ESIP Update: ESIP Lab RFP, Visualizing Landsat Webinar & more!

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ESIP UPDATE: 05.10.21

Good afternoon, ESIP!

I'm happy to announce the Spring 2021 ESIP Lab RFP is open today… and you may notice the intent of the RFP has shifted a bit. 

This RPF challenges investigators to outline a project they do not currently have the technical skills to accomplish. By outlining a project that requires an updated skillset, it empowers investigators to block out time for learning while still working towards scientific and/or technical objectives that align with their ‘day job.'  I'm really excited about this direction for the RFP and hope folks within and around the ESIP community are humble enough to say what they don't know and ambitious enough to figure it out! All investigators will be encouraged to engage with the ESIP community and offered mentorship from subject-matter experts so they can efficiently overcome roadblocks and follow community-recommended practices.

Please reach out with any questions about the RFP and of course, feel free to share the opportunity!

🌎 Have a good week, everyone!

Annie Burgess
ESIP Lab Director

This Week's IT&I telecon will highlight LandsatLook 2.0 – see what is possible now that 45+ years of Landsat data have been moved to the cloud.  

Collaboration Area Telecon Highlights: 

– Wednesday: Data Readiness @1pm (ET)
– Thursday: IT&I @3pm (ET)
See the full telecon calendar here – select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in the description.


ESIP Summer Meeting: Registration Now OPEN
Registration is now open for the 2021 ESIP Summer Meeting (July 19th-23rd, 2021 ONLINE), which will have the theme: Leading Innovation in Earth Science Data Frontiers. The meeting will be another jam-packed week of plenaries, community-contributed breakout sessions, networking opportunities, FUNding Friday, and much more. The session proposal deadline has now passed and a draft schedule will be released soon. In the meantime, you can learn more about the meeting and register here.

Now Available on the ESIP YouTube Channel
InCubed (​), which stands for ‘Investing in Industrial Innovation,' is a Public-Private Partnership co-funding program run by the European Space Agency (ESA) Φ-lab (​). The mission of ESA’s Φ-lab is to accelerate the future of Earth Observation (EO) by means of transformational innovation, i.e. innovation which completely transforms or creates entire industries via new technologies, with the aim to strengthen the competitiveness of the EO industrial and research sectors. InCubed focuses on developing innovative and commercially viable products and services that leverage the value of Earth observation imagery and datasets. Several members of the InCubed community spoke on the most recent ESIP Innovation Webinar – find the full recording here.

More News

OGC Seeking Participants in 2021 Disaster Pilot
OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) has issued a call for participation in the 2021 Disaster Pilot, which will prototype and demonstrate end-to-end capabilities that integrate OGC standards, data, services, and state-of-the-art technologies to support decision-makers and responders in times of crisis. Learn more about the Pilot and how you can participate here.

Now available on AWS Cloud: CMIP6 dataset to foster climate innovation and study the impact of future climate conditions
Amazon announced recently that it is now hosting petabytes of data from the largest and most updated climate simulation dataset in the world. Through two Cloud grants from the Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI) to the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF), Amazon is enabling climate researchers worldwide to access and analyze the dataset used for the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (IPCC-AR6) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The report—scheduled to be published in May 2022—provides policymakers worldwide with the latest assessment of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation. Learn more here.

Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) Focus Week: June 14-24, 2021 (Apply by 6/9)
Gateway Focus Week is a virtual, two-week intensive workshop for innovative research teams. All disciplines welcome!  During the Focus Week workshop, teams engage in hands-on activities that help them articulate the value of their work to key stakeholders. Participating teams produce a strong development, operations, and sustainability plan with a corresponding pitch deck that includes actionable goals. By working closely across teams, participants have the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and challenges. Teams also learn how to access consultations, engagement opportunities, and other resources from the SGCI. Focus Week is offered twice per year and is subsidized by the National Science Foundation. This allows you to attend what would otherwise be a $2,500 per team event at no cost. You’ll leave Focus Week with a flexible toolkit that you can use as your project continues to mature. Learn more and register here.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Software Citation, Indexing, and Discoverability (due 7/16)
Software is increasingly essential to research. It can be viewed as both a tool to be recorded (for reproducibility) and cited (for credit) as a part of scholarly research works, as well as an output of research that can be used, reused, and further developed. Making this happen effectively leads to challenges in how it is cited, indexed, and discovered. These include challenges relating to: software metadata; identifiers for software and their relationship to those of other research objects; the role of other stakeholders such as indexes, libraries and registries; fostering adoption; development of related tools; and the role of the FAIR principles in this space. This special issue will focus on recent work addressing these challenges. Learn more here.

Job Opportunities Channel in the ESIP Slack Workspace
In case you haven't noticed, there is a lively channel in the ESIP Slack where community members can post and view current job opportunities, like the one posted below. Please feel free to peruse and add openings you are aware of. To find the channel, join the ESIP Slack workspace and then join the #job-opportunities channel.

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