ESIP Update: ESIP at the ESA Data Help Desk, EarthSim Tech Dive & 2nd Socioeconomic Value of Earth Obs Webinar TuesdayIf you are ESA find the Data Help Desk in the Exhibit Hall!

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ESIP UPDATE: 08.6.18

Good Morning –

This Tuesday we will hold the second webinar in our series on the socioeconomic value of Earth observations entitled, “The Information Pathway for Earth Science Data: Between Supplier and User,” details are below. This webinar series is a way that we are highlighting one of our 2015-2020 strategic goals: Promote techniques to articulate and measure the socioeconomic value and benefit of Earth science data, information and applications. 

For those attending the Ecological Society of America look for ESIP, EDI, DataOne, the Arctic Data Center, DataCite and CyVerse in the exhibit hall supporting a Data Help Desk (around booth 625). Data Help Desk was started last December at AGU Fall Meeting and is intended to be an in-person resource for scientist looking for data management help. Karl Benedict and Nancy Hoebelheinrich are representing ESIP and sharing the Data Management Training Clearinghouse (

If you would like to include an announcement in a future update, please send me a note.

Have a good week,  
Erin Robinson
Executive Director, ESIP

  This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons:

  • Tuesday: Socioeconomic Value of Earth Obs; Ag & Climate; CLEAN; EnviroSensing 
  • Wednesday: Software Citations; Education  
  • Thursday: IT&I Tech Dive – EarthSim: Flexible Environmental Simulation Workflows Entirely Within Jupyter Notebooks”: Dharhas Pothina (ERDC)
  • Friday: Data to Decisions Prov; Sustainable Data Management 

Telecon Highlight: The Information Pathway for Earth Science Data: Between Supplier and User

Date: Aug 7, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET
Location: GoToMeeting

As the second webinar in our series, “The Socioeconomic Value of Earth Science Data, Information, and Applications”, we explore the concepts behind the transference and usage of data and tools (information pathway) as they move between suppliers and end users, and how the conflict between the demands of these two ends of this path can be leveraged to produce better tools and more useful information. Different approaches for understanding, analyzing, and streamlining this information pathway are presented, such as value chain analysis and decision trees. Our international panel represents both the private and public sector, and presents expertise in economics, policy, environmental and earth sciences, and information systems. For all details on this webinar & the full series see the Google Doc. 

Note: See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. 

Around the Federation

Recap from Esri User Conference Science Symposium
Many have asked for a recap of the Esri User Conference Science Symposium of July 10th, featuring the amazing keynote of climate scientist, Dr. Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii. Dr. Mora is unable to release his full slide deck of his keynote “Worry & Hope: Climate Change is Worse than you Think but Still Reversible,” due to the sensitivity of some material. But please find the Wakelet social media compilation at And you can download the introductory slide deck of Esri Chief Scientist Dawn Wright at

GeoDeepDive Workshop
Dates: Aug. 20-21, 2018
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
This promises to be an exciting workshop where participants can learn how to leverage this powerful tool for their science. In the link below, you will find more information (schedule, goals, etc.) and a link to register.

Gateways 2018: Early-bird rates until TODAY August 6; register by Fr., Sept. 7
Tuesday through Thursday, September 25–27, 2018
Hosted at the University of Texas, Austin

Science gateways connect components of advanced cyberinfrastructure behind streamlined, user-friendly interfaces. Join gateway creators and enthusiasts to learn, share, connect, and shape the future of gateways. 

Early-bird registration is open through TODAY – Monday, August 6. (Regular registration closes Friday, Sept. 7.) Book your hotel now for the best rates! The conference program is already brimming with exciting keynotes, tutorials, and sessions. The Poster Session is open to all. Submit an abstract for your poster by Wed., August 1.

Do you or a colleague offer resources or services that would be of interest to the science gateways community? Consider reserving a space at the Resource Expo:

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ESIP is funded with support from NASA, NOAA, and the USGS. 





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