ESIP Update: Early registration closes on Friday

Make sure to register for the January ESIP Meeting soon!

In the ESIP Update this week:

ESIP News and Events

Guest Blog: The Power of Soil Data

In her guest blog, Vaasuki Marupaka explains why multidisciplinary approaches are crucial for soil science and understanding global carbon dynamics. Read her full story and learn more about the Soil Ontology and Informatics Cluster

ESIP Offices Closed

The secret to productivity is rest. The ESIP staff will be unplugged and out of the office Friday, Dec 22 and Monday, Dec 25. There will be no ESIP Update next week. Then the team will be out again Friday, Dec 29 and Monday, Jan 1. The ESIP Update will resume Tuesday, Jan 2. 

ESIP Meeting Announcements

Agenda is Live on Sched

Join the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth science data as we work together to build trust in data and make data actionable by all who need them anytime, anywhere. 

See the meeting agenda:

Early Registration Closes on Friday

Early registration is open through Dec 22 for the all-virtual 2024 January ESIP Meeting.  You can register up until the start of the meeting, which runs Tuesday, Jan 23 through Friday, Jan 26. 

Registration Assistance Due Jan 5

In addition to early registration rates, we offer a need-based, limited pool of full and partial fee waivers. That includes our Expanding Access to ESIP Scholarship for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x. Send in an ESIP Meeting Registration Assistance form or reach out to All applications are due Jan 5. 


Community Calendar

Here is what to expect this week:
  • Tuesday
    • Data Readiness (1 p.m. ET)
    • ESIP JAN24 Session Design Training (2 p.m. ET)
    • CANCELED – Operational Ethics (3 p.m. ET)
    • Governance (4 p.m. ET)
  • Wednesday
    • CANCELED – Semantic Harmonization (2 p.m. ET)
    • CANCELED – Council of Data Facilities (3 p.m. ET) 
    • SWEET Working Session (4 p.m. ET)
  • Thursday 
    • Education Committee (1 p.m. ET)
    • CANCELED – Community Resilience (2 p.m. ET) 
    • Discovery (3 p.m. ET)
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

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

To read…

Tune In…

NASA Launches New Open Science Curriculum 

NASA released its free Open Science 101 curriculum to empower researchers, early career scientists, and underrepresented communities with the knowledge and tools necessary to embrace open science practices. It also helps prepare researchers to incorporate required open science data management plans when applying for NASA grant funding.

Check out…

Joint Statement on Research Data

STM, DataCite and Crossref have announced an updated joint statement on research data, calling on the community to endorse best practices to accelerate adoption of data sharing and data citation. Individuals can endorse the statement as well as download and share the infographic.

Reviewers needed for NSF Geoinformatics

The National Science Foundation's Geoinformatics (GI) program is looking for reviewers for proposals submitted to the GI solicitation, NSF 23-594. Submit a 10-question survey to be considered. 

NSF Public Access Plan 2.0 (Jan 2)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking public input from the science and engineering research and education community on implementing NSF Public Access Plan 2.0. Ensuring Open, Immediate and Equitable Access to National Science Foundation Funded Research (NSF 23-104). The survey closes at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on January 2.

M. Lee Allison Geoinformatics Award (Feb 28)

This award is granted annually by the Geological Society of America Geoinformatics Division for outstanding contributions to geosciences through the application of the principles of Geoinformatics. Nominations are due by Feb 28.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Senior data engineer | Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) | to build shared data infrastructure that supports the GBIF data publication and ingestion platform
  • Software developer | Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) | to focus on back-end systems and all aspects related to the GBIF API and data services
  • Senior Product Owner | USGS | to lead modernization and visioning for USGS Water Services and APIs (Water Services Web
  • Tech Lead | USGS | to scope complex software tasks, especially with the Water Quality Portal and National Groundwater Monitoring Network
  • ML Data Engineer | Cornell Lab of Ornithology | to work on the eBird Status and Trends project and collaborate with computer scientists, statisticians, and ecologists






Copyright © 2023 ESIP, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this note because you are subscribed to one of the ESIP list-servs.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.