. With a $5,000 package, a sponsor gets recognition throughout the meeting, social media shout-outs, and a chance to build community in a sorely missed meeting format. You bring the #EarthScienceData, we'll bring the coffee. 

How are you getting to the July 2022 ESIP Meeting?

Taking the road less traveled? If you're investing your time into alternative transportation like taking the train, going on a cycling trip, or plugging in your EV, then we'd love to share your story. 

Before, during, and after the meeting, we'll gather photos and quotes, then we'll curate a photo essay to share with the broader ESIP community. If you'd like to participate, email ESIP communications manager Allison Mills ( 

Get ready for the next Data Help Desk at EGU 2022

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) kicks off their annual meeting in Vienna on May 23. ESIP is supporting another virtual Data Help Desk during the conference. 

Make sure to follow @EarthDataHelp and follow along, chime in, and share resources #EGU22 #DataHelpDesk. 

Data Help Desk Info

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here's what to expect this week:

  • Monday

    • Physical Samples (4 p.m. EDT)

  • Tuesday

    • Data Readiness (1 p.m. EDT) 

    • Governance Committee (4 p.m. EDT) Start discussion on ESIP data privacy policy

  • Wednesday 

  • Thursday 

    • Education Committee (2 p.m. EDT) Planning for summer teacher workshops

    • Discovery (3 p.m. EDT)

  • Friday

    • CANCELLED Machine Learning (noon EDT)

    • Sustainable Data Management (4 p.m. EDT) Continuing discussion on CARE collaboration and ESIP Meeting session on repository ratings

See the full Community Calendar. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. Please review and follow our community guidelines

ESIP Leadership Opportunities

Diversity, Equity, Justice, and Inclusion (DEJI) Committee

Whether you bring diverse perspectives, diverse ideas, or other elements of diversity, we welcome and invite your participation. We are specifically looking for three to five additional committee members and a co-chair. The group will meet monthly and will have the chance to shape the overall committee charter based on the ESIP Board resolution for the DEJI Committee

Do you feel strongly about expanding diversity in the Earth Science Data Community? Join us on this important work! 

Please reach out to to engage. 

Nominations Committee

The Nomination Committee is tasked with identifying nominations for ESIP leadership positions. The ESIP Assembly will hold an election in December of 2022 for service starting in 2023. The committee is made up of five members with at least one representative from ESIP Partnership Types I, II, and III. Early career and external members are also encouraged.

The Committee will kick off in June, in advance of the ESIP July Meeting in order to begin recruiting candidates at the July Meeting, and runs through early December. It includes monthly meetings to track, recruit, and review nominations through the announcement of the slate of candidates in mid-November.

If you are interested in serving on the committee, please reach out to the Nomination Committee Chair Sarah Ramdeen:


What's Happening in Earth Science Data

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Introducing a New Dataset: Water Utility Service Area Boundaries (May 26)

The Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) has released  a methodology for approximating water service area boundaries and a provisional national map of the resultsThis data can help to improve the design and implementation of water and climate programs at the federal, state, and community level.

Join a webinar with EPIC and its collaborators on May 26 at 2 p.m. EDT and read more on the EPIC blog

NASA Earthdata Webinar (May 19)

“Advancing Science Capabilities with Data Harmonization – NASA's Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) Products” will cover an introduction to HLS data, services, and tools. The NASA Earth Data team will show how to work with the data; visualize, search for, and access the data through NASA Worldview and Earthdata Search; and demonstrate how to use the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) tool to visualize HLS data to monitor fires and floods.

Check Out…

ESCO Review: Atmospheric Composition Variable Standard Name Convention (Due June 1)

NASA's Earth Science Data and Information Systems (ESDIS) Standards Coordination Office (ESCO) is requesting comments on the following proposed Atmospheric Composition Variable Standard Name Convention (ESDS-RFC-043).

If you or your team member can review this document, please send names, email addresses, and Earthdata login usernames to The ESCO staff will add your names as reviewers in the Jama system. You may also send any questions about the review to the ESCO staff at

Funding Opportunity through NASA Open Source Science Initiative (OSSI)

The Open Source Science Initiative (OSSI) at NASA welcomes proposals relevant to its goals to expand open science for the Science Mission Directorate. See section 3.6.1 for more details. 

Job Opportunities

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

  • Assistant Chief Data Officer, NOAA, to support the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) that runs all the ocean research vessels and aircraft
  • IT Specialist (Data Scientist), NOAA, to support the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Data Stewardship Division (DSD) and Data Access Branch (DAB)
  • Earth Science Data System Program Support Scientist, Agile Decision Sciences, LLC (ADS), to support the Earth Science Data System Program (ESDS) in the Earth Science Division (ESD) of NASA's Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters






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