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ESIP UPDATE: 10.23.17

Good morning ESIP – If you happen to be at the GEO Plenary in Washington, DC this week, please come say hello to us at booth #222! If not, as always there is plenty going on around the ESIP cyberspace to keep us busy! And if you're just in need of some very cool imagery to scope this morning, I was particularly struck by one of NASA Earth Observatory's image-of-the-day posts from last week – what a landscape! 

Credit: Landsat 8 Image annotated by NASA Earth Observatory

Annie B. and the ESIP staff

P.S. Keep up on all the action on Slack! If you are not already on the ESIP Slack team: here is your INVITATION.  If you are on Slack, are you using the Slack App? It's a much better GUI. Grab it HERE

Federation News  

  • Who do YOU want in ESIP Leadership? Nominate someone (or yourself) today!
  • ESIP Member Recognition Opportunities. Nominate a deserving colleague today!
  • ESIP 2018 Winter Meeting Registration is Open
  • CALL for Winter 2018 sessions is OPEN

Around the Federation

  • AGU Data Help Desk
  • AGU Ignite!


  • Monday: Cloud Computing, Documentation
  • Tuesday: CLEAN, Semantic Technologies
  • Thursday: Energy & Climate

Telecon highlights: Join Tuesday's Semantic Technologies call to participate in planning the Geosemantics Symposium to be heald at the 2018 Winter Meeting. 

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

Federation News

Who do YOU want in ESIP Leadership? Nominate someone (or yourself) today!
Nominations for 2018 ESIP leadership are now OPEN!  If you are interested in serving or nominating someone, please use the following Google Form to nominate: The nominations committee will reach out to those that have been nominated to confirm the nomination and explain next steps in the process. 

For the positions that are accepting nominations, please see the following link: There are position descriptions here for more information about the individual roles as well.  

We welcome new faces to leadership!  If you've never served in a leadership capacity the committees are a great place to get started. If you are new or have questions, please feel free to send us an email at we are here to help! Nominations will be accepted through October 31, 2017.

ESIP Member Recognition opportunities: Nominations are open!
The ESIP Partner of the Year
This award is to honor an ESIP member organization that best exemplifies the spirit of ESIP in one or more areas, through the sharing of a success story.
The Martha Maiden Award
This award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership, dedication and a collaborative spirit in advancing the field of Earth Science information.

Please send nominations for these high honors to today!

ESIP 2018 Winter Meeting Registration is Open
Registration is OPEN for the 2018 ESIP Winter Meeting, January 9th – 11th in Bethesda, MD! Our theme for 2018 is Data for our Changing Earth: Realizing the socioeconomic value of Earth science data.

CALL for Winter 2018 Sessions is OPEN.
Here is the Call for Sessions for the 2018 Winter Meeting in Bethesda, MD. This call will END Monday, October 30, 2017.

Register Here

Around the Federation

AGU Help Desk
Now that AGU abstracts have been assigned to sessions (thanks, Lesley Wyborn & Program Committee!), it's time to think about the AGU Data Fair!

New this year and inspired by Ruth Duerr, ESSI President, we are adding a Data Help Desk to the Data Fair activities.The Data Help Desk will have three sections 1) Data Reference Desk  (where volunteers can answer data questions) 2) Data Management Workshops (where volunteers will give data-centric workshops) and 3) Tool and Platform Demos (where volunteers can provide a tool/service demonstration).

We are looking for volunteers to sign-up for each of the Help Desk sections for hour long shifts. Sign-up is here: 

Join the fun and learn more about this and other data-centric Fall Meeting events at:

AGU Ignite!
Get ready to IGNITE the AGU! You can start by joining the #ignite-2017 channel.  It's your turn to tell your story! Staff is ready to help you out. Here are the talks from last year:

Check the archives ->

Email us at

Remember to check out ESIP on Facebook and follow @ESIPfed and the #ESIPFed hashtag on Twitter to keep up with everything ESIP. 

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




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